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Why Customers Are Switching From Microsoft Dynamics GP to the Cloud to Drive Growth

Read this white paper to learn why companies switch from Microsoft Dynamics to NetSuite, the world's #1 cloud ERP system. You'll find real-world case studies with executives of Imagine! and the Advocacy Center of Louisiana on how they reduced costs, improved visibility and retooled for growth by switching from Microsoft to cloud ERP.

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ROI Case Study (Docusign): NetSuite Financial Planning

Download this case study to see why DocuSign ditched their spreadsheets for cloud budgeting, forecasting and planning, eliminating manual work and improving visibility for the fast-growing provider of electronic signature technology.

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Research Study: The Strategic Finance Gap

Finance professionals are increasingly expected to play a more strategic role by providing reporting and monitoring to measure success, identify risks, and support global expansion and M&A. In "The Strategic Finance Gap," based on a survey of 334 finance professionals in the U.S., U.K. and Australia, Loudhouse Research examines finance's struggles to make a more strategic impact including the technology and process obstacles holding them back.

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Seven Signs You're on the Road to Real-Time ERP

A step-change in the pace of business today brings enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems face-to-face with the largest transformation in their role since they were first introduced in the early 1990s. The rise of a new generation of business automation demands real-time information processing and visibility on a scale that was unthinkable just a few years ago. Coupled with—and in large part enabled by—this new wave of business automation, there has been a surge in the pace of business itself.

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Streamlining Global Operations: A New Approach to Two-Tier ERP

As well as simplifying and speeding financial consolidation for the CFO, a cloud-based two-tier ERP system delivers more complete, up-to-the-minute information to the CEO and everyone else in the executive suite. Much more than simply a platform for improved financial consolidation and governance, it provides a foundation for a modern, coordinated, agile and innovative enterprise that is truly global in reach and scope.

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How TCO Benefits Make Cloud Computing a No-Brainer for Many SMBs and Mid-Market Enterprises

View this white paper to learn how a detailed TCO evaluation shows cloud-based solutions can deliver significant savings compared to on-premises business applications. Cloud computing eliminates the need for individual companies to buy, deploy and maintain IT infrastructure or application software. In the cloud computing model (also known as software-as-a-service, or SaaS), the vendor takes responsibility for deploying and managing the infrastructure (servers, operating system software, databases, data center space, network access, power and cooling, etc.) and processes (infrastructure patches/upgrades, application patches/upgrades, backups, etc.) required to run and manage the full solution. Because cloud vendors manage all of their customers on a single instance of the software, they can amortize infrastructure-related costs over thousands of customers. This results in substantial economies of scale and skill, reducing the total cost of ownership (TCO) for customers who deploy business management solutions.

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The Buyers Guide to Financial Management Software

Managing your company's financials is the backbone of your business and is vital to the long-term health and viability of your company. To continue applying the necessary financial rigor to support rapid growth, the accounting department needs the right tools to most efficiently do their job. Read this white paper to understand the 10 essentials of a complete financial management system and how the right solution can help you keep up with the rapidly changing business world.

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Rising to the Challenge—Achieving Real-time Visibility across the Organization

Based on a survey of 1,501 IMA members, this in-depth study examines the most critical challenges faced by today's accounting and finance leaders with a focus on the management reporting cycle and achieving real-time visibility across the organization. Get practical insights and peer benchmark data from IMA members to streamline your financial processes.

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SaaS and Cloud ERP Observations: Is Cloud ERP Right for You? By Aberdeen Group

Over the past six years, Aberdeen has been measuring the willingness of organizations to consider Software as a Service (SaaS) as the deployment model for their ERP implementations. This Analyst Insight examines trends in ERP deployment models and provides clues as to whether cloud ERP is the right fit for your organization.

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The Enterprise Cloud Buyer's Bill of Rights: SaaS Applications by Constellation Research

The majority of enterprise software is now consumed via SaaS or cloud deployments. Despite a perception of simplicity in software acquisition, many cloud contracts require all the rigor and due diligence of contracts for on-premises licensed software. The Enterprise Cloud Buyer's Bill of Rights provides a tool for clients and vendors to change the tenor of contract negotiations from user subservience to an equal and collaborative long-term partnership.

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Five Signs QuickBooks is Failing Your Business

This white paper identifies the five telltale signs that your business has hit the limits of QuickBooks or perhaps, has already outgrown it, the business process inefficiencies caused by running a fast-growing business on limited bookkeeping software, and the hard benefits that businesses have experienced by making the jump from QuickBooks to a complete web-based business management software suite.

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ERP Consolidation: Convincing Others Requires 'the Art of War'

A vast number of the CIOs and leaders of large, global financial organizations see ERP consolidation as the key to a new era of efficiency and competitive advantage. How can the leaders of today's top financial organizations win the war of ERP consolidation? Read Gartner's latest ERP paper to learn how you can realize your vision of a consolidated, efficient global financial organization.

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IMA: Rising to the Challenge—Productivity in Accounting and Finance Organisations

Based on a survey of 1,726 IMA members, this in-depth IMA study, Rising to the Challenge—Productivity in Accounting and Finance Organisations, examines the most critical challenges faced by accounting and finance teams as they strive to improve the productivity of their staff and the effectiveness of their operations. Get practical insights and peer benchmark data from IMA members to streamline your financial processes.

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What's Next for ERP?

Download this thought leadership piece from Phil Wainewright, ZDNet blogger and author of the book Frictionless Enterprise, to learn how business trends like mobilization, social and collaboration are making cloud ERP a necessity for growing businesses.

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The Rise of Two-Tier ERP

A new trend is evolving in enterprise resource planning (ERP). It's the concept of two-tier ERP, and it has become a growing area of discussion in corporate finance and information technology (IT) departments. Done well, it promises to finally attain the global visibility, standardization, and efficiency we all imagined large-scale ERP would bring back before those systems proved too complex, costly, and slow to deploy. What is two-tier ERP, and when is it right?

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The 8 Ways Outdated ERP Damages Your Business

In this white paper, The 8 Ways Outdated ERP Damages Your Business, learn how old ERP hold back business and how the cloud can help. Find out why economic, market, and technology changes have made it necessary for modern business systems to adapt more quickly, how outdated systems drain your IT budget, what a modern business must do to ensure their ERP systems keep pace with the demands of a global mobile business, and the four reasons companies are turning to the cloud to keep up with their ever-changing organizations.

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Professional Services in Cloud ERP

While using ERP solutions is a significant step towards more efficient business processes and operations, choosing the right type of solution, technology and implementation partner save even more time money and hassle in the long run. This white paper outlines the best uses of time and resources for organizations looking to successfully bring ERP to their business.

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Change Management and Adoption for Cloud ERP

The best cloud ERP solutions must be adopted across organizations to deliver more agile business processes and efficiencies. This white paper describes how successful ERP implementation projects develop programmatic change management to help people in the organization learn and adapt to new roles, processes, and responsibilities.

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The Benefits of Running Your Business Software in the Cloud: Strategies for Success

With the growth of cloud computing, businesses must take a strategic long-term view of their application footprint—understand how applications and business processes cross departments and lines of business, and optimize their applications architecture around collaboration and process. This whitepaper will show how businesses can position themselves for efficient and cost-effective growth, and improved competitiveness by combining an integration applications strategy with cloud delivery.

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Why Cloud Computing Matters to Finance

About two-thirds of mid-size businesses are running old versions of their ERP system. But with a rapidly changing regulatory environment, you risk falling behind your competition if you have out-of-date business systems. This complimentary Strategic Finance article by NetSuite CFO, Ron Gill, explains why many companies are upgrading to cloud ERP to keep their finance function up to speed. This article covers the benefits of cloud financials, how Ron Gill's global finance team operates in the cloud, and the seven key questions to ask when evaluating cloud ERP vendors.

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How Global Midsize Businesses Can Use Cloud ERP

This paper covers the financial and operational challenges that global medium sized businesses face, and examines the value that global, real-time financial consolidation solutions can deliver. It discusses the criteria that they can use to evaluate solutions, and how NetSuite's OneWorld cloud solution can provide them with the global visibility, consolidation and reporting functionality they need to streamline operations and gain a competitive edge. The paper provides experiences of several NetSuite OneWorld customers and provides perspectives on how the right tools can give medium sized businesses the agility and visibility they need to achieve their global business objectives.

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Success Kit: Moving Beyond QuickBooks

Find out the key reasons to move from QuickBooks to NetSuite, and the benefits your business can gain. You'll read case studies from actual NetSuite customers that made the jump from QuickBooks—and the value that NetSuite delivered at their businesses.

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Success Kit: Achieving Practical Global Business Management and Effective Financial Consolidation

This kit provides you with proven strategies to align your business systems to meet the needs of a growing business. It showcases how real-world customers have used NetSuite OneWorld to streamline their complex business structures and the impact on their financial processes. You'll also get access to an ROI study from independent research firm Nucleus Research that outlines the quantifiable benefits that NetSuite OneWorld can deliver at your global or multi-entity company.

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The Customizable Cloud

Learn why the ability to easily customize ERP is important, the problems with customizing on-premise legacy ERP applications and how the cloud makes customizing ERP easier, more timely and less costly.

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Cloud Computing and SaaS: What Every Finance Professional Needs to Know

CFOs, Controllers, and Treasurers around the country are watching with great interest as a great business transformation takes place. Learn how Cloud Computing and Software as a Service (SaaS) are reforming the business landscape, and changing the very manner in which many firms do business.

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SMB Group: Seeing the Big Picture How Global Midsize Businesses Can Use Cloud ERP to Drive Growth

In an ever-flattening world, growing and midsize businesses have more opportunities to expand globally to accelerate growth and increase profitability. But to take advantage of these opportunities, they must be able to manage and streamline financial operations across countries with different currencies, tax laws, and reporting and oversight requirements. Global medium sized businesses must manage financial consolidations at multiple levels—each subsidiary needs to have local operational control, and the parent company must be able to roll up data into consolidated financial reports.

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SMB Group: How Inkjet Superstore Uses NetSuite OneWorld to Facilitate Fast, Efficient Expansion Into New Global Markets By implementing NetSuite's OneWorld enterprise resource planning (ERP) system

InkJet Superstore has been able to integrate previously disparate financial accounting solutions into one unified, consolidated system that provides a comprehensive view of its financial and operational metrics across multiple country locations. By automating manual processes with cloud-based NetSuite OneWorld, Inkjet Superstore is avoiding tedious and repetitive data entry and syncing processes, has eliminated the need to add incremental IT resources, and is managing the business more efficiently. These organizational and efficiency improvements provide InkJet with the freedom to focus on adding, marketing and pricing new items, and quickly and easily add subsidiaries in new geographies.

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The Transformational CFO: Integrative SaaS and the Power to Change

The leaders of Finance are more and more becoming leaders of their companies. This report looks at the promise and realities of what is typically called the "strategic transformation" of Finance from back-office tradition to company leadership. It includes the latest research from Saugatuck Technology to identify the gaps between where Finance is today, and where Finance executives say they need to be. And it will look at a key means of bridging those gaps and enabling Finance's transformation to leadership: the utilization of integrated finance and business management applications via software-as-a-service (SaaS).

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Aberdeen Group: Measuring the ROI of ERP in SMB

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is more than a necessary infrastructure that forms the transactional system of record upon which a business is based. ERP is the potential source of cost savings and operational improvements. It is also a serious undertaking. This report serves as a roadmap to Small to Midsize Businesses (SMBs) for realizing the maximum Return on Investment (ROI) from ERP implementations.

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Are You Paying Too Much for ERP? How Software-as-a-Service Changes the Game

Business executives pour money into IT initiatives, but often don't understand what they are paying for. Only 4% of IT leaders believe their ERP systems create competitive advantage. They are paying an expensive bill for ERP year in and year out. The coming of age of cloud computing has opened an important opportunity for businesses. In this paper you'll learn the drivers for why companies are taking a second look at their investments in legacy ERP, and find out about the fundamentals SaaS and how it changes the game.

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Getting Your Finance Processes in Shape for EITF 08-01 and EITF 09-03

This financial executive newsletter, written by NetSuite Chief Financial Officer Jim McGeever, provides insights into the new Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) revenue recognition rules EITF 08-01 and EITF 09-03. Anyone who sells products or services that are delivered at different times could be affected by these rules. This is the most widespread change to revenue recognition rules in recent years and will affect many companies across a broad range of industries. This newsletter explores the latest FASB rules and identifies some of the key considerations that you should apply to your business.

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Managing the Strategic Finance Gap

Published in IMA Strategic Finance Magazine, this article looks at the role of finance and how increasing responsibilities are changing the expectations being placed on finance leaders. The article proposes how finance leaders can adapt to the evolving role by planning for growth and change, being a proponent for a data-driven culture and being a champion for real-time information access.

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