Targeted at enterprises looking to extend NetSuite and other applications to the cloud, NetSuite SuiteCloud is a multi-tenant platform that provides core infrastructure, as well as a number of standards-based tools.
Additionally, SuiteCloud offers application and operational security, data management with multiple redundancy levels, enterprise-grade scalability, a 99.5% uptime guarantee and operational security. But before going all-in with NetSuite's cloud platform, it's essential to closely review SuiteCloud's full feature set, as well as its interoperability with other applications, including Salesforce and Google Apps.
NetSuite offers four pre-configured applications with its SuiteCloud Connect service to make it easier to link NetSuite with popular applications and cloud platforms. SuiteCloud Connect is available for:
- Salesforce.com: Salesforce.com customers can tie their customer relationship management (CRM) software to NetSuite's on-demand financials, enterprise resource management (ERP) and e-commerce services.
- SAP: SuiteCloud Connect enables SAP customers to link to NetSuite applications, including transactional data, accounts payable, accounts receivable and budgeting.
- Google Apps: NetSuite users can connect to Google's calendar and email offerings, and can integrate with ERP and CRM functions.
- Oracle: SuiteCloud Connect can link Oracle's E-Business Suite to NetSuite's platform.
NetSuite SuiteCloud also offers a variety of developer tools, including:
SuiteBuilder: NetSuite's point-and-click interface allows users to develop and deploy applications in the cloud. The tool offers unlimited custom fields, forms, records, centers, tabs and roles.
SuiteAnalytics: Described as self-serve business intelligence, SuiteAnalytics can create reports across financials, orders, customers, opportunities and all custom objects. Users can also embed dashboards in key applications.
SuiteScript: According to NetSuite, this Java-based tool offers full-featured application-scripting capabilities. Flexible scripting models and built-in debugging allow developers to customize their NetSuite deployments.
SuiteFlow: NetSuite's graphical workflow management tool, SuiteFlow, lets users automate business processes -- such as lead nurturing, collections management and sales discounting -- and purchase order approvals with a multitude of point-and-click tools.
SuiteCloud IDE: Developers can use the provider's Eclipse-based integrated development environment tool to build SuiteApp functionality on the NetSuite cloud platform.
SuiteTalk: This tool integrates and extends NetSuite with SOAP Web services and lightweight REST-based integration. Developers can use SuiteTalk to integrate on-premises and third-party applications directly into NetSuite.
SuiteBundler: With this tool, users can package and roll out any application built on the NetSuite platform. Versions are managed and deployments are "nearly instantaneous," according to NetSuite.
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The NetSuite SuiteCloud platform is available from select NetSuite systems integrators or service providers.
Neither NetSuite nor its partners disclose pricing information. However, a number of industry resources price the vendor's per-user license at $99 to $129 per seat with annual contracts. Unique software component combinations, add-on products and additional services are extra. Support contracts are also additional and undisclosed.
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