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The benefits of working with a software partner vs a software vendor

In-house expertise

When you go with a big software vendor, services and support are often outsourced off-shore.

One of the best reasons to implement cloud software through a local partner is that you can receive service, support, and/or training more quickly. At Annexa, all our services are under one roof. We eat, sleep work and play in our offices in Australia. We don’t outsource work so our clients have direct access to a full range of our services and skills locally. This allows us to develop a deep understanding of your needs, recommend the right system for your company and be on hand when you need us to minimise disruptions.

Long term partnerships

We’re in for the long haul. We don’t sell you a system and then leave you to fend for yourself like some software vendors. We build extraordinary relationships with our clients and customise our service offering to facilitate their growth. We grow as you grow.

A solutions based approach

If it won’t work, we won’t recommend it. Annexa is not a software company. We are a professional services company. We know that every business is different and by individually evaluating your business requirements we can present the best solution for your business.

Trusted Advisors

In addition to implementing your solution, a partner will likely offer additional services that can minimize or prevent downtime due to hardware or software problems. A partner can also recommend additional products and services that in addition to your software can help your business achieve greater productivity and efficiency.

 

Your mission critical business systems need mission ready partners. Our innovative and passionate team of certified experts are here to help you navigate the latest technologies as we reimagine the latest technologies as we reimagine and reshape your business processes. With Annexa at your side, your future is secure.

To learn more about how Annexa can help your business transition to a cloud system built for the future, contact us here.

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News from Suiteworld17: NetSuite to double number of datacentres; adding one in Australia

NetSuite today announced plans for new data centres in Asia-Pacific, including one in Australia.

At Tuesday’s opening keynote of Oracle + NetSuite SuiteWorld 2017, Jim McGeever, executive vice-president, NetSuite Global Business Unit, announced the new data centres.

McGeever said NetSuite had five data centres currently, three of which are in the US. By contrast, Oracle’s core strategy is Platform as a Service (PaaS) with 21 state-of-the-art data centres built just in the last few years.

“NetSuite is going to more than double the amount of data centres as soon as possible,” McGeever said.

The new data centres will be rolled out to Chicago, Frankfurt, China, Japan, Singapore and Australia.

McGeever also spoke about the Oracle acquisition of NetSuite, saying that it means “more” for NetSuite’s future.

“More countries, more industries, more products, more customer success,” McGeever said.

Leveraging Oracle’s size and resources allow NetSuite to truly go global, and advance much deeper, much faster, he said.

NetSuite has field offices in about 10 countries, while Oracle has vastly more. NetSuite now has the go-ahead to launch offices in more countries.

He said NetSuite was hiring and would take in more people in FY2018 than they had total employees in 2012.

“NetSuite can deliver to any company, any size, any country, any vertical and is the most widely deployed cloud ERP on the planet,” McGeever said.

To keep up to date with SuiteWorld 17 follow @AnnexaPtyLtd or follow #SuiteWorld17

The top 4 benefits of an integrated ERP system

Today, many companies are struggling to keep up with their growth and manage costs effectively because of disconnected functional systems causing process bottlenecks and employee productivity issues. Integrated business software is transforming how companies run, and is enabling them to surpass growing pains that previously held them back from taking their business to the next level.

To ensure your business grows at the rates you plan for, it is vital to make sure your business software applications are integrated. The advantages include:

Process Efficiency Across Your Organisation: Automating daily processes such as order management, fulfilment, invoicing, cash collection, expense approvals, and financial consolidation enables you to avoid hiring new staff to manage these processes, and instead use these staff for higher-value activities to help your business innovate and grow.

Dramatically Improved Visibility: With an integrated system, data can be accessed anywhere, without wasting resources extracting and consolidating data. An integrated system gives employees real time visibility to make faster and more informed decisions.

Fast-tracked growth: With an integrated software system, expansion to multiple locations and additional sales channels can be accomplished a lot faster because of unified order and accounting management processes and data. Companies can also up sell and cross-sell more efficiently to their existing customer base because of the improved visibility they obtain.

Significant Time and Cost Savings: No longer having to procure, install, and maintain multiple systems as well as the various integrations between them, means a significant reduction in operational costs can be realised.

AnnexaConnect provide comprehensive integration solutions tailored to the needs of many industries and business use cases. Utilising Annexa’s agile methodology we deliver our integration projects to connect and modernise our clients systems and applications.

Click here to find out more about AnnexaConnect or contact us here to discuss how AnnexaConnect can help your business.

Join us at the festival of Retail ideas!

We are excited to be a sponsor at Inside Retail LIVE, Sydney from 29th – 31st March.

The event brings together the brightest minds and biggest talents in the retail industry. Inside Retail Live is about generating new ideas, partnerships and friendships as we boldly face and embrace an uncertain future with technology at its core.

The three days are jam-packed with exciting ideas, brilliant speakers and the latest technologies. There are key note addresses from some of the world’s top retailers, roundtables led by industry pioneers and entertainment galore.

Annexa have some exciting things happening at the event including:

Visit us at stand 112

Come and chat to us at our stand and experience the AnnexaConnect integration between NetSuite and Vend. Having a seamless integration between your ERP system and POS system means it’s easy and fast to run the world’s best retail.

Join us at our round table discussion

An exclusive with Annexa client T2 tea; find out how the leading tea retailers continue to drive global growth and innovation through moving to NetSuite’s cloud ERP. Have your questions answered by Patrick Showyin – Global Director (Supply Chain),T2 Tea and Matthew Owens, Solution Lead, Annexa.

Topic: How to grow your business through innovation with ERP.

Experience the future at our Visual Reality showcase

Annexa’s client and innovation partner REA Group have kindly agreed to showcase some of their latest technology in the VR space.

For more information or to register for the event click here:

We hope to see you there!

Annexa showcase ‘SmartPay’ at NAB’s Hackathon!

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At Annexa we are constantly looking for ways to embrace innovation to create further efficiencies and tools for our clients and to bring new and improved services to the market.

We recently participated in a ‘Hackathon’ hosted by NAB Bank. The two-day intensive program allowed teams the opportunity to develop exciting new ideas within a specific problem space and pitch the ideas to a panel of judges. Mentors with entrepreneurship, business, and technology experience were at the hackathon to push and challenge teams and their ideas

The problem space Annexa faced was ‘how might NAB help customers move to easier, faster, richer payments’. We came up with ‘Smart Pay’, a solution to unify your bank account with your ERP system, and in our case this was NetSuite.

‘Smart Pay’ is an Australian first. It gives users live bank feeds and direct payments integration between bank accounts and NetSuite, allowing you to do your banking within NetSuite. You are able to pay suppliers and automatically reconcile bank accounts within NetSuite with no uploads or downloads of bank files.

‘Smart Pay’ solves the disconnection issue between accounting and banking systems. It eliminates the labour intensive task of manual reconciliation & transaction matching, providing real time visibility of cash flow.

We are now looking towards ‘Smart Pay’s’ future with plans to automate vendor payments, customer reconciliation and employee payments.

To stay up to date with Annexa’s innovations and collaborations follow @AnnexaPtyLtd on Twitter or LinkedIn.