Case Studies

First Downs to Touchdowns. That’s How We Roll!

The goal was to modernize this NFL team’s financial processes and migrate from their legacy Great Plains accounting system to the NetSuite platform. 


Appficiency was selected to implement NetSuite Financials for this National Football League (NFL) Franchise with a championship history, valued at $2.8 Billion USD. 

Company Name: NFL Team (Anonymous)
Company Location: United States
Industry: Sports & Entertainment
Number of Employees: 450
Number of Users: 20
System/Process Replaced: Great Plains, Quick Tag
Appficiency Products Implemented: None

The Challenge

The team was seeking to modernize their financial processes and migrate from their legacy Great Plains accounting system. The organization needed to address 14 unique revenue streams, from tickets, to mascot appearances, and even literature. In addition to the sports and entertainment business, there was also a charitable foundation and private airline to consider.

The Solution

Appficiency’s fresh approach to this challenge was to deploy a high-touch team and proven methodology. Although NetSuite was the source of truth for all financial data, there were numerous other systems that required integration to create a seamless flow of information. Appficiency listened to client requirements and deployed solutions to connect bill pay approval and integrated bank auto payments because we understand the value of third-party systems and include them as integral partners in our pursuit of excellence. We also deployed a few customizations to alleviate unnecessary manual transactions.


The finance and accounting team share their reactions to appficiency’s NetSuite application.

Top Three Wins

Integrations with Concur for both expense and payables management and Ceridian Dayforce HRIS.

Custom Bank positive pay file.

Systematized financial management and accounting processes.