NetSuite has committed to growing its channel business in New Zealand, as leading businesses in the region continue to embrace the cloud as a viable business model.
The company says key technology partners such as Fusion5, Fronde, Liberate I.T. and BPR Solutions are set to deliver cloud-based business management solutions to businesses across the country.
According to Frost & Sullivan’s State of Cloud Computing in New Zealand report (2012), 57% of organisations who currently use cloud solutions planned to increase their cloud-based budget significantly over the next 12 months, with 40% spending more than 10% of their total IT budget on cloud solutions or services and 20% spending more than 20%.
“The channel has always been an important part of our strategy in New Zealand since we entered the market in 2007, but we are now completely partner focused to keep up with growing demand from New Zealand businesses for the efficiencies, flexibility and cost benefits that cloud computing solutions offer,” says Mark Troselj, managing director, NetSuide Asia Pacific.
“The scale and resources required to meet this rapidly expanding market is best met by key selected partners in New Zealand, who offer local support and expertise, backed by competitive revenue share, investment and resourcing models from NetSuite."
Fusion5 is a leading business application provider established in 2002, with offices in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide.
Focused on ERP, CRM, human capital management, service management solutions and enterprise project portfolio management solutions, Fusion5 works in partnership with NetSuite to offer cloud-based ERP solutions in the New Zealand market.
“Fusion5 is proud to be the largest NetSuite Solution Partner across New Zealand,” says Rebecca Tohill, managing director, Fusion5.
“NetSuite has a unique offering compared to traditional on-premise ERP providers, as it has been developed as a pure cloud-based solution – all the features and benefits are optimised to operate in a real-time, web-based environment.
"It means we can offer our customers a comprehensive core platform for business management, without the huge costs and manpower required to install, operate and maintain hardware and software systems.”
Liberate I.T. was established in 2011 as a dedicated NetSuite provider. It has grown to become NetSuite’s only 3-star partner in New Zealand and was an Asia Pacific Partner of Year finalist this year.
“Liberate I.T. exclusively sells NetSuite cloud-based solutions to ensure New Zealand companies can future-proof their businesses,” says Paul Beattie, general manager, Liberate I.T.
“NetSuite is the most successful integrated business software suite designed for and delivered via the Internet, enabling us to transform the efficiency of many small-to-medium size enterprises in New Zealand using these leading cloud-based solutions.
"Liberate assists NZ businesses to remove the server from their infrastructure and realise up to 50 percent savings on the total cost of their IT infrastructure ownership.”
BPR Solutions has been implementing NetSuite since 2002 and was the first NetSuite Solution Partner in New Zealand.
The company specialises in business process improvement, solving business challenges and transforming businesses through the implementation, integration and customisation of cloud-based accounting, CRM, ERP, Ecommerce and web-based solutions from NetSuite.
"Given the depth of our knowledge, experience and proven capability, we recognise and understand the power of software like NetSuite and the value that it delivers for small-to-medium enterprises," says Simon Ede, managing director, BPR Solutions.
"It's very rewarding working in partnership with business leaders throughout NZ, enabling and empowering them to streamline, automate, drive efficiencies and to grow their businesses through the successful implementation and adoption of technology."
Established in 1992, Fronde is a New Zealand-owned technology company, with over 350 employees across offices in Wellington, Auckland and Sydney.
As a cloud integrator, Fronde specialises in business transformation by providing complete CRM, infrastructure, mail & collaboration and ERP solutions to its customers in New Zealand and Australia.
“As our clients contemplate painful and costly ERP upgrades, knowing they will need another in three years’ time, we are excited to offer them NetSuite cloud-based business management solutions as a means to alleviate these challenges,” says Ian Clarke, CEO, Fronde.
“We are delighted to bring NetSuite’s leading solutions to our clients in the New Zealand market, which allow executives to focus on their business, not on their technology.”