NETSUITE DEVELOPER PARTNERS LEVERAGE POWER OF NETSUITE BUSINESS OPERATING SYSTEM TO MEET NEEDS OF MANUFACTURERS
Omnify Software, Configure One, SPS Commerce and SuiteCommerce Extend NetSuite Using NS-BOS to Provide Product Lifecycle Management, Configurators, EDI Gateway
SAN MATEO, Calif.,—June 12, 2008—NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N) , a leading vendor of on-demand, integrated business management software suites for the mid-market enterprise and divisions of large companies, today announced the latest product extensions to NetSuite built by NetSuite developer partners using the NetSuite Business Operating System (NS-BOS). These new ISV-built solutions are focused on meeting the specific needs of manufacturing companies and the availability of these solutions was timed to coincide with today's unveiling of NetSuite for Manufacturers (please see separate product news announcement). The NetSuite ISV partners include Omnify Software, Configure One, SuiteCommerce, and SPS Commerce. For more information about NS-BOS, please visit www.netsuite.com/NS-BOS.
"These partners illustrate the power and flexibility of NetSuite's platform," said Per Jakobsen, NetSuite's Vice President of Product Management. "Whether building new vertical solutions, or extending, customising, and delivering specific industry processes, the NS-BOS development platform enables our partners to focus their energy on building their solutions and business, and not on delivery. This helps them to rapidly expand into increasingly dynamic and vertical markets with best-of-breed functionality."
In today's dynamic market, companies require solutions designed for their specific business. At the same time, ISVs and developers are looking to transition their applications to Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) to reduce infrastructure costs and allow customers to take advantage of the numerous benefits that SaaS applications offer. NS-BOS delivers the SaaS development platform that addresses these two growing market trends. By building on and extending the core of NetSuite, NS-BOS increases ISVs speed-to-market. This is because every vertical application can interact with and leverage the core ERP / CRM / Ecommerce functionality of NetSuite and related data managed by the suite. This way, developers can focus on their vertical differentiation rather than spending time on "horizontal" functionality such as quote or order management.
Omnify Software, Configure One, SuiteCommerce, and SPS Commerce are a few of the many NetSuite ISVs and VARs who are taking advantage of the power of NS-BOS to offer industry-specific solutions that span a range of applications — from product lifecycle management to configurator-based quoting and sales. The following are highlights of their most recent NetSuite-based solutions:
Omnify Software ( www.omnifysoft.com)—Delivers a business-ready Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution that offers visibility into the entire product development process by providing a single, secure location to manage the product record including: component data, bill of material, engineering change, documentation, project, quality/CAPA, training records, and compliance information.
"Becoming a member of the NetSuite BOS Developer Program bolsters Omnify's commitment to partnering with complementary technology vendors," said David Whitney, vice president of strategic sales for Omnify Software, based in Andover, Mass. "Integration between Omnify and NetSuite benefits manufacturing customers by automating the flow of product information between Omnify and NetSuite to eliminate manual data entry, improve change management processes and ensure that manufacturing always receives current and accurate product data."
Configure One ( www.configureone.com)—Designed for manufacturing companies who produce highly configurable or customised products, such as in assemble-to-order or engineer-to-order environments. The solution prevents the selection of incompatible options, enabling a guided-selling process with images and help links while allowing the dynamic creation of bills of material based on pre-defined rules.
"Our product and NetSuite complement each other very nicely, and we're excited about becoming a NS-BOS Developer Partner," said Mike McDonnell, Vice President of Product Development for Configure One, based in Oak Brook, Illinois and Essex, England (UK). "Manufacturing companies such as Satcom Resources can now create configurations and proposals within NetSuite using our Concept Product Configurator and readily convert the proposals to a NetSuite sales order once the business is won. In addition, Concept can also automatically create new items and generate bills of material on-the-fly, all within NetSuite."
SuiteCommerce ( www.suitecommerce.com)—Delivers an online product configurator allowing manufacturers to let their customers self-service order more complex products online. In addition, SuiteCommerce delivers a set of NS-BOS based advanced Ecommerce capabilities, including product reviews and integrated Google Analytics.
"By leveraging the NS-BOS platform, we've been able to rapidly build a broad range of advanced ecommerce applications useful to manufacturers, who increasingly require a direct web connection to their channels and customers," said Diego Terra, CEO of SuiteCommerce, based in Miami, Fla. "Relying upon NS-BOS allows our company to focus on building our business and not delivery."
SPS Commerce ( www.spscommerce.com)—Offers market-leading B2B integration & EDI outsourcing services for seamless connections to supply chain trading partners. NetSuite solutions, including NetSuite for Manufacturers, are pre-wired for SPS' network of more than 1,200 trading partner relationships. SPS integrates trading partner information with NetSuite's order management, fulfilment and promised delivery dates to the customer. These streamlined communications help manage manufacturing production flow, providing end-to-end visibility from raw material delivery to finished goods.
"Manufacturers are looking to streamline their systems while improving their ability to support and sell products to their customers," said David Novak, Executive Vice President of Business Development at SPS Commerce. "The strategic partnership between NetSuite and SPS Commerce has delivered an integrated on-demand solution that enables manufacturers to meet the complex and growing requirements of trading partners using NetSuite. This one-system approach, made possible with NS-BOS, helps make trading partner communications more accurate, timely and automated."
Since its launch in February 2008, NS-BOS has attracted more than 1,000 ISVs and developers, who have created over 60 applications, built on NetSuite, across 15 vertical application areas. NetSuite Business Operating System (NS-BOS) delivers a platform for customisation and vertical application creation that includes:
- Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Infrastructure—Third parties developing applications on NS-BOS will host those applications on NetSuite's multi-tenant, on-demand architecture.
- Complete Suite—By including the NetSuite application within the NS-BOS application development environment, developers can embed the industry-leading ERP / CRM / Ecommerce suite within their applications.
- SuiteScript D-Bug—The first Platform-as-a-Service code debugger enables real-time code validation and testing against the complete NetSuite application, enabling faster iterative development.
- SuiteBundler—Breakthrough technology which allows for the delivery of ISV-built vertical solutions to SaaS customers in a packaged, repeatable manner— just select and inject—eliminating time-consuming, error prone overhead costs of re-coding.
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