How NetSuite ERP Can Help Industries Reduce Carbon Emissions | Elevate2

How NetSuite ERP Can Help Industries Reduce Carbon Emissions

By the team at Elevate2 | 27 Aug 2021
4 min read

If you’re looking to reduce emissions, NetSuite ERP could be the solution you’re looking for

Never has it been more important to consider the impact your business has on the environment. Facing and tackling the challenges and causes of climate change and reducing energy emissions have become major concerns for businesses and governments across the globe. As new targets are put in place for businesses to reduce their environmental impact more organisations look for ways to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and fuel consumption, and an ERP software could provide the winning solution.

How ERP software can help reduce carbon emissions

Business management solutions such as enterprise resource planning (ERP) can provide a formula for cutting back on complex supply chains and, therefore, reduce emissions and environmental impact. They create a seamless and unified communication between all key business functions including, sales, inventory, procurement, finance and more. This real-time, complete visibility provides instant updates and analytics, which increase efficiency and transparency throughout the supply chain.

An ERP like NetSuite allows business leaders to synchronise supply with demand while monitoring losses and waste, making processes more profitable and less impactful on the environment. Below we look at just four ways NetSuite ERP can help to reduce carbon emissions, allowing industries to keep up with the evolving green movement and continue to meet targets and standards.

#1 Reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions

The ability to reduce fuel starts with effective forecasting and planning tools. NetSuite’s ERP solution can enable companies to optimise their end-to-end supply chain and ensure transportation and shipping is full rather than partially filled. In addition, NetSuite ERP allows business leaders to advance demand plan with real-time visibility, saving money and reducing emissions.

Ultimately, NetSuite ERP enables businesses to reduce costs, ordering, transporting and storing which in turn saves fuel and reduces emissions.

#2 NetSuite ERP is a paperless system

Going paperless or at least reducing the paper a company depends on is good for the environment. Paper-based systems are not only less efficient, but also more prone to error and likely to have longer decision-making cycles. NetSuite’s ERP provides real-time visibility across the entire businesses enabling business leaders to improve decision making timelines and accuracy.

NetSuite ERP does not require paper for sales / purchase orders, invoices, shipping documents or reports. With a paperless, cloud-based software businesses save money and time writing out or printing. Buying, printing and storing paper is an ancient requirement, such as the carbon footprint it helps to create.

#3 Cloud-based eliminates energy needed for servers

The debate between cloud-based vs on premises software has become slightly outdated with the overwhelming shift and adoption of cloud systems across the globe. However, it does raise a strong advantage of cloud, particularly for the environment and the impact businesses have. The nature of cloud being hosted on a third-party server and accessed via the web means that money and energy is saved because companies do not need to pay to power on-premises server or maintain their environment.

#4 Minimise returns and compliance issues

The pains from compliance issues and returning stock / products is not only harmful to your business but also the environment. These can, at times, significantly harm profits but they also leave great carbon footprints and emissions. NetSuite ERP helps to mitigate these problems by enabling refund collection, contesting and recovery.

Elevate2 have experience implementing NetSuite ERP across industries

We are the leading independent NetSuite partner in London, with over 20 years of experience implementing ERP in business across a range of industries. If you’re looking to reduce your carbon emissions and integrate the worlds #1 cloud ERP get in touch today and lets start the conversation.

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