New UI Continues NetSuite's Leadership in Rethinking How a Modern Business Management Application Looks and Works
NETSUITE SUITEWORLD 2014, SAN JOSE, Calif.—May 13, 2014—NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N), the industry's leading provider of cloud-based financials / ERP and omnichannel commerce software suites, today announced a next-generation user interface that extends its leadership and innovation in creating business management software suites in the cloud. NetSuite's new user interface (UI) makes it faster and easier than ever before to interact with information and allows users to enjoy a more intuitive and visually engaging work experience. The new UI continues to deliver a seamless and consistent experience for users of NetSuite's unified, cloud business management platform and breaks down the usability barriers inherent in disparate departmental applications, which require users to switch from application to application to try to automate business processes.
As the pioneer in cloud ERP, NetSuite has led the revolution in user interface design for modern business applications. Its first release abandoned the Microsoft Windows desktop metaphor of the era and moved applications into the world of the web. NetSuite pioneered new user interface technologies that revolutionized the capabilities of business applications and set the standards that are still being copied today: From pioneering in-line editing in web-based applications; to incorporating Ajax technologies to create business intelligence "dashboards" that live natively in core business applications; to inventing the concept of "role-based" user interfaces.
In once again reinventing the business application user interface, NetSuite conducted three years of deep usability research with its customers. As a true business management system, NetSuite's innovation in user experience design is quite different from applications in most business departments, which are designed to support the needs of only one role. NetSuite deployments support users from all departments of a company—from front-line sales, marketing, finance, ecommerce, HR and services employees through to C-level executives. NetSuite completed extensive research, user observations, and usability testing with users across all of these roles. The result is a consistent, seamless experience that allows business users to work faster and easier and get the job done more efficiently. For example, sales professionals can more quickly and easily enter and track information on their customers and prospects, finance personnel can easily find the data necessary to close the books, services professionals get rapid insight into project status and profitability and the CEO gets a comprehensive view of company operations with the interactive, real-time dashboard.
NetSuite plans to roll out the new UI with NetSuite's 2014.2 release, scheduled for Q3 2014.
NetSuite CEO Zach Nelson unveiled the new NetSuite UI today during a keynote address at SuiteWorld 2014. Founder and CTO Evan Goldberg will discuss and demonstrate the new capabilities more deeply in his SuiteWorld 2014 keynote tomorrow.
"Since the day I founded NetSuite I have spent much of my time tackling one of the thorniest challenges in building complex mission-critical business applications—making them not only easy-to-use, but also enjoyable," said Goldberg, "Our new UI was not only designed with customers in mind, in some ways it was actually designed by customers. The result is an experience that really sets the standard for modern business applications."
Leveraging and supporting HTML5 and based on principles of modern "flat design," which emphasizes crispness and clarity, the NetSuite UI blends elegance and functionality with easy-to-read fonts, attractively redesigned icons and graphics, increased whitespace and greater aesthetic simplicity while enhancing the rich features that help distinguish the world's leading cloud business management software suite, Overall highlights include:
Hour-long webinars on June 16 and 17 will offer users a look at NetSuite's bold new UI and provide guidance on making the most of the updated environment. For further information and registration, please click here.
Today, more than 20,000 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 suites for divisions of large enterprises and mid-sized organizations seeking to upgrade their antiquated client/server ERP systems. NetSuite excels at streamlining business operations as demonstrated in a recent Gartner study naming NetSuite as the fastest growing financial management software vendor on a global basis. 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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