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.

February 13, 2013

Cloud/SaaS Solutions Software Study

The Cloud Accounting Institute is now conducting its second annual cloud Benchmark Survey on Cloud/SaaS solutions software usage. The survey will examine how accounting and financial management professionals use cloud technology or Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions. In addition, the survey will shed insight into what accounting and financial management professionals expect from cloud …

January 14, 2013

Cloud Integration: Clearing the Confusion

As our 2012 CAI Benchmark Surveyshowed, the ability to integrate cloud applications with each other or with on-premise applications was one of the leading concerns that finance professionals had about moving to the cloud. Lindy AntonelliLindy leads Armanino’s Cloud Accounting Solutions Practice. She is the Founder & Chair of the Cloud Accounting Institute and has …

November 28, 2012

Equity Compensation – Modifications, Audits, Cloud – FREE Webinar

A recent article from Kimberly Kovacs of Accounting Today identified how cloud or SaaS models can streamline the equity compensation audit process. Present-day equity compensation programs face the following challenges, no longer manageable with the use of spreadsheets: Increasingly complicated expensing and reporting requirements An expansion in award types and situations that require modification accounting …

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) …

July 30, 2012

Cloud Accounting Benchmark Study Available

The results of a  benchmark study from the Cloud Accounting Institute on cloud accounting, or Software as a Service (SaaS) are now available. This year, a national survey was conducted to analyze the following: Cloud adoption status Key expected benefits of cloud solutions Key concerns of cloud solutions Expectations of cloud solutions The survey served …

June 18, 2012

Techweek 2012: Transforming Finance in The Cloud Seminar

Information Technology (IT) is shifting rapidly from on-premise software and hardware, to Software as a Service (SaaS), or Cloud solutions. The reasons are significant cost savings, rapid return on investment, and performance/productivity gains. This shift inspired the creation of the seminar: Transforming Finance in The Cloud at this year’s Techweek conference at the Merchandise Mart, …

June 6, 2012

Cloud Accounting Best Practices: Webinar Summary

The Cloud Accounting Institute Passed a milestone. We communicated the results of our first study in a well-attended Cloud Accounting Best Practices Webinar on May 30. Today we offer those results as a report, “Software as a Service for Accounting: Benchmark Study (2012),” for the sake of those who could not attend. We knew this wave …

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