ERA Consulting Group, Smartbridge, Softengine and Vibrant to Build Cloud ERP Practices with NetSuite
Oracle NetSuite, one of the world’s leading providers of cloud-based financials / ERP, HR, Professional Services Automation (PSA) and omnichannel commerce software suites, announced that four new partners have joined the NetSuite Solution Provider Program. ERA Consulting Group, Smartbridge, Softengine, and Vibrant Inc. have teamed with NetSuite to launch new cloud ERP practices to help clients accelerate growth while improving efficiency and insights into business operations. The new partner relationships come amid continued strong demand for cloud-based business management as organizations unshackle themselves from outdated legacy applications and costly in-house infrastructure to improve performance and profitability with the greater business agility of cloud systems. With consulting, implementation and optimization services spanning a range of industries, the new partners are positioned to rapidly expand their client base while enjoying the high margins and recurring revenue available through the NetSuite Solution Provider Program.
“Our four new partners deliver deep industry-specific expertise and a proven track record of excellence in helping their clients meet and exceed business objectives. We’re delighted to welcome them aboard and look forward to long and prosperous relationships that help customers grow, realizing the transformative advantages that NetSuite offers,” said Craig West, Oracle NetSuite Vice President of Alliances and Channels.
ERA Consulting Group Targets Growing Cloud Opportunities in Canada
ERA Consulting Group, an IT services firm based in Montreal, Quebec, is launching its NetSuite practice to address rising demand for cloud-based business management solutions among Canadian organizations. ERA Consulting, created in 2004, is expanding its long-term relationship with Oracle around the JD Edwards ERP system by adding NetSuite to its technology portfolio. The firm, with 100 clients, is focused on the manufacturing, distribution and services industries, making NetSuite an ideal fit for ERA’s target of small to midsized customers. ERA employs 40 ERP specialists with subject matter expertise in areas ranging from finance to HR, inventory, planning, manufacturing and logistics.
With NetSuite’s offerings for unified commerce, ERA Consulting also sees opportunities in the retail industry as it looks to build on its continued growth. “As a cloud solution, we’re able to implement NetSuite faster so that clients can focus on optimizing and growing their business. Canada has been traditionally a bit behind the U.S. in cloud adoption, but we have seen a shift as more organizations are rapidly embracing cloud solutions, and it will only go up from here,” said Benoit Gagnon, ERA Consulting CEO.
Smartbridge Expands on Oracle JD Edwards Expertise by Adding NetSuite
Smartbridge, a Houston-based services firm that simplifies business transformation, is introducing cloud ERP into its broad portfolio through its NetSuite partner relationship. The 15-year-old company views NetSuite as aligning with its focus areas of ERP and supply chain, as well as systems integration, business intelligence, advanced analytics, enterprise mobility and digital transformation. In addition, NetSuite fits well with Smartbridge’s key industries of manufacturing, distribution, food service, oil and gas, and facility services. An Oracle JD Edwards partner, Smartbridge is expanding its Oracle relationship by offering NetSuite cloud ERP along with ongoing support and enhancements for JD Edwards. With NetSuite, Smartbridge will provide foodservice operators and Houston-based SMBs with the agile and flexible solutions they need to grow and innovate. Smartbridge’s core customer base, including some of the largest global restaurant chains and Fortune 500 facility services businesses, are also seeking the simplification of cloud ERP solutions for acquisitions, divestitures and managing franchises.
“Our intention is to provide cloud-based enterprise solutions to help our customers succeed by growing our ERP practice around NetSuite with BI, integration and enterprise mobility as natural extensions. NetSuite’s single database and real-time information have generated a lot of interest in the market for modern, innovative companies that want to get out of managing infrastructure and application hairballs,” said Sanat Nileshwar, Director, Enterprise Systems at Smartbridge.
Softengine Broadens Solutions Portfolio with NetSuite Cloud ERP
Softengine, an ERP and business process solutions provider based in Woodland Hills, Calif. has joined the NetSuite Solution Provider Program to broaden its portfolio and meet growing customer demand for cloud-based business management. Founded in 1996, Softengine is a longtime SAP Gold level partner. The company has expertise in a range of industries including wholesale distribution, manufacturing, food production, retail, apparel and nonprofits. Softengine will align that industry expertise with the NetSuite SuiteSuccess methodology and its tailored vertical offerings to deliver impactful industry-specific solutions.
With many fast-growing businesses among its hundreds of clients, Softengine views NetSuite as a good fit to help companies accelerate growth while improving business efficiency and visibility. The firm will focus on NetSuite cloud ERP, and offer implementation and optimization services in areas including CRM and ecommerce. “We’re continually looking at growing our business and we felt we could make even more progress by creating a NetSuite practice. We want to offer the best platforms as we see them on the market, and NetSuite is one of them,” said Gil Lasman, General Manager at Softengine.
Vibrant, Inc. Aims New NetSuite Practice at Fast-Growing Companies
Vibrant, Inc., a full-service IT provider based in Princeton, N.J., is focusing its new NetSuite practice on growing companies that need the scalability, agility and on-demand data access that cloud business management solutions deliver. Founded in 2000, Vibrant has extensive experience implementing such enterprise solutions as Oracle PeopleSoft, Oracle JD Edwards, Oracle eBusiness Suite and Microsoft Dynamics. The company, with operations across the U.S. and in India, chose to join the NetSuite Partner Program after evaluating other solutions including Workday and SAP Business ByDesign. Key targets for Vibrant’s NetSuite practice include fast-growing companies, and organizations in the life sciences, retail and manufacturing industries. Seeing strong market recognition of NetSuite’s leadership in cloud business management, Vibrant’s services will cover financials / ERP as well as ecommerce, CRM, and HR to deliver a complete end-to-end cloud environment.
“Looking at our target segment of growing companies, NetSuite is a perfect fit as a cloud solution with a low up-front investment that grows as the business grows. NetSuite’s multi-functional scope and tight integration mean a company could start with financials and scale into the supply chain, sales, marketing and HR as they grow,” said Pannala Suresh, Vibrant founder.
Launched in 2002, the NetSuite Solution Provider Program is the industry’s leading cloud channel partner program. Since its inception, NetSuite has been a leader in partner success, breaking new ground in building and executing on the leading model to make the channel successful with NetSuite. A top choice for partners who are building new cloud ERP practices or for those expanding their existing practice to meet the demand for cloud ERP, NetSuite has enabled partners to transform their business model to fully capitalize on the revenue growth opportunity of the cloud. The NetSuite Solution Provider Program delivers unprecedented benefits that include highly attractive margins and range from business planning, sales, marketing and professional services enablement, to training and education.
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