Magic Memories Grows its Business by Capturing Smiles Across the World

Magic Memories Grows its Business by Capturing Smiles Across the World

April 27th, 2018

Press Release

Magic Memories Grows its Business by Capturing Smiles Across the World

Global tourist experience business accelerates international growth with NetSuite

SUITEWORLD18—LAS VEGAS—Apr 26, 2018



Magic Memories, a business that is revolutionising the guest experience at tourist destinations around the world, has successfully implemented NetSuite OneWorld to support its growth from humble beginnings in Queenstown, New Zealand, to a US$120 million business with a presence at over 170 attractions.

Magic Memories was founded by John Wikstrom and Stuart Norris in 1995 when they saw an opportunity to help travellers capture memories amidst their travels. Wikstrom and Norris realised that not everyone has the talent, skill or equipment to capture high end photographs and video while on vacation and established Magic Memories to provide innovative photography and video products, such as personalised photobooks and shareable digital content. It now partners with some of the most iconic tourist attractions in the world, including Legoland in California, Barcelona Football Club, London Sea Life Aquarium and Warner Bros. Movie World on Australia’s Gold Coast.

Magic Memories has grown from US$30 million in 2015 to US$120 million currently and now operates in ten countries, with approximately 2,500 staff, across its 170 partner attractions around the world. The rapid growth meant Magic Memories needed systems in place that could manage the demands of a sophisticated global business. The business had outgrown its existing management systems, including Xero and manual spreadsheets, and needed an integrated solution that could support operations in multiple countries and across multiple tax systems and currencies.

“Expansion has always been a key aim for Magic Memories, since we first started out and we wanted to be prepared for the future and equip the business with a sophisticated ERP system that could integrate our processes in a single source of truth. Oracle NetSuite gives us exactly that—a future-proof system that expands with us,” said Simon Robinson, acting chief financial officer, Magic Memories. “OneWorld supports our core financial, procurement and supply chain needs and enables us to continue to grow and expand, without operational challenges. When we chose NetSuite as we wanted to build a long-term strategy on a robust system that could grow and scale with the business.”

NetSuite OneWorld has allowed Magic Memories to simplify its reporting processes from days to just hours. These time savings are an added bonus to the flexibility the cloud-based system already provides, which include remote access and its ability to localise the platform to service the region in which it operates. NetSuite’s support for multi-currency, multi-language operations, also means the business remains compliant no matter of its geographic location.

Robinson continued, “we chose NetSuite OneWorld as our ERP system in December 2013 as we were confident that it could meet the needs of our increasingly geographically dispersed business, integrate the whole supply chain and set us up for growth. It’s a system that is well suited to the US$200-500 million company we want to be, as well as the size we were then and are now.”

“It’s been encouraging to see the successful evolution of Magic Memories over the past five years. We’re proud to have played a key role by supporting its growth across multiple regions, and providing Magic Memories with a flexible, global system needed to sustain its global expansion,” said Lee Thompson, group vice president and general manager, Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) Cloud/ERP at Oracle NetSuite.


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Suzanne Myerson
Oracle NetSuite Public Relations
+61 414 101 583

suzanne.myerson@oracle.com

About Magic Memories

Founded in 1995, Magic Memories is the global leader in making people smile. Our Smile Teams are passionate about capturing your once-in-a-lifetime moments at iconic attractions around the globe. We’re always looking for new, innovative ways to help you personalize and commemorate your most exciting experiences. To learn more, visit https://www.magicmemories.com.

About Oracle NetSuite

Oracle NetSuite pioneered the Cloud Computing revolution in 1998, establishing the world’s first company dedicated to delivering business applications over the internet. Today, it provides a suite of cloud-based financials/Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), HR and omnichannel commerce software that runs the business of companies in more than 100 countries. For more information, please visit http://www.netsuite.com.

Follow NetSuite’s Cloud blog, Facebook page and @NetSuite Twitter handle for real-time updates.

About Oracle

The Oracle Cloud offers complete SaaS application suites for ERP, HCM and CX, plus best-in-class database Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) from data centers throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), please visit us at www.oracle.com.

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Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation Continues One Girl’s Fight Against Childhood Cancer

April 26th, 2018

Press Release

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation Continues One Girl’s Fight Against Childhood Cancer

NetSuite Enables Nonprofit to Focus on What’s Important as it Undergoes Rapid Growth, Extends its Mission to Research

SUITEWORLD18—LAS VEGAS—Apr 25, 2018



Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), a national foundation dedicated to raising funds for research into new treatments and cures for all children battling cancer, has selected NetSuite to optimize its financial, donor relations and marketing programs. With NetSuite, the Foundation can increase efficiencies, support its growth and focus on its mission while expanding into new areas such as data-driven research.

Established in 2004, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation is focused on changing the lives of children with cancer through funding impactful research, raising awareness, supporting families, and empowering everyone to help cure childhood cancer. Inspired by Alexandra Scott’s personal battle with neuroblastoma, a childhood form of cancer, and her initial lemonade stand that she opened when she was just four years old, the foundation has raised more than $150 million. To manage its growth, grant distribution, an expanding range of fund raising events, and keep administration costs low to make sure donors’ money is going to the mission, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation selected NetSuite.

“We’re focused on continuing Alex’s fight to bring an end to childhood cancer and support the many families and medical professionals involved in that struggle,” said Liz Scott, Alex’s mother and co-executive director of the Foundation. “As we continue to expand into research of our own, we needed a system that could support our growth and help us better manage our operations. NetSuite was the answer.”

With NetSuite, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation has been able to streamline financial management and marketing. By eliminating previously manual and time-consuming processes, NetSuite has enabled the Foundation to focus on its mission and launch new initiatives, including the way the funds are dispersed. Since 2005, the Foundation has funded more than 800 research projects at 135 hospitals and since 2008, it has also provided support for families that are forced to travel get cancer treatments. In 2017, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation created the Childhood Cancer Data Lab. It has built out a team of data scientists, engineers and designers to create an informatics lab using publicly available sources to make cancer data and analysis widely available, easily mineable and broadly reusable.

“Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation is truly inspirational and has shown just how far one person’s vision can reach,” said Evan Goldberg, executive vice president of development, Oracle NetSuite. “We’re thrilled to support nonprofits like ALSF and are happy that we are able to provide the tools they need to focus on the things that will advance their mission.”

NetSuite will host its own lemonade stand at SuiteWorld18. Attendees can make greeting cards for children undergoing treatment, learn about their inspirational stories and are encouraged to share their experience via social media using the hashtags #GiveBack2Alex and #SuiteWorld18. For 2,000 posts, NetSuite will donate $5,000 to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and for 3,000 posts, NetSuite will donate $10,000 to help find a cure.


Contact Info
Michael Robinson
Oracle NetSuite Corporate Communications
781-974-9401

michael.s.robinson@oracle.com

About Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) emerged from the front yard lemonade stand of cancer patient Alexandra “Alex” Scott (1996-2004). In 2000, 4-year-old Alex announced that she wanted to hold a lemonade stand to raise money to help find a cure for all children with cancer. Since Alex held that first stand, the Foundation bearing her name has evolved into a national fundraising movement, complete with thousands of supporters across the country carrying on her legacy of hope. To date, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a registered 501(c)3 charity, has raised more than $150 million toward fulfilling Alex’s dream of finding a cure, funding over 800 pediatric cancer research projects nationally. In addition, ALSF provides support to families affected by childhood cancer through programs such as Travel For Care and SuperSibs. For more information on Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, visit AlexsLemonade.org.

About Oracle NetSuite

Oracle NetSuite pioneered the Cloud Computing revolution in 1998, establishing the world’s first company dedicated to delivering business applications over the internet. Today, it provides a suite of cloud-based financials/Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), HR and omnichannel commerce software that runs the business of companies in more than 100 countries.

For more information, please visit http://www.netsuite.com.

Follow NetSuite’s Cloud blog, Facebook page and @NetSuite Twitter handle for real-time updates.

About Oracle

The Oracle Cloud offers complete SaaS application suites for ERP, HCM and CX, plus best-in-class database Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) from data centers throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), please visit us at www.oracle.com.

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Oracle and Java are registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.


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Source: Oracle Database – Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation Continues One Girl’s Fight Against Childhood Cancer

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