NetSuite Previews For Partners More Customizable, Intelligent ERP And Commerce Platform

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Goldberg, in his keynote, highlighted the importance of the SuiteApp marketplace to deliver third-party solutions to customers, and encouraged all developers distributing applications through SuiteApp to leverage the dashboards available to personalize the NetSuite interface and add functionality.

The CTO also previewed the 2.0 release of SuiteScript, offering simplified and more powerful coding tools.

Showcasing its customer wins, the NetSuite executives welcomed to the stage a number of innovative customers, including Hyperloop One, a company developing a state-of-the-art transportation system; Snapchat; and Daqri, developer of an augmented reality headset.

Matt Haller, North American NetSuite practice lead at Paris-based Capgemini, told CRN it was nice to see those innovative companies featured in Nelson's keynote, even if the stories mostly lacked detail on how the NetSuite platform was helping them be innovative.

Haller said he was in complete agreement with Nelson and McGeever that the "crown jewels of NetSuite are the SuiteCloud Platform and the OneWorld module" and happy to hear about the continued investments to improve those products.

Mark Rhyman, co-CEO at Big Bang ERP, a NetSuite partner based in Montreal, said the customers invited to the stage served as examples of the credibility that NetSuite has in the market.

The upgrades coming in OneWorld 16, especially the features enabling automated intercompany transactions, should solve a major pain point for customers, Rhyman said.

"They're delivering on what the community wants," Rhyman told CRN.

The importance of SuiteScript 2.0 shouldn't be discounted either, according to Rhyman, because it will do a great deal to help partners better customize solutions.

"It is important because it will give us more ways to do things that are not out of the box," Rhyman told CRN, including code in the system, do queries and incorporate databases.

Haller, at Capgemini, told CRN the unified billing and revenue platform is compelling.

"We do see companies with combined models for product, service and subscription, and what was announced has the potential to simplify how a company can execute all three models simultaneously," Haller told CRN.

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