Technology Innovators of JMP Securities' 2014 "Hot 100" Fuel Business Growth with NetSuite Cloud
SAN MATEO, Calif.—November 19, 2014—NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N), the industry's leading provider of cloud-based financials / ERP and omnichannel commerce software suites, today announced that more than half of the companies on the 2014 JMP Securities "Hot 100 Best Privately Held Software Companies" list run their mission-critical business processes on NetSuite's unified cloud business management suite. NetSuite gives high growth companies such as these leading technology innovators in the "Hot 100" list the agility, flexibility and scalability to support their business growth and expansion.
The "Hot 100" firms are identified by JMP Securities, a San Francisco-based boutique investment bank, as the software industry's leading private companies. NetSuite customers DataSift and Viewpoint Construction Software are among the high-growth innovators on the "Hot 100" list. Both organisations rely on NetSuite OneWorld for agile global business management and readiness for multinational expansion.
"NetSuite is the cloud ERP solution of choice for fast-growing software companies to streamline operations and fuel global expansion," said Jim McGeever, NetSuite COO. "The fact that more than half of the JMP 'Hot 100' run NetSuite is a powerful endorsement of the end-to-end business optimization capabilities that we deliver to software innovators."
High-growth software companies face unique business challenges scaling their business. They require agile and flexible systems that can grow with their business. Such organisations also need comprehensive financial management capabilities that can handle complex multi-element revenue recognition demands, provide billing flexibility to support multiple revenue streams including subscriptions, as well as establish strict financial controls that can help prepare software companies for a public offering. For years, the effectiveness of software companies' financial and business operations was constrained by on-premise software and manual processes. On-premise software lacks the scalability needed by fast-growing, international businesses. Many software companies still rely on highly inefficient, spreadsheet-driven manual procedures to manage key business processes such as billing, purchases, expenditure approvals, financial reporting, contract renewal, professional services automation and revenue recognition. It's very costly to install and maintain traditional on-premise software, and the complexities of the systems don't scale with a growing employee base.
NetSuite delivers the right combination of scalability, flexibility and cost-effectiveness. NetSuite's cloud-based ERP suite is the solution of choice for the software industry, running critical business processes for hundreds of the most innovative software companies. And for software companies seeking to grow their business globally, NetSuite OneWorld meets the needs of global software companies with built-in support for real-time multi-subsidiary financial consolidation and reporting, multi-currency, multinational taxation rules and unified real-time views into the business performance of each and every subsidiary. NetSuite is uniquely positioned to serve today's best and brightest firms by providing an integrated, focused set of functionality for software companies. With NetSuite, software companies are able to focus on innovation and growth while enjoying streamlined billing and renewal processes, accurate financial reporting and the ability to meet revenue recognition requirements and comply with the new revenue recognition standards known as ASU 2014-09.
With support for 190 currencies, 19 languages, and automated tax compliance in over 50 countries, NetSuite OneWorld brings software companies key features and benefits including:
Members of the 2014 JMP "Hot 100" list who rely on NetSuite to power their growth, expansion and innovation include:
DataSift (www.datasift.com), a leading social data platform with more than 1,000 customers in over 40 countries, including Dell, CBS Interactive and Yum Brands, implemented NetSuite OneWorld in October 2013 to replace a Xero accounting application and support its rapid growth in revenue and workforce, which have both doubled in the past year. With NetSuite OneWorld, San Francisco-based DataSift has gained critical capabilities for global financial consolidation and intercompany efficiencies across three legal entities in the U.S. and U.K., and supports multi-currency transactions in the Euro and British pound, with additional currencies to be accommodated as DataSift grows its global customer base in the retail, telecommunications, high-tech, consumer packaged goods and advertising industries. With offices in the U.S., the U.K. and Canada, DataSift has reduced its monthly financial close time from up to a month down to five or six days. Selected over Intacct and Microsoft Dynamics GP, NetSuite provides vital role-based data access controls that Xero lacked and far superior reporting capabilities that have eliminated time-consuming manual Excel spreadsheet work.
"We're using NetSuite as the anchor to plug in all sorts of functional pieces as we grow—it's our core system," said Steven Pease, CFO and SVP of Operations at DataSift. "We're now in a much better position to grow the company without accounting and infrastructure hindering our growth. It's hard to imagine we'd have been as successful without NetSuite."
Viewpoint Construction Software (www.viewpoint.com), a global provider of construction-specific software solutions and services, has grown revenue 40 percent annually and increased its workforce from 140 to more than 700 in its five years running on NetSuite. Based in Portland, Ore., with offices in the U.K., Canada, and Australia, as well as in 10 other U.S. cities, Viewpoint has grown to more than 7,000 customers across 25 countries since migrating to NetSuite from Sage MAS 90. NetSuite OneWorld enables global financial consolidation and transactions, including the British pound and Canadian and Australian dollars. NetSuite's project management capabilities are used for time and expense and resource allocations across 150 Viewpoint consultants, while NetSuite CRM supports a global Viewpoint sales staff of over 50 reps. Viewpoint also uses NetSuite Financial Planning for budgeting and planning.
"NetSuite has been a key component in our ability to scale and to make information available to management and employees to gain a better understanding of our business and manage it more effectively," said Ben Ertischek, Viewpoint CFO. "With NetSuite Financial Planning, we do our five-year strategy plan and turn that into our annual plan with quarterly reforecasting."
Today, more than 20,000 companies and subsidiaries depend on NetSuite to run complex, mission-critical business processes globally in the cloud. Since its inception in 1998, NetSuite has established itself as the leading provider of enterprise-class cloud financials/ERP suites for divisions of large enterprises and mid-sized organisations seeking to upgrade their antiquated client/server ERP systems. NetSuite excels at streamlining business operations as demonstrated in a recent Gartner study naming NetSuite as the fastest growing financial management software vendor on a global basis. NetSuite continues its success in delivering the best cloud ERP/financials suites to businesses around the world, enabling them to lower IT costs significantly while increasing productivity, as the global adoption of the cloud is accelerating.
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