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.

October 16, 2014

Cloud 2.0 – Keeping Our Heads in Cloud Integrations

73% of respondents in the Cloud Accounting Institute survey indicate their companies are already using a Software as a Service or a Cloud Solution. With the market expected to reach $210 billion by 2016, it’s not too late to see the advantages a solution can provide you and your business. All companies will need a …

October 10, 2014

Relieve Password Pains with Single Sign-On

Who enjoys memorizing and tracking an ever-expanding list of user names and passwords? Not many of us! Personal applications aside, the number of logins required to perform day-to-day tasks in the professional world is mounting. The time spent changing passwords, increasing their complexity, remembering those passwords, and calling the support desk to reset forgotten passwords, …

September 17, 2014

Ensuring Your Vendor’s Cloud Has a Silver Lining

A cloud vendor tends to deliver IT systems and services better than we can, generally speaking. Since the systems they provide are the core of their business, they invest more in their personnel, technology, and other resources to deliver security, availability, processing integrity, scalability, reliability and other factors better than we typically would…since IT is not …

June 23, 2014

Innovative Systems Integrators for the Disruptive Cloud

Last week WIRED Innovation Insights reported Lou Guercia, CEO of Scribe Software had the opportunity to connect with Dave Burlington, cloud expert at Armanino, a valued Scribe partner, who offered excellent insights into the ways innovative systems integrators (SIs) are adapting to the disruptive Cloud age and the need for Cloud integrations. Having first-hand IT leadership experience at innovative companies such …

May 28, 2014

Improve Employee Efficiency in 3 Ways with Technology

Direct employee expenses, including wages and benefits, generally account for anywhere from 20% to 50% of a company’s total operating expense. So as a business manager or owner, getting the best productivity from your employees makes sense. Learn how to utilize your technology to improve employee efficiency. While there are a number of broad areas …

January 22, 2014

SaaS Accounting for Fast-Growing Companies

Recently, Armanino published a white paper, Cloud Accounting for Fast-Growing Companies, to explain how a SaaS accounting solution can help companies move past their growing pains and support their company’s fast-paced growth. The white paper provides an in-depth explanation of how Intacct, the only AICPA-preferred cloud-based accounting solution, can help growing companies—especially those in the …

September 25, 2013

Are You Operating in a Franken-Cloud?

In a recent Accounting Technology article, Roy Keely discusses what he calls the dreaded “Franken-cloud.” No, it’s not a bad accounting-themed Halloween costume. A Franken-cloud is something many firms may mistake for the productive hybrid cloud. While Keely focuses on CPA firms, we think his theory is applicable to many other industries. Here’s how you …

August 21, 2013

The Hidden Costs of Running Your Planning Process in Excel

Our firm has many small-to-medium business clients. Often, we get the question of whether it is feasible for them to let go of Excel as their primary means of forecasting, replacing it with purpose-built software. Many think they are not large enough to justify buying software to aid in their planning process. Clients often believe …

May 28, 2013

Tapping Into a Highly Skilled Mobile Workforce with Cloud Software

I often hear media economists talk about how businesses are seeing a shortage of skilled workers. While this may still pose a challenge for manufacturing and construction, here in the accounting and professional services industry, we are starting to see how cloud technology is helping to expand our options and encourage a mobile workforce. The …

March 12, 2013

Finance Industry is Moving to the Cloud

A recent survey from Bill.com shed insights into how more than 510 CFOs and finance managers across multiple industries who have automated their payables and receivables process are using mobile technology for business financial transactions.  Survey respondents consisted of CFOs (46%), controllers (36%), and financial managers (18%). Overall, the study discovered that a majority of …

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