The Benefits of Running Your Business in Software in the Cloud
With the economic recession behind us, markets are poised for growth yet again. As fast-growing companies achieve greater market penetration and gain more customers, they face the challenge and opportunity of expanding to new locations and efficiently growing their business. They must be able to effectively manage their sales teams and channels and improve back-office efficiency, while ensuring high levels of service for customers. To take advantage of these opportunities, companies need to assess whether their existing business applications footprint for accounting, sales, service and other functions will effectively support the growth of the business.
Actionable Analytics: Creating a Competitive Advantage in Growing and Mid-Sized Business
No matter what your position is in your business ? a CEO, CFO, Sales VP, or line of business manager, you need information to base your daily decisions upon. And you need to rely on the accuracy and completeness of that information to confidently make decisions that are right for your business.
Business Benefits of Software as a Service(SaaS)
Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is a growing phenomenon in worldwide business today. From the original ideas of outsourcing the data center and having third parties manage the software (the ASP movement of the turn of the century) to true SaaS today, the tsunami of outsourced IT and new methods of accessing business software solutions gives CIOs the applications they need to deliver, without the infrastructure and capital costs of bringing applications on site.
Cloud vs. On-premise 4 yr Total Cost of Ownership
Cloud computing essentially eliminates the need for customers to buy, deploy and maintain IT infrastructure or application software individually. Regardless of the application, the cloud computing vendor takes responsibility for all of the infrastructure required to run the solution–servers, backup, software, operating systems, databases, updates, migration, power and cooling, facility space, etc., and associated internal and third-party staffing costs. Because cloud computing vendors manage all of their customers on a single instance of the software, they can amortize costs over thousands of customers. This yields substantial economies of scale and skill, and lowers total cost of ownership (TCO).
Ensuring Success for Business Management Software Implementation
Acquiring a new business management system is one of the most important decisions a growing company can make. Expectations are often high ? the promise of higher productivity, greater agility, better business intelligence and stream-lining business processes is a key motivator behind a change in business applications. To achieve those promises, however, it is incumbent on the company to realize it is not just about technology ? the core to success is in the intelligent application of that technology to the particular business.
NetSuite Offers Green Alternative to Traditional On-Premise ERP & CRM Solutions
NetSuite engaged Greenspace to study NetSuite’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform to measure efficiency, cost savings and green benefits resulting from an organization utilizing NetSuite’s platform (rather than operating its own servers) and from the operation of NetSuite’s data center. Utilizing its EcoMetrics™ measuring system and data available from the U.S. EPA, Greenspace reached the following conclusions…
NetSuite-Independent Customer Satisfaction Study
Nucleus has found NetSuite customers are both satisfied and loyal, as NetSuite enables them to rapidly deploy ERP functionality that is integrated with other components without the cost and timeline of
traditional on-premise systems.
NetSuite’s Impact on Software Company Performance
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.
One CFO’s Journey Moving to the Cloud
Tom Kelly has more than 25 years of strategic and tactical business experience. As a CFO and CIO, he was an early pioneer in using cloud computing technologies beginning in the late 1990s, and has helped spearhead cloud implementations at numerous companies. He now serves as Managing Director at T-Edward, Inc., a strategic and operational SaaS consultancy, providing cloud expertise and services to Fortune 500 and private equity-backed companies.
OneWorld 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.
ROI Evaluation Report for Netsuite
Nucleus found customers of on-demand business application provider NetSuite significantly automated processes, boosted sales, increased productivity, reduced or avoided headcount, and retired costly legacy systems. All customers increased data visibility through NetSuite’s integration and reporting capabilities. Deployed properly, NetSuite can deliver a positive ROI in fewer than 9 months.
SMB Group-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.
SMB’s Must Eliminate Information Silos to Improve the Customer Experience
The ultimate goal for all businesses should be to transform to an Anywhere EnterpriseTM, where a company can empower employees, customers and partners with the right information at the right time to meet heightened customer expectations, react to fast-changing market dynamics and grow revenue. Another major change is the advent of the Anywhere Consumer, where consumers’ expectations of quickly getting the right information at the right time continually pushes the limits of businesses’ current processes, applications and information.
Talking to Your CFO About Cloud Computing
Even in a downturn, companies must get real work done. And that means, for example, that information and knowledge management professionals must still roll out collaboration applications, particularly if travel budgets are slashed. But in capital-constrained times, the upfront cash outlay and financial risk of on-premise solutions can prevent many projects from being funded. Fortunately, cloud-based collaboration service providers offer a cash-flow-friendly alternative to on-premise installation for projects including email overhauls, wiki workspaces, and Web conferencing. And cash-flow-friendly is a concept that every chief financial officer (CFO) will understand.
The Customizable Cloud: How the Cloud Provides the More Flexible Alternative to Legacy ERP Platforms
Cloud computing changes the customization equation. With cloud-based ERP, companies can develop new functionality in a matter of weeks instead of months or years, and carry over all customizations seamlessly to the latest release of the application. This white paper discusses 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.
The Transformational CFO: Integrative SaaS and the Power to Change
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. We will use 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 we 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).