Grant Thornton, Blytheco and Frank, Rimerman Launch Cloud Computing Practices with NetSuite
NetSuite SuiteWorld 2012, SAN FRANCISCO—May 17, 2012—NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N), the industry's leading provider of cloud-based financials / ERP software suites, today announced new alliances with leading technology and consulting services providers and mid-market VARs, that reflect strong momentum and new opportunities for companies in a range of industries to utilize NetSuite's award-winning cloud business management solutions to increase productivity, reduce costs and power rapid growth. These firms include Deloitte Consulting LLP, and top Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains and top Sage VARs such as Grant Thornton LLP, Blytheco LLC and Frank, Rimerman + Co. LLP join a dynamic and fast-growing NetSuite alliance and partner ecosystem that offers software, services and deep business process and industry expertise to clients.
"These new solution providers all report strong demand for cloud solutions from their existing customer base and from prospects," said Craig West, NetSuite VP of Channel Sales. "We're delighted to welcome them to our extended network as they launch cloud practices that deliver the type of transformational business benefits that more than 12,000 companies and subsidiaries have already realised."
The new alliances/partners joining the NetSuite Solution Provider Program are:
Grant Thornton LLP, the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd (www.grantthornton.com/NetSuite), is leveraging the company's deep business process and technology expertise to offer high-performance NetSuite-based solutions to companies across a range of industries. The new NetSuite alliance addresses growing demand among Grant Thornton clients for cloud business management solutions that streamline foundational processes such as ERP / financials, as well as provide the flexibility to realise business value in the emerging areas of CRM 2.0, mobile computing and social media. "We see increasing interest among our clients in transitioning from complex in-house systems to a modern cloud business solution that's proven, scalable, agile and customizable not just for financials, but for emerging areas like mobile and social that can deliver a competitive advantage," said Paul Kanneman, Grant Thornton's Business Advisory Services National Managing Principal. "NetSuite is a leader in cloud business management and is a good fit for many of the dynamic companies we work with."
Blytheco (www.blytheco.com), founded in 1980 and serving more than 5,000 clients across the U.S., is launching a new cloud computing practice in addition to its existing portfolio. Blytheco will focus on selling, implementing and supporting NetSuite cloud ERP / financials, CRM, supply chain and related solutions to a growing client base increasingly interested in moving to cloud business management from on-premise software. Blytheco partnered with NetSuite after thorough due diligence on NetSuite's cloud solution, customer successes, customization capacity, market position, financial stability, partner channel program and future direction. "The cloud is here to stay and we see a significant opportunity to meet customer demands and make a market impact with a cloud solution proven to improve business efficiency and visibility while allowing businesses to scale on demand," said Stephen Blythe, Founder and CEO of Blytheco. "We're excited to partner with a cloud software provider that's established clear market leadership and is continuously moving forward with product enhancements and innovations."
Frank, Rimerman Consulting (FRC), the technology division of Frank, Rimerman + Co. LLP, (www.frankrimerman.com) is launching a new cloud computing practice to deliver NetSuite's cloud business management solutions to companies in such industries as manufacturing, wholesale distribution, life sciences, ecommerce and software, as well as to global enterprises and the public sector. The new cloud practice expands FRC's focus beyond Microsoft-based on-premise solutions and answers growing client demand for cloud solutions that deliver superior efficiency and visibility allowing our clients to focus on their core business operations without managing an IT department. "We partnered with NetSuite to ensure that we offer the best possible cloud-based business solutions available on the market to support our clients in exceeding their goals," said Stephen Wolford, Partner in charge of Frank, Rimerman Consulting. "By partnering with NetSuite, we have access to a robust development platform that allows FRC to deliver solutions customised to our clients' unique needs, as well as taking a major step in the evolution of our technology division."
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