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.

November 26, 2014

Research Reports Adaptive Insights as a Top SaaS Company for Financial Planning

The recently released Montclare SaaS 250, an annual research report on the most influential Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) companies, notes Adaptive Insights in a strong position. The report reviews the top cloud business applications including Salesforce, Google, LinkedIn, Workday, and more. Adaptive Insights took the #14 spot out of 250 shooting far ahead of the other cloud …

September 10, 2014

Cloud Accounting Institute Annual Benchmark Study 2014

The Cloud Accounting Institute’s 2014 Annual Benchmark Study  has indicated that many financial systems currently in use are not optimizing business processes for their users. Terrible and poor marks were given for adapting to changing business or process requirements, publishing complete and relevant information to stakeholders, optimizing business processes, reducing process inefficiencies, and improving ROI. Half the respondents …

September 2, 2014

9 SaaS Differentiators and Benefits

Software as a service (SaaS) is differentiated from hosted solutions or ASP (Application Service Provider) solutions on a number of various points. Benefits to end users can be direct or indirect. In a recent interview with Dave Burlington, partner and leader of Armanino’s Cloud Solutions practice, he identified these common SaaS differentiators and the benefits …

April 21, 2014

Armanino Introduces Intacct – Adaptive Insights Solution on New Armanino Intacct Marketplace

SAN RAMON, CA  – Armanino (, a cloud financial solutions leader and one of the largest accounting and consulting firms in the nation, today released the Intacct-Adaptive Insights SolutionSM. The best-in-class, cloud-based budgeting and comprehensive reporting solution is now available on Armanino’s new Intacct Marketplace.  The Intacct-Adaptive Insights Solution integrates the most powerful Cloud Financial …

January 28, 2014

SaaS, IaaS and PaaS: What’s the Difference?

“The cloud has had a transformational impact on businesses of all sizes—from small and mid sized businesses (SMBs) to large enterprises—and it’s showing no signs of slowing down,” writes Desire Athow in her recent article posted to However, even with increasing acceptance of cloud-based solutions, there may still be some confusion regarding the different …

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 …

August 7, 2013

Sleep at Night: 4 Questions for Your Future SaaS Vendor

As a Controller and CFO—and then as a Consultant— the process of upgrading our systems with service packs and upgrades would cause me a lot of stress and wakeful nights. I found an ideal way to reduce this stress—select a true SaaS-based product, where the vendor maintains the databases and has the responsibility of applying …

June 21, 2013

Cloud Accounting Institute Benchmark Study Results – Webinar

Cloud solutions are changing the game for finance and accounting. Our recent annual benchmark study uncovered some surprising trends—an increase in the level of dissatisfaction with current financial systems and limitations in optimizing business processes and reducing inefficiencies. Join us Thursday, July 25th at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET for a free webinar …

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