NetSuite donates software to Australian not-for-profits

Published on the 04/06/2015 | Written by Vendor - media release

Not for profit

Cloud ERP vendor NetSuite is making its business management applications available to Australian not-for-profits at no cost…

Extending a global program of providing free software to the not-for-profit sector, NetSuite’s corporate citizenship arm has teamed up with Connecting Up Inc., an organisation that works to empower the not-for-profit sector through information products, resources and programs.

It is the first time that the program has been extended to Australia.

“Access to technology is an important part of creating a stronger and more productive not-for-profit sector,” said Anne Gawen, CEO of Connecting Up Inc.

NetSuite’s Director of Social Impact, Peggy Duvette added: “We are thrilled to bring our software donations and pro bono volunteers to not-for-profit organisations in Australia. We look forward to serving thousands of not-for-profits in Australia over the coming years.”

NetSuite will be listed in the Connecting Up Suppliers Directory, which allows not-for-profit organisations to find local IT suppliers, consultants and solution providers that service their area and have also been endorsed by other not-for-profit organisations.

Not-for-profit organisations across the globe have shown a clear desire for cloud-based technology. According to a 2012 TechSoup Global survey of more than 10,800 NGOs in 88 countries, 90 percent of respondents worldwide reported using at least one cloud application, and 53 percent reported plans to move a “significant portion” of their IT to the cloud within the next three years.

NetSuite is the first cloud-based financial solution available to Australian not-for-profit organisations through Connecting Up, and its TribeHR and LightCMS are the first cloud-based human capital management and content management systems respectively to be made available through Connecting Up.

Qualified not-for-profits can also benefit from’s grantee support program, SuiteVolunteers, which pairs NetSuite employees with grantees to tackle back-office challenges through ongoing pro bono projects. NetSuite’s cloud-based delivery model spares the high upfront capital expenditures and ongoing maintenance and IT staffing required by traditional on-premise software, allowing these organisations to devote those resources to fulfil their missions.

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