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NetSuite Software White Papers

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

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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Nucleus Research: Independent Evaluation of NetSuite Software Customers

Many software companies invest in NetSuite to help them grow their business while managing IT and administrative costs. In its analysis of NetSuite software customers, Nucleus found NetSuite drives increased visibility and productivity while improving financial management.

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Three Keys to a Strong Financial and Operational Roadmap: What Software Companies Must Do to Succeed and Grow in an Economic Downturn

This brief from NetSuite COO, Jim McGeever, shares his perspective on effective financial and operation management of a software company. Jim discusses how to balance the competing needs to pare costs while preserving operational health, and having better understanding and control of your business processes.

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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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How to Survive—and Thrive—In the New Software Industry

Today's software vendors face a new kind of challenge: how to prepare their businesses to meet new software delivery models that are adding layers of complexity onto the already-complicated processes of financing, producing and billing for software licenses and related maintenance and services fees. Whether your business is SaaS, on-premise, or navigating the two, this paper provides you with strategies you can use across finance, sales, service, and IT to maximize your company's business performance. It provides comprehensive business insights garnered from NetSuite's experience in helping hundreds of diverse software companies maximize their own performance.

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