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Revenue Recognition Changes Coming Soon: Five Key Considerations for Adopting ASU 2014-09

This white paper provides insights into the new Revenue Recognition Standard—ASU 2014-09; the most widespread change to revenue recognition rules in recent years. These changes will affect many companies across a broad range of industries, including high tech companies. This white paper explores the latest guidelines and closely examines five key considerations CFOs and Controllers will need to take into account as they prepare for a smooth transition.

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Cloud-Based Business Solutions Suite Delivers Key Performance Improvements to Software Companies

A new research report from SL Associates outlines how cloud ERP drives increased business performance across finance, IT and professional services for software companies. Download this report to learn how NetSuite software industry customers achieved up to 70% improvement across operations such as closing the books, revenue recognition, compliance, and professional services productivity, all while reducing IT spending and support costs.

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The Money Story: Overcoming the Seven Stiflers

Can you tell your organization's "money story"—how it generates revenue and profits, and maximizes cash flow? To be able to tell this story, the CEO, CFO, and other executives must have access to transparent, real-time performance data to accurate describe how much money the organization is making (or losing) today, and is likely to generate in the future. Only by eliminating the Seven Stiflers of growth can organizations gain the visibility they need to effectively tell their money story.

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The Recurring Revenue Model: Challenges and Best Practices

One of the biggest challenges facing software industry executives is adopting the subscription, or software-as-a-service model. The SaaS world of recurring revenue is vastly different than the perpetual license model. Learn more about what it takes to grow and manage a recurring revenue business in this executive brief by NetSuite CFO Ron Gill. Drawing on his experience at NetSuite, Gill outlines why recurring revenue businesses require a fundamentally different approach than those built on one-time purchase cycles. Best practices and practical examples are provided based on NetSuite's own success in achieving rapid revenue growth with a recurring business model.

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Four Keys to Success in Delivering Professional Services from the Cloud

The software-as-a-service (SaaS) and cloud computing model is inherently changing the role of professional services organizations. This report provides professional services leaders with strategies on how to overcome the managerial and operational challenges of this new model and offers practical advice to ensure success.

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Why Private Software Companies Grow Better in the Cloud

This CFO-to-CFO strategy brief describes why cloud business management is the key to unlocking hyper-growth at private companies. Drawing on his experience as CFO at NetSuite, Ron Gill outlines the 5 key reasons software and SaaS organizations are adopting cloud-based financials to successfully scale their business.

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IDC Insight: NetSuite Focuses on the Business of Software

This IDC Insight report discusses the operational requirements for software and SaaS companies today and in the future, and provides an overview of how NetSuite is meeting the needs of organizations of all sizes in this rapidly changing industry.

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NetSuite for the Software Industry: eBook

This comprehensive eBook provides an overview of NetSuite's offering for software and SaaS/cloud companies, including customer videos, product demos, key benefits and an overview on how NetSuite helps technology companies successfully scale from start-up, to mid-market, and ultimately to life as a public company.

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Strategies for Optimizing Recurring Revenue in the Software Industry

This exclusive analyst report provides insight into the world of recurring revenue—the new dominant paradigm for the software industry. IDC Research Vice President Amy Konary describes the newest trends in subscription models, advanced approaches to packaging, key metrics for tracking success, as well as an overview of NetSuite's solution for dealing with the billing and operational challenges inherent in the recurring revenue model.

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Aberdeen Group Research: Taking the Complexity out of Complex Projects in the Software Industry

Leaders in the software industry excel with on-time project delivery that delights customers while balancing quality, speed, and cost to ensure maximum return on valuable resources. This Aberdeen Group research report shows how best-in-class software organizations deliver projects on time and within budget. Based on a survey of 349 organizations, this report details the technology enablers that industry leaders use to achieve real-time visibility across projects, optimize resource management, and deliver 97% of projects within budget and 92% of projects early or on time.

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IDC Market Spotlight: The Rise of Subscription Software Licensing

This exclusive analyst report is based on recent research by IDC and provides insights into the evolution of software licensing, as well as the benefits and challenges associated with the subscription model. IDC's Research Vice President Amy Konary offers advice both for software companies who are looking to offer their solutions via a subscription, as well as enterprises who are considering this approach to purchasing software. This complimentary IDC research report outlines strategies to help companies adapt and take advantage of the changing landscape in software subscription and revenue models.

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