Software-as-a-Service Provider Integrates its Offerings for Improved Supply Chain Communications
SAN MATEO, Calif. and MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.—December 1, 2007—SPS Commerce today announced that it has become a member of NetSuite's® SuiteFlex SM Developer Program. By integrating NetSuite's Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) ERP solution and outsourced SaaS Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) services from SPS Commerce, suppliers can seamlessly communicate order, inventory and shipment information from NetSuite through SPS Commerce to their trading and supply chain partners such as third-party logistics providers (3PLs) and sourcing companies.
As a member of NetSuite's program, SPS Commerce plans to extend NetSuite's One System Architecture with new capabilities to meet the needs of suppliers requiring EDI connections to the SPS Commerce network of more than 1,200 retailers and grocers. The SuiteFlex Development platform allows third-party applications to integrate transaction data — orders, inventory, invoices and shipments — with their applications, and enable customers and third-party developers to build new workflows and applications that can look and operate as if NetSuite's own developers wrote them.
NetSuite holds critical business data of a company — orders, invoices, website transactions, shipping records, time tracking, and payroll data — the applications that are built on it using SuiteFlex can provide key tools for managing the company's business. SPS Commerce's Adaptor for NetSuite, created via SuiteFlex, is an excellent example of this that can benefit other companies. With the SPS Commerce Adapter for NetSuite, orders are created automatically in NetSuite when a trading partner sends a purchase order via EDI through the SPS Commerce service. When the invoice for the trading partner is created in NetSuite, it is integrated with the company's partners via EDI.
"As leaders in SaaS business-to-business solutions, SPS' and NetSuite's customers know the added reliability, lower cost of ownership and expertise of the SaaS delivery model," said David Novak, Executive Vice President of Business Development at SPS Commerce. "With this integrated solution, suppliers can provide critical business data found within an organisation's ERP solution to its supply chain partners via a proven EDI service. More importantly, these organisations can reap the benefits of SaaS offerings and focus on their core competencies, not ERP or EDI."
About SuiteFlex and NetSuite's SuiteFlex Developer Program
SuiteFlex is an application development platform that enables the creation of third-party vertical applications within NetSuite, as well as business process customisation for any end-user company. SuiteFlex includes several industry technology advances and innovations including additions to SuiteScriptSM — which allows for on-demand programming using only a web browser on a device with Internet access. As a part of SuiteScript, NetSuite introduced SuiteletsSM and SuiteScript UI Objects, allowing customers and third-party developers to build new workflows and applications that can look and operate as if NetSuite's own developers wrote them. In addition, SuiteFlex introduces a new concept for the Software as a Service market — "Service as Software," SuiteBundlerSM — to deliver new integrated vertical solutions by packaging their Suitelets and other extensions with NetSuite's core ERP/CRM/Ecommerce application. SuiteBundler enables solution providers to embed their industry-best practices, knowledge and applications — traditionally delivered as one-off services — into the actual NetSuite application for verticals in a repeatable fashion.
NetSuite's SuiteFlex Developer Program was established to help solution providers achieve success in vertical markets by bringing them the following:
About SPS Commerce
SPS Commerce provides a communication solution to be used by each partner in a company's supply chain. More than 12,000 retailers, manufacturers and 3PLs have selected SPS Commerce as their outsourced EDI provider to automate and integrate their trading relationships. Using the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model, SPS Commerce can dramatically lower setup and on-going costs, along with the time and risks of traditional EDI software by outsourcing the entire B2B communication process. The company's offerings leverage its multi-tenant architecture, multi-party sharing, comprehensive knowledge of hundreds of retailers' business processes and specifications and integration expertise with a variety of accounting, merchandising and ERP systems. SPS Commerce is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. For additional information, please contact SPS Commerce at 866-2450-8100 or visit www.spscommerce.com.
NetSuite Inc. is a leading vendor of on-demand, integrated business management application suites for small and medium-sized businesses. NetSuite enables companies to manage key business operations in a single system, which includes Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and Ecommerce. NetSuite's patent-pending "real-time dashboard" technology provides an easy-to-use view into up-to-date, role-specific business information.
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