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Reasons NetSuite Users Choose DemandCaster for Supply Chain Planning

Supply Chain Planning  
05/17/2018

If you’re already using NetSuite ERP (enterprise resource planning), you’ve likely got a handle on billing, as well as other financials, ordering and more. But what about your supply chain planning?

For many NetSuite users, supply chain planning is still conducted using spreadsheets in departmental silos, with insufficient communication happening between each, resulting in a quagmire of data going back and forth; none of this leads to competitive advantage!

That’s where DemandCaster Supply Chain Planning software comes in. A powerful planning solution that works the way planners expect, makes it easy to connect your people and processes, and most importantly helps you maximize the value of your NetSuite ERP system.

Transform planning from reactive to proactive

Instead of relying on spreadsheets that are already out of date, you can leverage your ERP data to gain insights that will allow you to forecast any issues, evaluate future demand, and ensure adequate supply in your supply chain. DemandCaster’s statistical forecasting, capacity planning, and financial modeling, among other features, allow you to explore what-if scenarios.

Plus, with every department, from sales and operations through finance and logistics, on the same page, the decisions made are more informed and more likely to reflect optimal planning levels, at minimal cost.

Use data integration to turn plans into actions

The key to truly streamlining your processes is the ability to strategize and execute those plans in an automated fashion, which requires bi-directional data integration between the planning system and your ERP. DemandCaster supply chain planning software offers such capability via the system’s Data Hub, which communicates with NetSuite via NetSuite APIs.

This advanced level of integration enables you to go from planning to ordering to transactions without missing a beat. No manual entry of data, no delays, and the integration is fully configurable so it can match your data model. You will be able to go from planning to execution in one system, with the data flow remaining entirely within your control.

Optimized planning yields better results

Demand, supply, inventory, capacity, and distribution… each element needs to be planned for at the highest level of efficiency to save both time and money, using current, anticipated, and historical data. Results in improved demand and supply planning, as well as connecting everyone from sales to distribution, can result in dramatic improvements in business performance such as a 25% reduction in inventory costs, a 20% increase in operating margin, and 99% on-time delivery of orders.

Extending NetSuite ERP with DemandCaster gives you access to more advanced supply chain planning capabilities, such as:

Additional benefits of pairing NetSuite with DemandCaster planning software include deep statistical forecasting (11 additional modeling options from system-selected best-fit model), advanced financial modeling, and what-if scenarios and forecast vs actual analysis.

Get ahead and stay ahead with a system that grows with you

Whatever your immediate needs are in supply chain planning, whatever gaps you need to deal with between demand and supply, you can deal with them with a scalable ‘always on’ system like DemandCaster.

The ability to start with Inventory Planning, and later add more advanced capabilities as your business grows and your planning needs expand, makes this an easy choice.

Anticipation is the name of the game to get ahead of the competition and supply chain planning systems like DemandCaster, integrated with your existing NetSuite ERP system, is the way to get there.

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