Implementing NetSuite ERP, CRM & Shopify Connector
In 2019 EcoHarmony selected NoBlue to implement NetSuite
ecoHarmony | ecoharmony.co.uk
About The Client
EcoHarmony, in partnership with a sister company, operates Viridian EV. Designing, developing and distributing electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE); mainly charge points and controller technology for domestic, light commercial and OEM markets.
EcoHarmony also operates an online shop offering an exciting range of cleverly designed ecological products for environmentally conscious people and organisations from a growing list of vendors and manufacturers, including its in-house brand of EVSE: Viridian EV. EcoHarmony has built strategic partnerships across the world which allow it to offer the EVSE market tried and tested simple solutions for home use through to bespoke solutions for complex installations for a Tier 1 automotive supplier.
EcoHarmony has key B2B relationships across the globe in Norway, Portugal, Belgium, Ireland and New Zealand with emerging markets for trade including Australia, Iceland and Thailand. They are now looking to expand its range of retail products and seek sales within those established territories.
The company had been using some legacy software that had been used by its sister company. Essentially, the software was more of a material requirements planning (MRP) system, rather than an ERP, but it only ever used about 30-40% of its capabilities, mainly the sales and purchase order processing functionality that the ecommerce aspects of the operation demanded.
On top of that, with other systems in use, like Xero accounting software, some processes were being duplicated such that data was being replicated on more than one application. Also, moving premises required remote desktop applications to access the on-premise software.
In order to meet new demands of the business they required a complete business solution from NetSuite including ERP, CRM and integration with Shopify.
To carry out the implementation ecoHarmony chose NoBlue to enable them to migrate to a unified system and provide them with the infrastructure to scale towards future goals cost-effectively.
After scoping out around seven different software systems, Jack Glover settled on NetSuite and NoBlue as a provider. As a small company, ecoHarmony was unable to fully fund the project. But NoBlue helped the company to obtain a government grant that contributed the vital funds for the implementation.
NoBlue deployed NetSuite for ecoHarmony and integrated it with Shopify, which runs the website and captures the company’s mainly B2C orders.
NetSuite ihas proven to be the ideal fit for an agile, scalable and unified solution which they were looking for. As a start-up they were also reliant on manual processes of which this migration offered automated alternatives.
The project was split into phases with system configuration, system migration and then team training. NoBlue were able to achieve their implementation as planned and on time in order to provide a seamless transition from existing systems to the new one. the company saw that efficiency has been enhanced and they are seeing the benefits of their new system. Said Jack,
“There’s an improvement in the accounting side of things and we’re no longer duplicating work. Visibility into cash flow, receivables and financial and operational risk is critical. Plus, the company can now prioritise its KPIs and delve into the numbers that matter to them, with NetSuite’s multi-dimensional reporting.” Jack Glover, Co-Founder and Director at ecoHarmony
NoBlue are proud to be able to support SMEs such as ecoHarmony who made their decision to move to NetSuite in order to remove barriers to growth.
“Working with ecoHarmony has allowed us to continue in our mission of working alongside Small and Medium businesses (SMEs) and help them consolidate their systems into one user-friendly, reliable system. NetSuite has not only provided ecoHarmony with the real-time visibility it needs, but it will be a key driver in allowing them to grow and scale their business globally as demand grows for environmentally friendly products.” Ryan Harris, Sales Consultant at NoBlue