Dean Sprankling

Dean Sprankling

Vice President, Worldwide Education Services at NetSuite Inc

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Location:
2955 Campus Drive Suite 100, San Mateo, California, United States
Company:
NetSuite Inc
HQ Phone:
(650) 627-1000

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SAP AG

Director, Education and Training  - Metastorm Inc

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"There was a lot of collaboration between us and our partners on the actual program," said Dean Sprankling, NetSuite vice president of worldwide education services, in an interview with CRN.
There are two tests involved in the certification process. The first is on the general NetSuite cloud offerings, and the second focuses specifically on the ERP solution. The dual level is designed to make sure consultants have a foundation in the broad product as well as the ERP software itself, Sprankling said. When asked 18 months ago if they would like a certification program, partners responded with a "resounding yes," Sprankling said. There were already 100 certified individuals before the program launched, Sprankling said, and he said he only expects it to expand from there due to customer demand. "I think it's one of those things that as it builds, it becomes a de facto must-have in the implementation of NetSuite," Sprankling told CRN. Next up are NetSuite certifications in e-commerce, CRM, development and administration, Sprankling said, which are expected within the next year. Sprankling said the new certification program will provide customers comfort that a solution provider knows the product and its implementation backwards and forwards. He said that when customers conduct a Web search to find a NetSuite partner for implementation, he expects they will be drawn to partners that advertise a certification because it adds value to what they are offering. The certification is designed to be fairly difficult to pass, Sprankling said, to maintain the reputations of both the partners and the product itself. He said that generally two years of experience with the ERP product is needed for those taking the test. "We actually want this to mean something. The feedback we got from people is that this is tough," Sprankling said.

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