SAN MATEO, Calif., Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N), the industry's leading provider of cloud-based financials / ERP and omnichannel commerce software suites, today announced continued strong momentum among organizations abandoning Sage ERP systems in favor of NetSuite's integrated cloud business management suite. More than 500 former Sage users have upgraded to NetSuite, gaining greater business agility, visibility, efficiency and scalability for growth than is possible with Sage on-premise and hosted solutions, while significantly reducing IT cost and complexity. Two of these companies, Eco Box, a distributor of moving boxes and shipping supplies in San Antonio, Texas, and Cequal Products, Inc., a manufacturer of posture fitness products in Santa Monica, Calif., outlined the factors that prompted them to abandon Sage technology and the questions they asked before selecting and implementing NetSuite's cloud business management software during a recent webinar, now available on YouTube " Why It's Time to Upgrade from Sage to Cloud ERP ".
With NetSuite's cloud solution, which includes financials / ERP, CRM, Ecommerce and professional services automation (PSA), former Sage users report they have been able to eliminate inefficient, labor-intensive administrative processes, data silos and their reliance on multiple third-party applications to supply functionality not included in Sage products, such as CRM and Ecommerce. The continued migration of Sage users to the NetSuite cloud comes on the heels of a recent study in which 74 percent of ERP decision-makers in the U.K. using Sage software that were interviewed said they were likely to move to the cloud. The survey, conducted by the YouGov UK research consultancy, also found that 44 percent of respondents didn't believe that Sage had a strategy to get them to the cloud. Though the survey was based in the U.K., NetSuite has observed similar sentiments in the U.S. and elsewhere in the world, as more than 500 companies to date have switched from Sage to the NetSuite cloud. To learn more about what NetSuite offers to Sage users, please visit: http://www.netsuite.com/portal/landing/sage.shtml.
By moving to NetSuite, former Sage users have avoided the high time and cost penalty of on-premise servers, back-up systems, security infrastructure and software applications, each of which required regular maintenance, upgrades and troubleshooting by in-house IT staff. NetSuite's cloud architecture has given former Sage users greater mobility in distributed business environments, with personnel at multiple domestic or international locations able to access the system on demand without the need for a problematic VPN connection. With real-time visibility into financials and operations not possible in a Sage environment, organizations that have upgraded from Sage to NetSuite report they have greater flexibility and scalability for business growth. In addition, the NetSuite OneWorld global business management solution has given former Sage users new capacity for global growth, with capabilities for multi-subsidiary management, global financial consolidation, multi-currency conversions and local taxation support.