NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N), the industry’s leading provider of cloud-based financials / ERP and omnichannel commerce software suites, today announced NetSuite for Android, the world’s first end-to-end cloud business management mobile app for smartphones running the world’s most popular mobile operating system, Android. NetSuite for Android fully empowers a company’s on-the-go professionals with NetSuite’s unified cloud ERP, CRM and ecommerce functionality to quickly boost remote productivity anytime, anywhere while using their Android smartphones. With NetSuite for Android, executives and their staff can quickly and easily manage time and expenses, approve sales and purchase orders, create and manage records, access calendar functions and more. Designed mobile-first, NetSuite for Android can provide companies with the same 360-degree control of their business from their Android devices as they are accustomed to on their desktop and laptop computers. Companies and their staff using NetSuite for Android can realize dramatic time savings and productivity improvements by having access to NetSuite, the cloud suite on which they run their business anytime, anywhere.
According to research firm International Data Corp. (IDC), Android was the dominant smartphone OS in 2014, commanding 81.5 percent market share on a global basis as compared with Apple’s iOS in second place with 14.8 percent market share.1
“NetSuite for Android is unique. Designed mobile-first, it’s the world’s only end-to-end cloud business management mobile app which brings full mobile and unified ERP, CRM and ecommerce functionality to Android smartphone users,” said Evan Goldberg, NetSuite Founder and Chief Technology Officer. “We believe in empowering companies and their employees so they can fully participate in the mobile revolution. Every day, mobile devices, particularly smartphones, are playing a larger role in a growing number of day-to-day business activities.”
NetSuite for Android Empowers Global Users, All Business Roles
NetSuite OneWorld, with its support for 190 currencies, 19 languages and automated tax compliance in over 50 countries, enables NetSuite for Android to address the rising demand from global companies for mobile access to real-time business information across a broad range of industries and business functions, notably finance, sales and services personnel as well as executives and managers. NetSuite for Android can enable global business anytime, anywhere in multiple scenarios for multiple roles including the following:
A sales or services rep starts his or her working day by accessing their NetSuite calendar from their Android device to get ready for customer calls and on-site visits. The rep can then quickly pull up the complete customer history held in NetSuite from his or her smartphone and be fully prepared for all customer engagements. While with a customer, sales reps can access inventory data and place sales orders directly from their Android devices. Support reps working on customers’ issues can speed up troubleshooting and problem resolution by direct access to product information held in NetSuite and can order any replacement parts, all from their smartphones. At any point in the day, sales and support reps can capture expenses at point of purchase and submit expense reports for approval via their Android devices, attaching images of receipts taken by the camera in their smartphones. They can also track the time they spend on particular projects and submit timesheets to their managers for their sign-off.
Managers start their working day in the same way as their staff by gaining full access to their NetSuite calendar from their Android device for complete information about the day ahead. Managers can quickly respond to all requests from their staff from their smartphones. They can authorize expenses, sign off on timesheets and approve purchases. They can also help resolve escalated support cases and access all information about a specific customer directly from NetSuite. In all cases, a manager’s approval can be set to trigger other business actions so, for instance, an approved expense report via Android is then sent immediately to accounting. Using NetSuite for Android, managers can capture expenses at the point of purchase and submit expense reports via their Android devices, attaching images of receipts taken by the camera in their smartphones.
NetSuite’s Goldberg demonstrated the rich capabilities of NetSuite for Android onstage today during his keynote address at SuiteWorld 2015, NetSuite’s annual conference for customers, partners and industry thought leaders being held this week in San Jose, Calif.
On-the-go professionals using NetSuite for Android can benefit from having new flexibility in managing their business over their Android smartphone, with capabilities including:
Full record support. Create, edit, delete and view key record types including leads, customers, sales orders, invoices, expense reports and more.
Business action support. Approve sales orders and expense reports, convert estimates, accept customer payments, bill sales orders and more.
Calendaring functionality. Manage calendars across list and week views, and view other calendars including those of fellow employees.
Record customization support. All existing customizations including custom forms, fields, workflow and scripts are supported.
Complete time and expense management. Manage time tracking and expenses quickly and easily, including bulk uploads of multiple images of receipts captured.
Quick actions. Map customer locations, initiate phone calls, respond to events, or quickly complete tasks.
Localization. Instantly adapts to specified NetSuite language settings and supports multiple currencies.
“NetSuite for Android addresses the growing need for users to maintain 360-degree control over their business anytime, anywhere, from today’s increasingly sophisticated and powerful smartphones,” said Malin Huffman, NetSuite Director of Product Management. “NetSuite for Android makes the rich functionality of end-to-end cloud business management accessible wherever, whenever users require it leading to dramatic improvements in productivity and response times.”
NetSuite for Android, with full end-to-end cloud business management functionality, is expected to be available later this month as a free download from Google Play. NetSuite delivered an initial earlier release focused on cloud ERP in December 2014.
With richly functional end-to-end cloud business management mobile apps now available for Android and iPhone, NetSuite can fully support the world’s two most popular smartphone operating systems, which accounted together for 96.3 percent of the global smartphone OS market in 2014, according to IDC. NetSuite is enabling users to leverage the power of NetSuite on the mobile device of their choice.