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.

July 26, 2018

Biotech Firm Sequences Software Implementations for a Quick Win

A clinical-stage biotechnology company had outgrown their ERP and wanted to upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics 365, but they were concerned that they didn’t have the time and manpower to devote to launching the new system. Armanino assessed their business requirements and pain points, and found that their finance team could free up resources for the …

July 2, 2018

Resort Hotel Set to Halve Monthly Financial Close With BlackLine

A large resort hotel perched near the Grand Canyon had contracted Armanino to help them implement Sage Intacct ERP, with the goal of automating many of their financial processes. As we began that project, we soon realized that their monthly financial close was manual and Excel-driven, with a painful amount of inefficiency. It took 12 …

August 1, 2017

Automating the Financial Close Process After a Merger

Business mergers are always a challenge for the finance team, especially when they are burdened by manual processes. Here’s how one Armanino client, a national financial services firm, recently found a solution to eliminate post-merger integration headaches and streamline their monthly financial close. The background The firm, which manages roughly $13 billion, had acquired another …

July 7, 2017

Two Views on How BlackLine Saves Time & Trials

Using BlackLine to automate the close process will save you time and aggravation―something I’ve witnessed from two different perspectives. Not only have I seen how automation helps my Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) clients here at Armanino, I’ve also experienced the benefits of BlackLine firsthand, while working in the general ledger (GL) group at a large insurance company. …