NetSuite expands business operations in South Africa

Oracle NetSuite, one of the world´s providers of cloud-based financials / ERP, HR, Professional Services Automation (PSA) and omnichannel commerce software suites, has announced the expansion of business operations in South Africa, the company said.

With the support of Oracle´s global resources behind it, NetSuite has added a dedicated sales team and new leadership; new solution provider partners to strengthen its existing partner ecosystem; and new customers such as Jasco and ElectroMechanica on NetSuite OneWorld. This expansion is in response to the increasing demand for cloud ERP in the region from fast growing, innovative and emerging international businesses.

NetSuite is extending its focus in South Africa and in the surrounding region with the addition of a dedicated sales team and country manager.

The dedicated sales office will be led by Khaled Ismail, Vice President, Oracle Digital Application Business, East, Central Europe, Middle East and Africa (ECEMEA), who will manage sales and marketing strategy for the region. In this role, Ismail will manage an organization of 250 sales professionals with almost 20 managers and directors. He will also be directly responsible for all the supporting functions working for ECEMEA OD from pre-sales, sales development, marketing and customer success.

NetSuite will also recruit local implementation partners with experience in ERP to support continued growth in the region.

As part of its expansion strategy, in addition to its existing partner in the region, BlueBridge One, NetSuite added four new implementation partners operating in South Africa, including Business Connexion, EOH Mthombo, Dimension Data, and XZQ Services.

BlueBridge One has been a NetSuite Solution Provider partner since 2004 (when it was named Miraculum Cloud Computing Services) and an exclusive NetSuite partner since 2009. The company has received global 5-Star status for the past three years and is also a Commerce Agency Partner and SuiteCloud Developer Network Partner. Its head office is based out of the United Kingdom with local offices in Johannesburg, Pretoria, and now Cape Town. BlueBridge One is focused on customer success in the midmarket with a significant international experience implementing NetSuite OneWorld for local and global customers seeking to enter the African market and beyond.

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