SAN JOSE, Calif. – Doug Farrand is very proud of the fact that his Toronto- and Montreal-based accounting solutions firm, Nexonia, was among the first companies of its kind to embrace mobility, and was already scanning, processing, and entering receipts the day Apple Inc. opened its first physical store in 2008.
Like every company showcasing its offerings at enterprise software giant NetSuite’s annual global conference, SuiteWorld 2016, between May 16 and 19, Nexonia includes a strong NetSuite connection, using the platform to provide some 300 unique services which make it easier for NetSuite users to complete such tasks as expense reports and time management.
“We basically do mobile apps that allow companies to capture their expenses, track their timing, and more specifically, integrate beautifully with NetSuite to make their jobs easier,” says Farrand, who serves as Nexonia’s vice president of sales. “We have eight years of history working with the company, so we’re the most tightly integrated expense management suite on the planet in the NetSuite world.”
Nor is Nexonia alone in representing Canada on the SuiteWorld floor: Toronto-based FloDocs, which generates automatic documentation for every blueprint, account customization, management control change, or policy change entered into NetSuite, was recognized by the company last year with an innovator of the year award.
“I think it’s because nobody come up with anything similar, and it’s something extremely cool,” Nic Cano, the company’s vice president of IT, says.
“It provides everything that’s needed to prove your system aligns with your recovery policies, and also to keep that documentation updated.”
“Coming from an IT/professional services development background I can tell you that it’s great, because I can deploy my scripts confident that I’m following a process that is well documented, tested, and that I’ve done before,” he adds.
Other companies, such as Palo Alto, Calif.-based automation software company Tipalti may not be Canadian themselves, but have plenty to offer – and are more than willing to collaborate with – Canadian businesses.
Sales director Mike Cartmill says that Typalti’s aim is to make global supplier payments easy, by automating payments, collecting invoices, and reconciling payments through NetSuite.
“The ultimate goal of all that is to save 80 per cent of your time spent on payments,” he says.
Columbus, Ohio-based Pacejet augments the NetSuite platform by adding advanced carrier options, such as courier services from Purolator or Canada Post, simultaneous rate shopping so that users can pay all carriers at once. They also provide a full suite of shipping documents, including labels and expert documentation.”
Best of all, it’s automated, says Luke DeLeon, Pacejet’s partner channel manager with the company’s cloud shipping solutions division.
“And it works from sales orders, so businesses can quote it up front with their customers,” he says.
Kansas City, Missouri-based enterprise resource planning software company DSI develops supply chain solutions for companies around the world, providing a mix of platform and mobile apps to optimize their services for a variety of customers.
“We are new to the NetSuite world, and very excited to be here,” the company’s media representative, Katy Schamberger, tells ITBusiness.ca.
Stay tuned to ITBusiness.ca throughout this week for more updates from SuiteWorld 2016.