NetSuite has integrated its on-demand ERP (enterprise resource planning) software with Amazon Web Services’ Simple Storage Service (S3), the company announced Wednesday in conjunction with its annual partner and developer conference in San Francisco.

 

The SuiteStorage connector is meant to give customers a lower-cost option for storing files that don’t necessarily need to reside within NetSuite itself, said CEO Zach Nelson.

 

“When we store data in NetSuite, it’s in an Oracle database,” he said. “That’s very expensive storage. We’re saying, if you don’t need this stuff online, go store it in Amazon.”

 

SuiteStorage allows customers to interact with data stored on Amazon directly from within NetSuite. It was developed by NetSuite partner and reseller Celigo with NetSuite’s SuiteCloud development framework.

 

The company also said Wednesday that Iron Solutions, which provides software and services for farm equipment manufacturers, dealers and buyers, has used NetSuite and its tools to build a customized application.