NetERP ATTRACTS MID-SIZED ENTERPRISES FROM GREAT
PLAINS, MAS 90
Companies Automate Back-Office
and Online Operations At a Fraction of the Cost and Pain
San Mateo, Calif., July 30, 2003 – NetLedger, Inc., makers of Oracle®
Small Business Suite, today announced that mid-sized enterprises have switched
from traditional back-office software including Microsoft Great Plains and MAS
90 driven by its newly announced NetERP. The newly announced NetERP is a complete
back-office application integrating order, inventory, and procurement business
process management with robust financials to provide supply chain management
and e-commerce for mid-size businesses. The Oracle Small Business Suite name
is used under license from Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ: ORCL).
NetERP is an inseparable component of NetLedger's award-winning NetSuite. The
software applications utilized by most mid-sized companies do not allow business
processes to run seamlessly across front and back-office functions. These companies
run their business on separate, expensive software packages – one for
accounting, one for warehousing, one for sales force management and one for
customer support. Additionally, the ongoing cost of running the software and
integrating data from such multiple, incompatible systems has been high. NetERP
addresses the issues associated with the back-office of a business. Because
NetERP ties together with CRM, NetSuite helps mid-sized businesses overcome
"Many companies have not upgraded their back-office software since they
updated it to solve the Y2K problem," said Zach Nelson, CEO of NetLedger.
"In 2003, they now have new problems to address – integrating with
business partners, seamlessly supporting e-commerce, and tying together operations
spread around the globe. They find that their new problems are very difficult
to be solved by archaic software architectures and solutions. Mid-sized companies
spend millions of dollars tying together an accounting system from one vendor
with CRM software from another vendor. NetSuite, by integrating complete ERP
and CRM functionality in a single, easy-to-use application, eliminates these
Many mid-sized companies have replaced Great Plains software and MAS 90 and
standardized their businesses on NetERP. These companies have saved an enormous
amount of time and money while improving productivity since implementing NetERP.
"The ease of use of NetERP within NetSuite compared to Great Plains was
one of our key deciding factors," said Matt Lane, MIS Director at RLE Technologies
(www.rletech.com), a manufacturer of water
leak detection and web-enabled monitoring products, based in Fort Collins, CO.
"Training our employees is so much easier now. Before we spent hours re-educating
new employees with Great Plains. NetERP is also much less expensive. Adding
Microsoft's CRM package to our existing solution would have cost an additional
$20,000 in hardware, software, and consulting fees. All in all, we wish we would
have known about NetERP/NetSuite sooner but we are very pleased to have it now."
"For years our information resided on three different systems," said
Joe Walker, Vice President, Elcometer Inc. (www.elcometer.com),
a distributor of paint inspection instruments. "Those systems were FilePro
for our database, GoldMine for our customer contacts, and Great Plains/Real
World for our accounting. We had to input data between those systems four times.
In short, it was a nightmare. What we needed was a one-stop shop. I looked for
two years for something to replace Great Plains. To have one Web-based application
for everything I need to run my business seems so simple, yet in today's business
environment it is truly unique. I think NetLedger really nailed it down with
NetERP, the back-office application and of course its complete front- and back-office
For more information about NetSuite please visit our Web site at www.netsuite.com.
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