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NetSuite transforms Akustica's global supply chain performance

Microphone Manufacturer Named to the Prestigious 2015 List of 100 Great Supply Chain Projects by Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine

SAN MATEO, Calif.—June 30, 2015—NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N), the industry's leading provider of cloud-based financials / ERP and omnichannel commerce software suites, today announced that Akustica Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Bosch Group and a leading manufacturer of silicon microphones that improve voice-input quality in smartphones, tablets, and other mobile consumer devices, has notably improved the performance of its geographically-diverse supply chain since implementing NetSuite cloud ERP. In recognition of its innovations and improved supply chain efficiency, Akustica has been named to the 2015 list of 100 Great Supply Chain Projects by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine, a top publication for supply chain management.

"We're very honored to be named to the S&DCE 100 Great Supply Chain projects," said Bryan Bishop, Akustica Director of Supply Chain and Export Control Officer. "NetSuite has been instrumental in our supply chain transformation by giving us visibility, control and automation that wasn't possible in our previous environment. We found a remarkable solution for business agility and growth in NetSuite."

The 2015 Supply & Demand Chain 100 Great Supply Chain Projects are implementations chosen by the magazine's editorial staff that improve bottom lines and increase business value.

Akustica is a Carnegie Mellon University spinoff acquired by the Bosch Group in 2009. Akustica maintains its corporate headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA with regional offices in Asia and a worldwide team of distributors. It leverages NetSuite to manage end-to-end sourcing, production, distribution and fulfillment processes for its micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) microphones across in-house and third-party factories in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Based in Pittsburgh, Pa., Akustica augments its NetSuite cloud ERP solution with data integration technology from Dell Boomi, a NetSuite partner, to run more than two dozen transactional and integration jobs nightly. Since going live on NetSuite, Akustica has markedly improved the speed and precision of supply chain processes while gaining real-time transparency into inventory, production and distribution. For Akustica, NetSuite's cloud-based business management suite, functions as the manufacturer's data warehouse, a single unified store of information gleaned from its entire supply chain including information regarding goods in transit on air shipments.

Today, approximately 24,000 companies and subsidiaries depend on NetSuite to run complex, mission-critical business processes globally in the cloud. Since its inception in 1998, NetSuite has established itself as the leading provider of enterprise-class cloud ERP suites for divisions of large enterprises and mid-sized organisations seeking to upgrade their antiquated client/server ERP systems. NetSuite continues its success in delivering the best cloud ERP/financial suites to businesses around the world, enabling them to lower IT costs significantly while increasing productivity, as the global adoption of the cloud accelerates.


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