August 22, 2014
Maximizing Your Financial Cloud Integrations
Posted by Dave Burlington
Cloud solutions have the advantage of being built from the ground-up with open API’s designed specifically for integration. This is a key enabler to implementing best-of-breed solutions that can be orchestrated to support your business needs but it requires more than just basic data integration. In order to enable world class business processes, financial Cloud integrations must incorporate rich business semantics. Having rich, configurable, pre-built integrations between systems allows for much quicker, durable and robust implementations.
For instance, when integrating your core financials to you budgeting and planning system, the following considerations need to be taken into account:
- What dimensions/attributes are you using in your core financial systems? How will those be including in your budgeting and forecasting?
- At what level of financial detail do you want to use in your budgeting and planning process?
- How is your planning done? How many different models are you using and how do they relate to each other?
- How do you want to map your financial data to your planning and budgeting model?
- How should budgets and plans be reflected in your core financial systems to support closed-loop planning?
- What is your budgeting and planning frequency?
Armanino’s Integration Packs provide solutions that address questions such as these, and are easily tailored to each customers unique needs. Leveraging Armanino’s years of financial Cloud integration experience and IP provides a “quick start” to a world class implementation, and ensures you systems will work together going-forward.
Experience top-notch financial Cloud integrations and see what’s available to help your team in Armanino’s integration marketplace.
Dave is responsible for the Financial Solutions Cloud Practice at Armanino. He has extensive software industry experience, with particular expertise in building and scaling high growth technology companies. Before joining Armanino in 2014, he led all aspects of enterprise SaaS and mobile application product teams. He was a key member of the leadership teams that took two software companies public.