NetSuite is set on growing its channel business in New Zealand as leading businesses in the region continue to embrace Cloud computing.
NetSuite is now completely “partner focused” to keep up with growing demand for New Zealand businesses for the Cloud, according to Mark Troselj, Asia Pacific managing director for the software company, which provides Cloud-based financials/ERP suites.
Its key channel partners in New Zealand - Fusion5, Liberate I.T., Fronde and BPR Solutions - have a combined expert team of more than 120 cloud specialists who can advise and implement NetSuite’s business management systems, according to a NetSuite press statement.
Troselj said the increased demand for the Cloud-based services are coming from medium to large customers in New Zealand that have international operations or contacts and see the Cloud as a way to accelerate globally.
A lot of these companies have on premise solutions that are at end of life, and quite a few have “quite significant upgrade bills,” Troselj said. Their technology functionality is retricting their growth, and they are starting to look at options, including Cloud computing.
The key message for these companies is to look where they are today and why they are considering changing their business apps, he said. “If you go back and just upgrade what you have got, put on premise solution, in three to five years time you will be right exactly in the same place.”
Some of NetSuite’s local customers include QVS, Sulco, Fronde, Lexis Nexis, Assurity Consulting and Simpl Group.