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Study Reveals Three Quarters Of Sage ERP Users Tied To Desktops

SAN MATEO, Calif. and LONDON, Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N), the industry's leading provider of cloud-based financials / ERP and omnichannel commerce software suites, today announced the findings of new research conducted by YouGov that indicates that approximately three quarters of business leaders using Sage business software that were surveyed report having to access their business information from a desktop PC with client software installed, as opposed to through the cloud from any other device. This equates to almost a quarter, 22 percent of ERP decision makers using Sage, being constrained to PCs which is a higher percentage than those using every other business software surveyed in the report. Only 13 percent of Sage customers say they're able to access their software through a browser, less than half the average for all other software users surveyed in the report combined (30 percent).

The study, which was sponsored by NetSuite, was conducted by YouGov earlier in 2013. It questioned 531 ERP decision makers in businesses with between 50 and 1,000 employees, in roles including CEO, CFO, Owner, Vice President and those in senior and middle management roles. Seventy percent of respondents were Director level or higher.

In a competitive global economy where mobility is a necessity for business and finance leaders, solutions which are unable to provide access via the cloud seriously constrain operations and ultimately business growth.  NetSuite enables businesses to transform their performance by taking their systems online. Its solutions let businesses manage their operations end-to-end with one integrated application – from accounting, inventory, sales, customer support and Ecommerce. Those interested in finding out more can do so at   

Pete Daffern, President of NetSuite EMEA & EVP of Verticals said: "Putting your business in the cloud is a clear-cut route to improve efficiency. To maximise the rewards, finance leaders working to drive dynamic, fast-growth businesses shouldn't just be thinking of online access via the cloud, but of driving further mobility benefits via smartphone and tablet applications, and ensuring their team has access to real-time business insight and can therefore be productive wherever they are."

Pedro Muller, Strategy Director of The Superyacht Group, comments on accessing NetSuite from his iPhone: "I'm often out of the office at industry events or travelling and NetSuite gives me anytime, anywhere access to our core business systems including critical commercial data, freeing me from a desktop and helping me to manage business effectively on the move. Mobile access has helped increase our sales force's productivity by 80 percent, thanks to the constant availability to real-time data for key clients. NetSuite's ability to provide access to key business data from any device should be considered an essential feature of a modern ERP system."

About YouGovYouGov ( is a professional research and consulting organization, pioneering the use of technology to collect higher quality, in-depth data for companies, governments, and institutions so that they can better serve the people that sustain them. 

At YouGov America, we leverage our online sampling and research expertise to conduct polls and deliver insights for political, media, university, non-profit, and marketing organizations. Now, as part of a global organization, we can deliver this same expertise on a global scale.

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