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Let's transform your business with NetSuite ERP.

We know that you have a lot going on in your manufacturing business and the world is changing.

Change is happening all the time and you need to be able to react to it quicker than ever before.

To do this effectively, you need the right data coming in from all the functional areas of your business, including manufacturing and distribution, finance, sales and marketing, and supply chain.

We’re at a point where disruptive technologies and business models are reshaping entire industries faster than at any other time in history. Technical capabilities now exceed business best practices.

Think about it, everything you’ve ever thought of building, the technology required to build it probably already exists.

Whether you’re an established manufacturer or a startup that just received funding last year, we’re all operating in the same business climate and fundamentally we’re trying do a lot of the same things.

Maybe you’re trying to figure out how to improve your demand forecast accuracy? The best way to do that is to combine demand signals with supply chain data, so that you can better shape your forecasts. In a digital world we get all sorts of demand signals and often times these signal are context dependent. Traditional on-premise systems can’t do this. And running your business off of Quickbooks and Excel won’t get you there either.

Or perhaps you’re working on field service initiatives, adding post-sales business models to your revenue mix. Did you know that 48% of all organizations today are already working on ways to incorporate artificial intelligence with IoT and machine learning. Doing this could enable you to launch new services around predictive maintenance, remote monitoring or diagnostics.

Or you may be shifting from focusing on product margin to service margin, supporting business outcome-based offers such as guaranteeing availability, uptime or some other key metric instead of relying just on the upfront sale to drive your profitability.

Are you focused on streamlining order-to-cash? Using cloud ERP systems, we see companies moving from quarterly closes to monthly or weekly. Heck, some are even working on daily closes! That sounds crazy, I know, but depending on your business model that could mean the difference between managing your cash-flow and being profitable, vs. having a treasury issue!

Can your accounting systems handle monthly, weekly or even daily closes today?

Whatever the business models or initiatives that you’re working on are, one thing is clear.

In today’s digital world, you need to be in the cloud.

If you’re not on a platform that is moving fast and innovating quickly, you’re going to be left behind. You won’t be able to keep up with all the changes from regulations, to innovations and new technologies.

Make no mistake about it, now is the time for you to move to the cloud.

I know it may sound a bit daunting or initially disruptive to your business, but you know you have to do it and on the other side is a faster, more profitable, and more agile business.

 

But you shouldn’t do this alone and that’s why I’m talking with you today. At the EstesGroup we’ve been helping companies just like yours make these types of transitions, successfully, since 2004. Our successful ERP implementation rate is 3X the industry average. We can definitely make this happen for you on time, on budget, and with minimal disruption to your business.

Several YEARS ago… we started looking at cloud ERP for manufacturing and we chose NetSuite, and we became a NetSuite Solution Provider because they pioneered cloud ERP over 10 years ago.

They’ve already been doing this for a long time and over past several years, they’ve really doubled down on their support for advanced manufacturing. We know because we’re experts in manufacturing and distribution processes. Our consultants come from the manufacturing industry. They’ve run the same systems you’re running today or are considering implementing in your business.

So when we base our business on the NetSuite platform, that’s based on our own experience implementing ERP and driving business process change with and for our clients. You can trust us to pick the right platform, and we picked NetSuite.

So, invest an hour of your time and let’s do a digital process review and see how ready we both are to accomplish your digital transformation. Let’s see if NetSuite Cloud ERP can help your business run better.

I’m Jeff Klaubert and we’d love to speak with you.

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