Victorian’s Port of Portland, a business with 55 employees and 20 operational maintenance staff, implemented a NetSuite financials and payroll cloud solution, significantly improving the efficiencies of its financials and project management capabilities, as well as streamlining its ship scheduling process to support a growing exporters’ customer base.
The port installed NetSuite to replace multiple solutions – Epicor for financials, Astea International for shipping, accounts payable and receivable, HR3 for payroll, and MEX for maintenance, projects and operations.
The ability for NetSuite to fully integrate with i-Seaports’ advanced shipping capabilities, was another key driver for Port of Portland’s decision to select NetSuite. The integration provides the port with a traffic management center to manage all aspects of a vessel call from reservations to departure, as well as a communications co-ordination center to coordinate notifications, updates and communications at every point of a vessel call.
“We now have a ship reservation system in place with the ability to book a ship into the port and track it all the way through to invoicing and hitting our general ledger,” said Kara King, company accountant for Port of Portland.
“This has significantly improved our commercial enterprise and transformed the efficiency, accuracy and insights of our day-to-day operation.”
Mark Troselj, Managing Director APAC and Japan for NetSuite, said the “Port of Portland’s executives and employees now have the functionality, information and tools they need to manage key aspects of their business better and streamline operations.
“NetSuite now supports Port of Portland’s financial and operational efficiency, delivers real-time visibility and consolidation, and also provides flexibility for customization to fulfill its unique needs within the shipping industry.”
Troseli said the Infinet Cloud Payroll SuiteApp was specifically designed for Australian businesses looking to streamline payroll services and provides all the functionality Port of Portland needs to fulfill its payroll responsibilities – from tax and superannuation calculations, through to employee payment and leave accrual.
“It requires no external integration to provide a complete and seamless payroll solution for the port. The result is a simple, highly featured payroll system enriched by NetSuite’s core functionality.”
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