GSD joins NetSuite Solution Provider Partner Programme
NetSuite, a provider of cloud based financials, ERP and omnichannel commerce software suites, announced that Gulf Software Distribution has joined the NetSuite Solution Provider Partner Programme as a strategic partner. Gulf Software Distribution, a wholly owned subsidiary of Gulf Business Machines, has been appointed Master Solutions Provider by NetSuite and plans to spearhead its partner business in the region. This strategic alliance allows Gulf Software Distribution to deliver NetSuite to meet the demand for cloud ERP among businesses in the Middle East.
Partnering with NetSuite allows Gulf Software Distribution to establish an immediate cloud ERP presence in the Middle East. Under the partnership, Gulf Software Distribution plans to distribute NetSuite via partners including Gulf Business Machines, and sell directly to businesses in industries including IT, services, finance and banking, and retail. It already has a team trained up on NetSuite which can provide implementation, support, customisation, and integration services.
As a high growth region with a vibrant economy and fast developing IT sector, enterprises in the Middle East are increasingly upgrading from legacy systems to cloud ERP solutions to accommodate the need for scalability and agility that the local business environment demands.
“The Middle East, and Gulf area in particular, is an incredibly exciting and high-growth region comprising multiple markets with diverse industries and a strong contingent of multinational organisations,” said Mark Woodhams, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, EMEA at NetSuite. “NetSuite has operated in the region for some years but the partnership with Gulf Software Distribution, which has a presence in every country in the region, marks a step change in our market footprint. Companies operating in the dynamic business environment of the Middle East need proven cloud ERP solutions that can transform the way they do business and help to deliver their innovation and growth objectives.”
Philippe de Mazieres, General Manager of Gulf Software Distribution said, “The cloud market in the Middle East has matured greatly in the past two years and the climate is ideal for our business partners to offer NetSuite’s best-in-class solutions to their enterprise customers. Our promotion of NetSuite’s software and cloud suite gives NetSuite faster access to our business partners and extends their reach in the Middle East thanks to the strength of our relationships. Additionally, our partner GBM can allow NetSuite to deepen its footprint in the Gulf with access to a wide range of business, from high-profile companies to small and medium sized enterprises.”
Today, more than 30,000 companies and subsidiaries depend on NetSuite to run business processes globally in the cloud. Since its inception in 1998, NetSuite has established itself as the leading provider of cloud based financials, enterprise resource planning and omnichannel commerce software applications for businesses of all sizes.