Oracle's NetSuite cloud division unveils initiative to boost partner ecosystem

Oracle's NetSuite cloud division unveils initiative to boost partner ecosystem
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3 Apr, 2019

Cloud firm Oracle’s NetSuite division will increase its investment in its partner ecosystem to maximise customer success, the company said in a statement. It also announced the largest ever investment in a partner engagement initiative called SuiteLife.

According to Oracle, its NetSuite products had seen strong growth last year, courtesy its more than 550 partners in 85 countries. Under the SuiteLife programme, partners can start selling to customers in 90 days.

NetSuite provides a range of cloud-based applications which includes financials, enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), human resources, professional services automation and omnichannel commerce among others. Oracle had acquired NetSuite for $9.3 billion in 2016.

“The rate at which customers are moving ERP to the cloud is at an all-time high. By making it easier than ever for partners to join, succeed and grow in the NetSuite ecosystem, we are putting the power of the NetSuite platform into their hands,” said Craig West, vice president of alliances and channels, Oracle NetSuite.

With NetSuite, organisations gain the visibility and control needed to navigate complexities and accelerate growth while the division’s partners can capitalise on the transition to the cloud, the company said.

SuiteLife offers partners a comprehensive set of resources, certified training and tools that enable them to develop expertise around specific business functions, product areas and industries, the statement added. Under the programme, the rollout and delivery of the new products are expedited.

Oracle said that the NetSuite library will also provide its partners access to training and industry experts round the clock and a single subscription offers them access to tools, assets and partner support.

The NetSuite Partner Programme doubled in 2018 as a result of significant expansion in Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America, it added.