SuiteWorld 2014, held at San Jose, was a great experience and exposure for us. Being first-timers at SuiteWorld, we wanted to get a good look at EVERYTHING – all the sessions, all the booths, all the networking opportunities… and of course all the games and goodies, which were quite unexpected at a “business conference”! Now we have a much better idea of what SuiteWorld is all about, what the other NetSuite Partners are working on, and what plans NetSuite has for the future.
The second day’s keynote by NetSuite’s CTO, Evan Goldberg, was themed on the TV show Breaking Bad, with a hilarious video and voice-over. Following the short video, Evan’s speech made the new features and roadmap of NetSuite “crystal” clear. The thrid day’s keynote and video was probably the most entertaining of all! With a spoof of “It’s a Wonderful Life” renamed to “It’s a Wonderful Cloud”, this video took competitor-bashing (SAP) to a whole new level. They even arranged for popcorn! We loved it!
Here’s some of our takeaway from SuiteWorld 2014 –
- NetSuite plans to release a new UI, very soon. It was demo-ed during multiple keynotes and sessions. When we got a look at this new UI, our first thought was – “Wow! That looks a lot like Facebook, but better!”. To all NetSuite customers, watch out for the new UI. It’s going to be awesome! To all those who aren’t currently NetSuite customers, once you see this, you’ll WANT NetSuite.
- There’s a new SRP module for customers that need ERP along with some OpenAir-like functionality.
- Dashboards are getting some new widgets / features that make using NetSuite more intuitive, clear and easy. It looks good, too!
- There are 2 new certifications from NetSuite that will be available later in 2014 – one for NetSuite Admins, and the other for SDN Partners.