NETSUITE OFFERS FREE TRAINING FOR QUICKBOOKS DEFECTORS
San Mateo, CA—September 23, 2004—NetSuite,
Inc., today announced that following last month's announcement
of NetSuite Small Business for companies outgrowing
QuickBooks, it is offering two free training seminars
to all new NetSuite Small Business customers who have
switched from QuickBooks. These new seminars are conducted
by experts from NetSuite's Training Team who have helped
thousands of customers move from QuickBooks to NetSuite.
All customers who have purchased NetSuite Small Business
in the past 6 months are eligible to register. For more
information about the free training sessions please
go to www.netsuite.com/freetraining.
Small business customers are switching from QuickBooks
to NetSuite Small Business because as their business
grows so does their need for a more robust software
solution. Customers are finding that off-the-shelf packages
are limiting their growth potential by limiting the
number of users, transactions, and data managed by the
software package. Customers are switching to NetSuite
because they have recognized the need for one solution
to manage their entire business, an integrated system
which will grow with them and provide the business intelligence
needed to continually expand their business.
QuickBooks' limitations for growing businesses include:
- Technical Limitations: QuickBooks Enterprise, Intuit's
top-of-the-line product only allows a maximum of 10
users and 120,000 records. NetSuite allows an unlimited
number of users and records.
- Physical Limitations: QuickBooks Enterprise has
to be managed, upgraded and updated by the user, and
is not easily accessible via the Internet. NetSuite
Small Business is completely managed, upgraded and
updated by NetSuite. Because it is a Web-based, Web-native
application it is accessible anytime, anywhere. All
that is needed is a browser and a network connection.
- Functionality Limitations: QuickBooks Enterprise
is essentially an accounting package, with limited
or no functionality in eCommerce, customer relationship
management, and inventory management. NetSuite is
a complete business application that manages an entire
business, from contact to contract to cash.
These two free training seminars are specifically designed
to help QuickBooks defectors learn NetSuite Small Business
easily and quickly. The first class, entitled "Quick
and Easy Transition from QuickBooks to NetSuite Small
Business," trains users on how to complete
frequently performed QuickBooks tasks in NetSuite and
demonstrates the navigational similarity of the two
products. The second class, "Getting
Started in NetSuite Small Business," provides
systems administrators with an overview of NetSuite
Small Business terminology, navigation tips, and setup
considerations. The seminars are offered each Tuesday
for the month of September and each Thursday for the
month of October.
"NetSuite Small Business is a very easy-to-use
application, but because companies are looking to do
more with it than they could with QuickBooks, these
free training classes will help our customers get the
most from NetSuite," said Tamera Scholz, senior
manager of training services for NetSuite. "Given
our experience with thousands of customers who are in
the same boat, we are able to quickly synthesize and
present what they will need to turbo-charge their business."