Leading Commercial Construction Manufacturer Switches From SAP to NetSuite ERP in Just 86 Days; TCO Nearly $300,000 Lower

"We share the vision NetSuite has that the cloud is the future of information systems, particularly those who don't have endless resources to hire and retain top-tier IT talent. At just a fraction of the cost of keeping SAP, NetSuite provides us a solution that is much more flexible and dynamic."

—Kurt Liebich, CEO, RedBuilt LLC



Results:

  • Avoiding $275,000 in annual salary costs for SAP and database administrators
  • First-year costs with NetSuite are just half of what company would spend to stay with SAP
  • Employees maintained ease-of-use and continuity with the familiar NetSuite interface.

Challenges:

  • SAP inflexible and inappropriate for the custom demands of commercial clients; required manual overhead for change orders
  • Needed own enterprise solution after RedBuilt, formerly the Commercial Division of Trus Joist, became independent from corporate parent Weyerhaeuser
  • Rapid turnaround required, as former corporate parent would terminate access to SAP just 6 months after independence.

Solution:

  • Transition from SAP to NetSuite completed in just 86 days
  • NetSuite managing all corporate office activity as well as production plants in four cities
  • Customizable NetSuite solution supports rapid changes in work orders and materials
  • Payroll and expenses easily transitioned from PeopleSoft
  • Inventory management, sales, marketing, reporting, and analysis all handled in NetSuite
  • Dashboards provide management with real-time insight.







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