NetSuite Opens Cloud Development Center in Czech Republic

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2010-11-03

Cloud services provider NetSuite announced Nov. 3 that has opened Europe's first IT development center dedicated to building cloud ERP-based business management software packages.

The new development center is located in Brno, Czech Republic and naturally will focus on marketing NetSuite's cloud application services -- as well as partners' products -- to global companies.

Brno is the Czech Republic's second-largest city and in just the last three years has become a destination for high-tech companies seeking qualified talent in Central Europe. NetSuite's office will be established at the South Moravian Innovation Center incubator, the company said.

NetSuite's home offices are located in San Mateo, Calif.

The South Moravian Innovation Center aims to promote entrepreneurship and commercialization of research and development in the Czech Republic's South Moravian Region.

The center will provide in-house business support, finance, legal, and business development experts, access to networking and funding, and comprehensive incubator and academic cooperation programs.

During the next year, NetSuite CEO Zach Nelson said, the company will to hire about 100 new employees at that location who will concentrate on software engineering and development across the company's product catalog, with particular focus in ERP, e-commerce, CRM, and mobile applications.

"After much research, we chose to locate the NetSuite European Cloud Development Center in Brno, Czech Republic," Nelson said. "The city's strong universities, rich history, and deep roster of other international IT leaders make Brno uniquely suited to meet our requirements for world-class engineering talent."

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