NetSuite has used its SuiteCloud 2010 conference to unveil a set of developer tools for its SuiteCloud platform.
SuiteCloud 2.0 uses a new graphical user interface for programmers to manage work flows, and tools to enable cloud-to-cloud integration using a single sign-on for authentication.
The cloud-to-cloud integration tools are built around the Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) standard, allowing single sign-on with other SOAP-compliant applications.
Application management has also been opened up to third-party developers, allowing for scheduled rollouts of upgrades for new software using NetSuite's own upgrade system.
"The advances in SuiteCloud 2.0 create substantial competitive advantages for independent software vendors and developers looking to embrace cloud computing and expand their practices into new verticals," said IDC analyst Mike Fauscette.
"No other cloud computing platform offers the breadth of enterprise functionality that NetSuite delivers, making it an ideal choice for complex business processes."
The new graphical management software allows users to "point and click" to create customised work flows that can be adapted on the fly to suit current market conditions.
"These innovations effectively put to rest any remaining misconceptions about the emerging dominating power of the cloud," said NetSuite chief executive Zach Nelson.
"SuiteCloud's new capabilities for cloud-to-cloud integration, graphical application customisation and application management mark the cloud's ability to transform how companies innovate."
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