Amsterdam a base for the growing cloud industry
NetSuite, a leading provider of cloud-based business services, is expanding its operations into the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg. NetSuite's new Benelux headquarters will be located in Amsterdam.
Part of NetSuite’s decision to move to Amsterdam was the growth of the Benelux as a market for cloud services. The region has a friendly business environment, and is home to many growing companies in the fields of technology, media, and banking.
"Our new Benelux operations are the latest steps in NetSuite's European expansion, and our commitment to providing businesses in the region with software and services that meet both their regional and global needs," said NetSuite CEO Zach Nelson.
NetSuite has established a strong footprint in Europe, and is now the leading ERP (enterprise resource planning) software vendor in the region. More than 30,000 companies and subsidiaries depend on NetSuite to run business processes in the cloud.
"Businesses in the region are already seeing the advantages that a flexible, scalable system with rich international capabilities like NetSuite can provide," said Mark Woodhams, Managing Director of NetSuite EMEA.
New data centres, new customers
NetSuite also opened a major European data centre last year in Amsterdam, which has helped fuel NetSuite's growth in Europe. The data centre was needed because of the increasing number of European companies using NetSuite's cloud services.
New customers include the Dutch airline Transavia Airlines, which will use NetSuite to run business processes across Europe, such as financials, reporting, and multi-language tax compliance.
"The Benelux countries are home to many vibrant, innovative and fast-growing businesses," said Craig Sullivan, a VP for NetSuite. "We see the region as the natural place to expand, and hope to become NetSuite's next European success story."