Solar Industry Market has Huge Growth Opportunity but is Facing both Business and Technology Challenges. NetSuite雲ERP協助太陽能產業發展

September 2020

Solar Industry Market has Huge Growth Opportunity but is Facing both Business and Technology Challenges After generating a record 4.2 gigawatts of new solar installations in 2013 in the U.S., market researchers expect an additional 5.2 to 6.3 gigawatts of capacity to be added in 2014, building on the U.S. position as the world's leading solar market outside of Asia-Pacific.


Solar industry distributors, manufacturers and power producers face volatile market conditions and huge cost pressures. Frequently, these companies have in place fragmented on-premise ERP and other software and systems that obscure visibility into key financial and operational metrics and require high degrees of manual administrative and IT labor. Companies with overstock are often forced to sell at a loss as solar panel pricing continues to drop. These pricing pressures add to the need for full visibility across the solar supply chain and balance sheet, as well as forward-looking demand and financial forecasting to anticipate market changes. At the same time, many solar industry distributors and manufacturers have not fully capitalized on their ecommerce potential because of standalone websites that don't integrate with inventory and financial systems; while manufacturers face obstacles in managing and optimizing component procurement and production to meet fluctuating customer demand.

Meanwhile, few power producers have in place software that supports project accounting with time and expense management so that costs can be accurately attributed to a specific project to monitor and optimize profitability for field work involving large consulting teams. The financial reporting at the end of a month or a quarter—typical with legacy software—leaves these firms challenged to manage costs, revenue and cash flow. In addition, standalone systems and data silos make it difficult for a power producer to take full advantage of the array of U.S. federal and state, as well as international subsidies and other incentives designed to encourage the use of solar and other renewable energy sources.

Solar industry customers such as Suntech, Sunetric, Energy Matters, Enerwhere, Arevon, BlueWave Solar, QBotix, Technica, SimpleRay, Sustainable Power Group, take advantage of key NetSuite functionality to drive efficiency and growth with ability to:

Comprehensive Financial Management - The world’s No. 1 solution for cloud financial management.
Integrated Budgeting And Forecasting - Equip your organization with planning, budgeting and forecasting tools to ensure financial stability and growth.
Customer Relationship Management - Breakdown silos and empower your organization with a 360-degree view of your constituents—all in one place.
Revenue Management - Report revenue with confidence and accuracy.
Spend Management - Acquire goods and services and keep costs in check using better spend management.
Inventory And Supply Chain – Solar Panel manufacturing and move your inventory to the right place, at the right time, with the right cost.
Global Business Management - Manage multiple subsidiaries, business units and legal entities all from a single cloud ERP system.
Asset Operations – Maintenance Management

o Field Service Dashboard
o Service Order Management
o Equipment History
o Define Service Level Agreements
o Build Contracts

Asset Operations – Health And Safety Management

o Oversight – Impose cloud-based Heath & Controls on all teams at all times whether manager are present or not
o Accountability – Make your team accountable for their own H&S by signing off on it.
o Uniformity – Safeguards are the same under all circumstances. • Asset Operations – Field Service Management:
o Service Call Assistant
o Remote Technician Routing
o Customer Service Requests
o Auto Service Order Scheduling

OpenDEM and Connectors to NetSuite SuiteSuccess Cloud

o Data Collection
o Streaming – Real-time operational visibility.
o Key Performance Indicators and Benchmarks.
o Optimization – Real-time coordination & control

Meter Data to NetSuite Connector/Interface

o Collect, manage, and analyze interval data
o Gather, process, and store all types of meter data


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