By KV Krishnan, Director, Enterprise Application Services, Dell Services

Customer adoption of SaaS ERP is increasing rapidly. The overall cloud spending on SaaS, PaaS, IaaS and BPaaS is estimated to touch $ 137 bn by 2017. The technology research firm Gartner estimates the SaaS enterprise market will grow to $ 21.3 bn by 2015 from $ 12.1 bn in 2011, that’s a growth rate of 15% per year.  According to Forrester, SaaS has overtaken on-premise in categories such as HCM, CRM, and collaboration. Solutions once available in multiple deployment modes are now SaaS only. 

It’s in these exciting times that Dell Services has partnered with NetSuite, a leading vendor of cloud ERP solutions for wholesale distributors, manufacturers, retail, software and professional services companies. Dell’s deep domain experience in the areas of e-commerce, supply chain, manufacturing and financials across multiple industries, coupled with experience in business process reengineering and cloud consulting will enable customers to transform to a cloud enterprise by leveraging the power of NetSuite.

As a global reseller of the NetSuite software, Dell Services will be in a position to define, realize and enhance business value for its customers through a comprehensive portfolio of offerings covering pre-implementation, implementation and business assurance services.  Dell’s unique business value accelerators around NetSuite will help customers deploy NetSuite quickly.

An exciting partnership

This partnership also builds on the existing Dell-NetSuite relationship -- the Dell-Boomi AtomSphere, a SuiteCloud Development Network SuiteApp, which offer customers an extensive library of pre-built connectors for NetSuite-to-SaaS and NetSuite-to-on-premise integrations. This allows users to quickly connect any combination of cloud, SaaS, or on-premise applications with no appliances, no software and no coding.

This strategic partnership will also enable customers to leverage  Dell’s comprehensive Cloud portfolio including consulting and integration (Dell Boomi for NetSuite).  Dell also brings together the cumulative powers of social analytics and cloud to offer customers unique and tailor-made solutions.

According to Gartner, NetSuite is growing its financial management solution market share faster than any of its enterprise on-premise peers.  Together with Dell Services --- a leader in ERP with deep industry domain capability, consulting and system integration expertise --- this partnership will truly bring the transformative power of SaaS to midsize enterprises.