NETSUITE GOES MOBILE ON BLACKBERRY, WINDOWS MOBILE AND PALM TREO
First On-Demand ERP/CRM/Ecommerce Suite to Empower Mobile Workers
SuiteFlex Allows Third-Party Developers — Antenna Software, Explore Mobile and iEnterprises — to Bring Full NetSuite Capabilities to Wireless Devices
LONDON and San Mateo, Calif., May 24, 2007 — NetSuite, Inc., the leader in on-demand business management software, today announced that NetSuite™ is available wirelessly on mobile devices such as BlackBerry, Windows Mobile and Palm Treo. Third-party application developers Antenna Software, Explore Mobile and iEnterprises have extended NetSuite via NetSuite's SuiteFlex development and integration platform to meet the needs of wireless users, providing NetSuite customers with a variety of choices for mobile solutions. Unlike stand-alone solutions typically targeted at only sales users, NetSuite is the first end-to-end business management software application in the SaaS industry that allows all mobile users to perform their key business activities from accounts receivable, to quote and order management, to closing transactions and sales, to customer support and service. Each of these end-to-end processes is now available to the mobile worker via their wireless device with NetSuite extensions from Antenna Software, Explore Mobile and iEnterprises. With NetSuite now on mobile devices, users can have access to key data in real-time and from everywhere to run their business as usual while away from the office. For more information about NetSuite Wireless please go to www.netsuite.com/wirelessuk
SuiteFlex Powers NetSuite Wireless Access Via Third-Party Software Developers
Key NetSuite operations now available to mobile users on their wireless device include:
"While thousands of companies have standardised on NetSuite as their system of record, these new technologies allow companies of all sizes and industries to run their entire business anytime and from everywhere," said Zach Nelson, CEO, NetSuite. "With NetSuite on your wireless device, now not only can you take the order, but you can take it while on the customer site, or even on the golf course."
"A wireless strategy is critical for today's roaming workforce to remain connected with the real data they work with. The requirement for wireless connectivity surpasses the need to just access emails and send text messages; now the requirement is for access to real data and the ability to conduct transactions remotely," states Sheryl Kingstone, director of Yankee Group's Customer-Centric Strategies Decision Service. "In addition, wireless use extends beyond just sales representatives — it is also required for field service staff, travelling health and home service providers, and many other professionals."
NetSuite's wireless partners leverage SuiteFlex to extend NetSuite to the mobile worker. These partners include:
"More companies are embracing mobility as an integral part of their CRM solution right from the start," said Jim Hemmer, CEO and president of Antenna Software. "The beauty of our partnership with NetSuite — and the seamless integration between our technologies — is that it offers NetSuite customers a quick, straightforward and cost-effective way to mobilise their CRM applications so they can hit the ground running. We look forward to continued success."
"Our solution originated as a proof-of-concept to the extensible product capabilities SuiteFlex was going to open up for third-party development," said Jeremy DeSpain, COO Explore Mobile and partner of NetSuite. "The immediate demand for the field sales rep concept of providing the ability to mobilise their NetSuite CRM data on their handheld was enormous. With Explore's latest release of FSR 3, our sales reps can take orders right from the golf course!"
"We're here to help NetSuite customers close more deals, retain customers and get their jobs done — regardless of where they are," said John Carini, CEO of iEnterprises. "Many small and medium businesses don't have a lot of time and resources, but urgently need to help their mobile professionals get mission critical information while away from the office. Mobile Edge for NetSuite helps them tackle their most pressing wireless initiatives and use their BlackBerry smart phones beyond email. It's pre-built so it's easy to use and manage, and can be quickly launched to tackle day-to-day tasks. Our global team is very excited to be part of the NetSuite community."
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