Oracle NetSuite Alliance Spotlight Award Winners: NetSuite Helps Businesses Across All Industries Leverage the Power of ERP

Spotlight Awards: Vice Media and Houston Food Bank

This blog article — authored by Hayley Null, Oracle NetSuite Alliance and SDN Marketing Manager — and first published by NetSuite, is available in full here.

Find out how VICE Media moved from disparate systems to unified, efficient processes with NetSuite and how Houston Food Bank selected NetSuite implemented by Myers-Holum in this excerpt.

At NetSuite, we’re incredibly proud of all of our Alliance Partners and the outstanding work they do for our customers. Through our Alliance Partner Spotlight Awards, we recognize companies that have demonstrated commitment and success in implementing NetSuite. That includes partners that have developed outstanding expertise, customizations and/or intellectual property in specific micro-verticals and those that demonstrate commitment to and success in implementing OpenAir, SuiteCommerce and NetSuite Planning and Budgeting, according to Hayley Null, Manager, NetSuite Alliance and SDN Marketing.

From Disparate Systems to Unified, Efficient Processes | VICE Media

Founded in 1994 in Montreal, VICE Media started out as an alternative print magazine that morphed into a punk ‘zine and then went on to become a diversified, global mass media company. With about 2,500 employees, the company’s lines of business and subsidiaries include VICE News, Virtue Worldwide, VICE TV, VICE Studios, Pulse Films, Refinery 29, Munchies, Motherboard, I-D Magazine and Garage Magazine.

With its master data and historical transactional data spread across a variety of source systems and more than 30 offices, VICE Media needed a unified, cloud-based ERP that would bring all of its data onto a single system. Myers-Holum provided best practices in master data management to streamline global rollups and delivered system customizations, user acceptance training (UAT) facilitation and data management.

After implementing NetSuite, VICE achieved even more success and growth across its global markets. With NetSuite, a single enterprise-level accounting system manages several subsidiary structures, thus enabling a global view of VICE’s financial performance.

Myers-Holum worked with the NetSuite professional services team and VICE to successfully deploy NetSuite across multiple regions. Now that it’s using all of the ERP’s core financial management capabilities, VICE has turned to its implementation partner to help in areas like resource skill sets, advanced procurement, advanced revenue recognition and fixed-asset management.

“Not only was Myers-Holum able to navigate VICE’s incredibly complex ecosystem, but it also provided experienced guidance and was instrumental in planning a course for immediate and future NetSuite functionality and scalability,” said Ralph Bellandi, VICE’s global chief information officer. “From what was once a disparate collection of regional accounting systems and spreadsheets, NetSuite is now the single backbone of VICE’s business and the go-to system of record for all global transactions and the aggregator of various financial, human resources and project management platforms.”

Upping the Sophistication Level | Houston Food Bank

Around 1 million people in the 18 southeast Texas counties served by Houston Food Bank are considered food insecure — that is, they lack consistent access to enough nutritious food to fuel a healthy life. To address this issue, Houston Food Bank (HFB) provides access to 150 million nutritious meals to those in need through a network of more than 1,600 community partners.

HFB saw opportunity for improvement, but it needed a modern platform to accomplish its goals. After considering a number of options, NetSuite and Myers-Holum were the clear winners thanks to the partner’s deep expertise in the space and its ability to show a built-out system and relevant references.

After simplifying its processes during earlier business process design sessions, the food bank began working with Myers-Holum in January 2022. Using its NetSuite for Food Banking SuiteApp, the integration and consulting firm helped HFB tap into a full slate of features and functionalities, including an online ordering system for the food bank’s agencies, food acquisition planning, agency restrictions, food acquisition, fulfillment and automated distribution reporting.

Myers-Holum NetSuite for Food Banks allows food banks, agencies and other food and supplies relief organizations to take advantage of the power of NetSuite. The software bundle helps food banks achieve increased capacity, faster turns, accessible agency ordering, reduced waste and deeper insights so that they can deliver fresher food in greater quantities to clients in need.

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