SAN JOSE, Calif., May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NETSUITE SUITEWORLD 2013 -- NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N), the leading provider of cloud-based financial / ERP software suites, and Capgemini, one of the world's foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, today announced a partnership to bring together Capgemini's deep experience and global presence, with NetSuite's leading global cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP). The partnership is expected to provide global enterprises the flexibility, scalability and power of cloud ERP, encompassing ERP implementation, consulting, integration and BPO services. Drawing on Capgemini's rich experience and knowledge in ERP consulting, the two companies intend to team up to create joint offerings including Two Tier ERP, Cloud ERP Assessment and Roadmap.
The companies will integrate NetSuite with Capgemini's IBX procurement platform and supplier network, including Source-to-Contract and Procure-to-Pay. This gives the enterprise clear visibility across suppliers, through procurement and contract processes, to customer order management. Capgemini BPO has also chosen NetSuite to power their BPO Virtual Company solution, offered within their Global Enterprise Model (GEM). GEM is Capgemini's unique intellectual property and provides a framework for the optimal combination of: talent, location, process best practice, technology, and pricing for a client specific scenario.
The NetSuite-Capgemini partnership comes as global enterprises are joining the cloud ERP wave – the growing trend of moving away from striving for a single global ERP instance towards a two tier model using cloud ERP instead. As enterprise companies grow globally, they are increasingly turning away from legacy, on-premise software to cloud ERP to spur growth. With its agility, ease of deployment, and rapid time to market, cloud ERP allows them to maintain their investments in on-premise systems at headquarters, while launching new subsidiaries and locations, including mergers and acquisitions and emerging markets, quickly and easily in a Two-Tier ERP model. Alternatively, enterprises tired of the upgrade hassle and version lock of legacy, on-premise ERP, can rip it out and replace with NetSuite, which has a modern infrastructure architected for the cloud with hassle-free upgrades and customizations carried forward while relying on Capgemini's collaborative, relationship-based approach to Cloud Orchestration.