SVP, Corporate Communications

Socius joins NetSuite solution provider program

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SAN MATEO, Calif.—March 12, 2015—NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N), the industry's leading provider of cloud-based financials / ERP and omnichannel commerce software suites, today announced that Socius, a leading national business technology solutions consultancy with over 30 years' experience and a top Microsoft U.S. partner and Dynamics Master VAR, has joined the NetSuite Solution Provider Program to bring NetSuite to businesses spanning a number of industries including distribution, professional services and manufacturing. Partnering with NetSuite allows Socius to address the fast-growing demand among U.S. organisations for a true cloud-based business management suite that encompasses ERP, customer relationship management (CRM), omnichannel commerce and professional services automation (PSA) capabilities. NetSuite offers automatic, seamless upgrades, full customization and control capabilities, and huge economies of scale, while also enabling Socius to capitalise on the revenue growth opportunities of the cloud. The partnership with NetSuite extends the ERP and CRM offerings Socius already provides beyond its traditional focus of on-premise and hosted Microsoft, Sage and Syspro applications.

"We wanted to partner with NetSuite to meet the increasing demand across our existing and new clients for modern, easy-to-use and highly scalable multitenant cloud solutions," said Jeffrey Geisler, CEO of Socius. "We can use our ERP migration, technical and industry expertise to help those customers both grow and transform their businesses as they transition from a wide variety of aging on-premise software to NetSuite's cloud-based product portfolio."

Founded in 1984, with headquarters in Dublin, Ohio, Socius has more than 2,000 active clients and 120 employees in 30 locations across the U.S. including offices in Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati. Socius has a very strong focus on providing local on-site expertise, service and support to companies from Indiana to Pittsburgh and Michigan to Kentucky. An expert in consultancy and implementation in ERP, CRM and BI, Socius has also built successful practices in three key verticals—distribution, manufacturing and service-based industries–representing partners such as Microsoft, Sage Software and Syspro. Taking advantage of its experts' deep industry knowledge and many years of real-world experience, Socius provides best practices and tailored solutions tuned to the individual needs of distributors or manufacturers or service providers.

As a NetSuite Solution Provider partner, Socius can promote, implement and support NetSuite to companies that want to move their mission-critical business processes to the cloud. Socius offers customers a rich set of consultancy services focusing on business management software migration, implementation methodologies, and best practices. Drawing on its vertical industry domain knowledge, Socius can build SuiteApps using NetSuite's SuiteCloud development platform to meet their clients' vertical needs. Socius also leverages its deep expertise in and knowledge of yesterday's ERP solutions to help clients navigate elements of business process change and change management to successfully migrate to today's modern ERP solutions such as NetSuite.

"We're seeing a growing number of companies in the midmarket broadening their sales reach with omnichannel commerce," said Geisler at Socius. "These companies also want to utilise integrated CRM capabilities to provide exceptional customer experiences. We're eager to leverage NetSuite SuiteCommerce to provide our clients with a unified platform that includes ERP, CRM, and omnichannel commerce."
"Socius brings a long and impressive track record of success in helping U.S. organisations realise business value by deploying business software," said Craig West, Vice President of Channel Sales at NetSuite. "Socius is a true trusted business advisor to their clients and we're thrilled that they are adding NetSuite’s true multitenant cloud solutions to their product portfolio. We're excited about how our partnership will benefit our joint customers and our mutual businesses."

Launched in 2002 and earning a 5-Star ranking in the 2014 CRN Partner Program Guide, the NetSuite Solution Provider Program is the industry's leading cloud channel partner program, providing hundreds of channel partners with a cloud solution to offer prospective customers and grow their businesses as well as industry-leading margins and incentive programs. With cloud computing at the forefront of the hottest trends and cloud ERP leading the way, channel partners representing on-premise products from vendors such as Microsoft and Sage are continuing to build new practices based on NetSuite's superior cloud business management suite. Designed to help solution providers transform their business model to fully capitalise on the revenue growth opportunity of the NetSuite cloud, the NetSuite Solution Provider Program delivers unprecedented benefits that begin during recruitment and range from business planning, sales, marketing and professional services enablement, to training and education. For more information about the NetSuite Solution Provider Program, please visit

About Socius
Founded in 1984, Socius is a consultancy focused on ERP, CRM and BI implementation and support. Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, its professional staff of more than 120 employees in 30 locations support more than 2,000 active clients. Socius prides itself on very high levels of customer retention and specialises in establishing and nurturing long-term local holistic relationships with its customers. Companies in need of exceptional client support and service rely on Socius experts to help them maximise the business solutions they use. Socius places a strong emphasis on training and certification requiring its certified implementation specialists, consultants and developers to fulfill annual rigorous training thus ensuring clients receive the most up-to-date best practices on the latest modern solutions. Business process improvement is the goal of every single customer engagement and the company has received numerous awards for its high level of client satisfaction. Socius has a long-standing relationship with Microsoft with Gold and Silver competency certifications. In addition, Socius is a Sage Authorized Partner and a Syspro Partner. For more information, please visit

Today, approximately 24,000 companies and subsidiaries depend on NetSuite to run complex, mission-critical business processes globally in the cloud. Since its inception in 1998, NetSuite has established itself as the leading provider of enterprise-class cloud financials/ERP, CRM and omnichannel suites for mid-sized organisations, large enterprises and divisions of large enterprises seeking to upgrade their antiquated client/server ERP and other systems. NetSuite continues its success in delivering the best cloud ERP/financials suites to businesses around the world, enabling them to lower IT costs significantly while increasing productivity, as the global adoption of the cloud is accelerating.


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