- 18 November 2009 12:10
SmartTurn Integrates On-Demand Warehouse Management with NetSuite’s SuiteCloud Platform
With SmartTurn for NetSuite, distributors can better control costs and gain greater efficiencies across key inventory processes including purchase order creation, inventory receiving, put-away, sales management, inventory picking, order fulfillment, kitting, inventory adjustments and cycle counts. SmartTurn’s on-demand warehouse control system supplements NetSuite’s business management software suite as companies look to build agility into their operations so they can adapt quickly to changing market conditions. The combined solution provides customers with several key features and benefits:
• Seamless integration — pre-integrated with NetSuite standard inventory processes (sales and purchase orders, receipt, fulfillment, shipping, etc.) • Cycle counting — increase inventory accuracy while minimizing disruption of warehouse operations with daily cycle counts by inventory utilization, groups or location • Directed picking — optimize inventory utilization by guiding the picker to the best location within the warehouse to fulfill the order (ex: pick oldest item first before it expires) • Wave planning — maximize efficiency of warehouse operations with the most efficient route within the warehouse based on inventory location when fulfilling multiple orders • Wireless access — support for mobile wireless devices such as Motorola and Psion Teklogix enables warehouse staff to conduct receiving, picking, loading, and cycle counting on-the-go from any location within the warehouse
SmartTurn and NetSuite are both delivered as Software as a Service (SaaS) and have gained wide adoption by delivering ease-to-use, innovative applications via the Web. In partnering with NetSuite, SmartTurn further establishes a leading presence in the rapidly expanding cloud computing industry and supplements NetSuite’s cloud-based Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) offering for wholesalers, distributors and eCommerce vendors and suppliers.
“By integrating with NetSuite, not only do we provide a cost-effective, reliable warehouse management system to customers, we can now offer a robust, integrated on-demand solution that manages core aspects of the process from procurement and put-away to sale and shipment,” said Jim Burleigh, CEO of SmartTurn. “By helping customers web-enable and integrate their supply chains, SmartTurn has made warehouse operations more efficient and inventory visibility more readily accessible.”
“SmartTurn has gained wide adoption in a short period of time and has been influential in expanding the growth of SaaS-based warehouse management,” said Guido Haarmans, Vice President, Developer Programs at NetSuite. “Wholesalers, distributors, manufacturers and eCommerce operations are a key constituency within the NetSuite customer base and the partnership with SmartTurn delivers efficiencies to these businesses where integration of ERP with warehouse operations is critical.”
SmartTurn provides capabilities never offered before in the industry, such as its unique multi-tenant, multi-warehouse, multi-owner security model, within a simple, intuitive interface for users to create and control more than 2 billion custom pick policies. In addition, the system integrates with Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) gadgets, providing inventory visibility from a PC to a mobile device such as an Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) iPhone. Compared to systems that cost tens of thousands of dollars and take months to implement, SmartTurn’s award-winning solution is available for a low monthly subscription fee per facility with unlimited users and transactions, and can be operational in less than a month. From the smallest storage facility to some of the largest warehouses, SmartTurn has generated a positive return on investment in less than 3 months for the vast majority of its customers.
SmartTurn is a member of NetSuite’s SuiteCloud Developer Network, a multi-tiered program for commercial software developers that enables them to quickly go to market with new on-demand business applications that leverage the power of NetSuite.
NetSuite’s SuiteCloud is an extensive offering of on-demand products, development tools and services designed to help customers and commercial software developers take advantage of the significant economic benefits of Cloud computing. Based on NetSuite, the world’s most widely used Software as a Service business application suite, SuiteCloud enables customers to run their core business operations in the Cloud, and software developers to target new markets quickly with newly-created mission-critical applications built on top of mature and proven business processes. The complete SuiteCloud offering includes NetSuite’s multi-tenant, always-on SaaS infrastructure; the NetSuite Business Suite of applications (Accounting / ERP, CRM, eCommerce); the NS-BOS Development Platform; the SuiteCloud Developer Network (SDN), a comprehensive developer program for Independent Software Vendors (ISVs); and SuiteApp.com, a single-source online marketplace where customers can find applications to meet specific business process or industry-specific needs. For more information on SuiteCloud, please visit www.netsuite.com/developers.
NOTE: NetSuite and the NetSuite logo are registered service-marks of NetSuite Inc. SuiteCloud is a trademark of NetSuite Inc.
SmartTurn™ Inventory Management System and the SmartTurn Inventory Grid™ are the first true on-demand inventory management systems to provide enterprise class functionality at a fraction of the cost of traditional license and install software. Designed for quick implementation, ease-of-use, real-time inventory accuracy and performance, the SmartTurn system provides visibility on every item across single or multiple facilities. Founded on the premise that software should be smart, simple and safe, SmartTurn's customers span the value chain of most industries to include manufacturers, wholesalers as well as 3PLs. SmartTurn is privately held and backed by leading investors, NEA and Emergence Capital Partners. Please visit our Web site at www.smartturn.com.