Senior VP, Corporate Communications
NetLedger Announces Salesforce.com
More Than 30 Companies Migrate from Salesforce.com's
Legacy, Standalone SFA Application to NetLedger's Integrated
Front Office/Back Office Suites
SAN MATEO, CA, December 13, 2002 NetLedger,
Inc., makers of Oracle® Small Business Suite, today
announced new migration capabilities enabling businesses
to switch from Salesforce.com's legacy stand-alone SFA
application. Called the Legacy SFA Switch Program (www.netledger.com/switch),
NetLedger's new offering includes products, migration
services, and license credits that make it easy for
businesses to move from an isolated salesforce management
application to an integrated business management suite.
This new program complements the company's existing
migration tools that enable users of legacy front-office
systems (Goldmine® and ACT!) and legacy back-office
(QuickBooks® and Peachtree®) to easily migrate to a
modern integrated application such as Oracle Small Business
Suite. The Oracle Small Business Suite name is used
under license from Oracle Corporation (ORCL).
Among the more than 30 companies that have migrated
from Salesforce.com to NetLedger's business suites in
the past months are The Steele Foundation, Designs for
Health, and SmartSynch.
"With offices on four continents, we have a geographically
diverse workforce with a strong need for integration,"
said Todd Lane, CFO of The Steele Foundation (www.steelefoundation.com)
based in San Francisco, Calif., which provides enterprise
risk management solutions to corporations and governments.
"Before learning about NetSuite we used Salesforce.com
and a variety of diverse applications which by themselves
worked fine, but not together. Now we have one simplified,
NetLedger application in their place. We're excited
to watch our productivity increase as a result of NetSuite.
The whole process of migration is easy due to NetLedger's
migration technology and the professional services team."
"Previously we used Salesforce.com for SFA and
other products for accounting, said Nola Nicolas, Director
of Marketing for Jackson, Miss.-based SmartSynch (www.smartsynch.com),
a leading provider of smart metering solutions to the
energy and utility industry. "But after learning about
NetLedger, I thought why should we have two systems
when we can do it all with one? We have a small sales
team that will grow over time. It wasn't too hard moving
over our data, so we're glad we switched to NetLedger
when we did."
Jonathan Lizotte is founder and CEO of Designs for
an East Windsor, Conn.-based provider of nutritional
supplements to physician groups nationwide, Previously
Lizotte used Salesforce.com specifically for his sales
and CRM (customer relationship management), but it did
not integrate with his other business functions like
he had hoped. "Salesforce.com was so esoteric that I
wasn't able to use it properly. Using NetLedger's CRM,
our salespeople can track their sales and contacts in
a very simple format. And it integrates directly into
our company's financial information, part of the same
Oracle Small Business Suite. It is a beautiful resource
for us." Lizotte figures the Suite has saved him and
his sales reps, which are spread out over six states,
about $80,000 in time, overhead and capital expenses
For more information about NetSuite please visit our
Web site at www.netsuite.com.
Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation
and/or its affiliates.