Financial Advisory Blog

Armanino’s Financial Advisory blog is your source for thought leadership around cloud ERP and accounting solutions and integrations. Supported by the Cloud Accounting Institute and numerous experts in cloud, finance, reporting, integration, compliance, and technology, Armanino’s Financial Advisory blog features must-read content on what’s happening in the finance industry, case studies, white papers, and much more.

August 20, 2014

Effective Questions from Financial Leaders to Controllers

A recent article from Jeff Epstein, Operating Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners, addresses the top 10 questions that CFOs should be asking their controllers. Controllers can help transform a CFO into an effective financial leader, but it’s important to ask them the right questions. What are all the management judgments we are making as we prepare …

July 16, 2013

Maximize your Dynamics ERP with Budgeting, Forecasting, and Financial Reporting

While using data to review past results can be helpful, it doesn’t typically allow for agile strategic planning. And Armanino knows you’re always looking for new opportunities to grow your company. If your infrastructure already includes Dynamics AX or GP, then you’ll appreciate that while these systems are robust, pulling data from them can be …

June 7, 2013

Cloud Solutions Best Practices: 2013 Benchmark Study

How does your company stack up against peers in cloud software deployment and integration? The results of the Cloud Accounting Institute’s annual benchmark study are in! The 2013 benchmark study of cloud technology practices, outlook, and trends is  based on the following topics: Cloud adoption status Key expected benefits of cloud solutions Key concerns about …

April 17, 2013

Dynamic Planning, Alternatives to Broken Annual Budgets

In many ways an annual budget serves its purpose, which is to say that operational and financial targets are set up, with financial incentives for achieving results.  Annual budgets also provide an organization with a renewed emphasis on its direction for the next 12 months and identify key objectives for each period. But what if …

April 16, 2013

Critical Features of a Multi-Entity Financial Management System

In an article, The Anatomy of a Best-in-Class Multi-Entity Financial Management Systems, Intacct shares how the features of a modern, cloud-based financial management system can alleviate the challenges associated with operating a multi-entity, global organization. Operating a multi-entity, global organization without a flexible financial management system can be an expensive venture, riddled with add-on software …

November 26, 2012

Cloud Accounting Brightens the Outlook on a Gloomy Economy

The end of the fiscal year is approaching—the time when many companies finally pull the trigger on IT purchases from their fiscal year budget.  This year decisions are being made amid the fear, uncertainty, and doubt generated by the “fiscal cliff,” the tax changes and program cuts that will automatically go into effect if Congress …

September 30, 2012

Cloud Accounting: Speed of Implementation Video

The 2012 Techweek Chicago Conference and Expo was held June 22-26, and attracted 2,127 attendees including tech start-ups from around the world, along with exhibitors and media. Importantly, the Cloud Accounting Institute was represented with Lindy Antonelli as a panelist for the seminar entitled Transforming Finance in The Cloud, along with other panelists from tech start-ups (listed below) …

June 20, 2012

Revenue Recognition for Service Companies: FREE Webcast

A webcast will focus on the topic of Revenue Recognition for companies that provide services. The webcast is scheduled for Thursday, June 28th at 11 AM PT / 1 PM CT / 2 PM ET. The webcast is sponsored by the Cloud Accounting Institute, AccessTek Accounting Systems, and Intacct, the leading cloud accounting financial system. The …

March 31, 2012

QuickBooks to Cloud: Compare the TCO

Outgrowing QuickBooks is a gradual process. Unless there is a compelling reason to migrate, such as an acquisition, organizational inertia tends to take hold and delay the process of selecting a replacement. Just staying put seems like a safe option, but is it?

March 21, 2012

QuickBooks to Cloud: Envision a New Way of Working

Let’s go back to the boardroom.  This time, imagine that instead of pulling data manually from QuickBooks and dumping it into Excel, you are using a cloud accounting application. The General Ledger view is open in front of you. All divisions and offices in your company access the application over the Internet, as you do, and …

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