Contributing Author: Guido Haarmans, VP of SDN and Partner Programs
NetSuite’s robust and diverse partner ecosystem has been vital to the company’s growth both functionality and geographically. Spanning solution providers, SuiteCloud and SuiteCommerce partners and regional and worldwide alliances, this network of partners is vital to helping the more than 40,000 companies and subsidiaries that run NetSuite reach their potential.
At the SuiteWorld 2017 conference in Las Vegas, NetSuite recognized its partners of the year for 2017. They are:
Regional Alliance of the Year – Americas – Grant Thornton
A leading global audit, tax and advisory firm, Grant Thorton’s growing, US-based NetSuite practice successfully partners with NetSuite Sales, Account Management and Professional Services teams to serve clients in a variety of industries. With deep NetSuite experience and a breadth of finance and advisory services, Grant Thornton goes beyond implementation, helping dynamic organizations leverage their NetSuite investment to achieve critical business objectives. Grant Thornton is a highly-recognized Oracle Platinum Cloud Select partner and prior winner of NetSuite’s National Systems Integrator of the Year Award.
Regional Alliance of the Year - International - RSM UK
RSM UK is an official NetSuite Alliance partner focused on helping growing businesses obtain the benefits from NetSuite's cloud ERP platform in the EMEA region. RSM combines deep knowledge of NetSuite's cloud ERP with system integration and multi-country business transformation expertise to help clients across all sectors to deploy NetSuite successfully and achieve their growth objectives. In 2017 and beyond, RSM UK plans to continue to invest significantly in new ways to implement and extend NetSuite across industry verticals.
Global Alliance Partner of the Year – Deloitte Digital
Over the past year Deloitte Digital was involved with many opportunities and wins around the globe, including in the UK, Belgium, Canada and the United States. It has a large and substantially growing NetSuite consulting practice that provides both implementation services and helps clients through the digital transformation journey for enterprise and midsize companies across several key industry sectors. Deloitte Digital had the highest co-sell revenue attainment among all the NetSuite Global Alliances. With a strong record of customer satisfaction and high quality consulting services, it has been selected as NetSuite’s Global Alliance Partner of the Year.
SuiteCommerce Partner of the Year – Folio 3
As a leading, authorized Commerce Partner, Folio3 brings its extensive knowledge of the ever-changing commerce landscape to the NetSuite platform. The partner’s global team of 200+ people provides first-class web store design, development and implementation services to help companies worldwide transform their business with a unified commerce platform. With a record number of NetSuite website implementations last year, Folio3’s experience implementing NetSuite’s front-end SuiteCommerce solutions with the back-office provides customers with unique and engaging experiences.
SuiteCloud New Partner of the Year – DSI
DSI is a supply chain platform company that enables mobile-first and cloud supply chain solutions for the digital economy. Their solutions include standalone and integrated Warehouse Management, Inventory Management, Delivery & Route Sales, Field Service, Fixed Asset Management and over 200 other Mobile Apps that add supply chain capabilities beyond what NetSuite offers. DSI has over 2,000 customers, fantastic growth with NetSuite customers and 98 percent customer retention.
SuiteCloud Innovator Partner of the Year – Solupay
Solupay is the first North American partner to integrate to the new SuitePayments API and one of the first partners to support chip cards for SuiteCommerce InStore. It has made NetSuite more competitive by adding alternative payment types such as ACH, Paypal Express, Amazon and Affirm financing. Its consistent goal to “help NetSuite sell more NetSuite” is shown in its flexibility and eagerness to collaborate with the SuitePayments product team to evolve the API and give customers a stellar experience.
SuiteApp of the Year – ConnectWise Sell
ConnectWise Sell’s strategic SuiteApp has transformed the complex world of quoting and has consistently exceeds expectations with the NetSuite IT VAR sales team. It has continued to enhance NetSuite’s quoting capabilities helping close 40 mutual clients with great reference stories. The company’s subject matter expertise in the IT VAR space is unparalleled and has been a major contributor to joint successes.
SuiteCloud International Partner of the Year – ERP FastForward
ERP FastForward has been a NetSuite SDN partner for five years and is also a 5 Star Solution Provider. Founded in 2012 by a customer, with the purpose of creating a market for NetSuite in their home region before NetSuite had any presence there, ERP FastForward is a trailblazer in cloud software for both NetSuite implementations and SuiteApp development and is a company that created a true multi-national partnership with NetSuite, with over 100 joint customers to prove success.
SuiteCloud Partner of the Year – Pacejet
An SDN member since 2009, Pacejet has had tremendous success ever since, growing our joint business by 50 percent in 2016 alone. A model partner that consistently strives to be one of the best, its cloud-based, multi-carrier shipping platform is helping NetSuite users manage millions of quotes and shipments with reduced costs and increased efficiency. Its continued commitment to the partnership and investment in the integration has helped NetSuite win many key deals in wholesale distribution, manufacturing and retail.
JAPAC Partner of the Year – Fusion5
A NetSuite partner since 2012, Fusion5 is the largest NetSuite 5 Star Solution Partner across Australia and New Zealand. With over 350 staff in nine offices across the region, the firm is recognised as a leader in Advanced Manufacturing, Ecommerce, NFP and SRP. Fusion5 is fully invested in growth and innovation to better support its customers and has developed a range of NetSuite-based vertical solutions. Last year Fusion5 received the NetSuite Award for Customer Service Excellence and more recently, the NetSuite ANZ Partner of Excellence Award for 2016. The company achieved President's Club Partner Status in 2015, 2016 and again in 2017.
EMEA Solution Provider of the Year – FHL
FHL is an established UK partner entering its 10th year with NetSuite. The firm has successfully delivered cloud solutions to over 100 organizations across all sectors, including ecommerce and omnichannel; It is EMEA’s most successful and experienced SuiteCommerce Advanced partner, serving a teeth whitening customer who guarantees a “Whiter Smile”. FHL also specializes in the wine industry and its range of SuiteApps and integrations greatly extends and increases NetSuite functionality. This is the firm’s sixth EMEA Partner of the Year award.
Americas Solution Provider Partner of the Year – Eide Bailly
Eide Bailly was founded 100 years ago in 1917. As a Top 25 accounting firm in the US, it became a NetSuite Partner five years ago but didn’t fully adopted the business unit as a firm until three years ago when, after a long due-diligence, Eide Bailly determined NetSuite was the only ERP they wanted to lead its Cloud strategy. In the last three years, Eide Bailly’s NetSuite business has grown exponentially. It went from being a 2-Star to a 5-Star Partner within a year and grew their Technology Consulting organization by more than 50 percent in 18 months. Eide Bailly’s success has been driven by providing value. The staff spend time understanding their client’s business; from operational processes and organizational goals. This allows them to design and implement a tailored, holistic solution to address pain-points, turning them instead into opportunities for their clients to grow.
Worldwide Solution Provider of the Year – RSM US LLP
A leading provider of assurance, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market, RSM US LLP is being recognized for the fifth year in a row as one of NetSuite’s largest and most successful partners. RSM continues to make significant investments in its professional services and sales teams by taking full advantage of the programs made available by NetSuite. This year alone, it has added a number of authorizations including: the Commerce Agency Program (CAP), Advanced Revenue Management (ARM), Multi-Book and SuiteSuccess to help clients get the most from their NetSuite investment.
Worldwide Partner of the Year – Deloitte Digital
Deloitte Digital led the way winning many of NetSuite’s largest and most strategic deals in 2016 while delivering the highest level of quality to our joint customers. Deloitte Digital has executed on several large global deals as well, helping NetSuite continue to expand internationally. Deloitte Digital delivers NetSuite as a fully integrated cloud offering working closely with many of our complimentary SDN partners, allowing customers to see the full benefit of digital transformation to the cloud.
To learn more about Oracle NetSuite’s partner programs, please visit www.netsuite.com/partners.