Netsuite is one of those names that pretty much epitomizes the idea of business class SaaS these days, isn’t it? And, it wasn’t that long ago that Netsuite badly trailed behind the likes of Salesforce and other dynamos. This was almost entirely because Force.com’s App Exchange was just too good to turn down, and nobody else had a system like that. Well, now Netsuite addons through their portal are just as numerous and is pretty much the same form convenient presentation.
Why It Matters:
See, this app or addon or plugin or whatever you want to call it system does something amazing for software. And, this is so uniquely SaaS in the philosophy it bolsters.
You see, app systems allow new features and functionality to be developed by the company and by third party developers. This means that, literally, the potential feature set of a design like that is limitless. This gave Force.com a brutal advantage at one point. But now everyone’s doing it.
Is It Really as Good as SF App Exchange:
A year ago, I’d have said no, but now, it is. In fact, you’d almost think they both used the same template for their delivery systems. So, if your main apprehension about Netsuite was how familiar and easy Force.com’s app exchange is, then you now have no worries.
So What’s Good:
Well, there are a host of Netsuite addons because, as I said, it’s recently exploded to compete with the App Exchange. These are just examples of good implementation. You can see numerous other examples by visiting their portal.
#1 – Riva
Want to synchronize your ERP and CRM software to various exchanges such as stock markets and other interchange systems, then Riva’s right up your alley.
With point and click sync and implementation, this is easy and instantly works. It’s a bit niche, but the sign of such niche things being so well developed shows you how populous and capable this addon system has become, if nothing else.
#2 – Fluxx
While it has an amusing name, Fluxx is no joke. This is a collaborative platform that rivals the capacity of the likes of Google Drive etc. With this kind of power, you can remove location centrism from your work, freeing people to work from wherever there’s internet.
There’s a big movement for this, and for good reason. So, if you’re a Netsuite user, and you’d like to embrace the future of work from anywhere, then you need to look at Fluxx right now.
#3 – Folio3
Folio3 is in itself a bit of a limited thing, in that it connects and integrates with EBay to let EBay marketers have directly managed CRM and ERP et cetera without any manual conversion hassle.
Oh it works brilliantly, but it’s more the door this opens that’s great. As more online marketplaces that work like EBay come around, and companies launch their own, this kind of integration tool would be remarkable, and this sets a good example for how to handle this on a larger scale.
These are only arbitrary examples, because that’s the best way to introduce this concept. This is such big news, as it was the main and primary reason the Salesforce snobs felt superior. Now, we have Netsuite addons, so we can have our cake and eat it too. Ha ha, clichés.