A Customized, Modular, and Flexible Project
Datawatch chose Gurus Solutions for the implementation. Both companies agreed that in order to ensure a successful project, business integration had to remain in sharp focus during the requirements-gathering and planning stages. How fast could Datawatch feasibly migrate from Great Plains and onto NetSuite, without creating instability? How could this be done in a modular way so that scaling up was organic rather than a sudden imposition? What was the extent of the different integrations between Salesforce and NetSuite that had to be accounted for, to the very last detail? How could the transition from the implementation team to the owners be transparent?
“Gurus stepped up and delivered, was participatory and responsive at every step, and did a fantastic job spearheading the project,” says Mistry.
NetSuite OneWorld was implemented to give Datawatch multi-currency consolidation capabilities, and a more assured way to manage legal compliance on an international level. The Adaptive Planning module would enable easier forecasting and more transparent budgeting cycles, while the automatic contract renewal feature alleviated the burden on personnel who would no longer have to micro-monitor the process.
Throughout the project, Gurus Solutions operated on its signature 80/20 Sherpa model; either party could undertake the majority of the work, but if bandwidth or priorities changed at any time, the responsibility could shift without affecting risk or timeline.
“There was a plan to build a lasting partnership from the get-go, a strategic relationship where Datawatch could obtain expert advice as we built out our entire ERP infrastructure.”
Datawatch scales up with Gurus Solutions
- Back office processes were siloed and performed manually
- Datawatch chose NetSuite OneWorld to unify operations in a complex multi-subsidiary and multi-national environment
- Implementation took a modular approach with a flexible work engagement that allowed for shifting priorities
- Datawatch cut time-to-close by two thirds and gained real-time visibility
- Datawatch has realized efficiency gains of over 80% in Order Processing with follow on integration work by Gurus Solutions
- Gurus Solutions remains a long-term advisor for the ongoing rollout of e-commerce capabilities
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