NetSuite Announces 2013 "HERO Award" Winners
Fourth Annual NetSuite Awards Recognize Professionals That Have Lead NetSuite
Initiatives Providing Savings, Innovation, Increased Productivity With the
SAN JOSE, Calif., May 16, 2013
SAN JOSE, Calif., May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NETSUITE SUITEWORLD 2013 --
NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N), the industry's leading provider of cloud-based
financials / ERP software suites, today announced the winners of the annual
HERO Awards, given to leaders at companies running NetSuite software that have
lead initiatives at their organizations to achieve increased productivity,
reduced costs and powered rapid growth with cloud computing. The awards were
presented May 16 at SuiteWorld, NetSuite's annual user, partner and developer
conference being held at the San Jose Convention Center.
The fourth year of NetSuite customer awards, the HERO Awards recognize
professionals in varied business roles that have transformed operations at
their organizations, achieving major cost savings and productivity gains after
implementing NetSuite to replace costly and complex on-premise ERP systems and
disparate standalone applications. NetSuite HEROs were evaluated across a wide
range of criteria and the winners distinguished themselves for the concrete
business gains they achieved in using NetSuite to help their company achieve
its business vision.
The winners by category are as follows:
CFO HERO — Cory Douglas, CFO, Medidata Solutions
Douglas and his team overhauled Medidata's contract entry process with the
NetSuite workflow function. By the end of Q2, Medidata is expected to have
transitioned the entire contract entry process into NetSuite, allowing the
company to continue to scale while reducing time to close. Suiteflow,
NetSuite's integrated workflow solution, has helped Douglas and team
transition from manual and paper driven processes to automated and scalable
processes, allowing them to manage key operational metrics.
Controller HERO — Stephany Zamora, Controller, Hortonworks
Hortonworks continued to grow to meet the demand for big data processing on
Apache Hadoop in the large enterprise market andrequired a scalable,
real-time ERP solution. With Zamora driving the NetSuite implementation,
Hortonworks was able to handle the mounting transaction volume and complexity.
Yet, Zamora and Hortonworks continue to reduce the financial close time.
Month end went from weeks to three days and year end was recently closed in
seven days. The services team now generates timely, accurate billings to
customers, accelerating cash flow. Meanwhile, Hortonworks continues to expand
its NetSuite footprint to support subsidiaries in U.K., the Netherlands,
Germany, France and India.
Operations HERO — Vanita Wells, Vice President of Customer Operations, LYTRO
Wells used a combination of tools and processes to build LYTRO's supply chain
into a world-class solution. LYTRO's NetSuite system is at the center of this
complex model that interacts with partners in the LYTRO supply chain and
includes Contract Manufacturers, Component Suppliers, Fulfillment Partners,
Merchant Banks, and Value Added Resellers. This complex supply chain fulfills
customer demand, handles returns, payments, refunds, and service, all with
speed and efficiency that gives LYTRO a competitive advantage in its market
IT HERO — Mike Macrie, Vice President of IT, Land O'Lakes
Macrie spearheaded the NetSuite OneWorld deployment across several Land
O'Lakes subsidiaries and joint ventures in the U.S., Mexico and China. Since
joining Land O' Lakes, Macrie has been instrumental in leading Land O' Lakes'
$100M Bedrock Applications Upgrade Program as well as aiding in developing
unique and market leading solutions in the areas of Prescription Agriculture
and Industry Analytics. Macrie has played a key role in adopting a two-tier
ERP strategy at Land O' Lakes by deploying cloud business software for
subsidiaries and syncing it with their Oracle ERP system at corporate
Business HERO — Mark Magel, Director Business Transformation, Mitchell
In keeping with Mitchell International's philosophy of continued improvement,
Magel deployed NetSuite OneWorld at the company to make the back office a
point of competitive advantage. Magel's work helped to transform both the
internal and external customer experience by making data transparent via
improved reporting and removal of data silos, giving employees clear insight
into business operations and providing better, faster service to customers. By
consolidating 24 disparate legacy systems all of Mitchell International's
business systems are now cloud-based and tightly connected.
Today, more than 16,000 companies and subsidiaries depend on NetSuite to run
complex, mission-critical business processes globally in the cloud. Since its
inception in 1998, NetSuite has established itself as the leading provider of
enterprise-class cloud financials/ERP suites for divisions of large
enterprises and mid-sized organizations seeking to upgrade their antiquated
client/server ERP systems. NetSuite excels at streamlining business operations
as demonstrated in a recent Gartner study naming NetSuite as the fastest
growing financial management software vendor on a global basis. NetSuite
continues its success in delivering the best cloud ERP/financials suites to
businesses around the world, enabling them to lower IT costs significantly
while increasing productivity, as the global adoption of the cloud is
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Contact: Mei Li, NetSuite Inc., 650.627.1063, firstname.lastname@example.org
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