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November 17, 2009

Aria Systems Integrates with NetSuite

By Patrick Barnard, Senior Web Editor, TMCnet


Aria Systems has reportedly integrated its on-demand billing and subscription management solution with NetSuite’s (News - Alert) core billing engine by way of NetSuite’s SuiteCloud developer platform.

The combined solution is targeted at companies that offer subscription-based products or services or which are thinking of adding them. Thus it will be of interest to businesses that bill based on usage, such as online data storage, ad space or pay-per-click.
 
According to a press release, the integrated solution offers easy-to-use subscription management capabilities for administrators as well as a seamless and intuitive experience for NetSuite users. The first phase of the integration, available now, automatically synchronizes customer information between NetSuite’s native billing engine and the Aria (News - Alert) Billing Platform.

The Aria Billing Platform manages billing processes centered around usage-based billing and, through this integration, updates NetSuite with payment information as payments are received, including detailed invoice information. The integration optimizes workflow around usage billing scenarios, reduces costs for joint customers and minimizes the risk of errors associated with manual processes.

CRM solutions provider NetSuite reports that additional phases of integration have already been defined and are currently under development.
 
“Usage-based billing is playing an increasingly important role in the strategies of companies across many different industries,” said Ed Sullivan, CEO at Aria Systems, in the release. “Given their global reach, huge installed base, and market position, we’re very pleased to be partnering with NetSuite to offer a complete SaaS (News - Alert)-based solution to provide usage-based billing to support subscription-based businesses.”
 
Aria Systems is a member of NetSuite’s SuiteCloud Developer Network. The Aria billing solution for NetSuite is available now from Aria Systems to all NetSuite customers.

CRM solutions provider NetSuite also made news today when TMCnet reported that SmartTurn has integrated its cloud-based warehouse management system with NetSuite by way of the SuiteCloud.

That means distributors, e-commerce companies, B-to-B suppliers and manufacturers now have an integrated on-demand solution that manages core aspects of the order fulfillment process from procurement and put-away to sale and shipment.
 
SmartTurn claims its WMS helps wholesale distributors and e-commerce businesses to increase shipment and inventory accuracy while reducing inventory-related labor and carry costs.

By integrating SmartTurn’s WMS with NetSuite’s native inventory management system and other business applications, distributors can reign in costs and gain greater efficiencies across key inventory processes, including purchase order creation, inventory receiving, put-away, sales management, inventory picking, order fulfillment, kitting, inventory adjustments and cycle counts.
 

Patrick Barnard is a senior Web editor for TMCnet, covering call and contact center technologies. He also compiles and regularly contributes to TMCnet e-Newsletters in the areas of robotics, IT, M2M, OCS and customer interaction solutions. To read more of Patrick's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Patrick Barnard




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