SAN JOSE, Calif., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NETSUITE SUITEWORLD 2014 -- NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N), the industry's leading provider of cloud-based financials / ERP and omnichannel commerce software suites, today announced a next-generation user interface that extends its leadership and innovation in creating business management software suites in the cloud. NetSuite's new user interface (UI) makes it faster and easier than ever before to interact with information and allows users to enjoy a more intuitive and visually engaging work experience. The new UI continues to deliver a seamless and consistent experience for users of NetSuite's unified, cloud business management platform and breaks down the usability barriers inherent in disparate departmental applications, which require users to switch from application to application to try to automate business processes.
As the pioneer in cloud ERP, NetSuite has led the revolution in user interface design for modern business applications. Its first release abandoned the Microsoft Windows desktop metaphor of the era and moved applications into the world of the web. NetSuite pioneered new user interface technologies that revolutionized the capabilities of business applications and set the standards that are still being copied today: From pioneering in-line editing in web-based applications; to incorporating Ajax technologies to create business intelligence "dashboards" that live natively in core business applications; to inventing the concept of "role-based" user interfaces.
In once again reinventing the business application user interface, NetSuite conducted three years of deep usability research with its customers. As a true business management system, NetSuite's innovation in user experience design is quite different from applications in most business departments, which are designed to support the needs of only one role. NetSuite deployments support users from all departments of a company – from front-line sales, marketing, finance, ecommerce, HR and services employees through to C-level executives. NetSuite completed extensive research, user observations, and usability testing with users across all of these roles. The result is a consistent, seamless experience that allows business users to work faster and easier and get the job done more efficiently. For example, sales professionals can more quickly and easily enter and track information on their customers and prospects, finance personnel can easily find the data necessary to close the books, services professionals get rapid insight into project status and profitability and the CEO gets a comprehensive view of company operations with the interactive, real-time dashboard.