NetSuite Gives Derby County the Visibility to Drive Change

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WHAT WERE DERBY COUNTY FC’S CHALLENGES?

DCFC was looking to replace the existing Chorus ERP system that had become slow to use and was no longer fit for purpose. The system lacked reporting functionality and left the Club dependent on particular individuals to create reports and extract data, meaning key members of staff couldn’t get access to the vital information they needed to make important, timely decisions.

DCFC approached Eureka Solutions because they needed to become more efficient on all fronts. The Club was spending too long on financial processes and their month end required a great deal of manual work.

In addition, there was a real need to centralise, standardise and manage procurement throughout the Club; a manual, paper-based process was creating challenges with accuracy of orders, invoices and receipts, as well as a lengthy administrative process for the finance team.

DCFC began to look for a replacement for Chorus ERP, seeking a new software partner to implement and support a system that was able to improve visibility throughout the entire business, provide access to dynamic, real-time reporting, and facilitate the Club and the users to drive change and growth throughout the organisation.

THE SOLUTION

Derby County Football Club’s management team deliberated over a range of systems and suppliers, deciding (following a tendering process) to implement NetSuite ERP with award-winning partner Eureka Solutions.

DCFC has a strong partnership ethos, and this was front of mind for them throughout the tendering process. Eureka Solutions was able to satisfy not only the functional aspects of the project, through their extensive experience in implementing NetSuite, but also the desire for a partnership approach, through their transparent, customer focused attitude to client relationships and project delivery.

NetSuite is the UK’s most widely deployed cloud-based ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system, and for good reason. It offers businesses of all sizes a modern, scalable solution to run all of their key operational and financial business processes in the cloud. Eureka Solutions is a leading NetSuite partner, specialising in customising the system to meet clients’ specific needs and providing tailored, ongoing support.

Since the implementation of NetSuite, DCFC has enjoyed a vast improvement in visibility and traceability, particularly in procurement. Where the club previously struggled with this, they’ve been able to remove all paper and manual processes, bringing everything together into a standard approval process with electronic storage for approval and future reference. This means staff can quickly get to the bottom of any queries, with access to full documentation and an audit trail.

DERBY COUNTY FC’S FUTURE PLANS?

Since working with NetSuite, DCFC’s Finance department has seen major improvements in efficiency and has quickly realised some of the key benefits that the system can bring. Going forward, the Club aims to further enhance this with advanced training for staff, provided by Eureka Solutions, and by improving visibility for department heads, which will further reduce manual efforts and continue to remove dependencies on key members of staff.

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