NetSuite expands its South African operations

Oracle NetSuite, one of the world’s leading providers of cloud-based financials / ERP, HR, Professional Services Automation (PSA) and omnichannel commerce software suites, today announced the expansion of its business operations in South Africa.

“South Africa and the region, as a whole, represent the next great opportunity for NetSuite. Today’s announcement is further proof that, with the global resources of Oracle behind us, we can now scale rapidly and better serve the needs of the region.” said Mark Woodhams, Vice President EMEA at Oracle NetSuite,

The company added a dedicated sales team and country manager in order to expand its reach within South Africa and also cater to the demand from surrounding countries in Southern Africa region.

Khaled Ismail, Vice President, Oracle Digital Application Business, East, Central Europe, Middle East and Africa (ECEMEA) will led the team and manage the sales and marketing operations and will also be directly responsible for all the supporting functions be it marketing, pre-sales, sales, or customer success.

The company is also looking to increase its partner base in the country and has recently added four new implementation partners; Business Connexion, EOH Mthombo, Dimension Data, and XZQ Services, in addition to its existing partner, BlueBridge One in South Africa.

Commenting on company’s expansion, Ismail said, “The South African market is uniquely positioned for this expanded investment in the region. Companies here are realizing the value, flexibility and scalability of the cloud and are beginning to understand that their aging, legacy on-premise systems are no longer meeting their needs in this digital age.”

NetSuite OneWorld supports 190 currencies, more than 20 languages, automated tax calculation and reporting in more than 100 countries, and customer transactions in more than 200 countries.