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NetSuite Software White Papers


Learn what industry analysts say about NetSuite products by reading one of these white papers.

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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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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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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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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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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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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Managing Growth in 2012

This independent market assessment, conducted by Loudhouse Research, canvassed 300 senior decision makers of software and IT services companies across the world, with responsibility for finance or operational planning with strategic and budgetary accountability.

Managing Growth in 2012 highlights key trends and unique insights into the external and internal challenges facing the IT sector, and recommends best practices for optimizing growth and profitability in 2012 and beyond.

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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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