Oracle buys NetSuite: What does this mean?

What does Oracle's acquisition of NetSuite mean for companies that are looking to move their finance function into the cloud? What does it mean for current NetSuite users? How will Oracle position its now five competing ERP products?
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John Hoebler is a strategic adviser to CIOs and CFOs at both large enterprises and growing companies. He helps companies use technology to meet their business goals through streamlined finance and accounting systems, human resources systems and supply chain systems. He plays a cornerstone role on his projects by setting the scope, defining the vision, implementing the plan and leading the team -- all while working with executives to align the project to the overall business strategies and goals.

John's expertise spans traditional on-premises applications and cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications. A recognized industry leader, he is regularly called upon to speak at industry conferences and he has won multiple awards from the user community. He also frequently contributes to trade magazines on ERP-related topics.

John leads the technology solutions practice at CrossCountry Consulting. You can view additional posts from John on this blog and on CrossCountry's Insights blog.

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