NetSuite’s Single Version Of The Truth Freed Up Capacity In The Business Allowing It To Grow
Recognising the potential of solar energy, Eco2Solar is a founding player in this immature, but rapidly expanding market. CEO Paul Hutchens already had experience of ERPs and chose NetSuite to manage the business as processes were established and regulations developed, allowing Eco2Solar to remain one step ahead of their competitors.
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Excel, Access DB, Gmail, Sage
Other Solutions Considered
SAP, Sage, MS Dynamics
NetSuite Products Implemented
NetSuite Manufacturing Cloud
"As well their clear technical excellence and consultancy skills which enabled a smooth specification and implementation, the team at Cloud Business Solutions provided exemplary training in the use of the system and its capabilities, allowing staff to utilise the software to its fullest potential from day one"
- Alain Millward, Financial Controller, Eco2Solar
NetSuite Systems & Processes Frees Up Capacity For Growth Plans
Optimised inventory management improves liquidity
Eco2Solar required complex inventory management capability, with a system capable of managing the logistics of an international supply chain, the ability to track stock whilst in-transit and to manage the distribution of solar panels to sites across the UK. NetSuite’s demand planning functionality enabled more accurate stock management and optimised the supply chain, ensuring stock arrived at the right site at the right time.
Field Aware optimised field service scheduling unlocking extra capacity
Working with several developers in sites across the UK, meant that Eco2Solar needed to keep track of dozens of employees and sub-contractors across several sites on a daily basis. Managing the scheduling requirements of hundreds of field service users and their vehicles, as well as company stock was proving challenging with existing manual systems. NetSuite’s Field Aware extension provided resolved the issue by optimising the process and creating over 300% additional capacity in the business, more than covering the costs of the software.
NetSuite’s scaleable systems unlocks growth potential
Eco2Solar’s growth plans includes the ambition to become the number one supplier of solar panels to the new build industry in the UK and Europe. The introduction of NetSuite ERP has solved a number of issues with demand and pipeline management, supply chain optimisation, inventory management and field service scheduling, freeing up capacity and ensuring the saleability of all the company’s systems. With NetSuite optimising company processes, and continued support from Cloud Business Solutions, is ever closer to realising its ambition.