NetSuite Implementation & Development
Design & Manufacturing
Having started from humble beginnings, Hatch Lighting was founded in 1985—the first office operating out of its founder’s house. Today, Hatch Lighting has more than 20 employees, most of whom work out of their headquarters in Florida’s Tampa Bay area. Their workforce includes a remote sales team that operates across the US, and a customer base spanning 6000 across the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Asia.
Their specialty is designing and manufacturing power supplies and solutions for the lighting industry, which includes everything from LED drivers and ballasts to transformers and surge protection devices. Hatch Lighting makes innovative and high-quality products for the lighting industry and, additionally, they focus on finding ways to reduce their global footprint. To that end, they partner with One Tree Planted, ensuring that every processed order results in a donation that helps plant trees across Florida.
Through the years, Hatch Lighting has had to contend with one overall challenge: Its own expansion. In the main, this manifested in repeated attempts to use myriad systems to handle their growing CRM, ERP, and phone needs. However, due to a lack of integration between platforms, Hatch Lighting employees had to often resort to downloading information on one system in order to re-feed it to another. The result was a perfect recipe for losing track of the very data that employees were taking the time to painstakingly download and transfer.
In 2020, Hatch Lighting tried upgrading to yet another phone system while attempting to make the leap onto cloud-based applications. When that failed, teams were left trying to operate in the field without stable access to the system and, as a result, were unable to understand where customers sat within the sales lifecycle. Following updates to their systems in 2021 led to underwhelming solutions and a commitment to fully migrate onto cloud-based platforms.
Looking at the best cloud-based platforms out there, Hatch Lighting’s primary objective was to integrate its ERP and CRM requirements onto one operating system. Safe to say, NetSuite checked all the boxes. But when it came to implementation, their search for the right partner took precedence. They wanted a partner who’d not only be able to handle their customization needs but who’d be consistently available throughout the whole implementation phase. After vetting several candidates, SCS Cloud rose to the top, coming recommended by another firm that had successfully worked with them before.
Key Client Benefits
SCS Cloud started with a top-to-bottom assessment of Hatch Lighting’s system needs. The resulting blueprint charted what internal improvements were necessary to realize how well it could function externally.
Our NetSuite Consultants tailored the implementation to exactly what Hatch Lighting needed, creating a user-friendly system that was capable of sustaining all ERP and CRM requirements. Files finally made the leap onto cloud-based storage, making them readily available to employees inside or outside the office—and at a moment’s notice. The SCS team was also able to handle the bevy of customizations Hatch Lighting requested, while also helping the company shed any of its outmoded processes.
As far as system operation goes, employees have reported a general absence of technical hiccups. Whatever issues arose as more traffic and use occurred across the system, our Support Team resolved them with a quick turnaround on any logged support tickets. And, since SCS Cloud was there since the beginning of the implementation, we knew the company and the system inside and out, as well as every change or improvement that we’d ever made.
Now, Hatch Lighting is saving time on processing orders and has moved closer than ever to maximizing production capacity. The result, simply put, is the capability to get more done with fewer man-hours.
We consider Hatch Lighting as another proud customer of ours and would love the opportunity to add you to that growing list. SCS Cloud would be delighted to design a software system for your company.
Contact us today to find out more about our services or schedule a consultation.