NetSuite for food wholesale & trade
Efficient logistics combined with a quick-and-easy ordering process
Customers are raising the bar, demanding more and squeezing the deadlines. In both the B2B and B2C food sectors. Irrespective of whether composite orders or personalised meals or meal boxes are at issue: they lead to more complex logistics and subsequent higher costs. In addition, an increasing number of food merchants want to save costs and raise quality by optimising both the supply chain and internal logistics (WMS roll-out).
NetSuite for food trade and distribution offers the flexibility and functionality to respond to and capitalise on these trends by offering more efficiency in the ordering process by using kit and/or matrix articles. Naturally with a broad range of price and discount options including the allocation of landed cost to a particular order. In this way, orders can be handled logistically with the help of mobile warehousing (WMS). The planners are supported by so-called supply chain snapshots and/or supply chain towers. The customer ordering process is also accessible and quick thanks to portals and an EDI module.
Food merchants with retail outlets (stores or market stalls) receive considerable sales support from NetSuite thanks to integrated Point of Sale functionality.
THE NETSUITE PLATFORM
NetSuite, a complete cloud-based business software system, is built to support companies, from start-ups to the larger multinationals. All essential functionalities are available in one solution, including ERP, Supply Chain Management, e-Commerce, Business Intelligence, CRM and HRM. Upgrades are seamlessly carried out in the cloud, without the need for cumbersome projects.
NETSUITE INTERCOMPANY ERP
NetSuite ERP is engineered to scale with businesses as they grow and to streamline mission-critical processes. In turn, this allows them to continue focusing on what they do best and to react to new market opportunities swiftly and confidently. From advanced financials to inventory management to supply chain management to billing and beyond, NetSuite ERP gives companies the tools they need to accelerate growth and drive innovation.
NetSuite CRM offers a real-time, 360-degree picture of your customer base and a seamless flow of information during a client’s entire lifecycle. From suspect to prospect, lead client order, order handling to up-selling, cross-selling and customer service. All in one app. Alongside traditional CRM functionality such as SFA, customer service management and the automation of marketing, NetSuite CRM also offers the option of centrally managing quotes, order control, commissions, sales projections and integrated e-commerce activity.
NetSuite Business Intelligence offers a set of 300 standard KPIs, real-time dashboards, reports and analysis opportunities for each and every integrated process within the software suite. This enables your users to identify new opportunities and trends as well as establish the root cause of certain issues. In this way, business processes and the efficiency of individual roles can be optimised.
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NetSuite food and beverage wholesale and distribution references
Murray’s Cheese implemented NetSuite’s unified cloud platform to seamlessly manage financials, ecommerce, orders and inventory. NetSuite processes in-store and wholesale orders in one place and provides key data on inventory and financial performance.
Sea to Table has steadily expanded since their NetSuite ERP, CRM and Webshop roll-out and now distributes fresh and frozen wild, sustainable domestic seafood into the kitchens of more than 1,000 restaurants, cafeterias and campus dining halls traceable to over two dozen US landing ports.
NetSuite empowers every aspect of the business. With robust customization capabilities, International Spices can easily tailor NetSuite to further refine its processes. Sales reps have self-service data access and, with customized and centralized reporting capabilities, executives have visibility for insight-driven business decisions.
NetSuite: A scaleable ERP solution for the food industry
NetSuite is a scalable ERP soltion for food wholesale and distribution companies and allows you to choose from multiple scenarios. You can start small and expand with extra users and modules as your company grows. The stairway below is an example of how scalable the application is.
FOODQLOUD NETSUITE ERP APPS
NetSuite is a generic application that can be tailored to the specific needs of an industry, company or even an end-user with the help of apps. There are hundreds of NetSuite certified apps available in the official NetSuite App-store. Some of these apps are created by NetSuite and some are created by partners. FoodQloud develops their own food specific apps for NetSuite and collaborates with preferred partners in order to tackle specific requirements.
This module contains a bundle of functionalities that is essential to most food and beverage companies.
Advanced Inventory Status
Manage inventory levels and permissions based on quality where inventory status is leading factor.
Calculate & Register (returnable) packaging per item or per order, both in- and outbound. Includes two ways: Tight packaging and Loose packaging. Including Packaging Balance (search).
Certificate Management and External Documents
Register and check on valid certificates and external documents per vendor. F.E. BRC-certificate, Bill of Lading (as document).
Add default sales costs (charges) to sales order transactions.
Use vendor or customer (group) specific listing at order entry. Based on either historic transactions or fixed lists. Check on private label items. Users can either choose to show an assortment list based on manual input (the user creates the list in the customer/vendor entity record) or based on historical transactions.
FoodQloud Product Specifications
An essential ERP module for all food manufacturing companies. FoodQloud – Product Specifications helps you to manage product specifications, ingredient declarations and packaging tax.
Calculate and distribute complete food declaration. Which includes ingredients, allergens and packaging per item (including version management). By linking directly to the Item numbers and the Production Bill of Material (BOM), you are guaranteed that there is only one version of the truth. Just define your BOM structure, enter your raw materials specifications and FoodQloud – Product Specifications takes care of the rest. This will save you valuable time with regards to maintenance.
Report which displays the primary, secondary and tertiary packaging material. Based on outbound transactions and the product specification.
- Set up of country specific tax rates per material
- Calculation of packaging materials sold in kg per country
- Report showing tax to be paid per country, per material, per item, in total
- Exclude trade items sold in same country as vendor country
NetSuite SuiteCommerce B2B and B2C webshops
E-commerce is becoming an integral component of running the business for an increasing number of food companies. The omni-channel NetSuite module called SuiteCommerce enables companies to develop integrated buyers’ journeys from previously distinctly separate sales channels. A combination of online and offline. For B2B, B2C or a combination of both.
The module connects E-Commerce and physical points of sale in stores with order management, inventory management, marketing, bookkeeping and customer service.
Optimize your warehouse activities with NetSuite WMS. Completely integrated with NetSuite ERP. Does your warehouse operation demand more extensive functionalities? No problem. We have a selection of 3rd party NetSuite WMS add-ons that can tackle your issues available.
WHAT DIFFERENTIATES NETSUITE FROM OTHER FOOD ERP SOLUTIONS?
- NetSuite FoodQloud is a complete ERP solution in the cloud and not just a collection of accounting functionalities.
- NetSuite uses the same core data for their out-of-the-box ERP, BI, CRM and e-Commerce.
- NetSuite allows you to consolidate and report in real-time over multiple (international) subsidiaries and drill-down into details.
- NetSuite is a born in the cloud multi tenant (public) solution with an installed base of 26.000 clients since 1998. NetSuite has the capacity (the number of customers and servers worldwide) to offer the application in a public cloud. Smaller providers can only run the application on their own server or at a third party.
- Version management: with NetSuite you are always on the latest release (free automatic upgrades). With smaller providers you never know when a new version will be released and you have to pay extra for having an upgrade performed.
- It is super easy for all users to add custom fields in NetSuite. NetSuite offers an intuitive graphical workflow, easy form customizations and a large partner ecosystem of ready to use solutions.
- No more vendor lock-ins: if, in the unlikely case, you are dissatisfied with a NetSuite partner, you can easily move to another partner. Including your customization.
Because only a 100% solution is good enough.