Danielle Tarp

Oracle NetSuite Corporate Communications

Sage lines terminate at NetSuite

Hundreds of UK Businesses Abandon Sage in Favour of NetSuite Cloud to Drive Business Growth

DWA Among the Hundreds of Companies That Has Already Reached the End of the Line with Sage

NETSUITE SUITECONNECT, LONDON—10 November 2014—NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N), the industry's leading provider of cloud-based financials / ERP and omnichannel commerce software suites, today announced continued strong momentum among businesses and organisations converting from on-premise Sage ERP systems to NetSuite's cloud-based business management suite. Hundreds of businesses and organisations across the UK have transformed their business operations since they switched from Sage to NetSuite's modern, future-proof cloud business management system. More than five hundred organisations have lowered costs, streamlined key business processes, and boosted their productivity and competitiveness by moving from Sage to NetSuite. To learn more about what NetSuite offers Sage users, please visit:

Leading companies spanning a variety of vertical industries including Shazam, software provider of a mobile app that recognises music and TV around you, software provider and international taxi app Hailo, children's travel product manufacturer and retailer Trunki, wholesale distributor of wireless infrastructure and security products Siracom, service provider SLA Mobile, market research firm YouGov, and children's bike manufacturer Islabikes, all have successfully moved from Sage's on-premise offerings to NetSuite's cloud-based business management suite. The latest business to move from Sage to NetSuite, unveiled today includes DWA, the global leader in media planning and communications strategy for technology companies. These companies have abandoned Sage for the greater business agility, visibility, flexibility, and scalability they need to grow their businesses, which is possible with NetSuite's unified software suite for financials / ERP, CRM, ecommerce and professional services automation (PSA).

Sage Lines Create Business Pains

Sage customers continue to confront the challenges of software built before the Internet existed, with limited functionality that can't scale with business growth; the accompanying software maintenance and upgrade headaches; the complete lack of visibility that gives users no real-time insight into their business; tedious, cumbersome manual processes required to avoid potential double data entry; the time, cost and errors associated with using separate systems for accounting, sales, customer support, marketing, inventory, and ecommerce because Sage solutions only have limited accounting functionality.

Why NetSuite?

By moving to NetSuite's modern cloud business management system, the companies NetSuite announced today are joining other former Sage users such as Hailo, Trunki, Siracom, Ecobox, Seraph Science and SLA Mobile that have been able to:

  • Improve their business efficiency by eliminating redundant data entry and the time, cost and errors associated with using separate systems for accounting, sales, customer support, marketing, inventory and ecommerce.
  • Gain a comprehensive real-time view across their organisation with flexible, on-demand reporting and role-based dashboards.
  • Eliminate significant IT cost and complexity with NetSuite's proven, secure cloud solution that eliminates the hassles of managing, maintaining and upgrading business applications.
  • Grow their business with the broader functionality that Sage lacks, including CRM and cross-channel B2B and B2C commerce on websites and physical point-of-sale (POS) locations.
  • Gain greater mobility in distributed environments, with personnel at multiple domestic or international locations able to access the system on demand without the need for an unreliable VPN connection.
  • Expand their business with new acquisitions, subsidiaries, and geo-specific locations with the NetSuite OneWorld global business management solution and its capabilities for multi-subsidiary management, global financial consolidation, multi-currency conversions, and local taxation support.

New Sage Switcher Shares Their NetSuite Success Story

DWA ( replaced six instances of Sage Line 50 used around the world, numerous Excel spreadsheets, and a QuickBooks system used in the United States with NetSuite OneWorld. A lack of integration between its Sage systems led to poor visibility into financials, creating delays, time-consuming manual work, and data discrepancies. With NetSuite OneWorld, DWA gains a single version of the truth across key financial and business information, easier and faster reporting and decision-making, and seamless automatic software updates without the high IT overhead required to upgrade on-premise systems. NetSuite OneWorld also provides DWA with the capabilities it needs to fully enable multi-currency transaction automation and country-specific taxation compliance. For the full press release on DWA, please click here.

Today, more than 20,000 companies and subsidiaries depend on NetSuite to run complex, mission-critical business processes globally in the cloud. Since its inception in 1998, NetSuite has established itself as the leading provider of enterprise-class cloud financials/ERP suites for divisions of large enterprises and mid-sized organisations seeking to upgrade their antiquated client/server ERP systems. NetSuite continues its success in delivering the best cloud ERP/financials suites to businesses around the world, enabling them to lower IT costs significantly while increasing productivity, as the global adoption of the cloud is accelerating.


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