Land O'Lakes to use NetSuite OneWorld

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Land O'Lakes to use NetSuite OneWorld
Land O'Lakes to use NetSuite OneWorld

Land O'Lakes is using the enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution OneWorld, NetSuite announced May 16 at SuiteWorld 2012 in San Francisco, the business software provider's annual conference.

Land O'Lakes, a member-owned agricultural cooperative made up of 300,000 farmers, approached NetSuite because it needed to centralize its data, said Baruch Goldwasser, Netsuite's e-commerce marketing manager and market expert.

The cooperative will use OneWorld to expand its global business in Mexico, China and the U.S., NetSuite said in a statement. While the Land O'Lakes corporate headquarters will continue using Oracle's JD Edwards EnterpriseOne ERP solution, NetSuite said in a statement, but OneWorld will be used to support many subsidiaries. NetSuite's platform can be used in different languages, currencies and tax structures, said Andy Lloyd, GM, e-commerce products at NetSuite.

OneWorld was designed to allow companies to standardize their ERP processes. Land O'Lakes, based out of Arden Hills, Minn. intends to use OneWorld to run multiple businesses — its global subsidiaries — in a seamless, stable, scalable way, NetSuite said in a statement.

On May 15, NetSuite announced that the Girl Scouts of the United States of America had signed on to use SuiteCommerce, an e-commerce platform designed to connect CRM and online stores. The Girl Scouts will use it for its own stores, selling gear and other items to members, said Goldwasser.

“They came to us because they needed an integrated solution,” Goldwasser said. “Each troop had its own system, and they wanted a single system to bring them together.”

Lloyd added that NetSuite's new customers reflect that brands are "practically waving a white flag and saying [their current solution] wasn't working."  

Neither Land O'Lakes nor the Girl Scouts of the United States of America were immediately available for comment.

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