NETSUITE KICKS OFF NEW YEAR WITH 50% DISCOUNT FOR SALESFORCE.COM DESERTERS

Jan 27, 2005 2:56 AM  By

SAN MATEO, CA – January 20, 2005 – NetSuite, Inc., started 2005 with a package of discounts and data migration offerings for companies considering or using salesforce.com’s stand-alone sales force automation (SFA) applications. For prospects considering buying salesforce.com professional and enterprise editions for the first time, NetSuite will beat any subscription estimate provided by salesforce.com by 50%. For customers renewing their salesforce.com professional and enterprise edition subscriptions, NetSuite will cut the renewal price in half and provide a bevy of free data migration services. This offer covers NetSuite’s NetCRM offering, as well as CRM users of the company’s complete ERP/CRM/eCommerce NetSuite solution. The offer is good for those customers who contact NetSuite before April 1, 2005. For more information about the offer, please visit to www.netsuite.com/salesforcecantdothis.

Prospects who take the NetSuite offer receive much more than just a lower price on a great product. They also receive important functionality not found in salesforce.com’s professional or enterprise editions including automatic quote generation, order management, forecasts that include approved orders, mass e-mail marketing, partner relationship management, and customer self-service portals.

NetSuite has won many head to head comparisons against salesforce.com in prestigious industry-leading publications. NetSuite was named 2004 Enterprise Software Product of the year by eWEEK. It was awarded PC Magazine’s Top Enterprise Software Product for 2005. Forrester Research named NetSuite’s forecasting capabilities the highest of any on-line CRM product. And Inc. Magazine ranked NetSuite the fastest growing software company in the California Bay Area, and the second fastest growing software company in the United States.

“To achieve CRM success, users need instant visibility into the information that defines the customer relationship – information like what a customer bought, how it was shipped, and whether or not they paid,” said Zach Nelson, CEO of NetSuite. “With NetCRM, users get access to every interaction from the moment prospects express interest, to the moment they order a product or service, without complex integration projects. With this offer, we have made achieving CRM success less costly and less risky than ever before.”

“We were using salesforce.com but made a simple decision to switch to NetSuite,” said Michael Fox, COO, Engius LLC (www.engius.com) a Stillwater, OK-based company that sells high-tech equipment for the construction industry. “The problem with salesforce.com was that we could not get the accounting, sales and customer service data that resided in the separate databases to flow back and forth. This information flow is critical, and our processes were compromised by the inability of salesforce.com to easily share data. NetSuite was the perfect solution for our needs. Even if we had built an integration loop between salesforce.com, it would have been expensive and still would not have been as seamless as what NetSuite provides.”

Today’s SFA and CRM software packages only automate very simple processes such as managing a forecast or tracking the number of calls made by sales reps. At most, they offer prospect management but have little substance, not to mention the fact that businesses utilizing standalone software packages have to juggle between different software in order to manage their business operations. With the growth in Internet usage, business expectations have changed. They desire to have software to not only address their needs and challenges, but also to increase productivity and efficiency. NetSuite provides businesses what they need with one system to run a business spanning CRM, ERP and eCommerce. This One System architecture eliminates redundant data entry and the cost associated with managing multiple systems for finance, sales, warehouse management, customer support and eCommerce.

NetSuite enables companies to manage all key business operations in a single, integrated system, which includes customer relationship management; order management and fulfillment; inventory management; finance; Ecommerce and Web site management; and employee productivity. NetSuite is delivered as an on-demand service, so there is no hardware to procure, no large, up-front license fee, and no complex set-ups. Finally, NetSuite’s patent-pending “real-time dashboard” technology provides an easy-to-use view into role-specific business information that is always up-to-date. For more information about NetSuite, visit: www.netsuite.com.