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.

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 …

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 11, 2013

Geographic Expansion – Technology Forum Recap

71 percent of technology company CFOs expect to expand geographically this year or in the near future according to Armanino McKenna’s annual CFO Evolution Benchmark Survey. Survey results and discussions at their Technology Forum Volume 5 solidified the fact that there is a high interest in geographic expansion beyond the borders of the United States. …

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 …

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