SVP, Corporate Communications
German University Brings Cloud to the Classroom by Adding NetSuite to Bachelor's Degree Curriculum
LONDON and SAN MATEO, Calif.—June 11, 2015—NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N), the industry's leading provider of cloud-based financials / ERP and omnichannel commerce software suites, today announced that SRH University Heidelberg (SRH), with more than 3,000 students on campuses in Heidelberg, Germany, has joined the NetSuite SuiteAcademy program, an educational program designed to bring cloud-based business management solutions to university classrooms worldwide. SRH is the first university in Europe to join the program, and is among a growing number of universities and colleges to partner with NetSuite through the SuiteAcademy program, which offers no-cost NetSuite licensing, resources, and training to help schools equip students with the next-generation cloud IT and business skills prized by today's employers.
"The SuiteAcademy Program has grown tremendously since its inception in 2011, and continues to enable universities to build comprehensive curriculums that prepare their students for the real-world," said Mark Bidwell, Associate Director, Educational Programs, NetSuite. "SRH joining our program further validates that hands-on experience with cloud technology is invaluable to students and employers alike."
SuiteAcademy has reached more than 25,000 students worldwide since its introduction in 2011 and has partnered with some of the world's leading educational institutions including Purdue University, UCLA, University of Texas at Austin, Arizona State University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and The University of Santo Tomas and Far Eastern University in the Philippines. For more information, please visit www.netsuite.co.uk/suiteacademy.
"For our students studying business informatics, it's essential to learn a good combination of theory and practice," said Dr. Gerd Moeckel, Dean of the School of Informatics at SRH University Heidelberg. "The cloud is the future of software, and bringing NetSuite into our curriculum for hands-on training will help educate our students on the most up-to-date and sophisticated business management software."
SRH is incorporating NetSuite into its informatics curriculum for classes on supply chain and logistics and on sales management and CRM (customer relationship management), continuing its commitment to providing its students with state-of-the-art technology. Integrating SuiteAcademy into the degree curriculum provides SRH students and professors with new flexibility for anywhere, anytime learning over the web, freeing them from the need to access on-premise software in classrooms and labs, and broadening education beyond campus boundaries. SRH's participation in the SuiteAcademy program aligns with a shift towards cloud computing adoption in Europe, as organisations deploy cloud solutions to realise greater cost efficiencies as well as improved visibility and business performance.
As one of the oldest and largest private universities in Germany, SRH sets the standard for tertiary education and offers great opportunities for students to gain a successful start to their careers. The distinguished 'Heidelberg Study Model' practiced at SRH places special emphasis on the optimal mix of theory and practice.
"NetSuite makes anytime, anywhere hands-on learning and education possible," said Michael Schlecht, Guest Lecturer at SRH University Heidelberg. "Our students will gain highly sought-after skills that today's employers covet, as more companies migrate to NetSuite cloud-based business management."
Driven by the growing global demand for teaching NetSuite cloud solutions in tertiary education programs, the SuiteAcademy program puts NetSuite software and academic-developed curriculum in the hands of students. The NetSuite SuiteAcademy program provides the next generation of business leaders with the competitive advantages of real-world cloud software experience and with practical IT skills aligned to the global shift towards cloud computing. Curriculum incorporating NetSuite afford students experience across the core disciplines that are built into NetSuite's single business management suite including accounting, CRM, ecommerce, and logistics.
The SRH University Heidelberg is one of the largest and oldest private universities in Germany. The six schools prepare more than 3,000 students for future career challenges. Study opportunities are comprehensive and include degree programs in Architecture, Industrial Engineering, Business and Computer Sciences, Music and Physiotherapy, Psychology as well as Social and Legal Sciences. Each program is geared toward the current demands made on graduates by the job market. SRH places particular value on the development of the students' interpersonal skills.
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 ERP suites for divisions of large enterprises and mid-sized organisations seeking to upgrade their antiquated client/server ERP systems. NetSuite continues its success in delivering the best cloud ERP/financial suites to businesses around the world, enabling them to lower IT costs significantly while increasing productivity, as the global adoption of the cloud accelerates.
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