Manila, Philippines is one of the four included places for the NetSuite Business Cloud Tour around Asia-Pacific. Other location includes Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Sydney. The event was held from October 6 to 14, 2010 in Manila Peninsula Hotel in Makati City with the theme: "Where The Cloud Means Business." The presscon was attended by the CEO and President of NETSUITE, Zac Nelson.
It is the world's #1 SaaS (Otherwise called cloud computing, hosted, web-based) ERP and business management suite software with more than 6,600 customers. Founded in 1998 by Evan Goldberg and Larry Ellison and now listed on the NYSE (Ticker : N), they provide high-growth and mid-sized business with one integrated web-based business software suite, including accounting software, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software, customer relationship management (CRM), order management, inventory / shipping / fulfillment, manufacturing resource planning (MRP), and Ecommerce.
This year, NETSUITE is recognized for industry excellence in three different categories in the 25th Annual CODiE Awards. NetSuite OneWorld won CODiE Award for Best Business Software Solution, NetSuite SuiteCloud won CODiE Award for Best Cloud Infrastructure Software and NetSuite CRM+ won CODiE Award for Best Relationship Management Solution.
MORE ON ZAC NELSON
Zachary Nelson is an accomplished software industry executive and visionary with more than 20 years of leadership experience. His career began with executive positions in marketing, sales, product development and business strategy at some of the most influential and innovative technology companies, including Oracle, Sun Microsystems, and McAfee. While at McAfee he helped lead the company's expansion into the network management arena with the $1.4 billion acquisition of Network General. Later, as CEO of NAI subsidiary, myCIO, he created the world's first business-to-business security application services provider. Before that, Nelson was Vice President, World Wide Marketing at Oracle Corp., where he was responsible for global marketing strategy and implementation. Mr. Nelson, at 31 years old, was the youngest VP of Marketing in Oracle's history. At Sun, he drove the marketing and branding of the first version of the Solaris operating system, and led the product and corporate marketing effort at the company's SunSoft Division.
CEO of NetSuite since 2002, Nelson led the company's successful IPO in 2007 and its rise from startup to a leading cloud computing company in the industry. He was named one of the 10 Visionary CEOs of 2008 by InternetNews.com. Nelson holds B.S. and M.A. degrees from Stanford University.
JAMES DANTOW, GENERAL MANAGER OF NETSUITES PHILIPPINES
With over 19 years in leading global IT and Operational Services, James has worked across five continents setting up and establishing BPO and IT services business units in multiple industry sectors. Prior to NetSuite, James was VP of Continuous Improvement and Operations at a leading BPO outsourcer with over 4,500 employees delivering solutions to firms in the sectors of technology, financial services, telecommunications, consumer packaged goods, and manufacturing.
Prior to NetSuite, James was Director of Business Applications at a high speed wireless telecommunications provider supporting ASP applications such as Web development, Ecommerce and point-to-point wireless data services specifically designed at the SME markets in Canada. James began his career within a division of IBM Professional Services, where he delivered and managed services engagements build around enterprise software applications for eight years. James holds an MBA from the School of Business at Queen’s University.
NETSUITE IN THE PHILIPPINES
Here in the Philippines, NetSuite opened its first office in the Philippines in 2007 in Makati City and currently has nearly 300 employees there. NetSuite’s Philippine operations include software architecture and integration, finance and back office support,Professional Services, client management and technical support.
This year more than 1,200 BS Accountancy students will use NetSuite in their studies and since 2007 NetSuite has partnered with Philippine universities to enrich course offerings around cloud computing.
NETSUITE CLIENTS IN THE PHILIPPINES
NetSuite customers in the Philippines include: Jollibee, ABS-CBN, Institute of Culinary Arts and Food Service at Far Eastern University (ICF@FEU), Pancake House, Diamond Fleet, Antech and MOTECH, among others. This 2010, NetSuite announced the availability of SuiteCloud 2.0 and formed partnerships withWipro and GenPact. The company also formed strategic alliances with IBM,Amazon.com and Google.
During the press conference they show us a demo on how their system works, you can view it here. Some other photos are here.
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