A Custom Research Project Statement of Work for
October 24, 2012
Statement of Confidentiality The enclosed information is submitted to NetSuite for the purpose of evaluating the SMB Group, its products and its services. The information included in or with this document, in its entirety, is considered both confidential and proprietary and may not be copied or disclosed to any third party, without the prior written consent of the SMB Group. The content of this proposal supersedes that of any previous proposal. This proposal is valid for thirty (30) days from the proposal date above.
SMB Group, Inc. ( www.smb-gr.com ) | 17 Lancaster Rd. Northborough, MA 01532 | (508)410-3562 (P)
October 24, 2012 Vishrut Parikh
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I. CL I EN T NetSuite II . PR OJ E CT B AC KG RO U ND AN D OB J EC T IV E S NetSuite has requested that SMB Group submit a proposal to write a whitepaper focused on the quantifiable TCO of NetSuite’s integrated cloud business application suite vs. comparable on-premise based ERP applications. NetSuite will use this paper as part of its lead generation activities to illustrate how a cloud-based integrated business suite solution contributes to significant cost savings for SMB and mid-market enterprises. NetSuite would like the paper to include the following content areas: Detailed TCO comparison of NetSuite vs. traditional on-premise ERP solutions for SMB and mid-market enterprises. Value of an integrated business application solution with front-office and back-office integration. Benefits of remote deployment models Missed opportunity costs of supporting IT infrastructure vs. focus on core business Value of SuiteFlex to reduce integration/customization costs when compared to complex customized integrations Key customer discussions that highlight value of NetSuite
The final content of the paper will be determined based on discussions between NetSuite and SMB Group. SMB Group will deliver an 8-10 page (including figures and tables) report that NetSuite can post on its website, partner websites, or distribute to prospects.
II I. PR O J EC T SC O P E A N D M E T H OD O LO GY