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Research Shows NetSuite SaaS Platform Saves Equivalent of 423,000 Metric Tons of Carbon Dioxide a Year

By vastly reducing the need for servers and support equipment, such as server room air conditioning, an independent sustainability impact study by Greenspace found the average NetSuite customer can cut its electricity bill by more than US$10,000 per year. When added to the overall costs of hardware, software licenses, maintenance, personnel and occupancy, NetSuite calculates the cost reductions can exceed US$100,000 per year, per customer.
  • 16 July, 2009 09:21

<p>NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N), a leading vendor of cloud computing business management software suites, today announced the results of a recent independent sustainability impact study of the company’s Software as a Service (SaaS) platform that reveals significant business energy-saving benefits for NetSuite customers who rely on the company’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Ecommerce software to streamline key business processes.</p>
<p>These green benefits translate into tangible returns for NetSuite users, according to the impact study by Greenspace, Northbrook, Ill. By vastly reducing the need for servers and support equipment, such as server room air conditioning, Greenspace found the average NetSuite customer can cut its electricity bill by more than US$10,000 per year. When added to the overall costs of hardware, software licenses, maintenance, personnel and occupancy, NetSuite calculates the cost reductions can exceed US$100,000 per year, per customer.</p>
<p>To arrive at these results, Greenspace reviewed NetSuite’s platform using its EcoMetrics™ scorecard review, which measures cost savings, efficiency and environmental benefits. Highlights of the Greenspace study include:</p>
<p>• With more than 6,000 customer companies sharing datacenter resources, NetSuite’s platform saved more than US$61 million in energy bills per year</p>
<p>• These savings amount to nearly 595 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) annually, the equivalent of nearly 423,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year</p>
<p>• This is equivalent to nearly 1 million barrels of oil or the average electricity consumption of 56,000 homes per year.</p>
<p>"Previously we had a number of different applications running on multiple platforms for CRM, Marketing, Invoicing, Project Management, and Consultant time tracking" said Sean Stephens, NSW State Manager at Carbon Planet Australia. "After initially using Netsuite for its CRM functionality, we quickly recognised the strengths Netsuite could offer the other facets of our business, and so rolled these in to Netsuite also. We now have the ability to track all transaction processes, from initial marketing, to sale, to deployment and invoicing, in the one environment, without the need to run multiple platforms and servers, thus reducing our energy consumption and overall carbon footprint."</p>
<p>NetSuite has been leading the way in providing energy efficient datacentre deployments in the cloud. The NetSuite datacentre incorporates HP’s award-winning servers listed in the ENERGY STAR® program, a voluntary energy efficiency program sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, allowing NetSuite to realise power savings that have benefited both the company and its thousands of customers.</p>
<p>To encourage businesses to conserve energy, both the federal government ( and state/municipal governments such as the state of California ( have a variety of incentive programs available for businesses that qualify for potential efficiency rebates.</p>
<p>NetSuite customers enjoy CRM, ERP and Ecommerce sustainability and efficiency, and likewise make the platform a key component of green initiatives such as paper, energy use and travel reduction. Customers that have reaped the benefits include green-focused energy providers, wineries, zero-emission vehicle developers, ozone equipment distributors, earth-friendly bag developers and biodegradable hand cleaner manufacturers. Case studies profile customers that have made NetSuite a key component of their green initiatives, including CMC Energy Services, X Winery, ZENN Motor Company, Ozone Solutions, and ProSoap. For more information about these green customers, please visit</p>
<p>The Greenspace EcoMetrics study found tremendous incremental benefits to the NetSuite approach. It not only identified significant energy savings opportunities, but revealed green benefits including e-waste reduction, paper use reduction and increased employee productivity.</p>
<p>NetSuite’s energy-saving green alternative to traditional on-premise ERP and CRM software solutions provides an environmentally-friendly approach to mission-critical software systems, contributing to less overall energy use, fewer emissions and smarter thinking about how companies manage technology.</p>
<p>Greenspace developed its innovative EcoMetrics scorecard system on the NetSuite platform to help businesses identify environmentally friendly, sustainable and “green” aspects of operations. EcoMetrics results reveal and support greener, healthier and more efficient business practices to create triple bottom-line benefits to profits, people and planet.</p>
<p>“The EcoMetrics scorecard measured and outlined previously undefined NetSuite SaaS green benefits,” says Greenspace CEO Jason Howard. “NetSuite can now fully disclose its sustainability impact and goals, as well as the cloud platform functionality.”</p>
<p>To support its commitment to companies that are going green, NetSuite is offering alternative energy industry association members substantial on-demand business suite discounts. Please see the accompanying press release at</p>
<p>The full spectrum of NetSuite’s sustainability impact is available in “NetSuite Offers Green Alternative to Traditional On-Premise ERP and CRM Solutions”, a white paper created by Greenspace following the EcoMetrics study. The white paper is posted at For more about Greenspace, visit</p>
<p>About Greenspace:</p>
<p>Greenspace saves organisations money and increases their efficiency by developing cost effective green purchasing, building operations and maintenance programs. It is a one-stop source for office, janitorial, energy and maintenance supplies and solutions that make facilities greener, healthier and more efficient. It offers reasonably priced products available for next-day delivery nationwide from more than 50 warehouses. Greenspace developed its innovative EcoMetrics™ scorecard system to help customers measure and report on the success of their green programs. Greenspace’s programs, product offerings and metrics are developed under the supervision of its LEED® Accredited Professionals. Northbrook, Ill.-based Greenspace is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and is an Energy Star Partner. For more information, call 888-821-1655 or visit online at</p>
<p>About NetSuite:</p>
<p>NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N) is a leading vendor of on-demand, integrated business management software suites for mid-sized businesses and divisions of large companies. NetSuite enables mid-market companies to manage core business operations in a single system, which includes accounting / enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), and ecommerce. NetSuite's patent-pending “real-time dashboard” technology provides an easy-to-use view into up-to-date, role-specific business information. For more information please visit</p>
<p>NOTE: NetSuite and the NetSuite logo are registered service marks of NetSuite Inc.</p>
<p>Editors, please note: For interviews with NetSuite or Greenspace, please contact Shuna Boyd at BoydPR on +61 2 9418 8100.</p>

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