Q&A with Joel Patterson, Founder & Managing Director

The Vested Group is a consulting firm specializing in NetSuite’s cloud-based business management software. The Vested Group is a certified NetSuite Solution Provider and seasoned team of enterprise software implementation professionals who focus on providing cloud-based, ERP, CRM, Business Advisory, and Electronics Reuse & Distribution solutions for businesses around the globe. The Vested Group’s NetSuite support practice, inVESTED, provides post-implementation support and application solutions for NetSuite users worldwide.

What qualifies your company as the VAR of the month?
The Vested Group is a dedicated NetSuite Partner – NetSuite is the only business management solution we work with. We have been honored as a NetSuite Five-Star partner for several years, and we were one of the first partners certified to implement NetSuite’s SuiteSuccess program. We have completed over 40 successful NetSuite implementations and have nearly 100 ongoing and satisfied NetSuite support clients. NetSuite is a product we truly believe in – The founder of The Vested Group has been a NetSuite user since 2002. We have always been and will continue to be NetSuite evangelists.

What makes your company successful?
The foundation of success for The Vested Group lies within its employees. We hire and retain people who embody our six core values: All In, Own It, Give Them Your Shirt, Do the Right Thing, Appreciate Failure, and Enjoy the Ride. Each of our employees is a huge contributing factor to our daily successes, big and small. In turn, our teams are able to provide our clients with a strong and stable framework to build successful NetSuite implementations, go-lives, and beyond.

How are you growing your firm? How do you plan to continue to grow?
When The Vested Group opened in 2011, our industry specialties were Manufacturing, Wholesale - Distribution, and Professional Services. Over the past few years, we have extended our reach to also serve the Electronics Reuse & Distribution, Food & Beverage, and Media industries. Moving forward, we plan to continue the development and expansion of our Electronics Reuse & Recycling solution and extend our industry focus to the Oilfield & Industrial Services industry. NetSuite is such a versatile product; there is no limit to the range of industries we could service.

What opportunities do you see in the market?
Several of the industries we typically work with can be slower to adopt new technology, or maybe even reluctant to move their business management solution to the cloud. This is an excellent opening to share our knowledge of cloud technology and educate organizations on the benefits of NetSuite’s cloud-based solution. We see significant opportunity in following NetSuite’s lead by being a disruptor for industries that are continuing to warm up to the idea of doing business in the cloud.

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