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5 Signs your business has reached the limits of MYOB
Read how switching from MYOB has helped Aussie businesses like Atlassian rapidly grow by 200% MYOB is a popular entry level accounting software for Aussie small businesses. However, growing businesses need more functionality to manage growing volumes of financial data and processes, not just in MYOB but scattered across multiple spreadsheets and business systems.

Download this free white paper to learn when is the right time to take the next step to an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that delivers automation, real-time visibility, productivity gains and scales with your business for future growth.

You’ll learn:

  • The 5 reasons for moving beyond MYOB.
  • Why timing is everything: when is the right time to make the move?
  • How integrated, web-based business software can fuel the next stage of your business growth.
  • 4 case studies from Atlassian, Energy Matters, StatSeeker and Priava who successfully moved beyond MYOB and took their business to new heights.



Why fast growing companies leave quickbooks and adopt cloud financials to accelerate growth

For many businesses, QuickBooks is a good accounting system when starting out. But is it the right choice to fuel the next stage of your organisation’s growth?

Download this white paper for a look at why fast-growing organisations have upgraded from QuickBooks to accelerate growth. Discover the telltale signs that it might be time for you as well, including:

  • It’s too hard to find out what’s really happening across your business in real time.
  • You spend too much time re-entering and reconciling data across systems.
  • You’re losing sales because you can’t get information where it’s needed fast enough. You’re doing more of your accounting outside QuickBooks than in it.
  • You spend too much time worrying about technology instead of business results.



The outlook for wholesale distribution in 2016

A soft economy and sagging sales have dampened expectations for 2016, although distributors and manufacturers still expect modest revenue growth this year, according to respondents in this industry outlook survey for 2016 from NetSuite in partnership with modern distribution management.

Nearly 40 percent of respondents expect revenue growth of 5 percent to 10 percent for the year with a handful of sectors consumer products, chemicals and Plastics, grocery and food services, and pharmaceutical projecting especially strong growth.




The upside of disruption

Technological change is both inevitable and a constantly evolving influence on business, but the rapid pace of technical innovation over the last few years has ushered in an era of unprecedented transformation.

As digitalisation continues to disrupt by providing new revenue and value-producing opportunities, organisations are being forced to rethink and redefine their underlying business models.




Retailers beware the customer is making the rules

Today, the pace of change in the retail industry is unprecedented. Consumers are firmly in control with more options and information readily available to them than ever before. This is putting significant pressure on retailers to move quickly and continuously innovate with new products and services, reinvent business models and grow into new markets.

Delivering a truly exceptional customer experience that is consistent and highly personalised across all channels and touchpoints has never been more important. To succeed, modern retailers must act boldly and be willing to compete on the customer experience they provide. Download this white paper to discover how to react to the new rules of customer engagement.




Cloud based ERP solves a world of challenges

It can be easy to think of information technology (IT) as a highly complex, overly demanding and recklessly evolving aspect of modern business. Ironically, however, much of the complexity and labor intensity companies currently experience with their IT solutions has resulted because the companies haven’t kept pace with the rapid evolution of technology.

Growing numbers of companies faced with such business catalysts are turning to NetSuite OneWorld, a cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that addresses some of the most critical business operations and needs. In addition to ensuring that all its applications have access to accurate, up-to-date and consistent financial and operational data, OneWorld also offers a variety of capabilities specifically designed to help companies sell and operate across multiple entities and international markets in our ever-shrinking world.




The customer experience challenge for Australian retailers

In order to explore how Australia’s retailers are responding to the customer experience challenge, Frost and Sullivan surveyed 100 retailers that are members of the Australian Retailers Association (ARA), including both small retailers (with less than 10 stores) and medium and large retailers (with 10 or more outlets). Download the results of the research now.




The money Story

A “stifler” limits a CEO’s or CFO’s ability to know what is going on in the organisation to make informed, insightful and assertive decisions that drive profitable business growth.

There is a price to pay in ignoring the Seven Stifler the inability to react quickly to business events as they occur. CFOs who cannot discern their company’s performance might as well retreat to the back offices of yesteryear, crunching the numbers of the previous quarter in their green eye-shades. To join the modern breed of strategic, predictive CFOs requires quickly accumulating comprehensive business intelligence from reliable, real-time performance data.

A single cloud based, integrated suite of business software solutions offers this capability.




8 ways Legacy ERP Harms Businesses

The fact is that the world is innovating faster than ever, but ERP installations seem to stay frozen in time. It’s hard to believe that an outdated, five-year-old ERP system can be relevant to a business in a hyperactive world in which last year’s smartphone is passé and GoPro can explode from a start-up to $1 billion in annual revenue in just a few years and make an IPO with a valuation of close to $10 billion.

Download this white paper to learn the 8 ways by which outdated ERP systems hold back your business and how “version-less” cloud ERP can help eliminate costly upgrades, reduce IT infrastructure management and drive value with rapid implementation.




Frost and Sullivan: disrupt, collapse, transform

The average lifespan of a company has reduced from 61 years in 1958 to 18 years today, and is forecast to decline to 10 years by 2018. For smaller companies, more than half of today’s businesses will not be around in five years.

Read this Frost and Sullivan survey report of 1,500 senior executives across a range of industries in seven countries (Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Philippines, Singapore, the UK and the US) to understand what’s driving rapid industry transformation from digitalisation, globalisation to cloud computing. Learn how cloud computing has emerged not just as a cause of change but increasingly as a necessary response providing the flexibility and adaptability that’s key to survival.




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 amortise 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.




iMatchative powers secure document sharing and collaboration with Box Platform

iMatchative is an experienced team of data scientists, Wall Street professionals, and experts in technology, consumer marketing and customer experience, working together to develop products and ideas that deliver better insights for users. iMatchative is the engine that powers AltX, the company’s flagship product.

AltX is an intelligence platform for the hedge fund market that uses all of iMatchative's innovative algorithms, behavioural and traditional financial statistics, and analysis to help investors and funds find stickier, more satisfying investments.




The value of content APIs in modern application development

Platform as a service (PaaS) originally referred to programming environments that allowed the construction and operation of applications on the Web. Today, PaaS has evolved to encompass different types and categories of cloud-based software and services offered for developing applications through cloud-based services delivered via application programming interfaces (APIs).

Content platforms have emerged as a key form of PaaS to support the development of content-centric applications. The PaaS public cloud software services market is expected to grow at a five-year CAGR of 31%, almost double the CAGR of two other major software categories — application as a service and system infrastructure software.




The platform explosion: harness it or lose agility

The neat boundary between platforms and applications is gone, resulting in a spike in the number of software platforms in the average enterprise. Vendors of all types — SaaS providers, systems integrators, cloud services specialists, ISVs — now describe their wares as platforms. Only some are worthy of strategic investment; others aren’t platforms at all. This report helps enterprise architects navigate the mushrooming software platform market to create a portfolio plan that seizes the opportunity platforms present without killing responsiveness.