The logistics information technology solutions providers Descartes Systems and Freightgate have both signed deals with NetSuite, a provider of cloud-based financials and enterprise resource planning (ERP) software suites.
Descartes said it has signed a SuiteCloud Developer Network agreement, with the integration of NetSuite's SuiteCloud and Descartes' Logistics Technology Platform intended to enable customers to more effectively collaborate with their trading partners and carriers and improve their productivity and performance of their operations.
"By working with NetSuite as part of our United by Design Partner Program, our customers can benefit from an extended ERP footprint,” said Edward Ryan, chief commercial officer at Descartes. “In turn, NetSuite customers can access advanced logistics solutions, including route planning and transportation management, helping them increase revenue, reduce costs and improve their customer service."
Freightgate, which provides transportation procurement and optimization tools, as well as compliance solutions, said its partnership with NetSuite will help mid-size businesses leverage NetSuite’s cloud-based ERP, customer relationship management, and e-commerce solutions and Freightgate’s logistics-oriented products.
"The market for cloud-based business management solutions continues to grow,” said Guido Haarmans, vice president business developer for technology partners at NetSuite. “There is an increasing need to extend these applications beyond the enterprise to improve supply chain and logistics execution." - Eric Johnson