NetSuite Introduces Two-Tier ERP For Oracle Users

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NetSuite’s cloud-based Two-Tier enterprise resource planning application is designed for corporations running Oracle ERP at their headquarters

Oracle partner NetSuite has introduced the NetSuite Two-Tier enterprise resource planning (ERP) cloud-based software application, which enables corporate subsidiaries to run a smaller-scale application that can run in conjunction with the Oracle ERP platform at the corporate parent’s headquarters.

NetSuite announced Two-Tier ERP for Oracle at the Oracle OpenWorld conference held from 30 September to 4 October in San Francisco.

Managing divisions within multinationals

Two-Tier ERP for Oracle is part of the NetSuite OneWorld ERP suite and also includes SuiteCloud Connectors to Oracle that are delivered by a number of independent software vendors (ISVs) and system integrators (SIs), such as IBM Cast Iron, Informatica, Dell Boomi, Pervasive Software and Celigo, NetSuite officials said.

Two-Tier ERP helps manage divisions within large multinational corporations that also have multiple subsidiaries.

The idea behind the two-tiered approach is to be able to manage ERP specifically for a subsidiary while preserving the parent company’s Oracle E-Business Suite investments. However, NetSuite said it also supports non-Oracle ERP solutions. The two-tier approach can also be used to manage mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures.

NetSuite said that the cloud-based Two-Tier ERP product can be deployed quickly and more easily than an on-premise solution deployed at each subsidiary.

Embedded analytics

Features of OneWorld include embedded analytics with dashboard-like monitoring and the ability to drill down to see specific transactions and feed into corporate data warehouses.

The platform also enables users to gather real-time information about the operations and financials of the subsidiaries or divisions. To work effectively with global organisations, OneWorld supports more than 190 currencies, 19 languages and various country-specific accounting standards.

The NetSuite news made at Oracle OpenWorld follows another announcement at a NetSuite users conference in May in San Mateo, California, where the company introduced SuiteCommerce, a platform that provides the development and transactional tools to enable users to build commerce applications that run on websites, mobile devices, in social media and at in-store point-of-sale displays.

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Originally published on eWeek.

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