At a glance

Eco Outdoor were ready to move away from their current systems. With growth came difficulties too diverse for their existing siloed systems. Eco Outdoor turned to NetSuite and Annexa to deploy an integrated platform able to streamline and automate accounting, inventory management, sales orders, invoicing and purchasing.

The client

Eco Outdoor are specialists in the supply of sustainable surface treatments and furniture, designed for outdoor spaces. Their distinctive take on the outdoor lifestyle connects living spaces and the natural world via innovative design solutions that grace properties the world over. This is an Australian company with a big vision. Their competitive advantage is both their products and people so they focus on initiatives that draw out these unique capabilities and strengths. With showrooms across Australia, they most recently opened showrooms in the US.

Our investment in NetSuite has probably been the most important investment we've made, and it's really the backbone to the future scaling of the business. It’s enabling us to grow the business in Australia and scale the business in new markets.
Jen Stumbles, Head of Marketing and Technology, Eco Outdoor

The challenge

Having completed an extensive review of available ERP solutions Eco Outdoor selected NetSuite as the right fit for their company. The next step was to locate an implementation partner. They knew the type of company they wanted to work alongside. A partner whose culture aligned with theirs, who had a strong background in developing innovative cloud solutions, and a partner with runs on the board when it comes to delivering solutions that could support smaller businesses to scale and grow in Australia, and around the world. Annexa was an easy choice.

End-to-end business efficiency

Strong rapid global growth

Seamless NetSuite and Salesforce integration

Optimised order management and fulfilment

The results

Prior to NetSuite, Eco Outdoor struggled to grow their business with The Service Manager (TSM) and Salesforce, each acting independently of the other. Low visibility, siloing and data errors were holding them back from achieving their business goals.

Since deploying NetSuite, they have experienced end-to-end business efficiency and strong rapid growth, including expansion into the American market. Today they have one centralised system that includes inventory management, dynamic replenishment, production planning, warehouse, financial management and a seamless bi-directional integration between NetSuite and Salesforce.

In the past they juggled multiple procurement spreadsheets, today a single report assists with replenishment of inventory. This has greatly improved speed, accuracy, and lowered costs by eliminating the need for manual data transfer. 

An optimised order management and fulfilment process means the warehouse is able to see and control when orders are dispatched and communicate and schedule part deliveries to customers across the globe.

Eco Outdoor now enjoy greater visibility into financial, customer, inventory, performance and sales data, across all subsidiaries, to help them make informed decisions and expand the business. 

The single biggest impact is having access to all the data. We had access to most of that data in our old system, but it's making that data usable and useful. Which sounds really simple but in fact it's stressful, and so for us to be able to retrieve that data, and get a single view of the performance of the business from any one perspective at the click of a button is huge.
Jen Stumbles, Head of Marketing and Technology, Eco Outdoor