SAN MATEO, Calif., April 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N), the industry's leading provider of cloud-based financials / ERP software suites, today announced that NetSuite.org, its corporate citizenship arm, has been named a 2013 Laureate by IDG's Computerworld Honors Program. The annual award program honors visionary applications of information technology promoting positive social, economic and educational change.
"Technology continues to play a pivotal role in transforming how business and society functions. For the past 25 years the Computerworld Honors Program has had the privilege of celebrating innovative IT achievements," said John Amato, VP & Publisher, Computerworld. "Computerworld is honored to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of the 2013 class of Laureates and to share their work. These projects demonstrate how IT can advance organizations' ability to compete, innovate, communicate and prosper."
NetSuite.org combines NetSuite's cloud-based business management suite with the industry expertise of its employees to create solutions for organizations seeking to expand and extend their social impact. Through product donations, deep discounts and pro bono services to qualified charities and social enterprises, NetSuite.org aims to help these organizations more effectively run their business. Using NetSuite eases the burden of maintaining software and allows organizations to focus on their core mission. Resources that were once spent on activities like creating spreadsheets, assembling reports and tracking donors with cumbersome systems have been reinvested into social impact program work.
Non-profits like Kiva, a micro-lending organization that aims to alleviate global poverty, EdTec, a social venture helping over 200 charter schools manage their operations and focus on their mission of educating students, and the National Runaway Safeline, an organization that provides a range of services to runaway and at-risk youth and their families, are among the over 300 organizations who have benefited from the NetSuite.org program.