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September 05, 2008

NetSuite Announces Support for Google Chrome Browser

By Anshu Shrivastava, TMCnet Contributor


CRM solutions provider NetSuite has announced its support for Google (News - Alert) Chrome, a new open source browser recently introduced by Google in beta form. NetSuite said this makes it the first business applications company to support Google Chrome.
 
A Webkit-based and open source Web browser, Google Chrome features a new JavaScript rendering engine (V8), and OmniBar support for running tabs in multiple processes. In addition, it also features new ways to highlight most visited sites, most searched terms, and more.
 
Since this browser from Google, is optimized for Web 2.0. NetSuite (News - Alert) said the performance speed of its AJAX-powered solution features are enhanced by Google Chrome. These features include eXtreme list editing, type-ahead lookups, rich text editing, drag-and-drop and quick-add portlets.
 
Additionally, OpenAir experiences similar performance gains for workflows, such as assigning project resources and managing project tasks. This year in July, NetSuite acquired OpenAir for $26 million.
 
Currently, NetSuite and OpenAir support three other Web browsers—Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari.
 
With the addition of Google Chrome support, NetSuite expects to provide customers with broad-based freedom of choice when it comes to running their businesses and accessing key business data from anywhere.
 
“At NetSuite, we strive to offer our customers the latest innovations that will enable the greatest degree of choice, flexibility and productivity,” said Per Jakobsen, vice president of product management at NetSuite, in a statement.
 
Jakobsen also said that his company salutes Google for the innovation offered in the new Chrome Browser, and is pleased to be able to offer early support for Chrome to all NetSuite and OpenAir customers.
 
At present, the support for Google’s browser is being introduced in phases, and the rollout is expected to be completed in mid-October. And, once the rollout is complete, all NetSuite and OpenAir functionality will work with Google Chrome’s current release.
 
NetSuite is a vendor of on-demand, integrated business management software suites for mid-market enterprises and divisions of large companies.
 
Last month, NetSuite announced its latest services industry convert customers — firms that switched from Microsoft (News - Alert) Great Plains to NetSuite, to take advantage of NetSuite's integration of enterprise resource planning (ERP)/Accounting, customer relationship management ( CRM), and ecommerce capabilities in a single on-demand application.

The new customers include CMC Energy Services, Symbiot, Safir Rosetti and Advantage Sign Supply.
 
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Anshu Shrivastava is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anshu's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Mae Kowalke



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