Anisa International ( www.anisa.com), an Atlanta-based leading global designer and manufacturer of cosmetic brushes and tools for the cosmetic industry, has experienced a 25 percent improvement in operational efficiency since replacing its entry-level accounting software system. The NetSuite OneWorld global solution gives Anisa multilingual and multi-currency (Mandarin and Chinese renminbi) capabilities important for its wholly-owned manufacturing facility in Tianjin, China, at which up to 600 workers produce millions of cosmetic brushes each year. With NetSuite, Anisa has gained breakthrough visibility into inventory, costs, sales and profitability that helped support 19 percent revenue growth since the solution went live in late 2012. Selected over Microsoft Dynamics GP (Great Plains), SAP and Oracle, NetSuite has helped Anisa accelerate its invoicing processes and cash flow by up to three weeks, while reducing its monthly financial close from two weeks to as little as three days. Phase 2 work to begin this year is expected to tightly synchronize purchase and sales order processes between headquarters and the China subsidiary, enable global financial consolidation, deliver budget vs. actuals reporting and install the NetSuite payroll module. "As a manufacturer, we needed a solution that could handle the full cycle covering manufacturing, inventory and financials, and we didn't want to run our own IT shop," said Gary Heege, Anisa SVP of Finance and IT. "NetSuite is extremely robust and gives us the scalability we need to grow—it's exactly what we needed."Flogistix ( www.flogistix.com), an Oklahoma City-based equipment manufacturer and service provider that helps oil and natural gas companies optimize well production, selected NetSuite for its zero-maintenance cloud architecture, IT customizability to unique business processes, cost-effective licensing and support, and flexibility in handling Flogistix's manufacturing, leasing and service lines of business. Replacing a Sage system in October 2012, Flogistix chose NetSuite over competing solutions from Oracle ( J.D. Edwards) and Sage. With NetSuite, production at the Flogistix Pampa, Texas, manufacturing plant has been streamlined with NetSuite functionality for assembly builds with bills of material (BOM) and work order workflow, with new work-in-progress (WIP) capabilities to be deployed soon. NetSuite scalability can support Flogistix as the company looks to expand its manufacturing production by 50-100 percent and builds its sales, leasing and services business with an expected revenue growth of 50 percent in 2013. The NetSuite Fixed Assets module gives Flogistix new insight and control over its leasable equipment by tracking financial, operational and maintenance not readily possible with previous Excel processes. With NetSuite, Flogistix has reduced the time required to generate an inventory report from three hours to minutes and cut monthly financial close by 25 percent while liberating staff to focus on product innovation and servicing approximately 250 customers. "NetSuite really has the best flexibility of any system we looked at," said Damon Green, Flogistix VP and CFO. "We could grow to become a $500 million company and NetSuite would scale with us. We know we have a solution we can rely on to accommodate our growth."
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