We knew we needed to move to a new system, so we asked the question if other tech companies are using NetSuite, could it be good for us?

Rhoslyn Moore

Financial Controller, Blippar

Company at a Glance

  • Headquarters

    London

  • Industry

    Internet / Technology

  • Applications Replaced

    8 different versions of Xero and the use of Excel Spreadsheets

  • Solution

    NetSuite OneWorld with Procure to Pay and Advanced Revenue Management and NetSuite integration with PipeDrive CRM

Customer Referral

Blippar.com knew they needed a new system and worked hard doing their own research of the type of system they wanted and speaking with other businesses within their industry.

They first came to us through a referral of another business we had implemented NetSuite for and still work with today.  

We are excited to be working with Blippar.com, Nolan specialise in the Internet & Technology sector and it is great to bring our experience to Blippar’s implementation.

Mark Hennessy

Sales Director, Nolan Business Solutions

Customer Challenges

Blippar.com worked with several different Xero versions to run their accounts. They found it increasingly difficult to manage, and with an increase in growth and revenue it would be unmanageable and they would struggle to get the relevant management reports from the systems and relied heavily on Excel.

With Blippars ambitious growth plans for 2017 it was time for them to move to a finance system that would grow and scale with them.

We were using a system aimed at small businesses, which became clunky, manual and not scalable, we needed to upgrade to a system that was suitable for a fast growing technology company.

Angelie Panteli

Finance Director, Blippar.com Ltd

A choice to make

They needed a solution that was flexible and that didn’t have any constraints on functionality. It was essential that Blippar.com used a cloud-based financial management system that managed; multi-currency, multi-book accounts, different taxation entities, multi company consolidations and key management reports.

"Xero wasn’t able to accommodate our global business requirements, which included working with a number of entities, operating in different currencies and being able to complete accounting consolidations." Angelie Panteli, Finance Director, Blippar.com Ltd

When searching for a new system Blippar.com started with a blank piece of paper, they wanted a system that was well known and met all of their requirements, including being a cloud based ERP solution – it was scaled down to just 2 systems Sage X3 and NetSuite…

One of the main reasons NetSuite appealed to Blippar.com was because they knew other technology businesses in the industry were using it and going from strength to strength with the system. And once they started seeing demonstrations of NetSuite it was described as; easier to work with and to understand and more user friendly than Sage X3.

We were advised that in order to have NetSuite working properly, it need to be implemented correctly and Nolan demonstrated the ability to do that.

Angelie Panteli

Finance Director, Blippar.com Ltd

Nolan's Solution

Our NetSuite experts took the time to understand Blippar.com, learnt how they worked and adapted any demonstrations of the systems to show them how NetSuite could work for them on a day to day basis.

“Our approach is always consultative, to be able to fully meet the ambitious growth plans and business objectives for Blippar we must design and implement a system that is scalable and flexible. The NetSuite unified business management suite provides the ideal platform for this.” Mark Hennessy, Sales Director, Nolan Business Solutions

We knew NetSuite OneWorld would be a perfect fit and would satisfy their needs and would support the businesses growth plans.

Choosing Nolan seemed right for us, they understood our business better and were able to tailor the demonstration of NetSuite to show how it could work for us.

Rhoslyn Moore

Financial Controller, Blippar.com Ltd

Going the extra mile

When Blippar spoke of their initial requirements they mentioned one of their main challenges was how Sales Orders were raised in PipeDrive and had to subsequently be manually entered into Xero. With this, our NetSuite SuiteCloud Developers proposed to Blippar an integration between NetSuite and PipeDrive to take that manual job away and then developed a Proof of Concept for Blippar, so they could see how it would work for them.

“Before making a decision on which system we were going to choose, Nolan went out of their way to build a prototype to demonstrate how the integration between NetSuite and our CRM PipeDrive would work, this was so impressive and helped us make a final decision.” Angelie Panteli, Finance Director, Blippar.com Ltd

Here at Nolan Business Solutions we help solve business software problems with knowledge, expertise and care with intelligent solutions, giving your business the freedom to transform and grow.  

We are still finalising the implementation but everything so far has been good and we have been able to build a good, flexible relationship with Nolan, which has made the implementation process easier.

Rhoslyn Moore

Financial Controller, Blippar.com

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