Jared King

How NetSuite Users Know How Well They’re Doing with DSO

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If you happened to be among the 7,000+ people who convened in Las Vegas this past week for NetSuite’s annual SuiteWorld conference, you got an early look at NetSuite’s new Brainyard resource for benchmarking and performance optimization. While the new site was just launched, it’s chock full of data, tools and how-tos that can help any growth-oriented business get to its goals faster.

In one of the keynote sessions, Oracle’s industry research lead, Megan Biner took the stage to unveil Brainyard and show how Oracle and NetSuite’s data and meticulous research can help businesses perform better.

But importantly, Megan showed off how Brainyard can be used to benchmark against peers and competitors. And of particular interest here at Invoiced and among those who are looking to improve accounts receivable, the examples Megan showcased centered on Days Sales Outstanding (DSO).

What we like about Brainyard’s benchmarking information is that instead of using averages or ranges of data, they’ve broken out their stats into different performance levels. The key performance levels they’ve chosen are as follows:

  • Foundational - You’re just starting to track it but you’re in the game.
  • Competitive - You’re competitive but you still have lots of head room.
  • Best In Class - You’re doing better than your average peer.
  • Transformative - You are performing at an optimal level.

Better yet, NetSuite has also broken all of the information down by industry. We were delighted to see the DSO covered extensively from the keynote stage, and here are just a few great examples from Brainyard that we took note of and thought would be worth highlighting:

 

Software

FOUNDATIONAL COMPETITIVE BEST IN CLASS TRANSFORMATIONAL
102 Days 69 Days 57 Days 45 Days

 

Manufacturing

FOUNDATIONAL COMPETITIVE BEST IN CLASS TRANSFORMATIONAL
101 Days 69 Days 57 Days 45 Days

 

Technology Services

FOUNDATIONAL COMPETITIVE BEST IN CLASS TRANSFORMATIONAL
103 Days 71 Days 60 Days 48 Days

 

Advertising

FOUNDATIONAL COMPETITIVE BEST IN CLASS TRANSFORMATIONAL
146 Days 45 Days 32 Days < 30 Days

 

Publishing

FOUNDATIONAL COMPETITIVE BEST IN CLASS TRANSFORMATIONAL
97 Days 69 Days 57 Days 45 Days

 

Benchmarks like these aren’t just great for knowing where you stand among peers—they’re also useful for setting quarterly and annual goals. And there's loads more great information like this at Brainyard, so be sure to check it out.

And the good news coming out of SuiteWorld doesn’t end with Brainyard. You may have also heard that Invoiced last week announced the achievement of our Built for NetSuite status. That means NetSuite users can now enjoy an ideal combination of top notch accounting and ERP capabilities seamlessly integrated with Invoiced’s industry leading A/R automation platform.

Since Invoiced reduces DSO by 14 days on average across our customers, we’re excited to help NetSuite users propel themselves to their next level of performance, no matter where they’re starting from.

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