NetSuite expands business operations in South Africa

 ·26 Sep 2017
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Oracle NetSuite, a provider of cloud-based financials / ERP, HR, Professional Services Automation (PSA) and omnichannel commerce software suites, on Tuesday announced the expansion of its business operations in South Africa.

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, it said.

“South Africa and the region, as a whole, represent the next great opportunity for NetSuite,” said Mark Woodhams, Oracle NetSuite vice president EMEA. “Today’s announcement is further proof that, with the global resources of Oracle behind us, we can now scale rapidly and better serve the needs of the region.”

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 organisation 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 has added four new implementation partners operating in South Africa, including Business Connexion, EOH Mthombo, Dimension Data, and XZQ Services.

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