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NetSuite
NetSuite is the leading vendor of cloud-based Software-as-a-Service integrated business management software for mid-market enterprises and divisions of large companies. NetSuite's cloud business management system including ERP / accounting, order management / inventory, CRM, professional services automation (PSA), and Ecommerce.
Here are the latest news about NetSuite:

2016 Oracle buys cloud ERP provider NetSuite for $9.3B



Oracle will acquire NetSuite for about $9.3 billion. Both Oracle and NetSuite’s cloud service offerings aimed at enterprise customers will continue to operate and “coexist in the marketplace forever,” according to a statement by Oracle CEO Mark Hurd. Eighteen-year-old NetSuite claims a dominant position in the cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) space, which includes offerings to help businesses track supply and demand, inventory, accounting, customer relationships (CRM) and HR. The ERP industry has been an active space for M&A and general consolidation over the past few years, and Oracle in general has been an aggressive acquirer of smaller companies throughout 2016, with recent pick-ups including Opower and Textura.


2010 NetSuite fights hairballs. But makes one with Google Apps


NetSuite marketing team is well known for its sense of humor. But before their humor was mainly inspired by SAP and its "stealth" launch of SaaS solution SAP Business ByDesign (that let NetSuite make its business). By the way, it's interesting that actually NetSuite drives away Oracle's customers as well as SAP's, but with respect to Oracle, the NetSuite marketers behave much more modest, because the Oracle CEO, Larry Ellison in co-owner of NetSuite. But let's go back to hairballs. What is it? According to NetSuite, the hairball - is a thing that happens when a company deploys disparate IT systems and then tries to integrate them. The conclusion is simple - use NetSuite, where everything is natively integrated. In addition to funny video NetSuite unveiled the updated system interface and seamless integration with Google Apps:

NetSuite GMail
Integration with Google Apps includes:
- Single sign-in
- attach emails from GMail and files from Google Docs to records in NetSuite (contacts, projects ...)
- view contact information from NetSuite directly in a GMail message (by GMail gadget)
- sync NetSuite calendar with Google Calendar
- display information from NetSuite in Google Desktop


2009 Netsuite invented Social ERP

Netsuite
Netsuite has already missed the opportunity to use the Social CRM buzz. Salesforce and some other CRM vendors have already unveiled social features and launched the marketing promotions. But Netsuite has all chances to become the first to offer Social ERP. Today Netsuite and InsideView announced about the new partnership in order to create the Social ERP. But why do we need this social ERP software? Everything was clear with social CRM: salesperson needs to monitor customers and leads in the social networks in order to involve into the discussions and sell something. But why ERP, that  is intended for resources accounting and planning, needs the similar features? Netsuite has found some answers to this question.

First, one of ERP primary tasks is supply chain management (SCM). And if you want to plan the supply chain, you need to be aware if everything is ok with your suppliers. But where can you find this information? In the social sites, like Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. With the help of InsideView technology, Netsuite will be able to monitor the notes about the suppliers and provide reports to the supply manager.

Second, ERP software also includes human resources management (HRM). And where can you find the new employees or personal information about existing workers? Right, on the internet blogs and forums. Third, ERP is used to track the accounts payable and forecast the future incomes. But how can you check if a customer will pay your invoice in time? Of course, you can read news and rumors about it in the Internet.