NetSuite combines with HubSpan for business integration

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NetSuite has announced an agreement with cloud provider Hubspan to integrate its business processes so that companies would be able to use the cloud to improve links with suppliers and customers

The deal means that users of the service, which will be charged on a monthly subscription, will be able to use the cloud to integrate a variety of business processes including purchase orders, invoices, acknowledgements and other related message exchange.

NetSuite and Hubspan said that further processes will be announced later this year. The companies have already announced an (unnamed) customer for the new integrated suite.

Hubspan is a company that specialises in the integration of business processes, a historically difficult issue for organisation as it means trying to connect applications from a multiplicity of systems without any widely-used common standards. Companies used to employ EDI-based system but this was a system that was widely perceived as inflexible and technically limited; the Hubspan/NetSuite collaboration offers a way to use the cloud for inter-business communication.

NetSuite VP Guido Haarmans said “this integration solution is a natural fit for NetSuite customers . .. now the NetSuite user is operating beyond the confines of the enterprise, out to suppliers and customers, and not having to worry about translating files or maintaining security.”

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