Managing a Cultural Shift in the Cloud

Company Culture’s Role in Successful Cloud-Based Software Adoption Part 2: Leading the Charge

“Company culture is either the number one catalyst or inhibitor to progress.” This according to Brian Solis, who has been a leader in the digital transformation movement, is one of the biggest reasons that you need to change the way your people think if you hope to have a successful cloud journey.

In the first part of this blog, we explored the connection between culture and cloud readiness. Today, we would like to look at some of the steps you need to take to lead your change initiative as you work to transform your business.

Managing a Commitment to Change

Influencing—and inspiring—culture change across your organization requires a concerted effort amongst company leaders to adapt their communications to align with the transparency, flexibility, and agility afforded by your new technology. Before managers can help employees/users learn their new responsibilities, processes and procedures, they have to participate in a “global” initiative to set a positive tone and trajectory for the technology project—and keep the momentum going.

Here are best practices to consider as you take your journey of digital (and cultural) transformation:

Set and share a clear vision. What values do you want your employees to embrace—and personify—as they adopt new technology tools and resources? Formalizing your intentions to serve as a guide will prepare your leadership team, and eventually employees, to embody an innovative, tech-driven culture.

Start from the top. Support from the C-suite is critical—and not only because you need their sign-off to purchase your new technology. Their ongoing partnership is essential to creating a culture that values technology, is willing to evolve with changes, and looks forward to learning new ways of working.

Establish a multi-departmental team. While selecting technology solutions and preparing for the change—not to mention rolling out the changes—it’s helpful to depend on the talents and influence of leaders and power users across the company. These “champions” can help you anticipate areas of potential resistance, collect feedback, and communicate changes and project updates with their respective teams, making for a smoother transition for everyone.

Select the right solution(s). If you implement a solution that doesn’t match your requirements, any enthusiasm you’ve built up around the change will fall flat. It’s so important to get the technology “right” from the very beginning—and working with a trusted technology consultancy is often your best route to success.

Send frequent communications. Keep employees informed on organizational goals and technology project timelines and milestones. Depending on the communications preferences of your workforce, share information with them over different channels and formats so you’re sure to effectively connect with everyone. Your messaging should lead with benefits (e.g. increased productivity, 24/7 system access and mobility, enhanced collaboration) and always provide next steps for learning more or providing feedback.

Depend on your implementation partners. When it comes to securing training materials, user support, and all of the other resources you’ll need to drive ongoing change, your third-party partners will have you covered. Experts in the technology you’re implementing and experienced with deployments, they can help you and your entire workforce stay the course—and always moving forward.

At rinehimerbaker, we know what it takes to successfully introduce game-changing technology and bring your company culture along for the exciting ride. Contact us to learn more.

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Building a Cloud Focused Culture

Company Culture’s Role in Successful Cloud-Based Software Adoption Part 1: Understanding the Cloud Culture Connection

If your organization’s digital transformation includes introducing your employees to a cloud-based business software solution, you can’t afford to underestimate the role company culture plays in the process. Take it from Brian Solis, who claims “company culture is either the number one catalyst or inhibitor to progress.” By now, the cloud-culture connection is practically conventional wisdom, as digital innovation and success go hand-in hand.

Business leaders are eager to practice culture-change management alongside technology implementation—but no one says it’s easy. In fact, Gartner’s recent Chief Data Officer Survey reveals that “cultural challenges to accept change” is the top internal roadblock to the success of chief data officers today. It’s a roadblock that can most certainly be overcome.

While you can implement a cloud-based business system without addressing company culture, why not take the opportunity to do so? Read on for insights and best practices for achieving employee buy-in, successful uptake of new technology, and other indicators of a successful technology-inspired culture change, whatever these might be for your organization. In part two, we will explore the process for managing change as you head to the cloud.

Understanding the Cloud-Culture Connection

On the surface, introducing new technologies to your workforce might look like a simple shift toward automation, cost-savings, and increased productivity—and it is! Consider the far-reaching impacts of adopting a cloud-based financial management and accounting solution. But it also represents a new approach to data management, a new approach to decision-making, a new approach to achieving a competitive position in the marketplace, a new approach to customer service, and a new approach to managing employees and their responsibilities—and this is just for starters.

Introducing new technologies sends a clear message to employees—it tells them you’re committed to business growth through digital innovation—and your new approach requires new thinking: a new mindset for everyone from the C-Suite and beyond. If “innovation” my means of technology isn’t already one of your company’s core values, it’s time to undertake a culture change.

Consider how the Institute for Digital Transformation describes the result of a culture change:

  • A culture of an empowered team passionately engaged and invested in the long-term success of the business.
  • Everyone is focused on pro-actively eliminating non-value-added activities and their costs on an ongoing basis.
  • The vision and direction of the organization are clear to all, and every individual understands how to best contribute to the achievement of the goals of the organization and is empowered to act.
  • Every employee is engaged in watching the startup community, other industries, your customers, and your competition for new developments or uses of technology that might be adapted by or against your business.

Indeed, your new cloud-based business software (and other technology) is going to contribute to the long-term success of your business—but there’s a learning curve that needs to be addressed first. Your employees need to become “one” in a mindset that drives the progress-yielding behavior change. Everyone needs to understand why change is necessary, how it will be introduced, and what the new approach asks of them. In other words, simply having the technology and processes in place isn’t necessarily going to lead to the results you’re hoping for.

When It Comes to the Cloud, Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast

Bringing your business into the cloud is a challenging process, no matter how many benefits exist. As you make the move to the cloud, it’s important to lead the charge at your organization with an effective plan. In part two, we will discuss the process of managing change, offering advice on how to lead a cultural shift.

Workforce Go! Product Spotlight

Product Spotlight: Workforce GO! Human Capital Management

At rinehimerbaker, we are committed to helping growing businesses do more work while doing less labor. As a leading accounting firm, technology consultant, and provider of services that help you get the job done, we like to shine the spotlight each month on some of the software that we recommend for our clients. Today’s software is a leading human capital management platform that integrates with Sage Intacct to provide one click transaction entry, bidirectional data entry, and complete functionality to make the HCM process easier. This platform is called Workforce Go! and you can learn more below.

Workforce Go! Human Capital Management

Designed to connect best in class financials with a best in class human capital management system, Workforce Go! works with Sage Intacct to provide customers and end users an easy to implement, easy to use, and easy to configure platform that syncs with multiple modules within the Sage Intacct platform.

By connecting the two, customers can easily generate and access reports designed with the end user in mind, tackling compliance issues, complex hours tracking requirements, and costs. This web based solution features multiple modules designed to simplify HR processes as your business grows.

Human Resources Solution

From applicant tracking to onboarding and throughout the employment of your team members, Workforce Go! makes it easy for everyone to get the information they need and reduce the manual processes getting it.

Why Workforce Go! for Human Resources?

While most small and midsize companies have processes, policies, and strategies in place for HR management, these activities tend to be time-consuming and inefficient and don’t scale well as your business grows. Workforce Go! provides a robust HR application that enables you to streamline and automate these HR tasks efficiently and effectively. Self-service functionality takes it one step further by empowering your employees to handle many of their own HR-related tasks.

Key Features

The application features selfservice workflows, allowing employees, managers, and HR administrators to directly manage many of their tasks across the functional spectrum.

  • Applicant Tracking allows managers to perform online applicant searches and track job applicant candidates throughout the hiring process. Candidates have the ability to directly apply for a specific position online.
  • Onboarding Checklists help you electronically submit W-4 and I-9 forms, conduct open enrollment with employee self-service, and manage automated payroll deductions.
  • Performance Management provides an automated method for managers to review employees and for employees to review their own performance through a multi-tier review process. Performance reviews are measured through competencies, goals, and core values, providing you with a fast, comprehensive way to track employee performance.
  • Compliance is a breeze with reports for new hires, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and Vets 100. Built-in workflows for filing forms such as I-9s and W-4s make the submission process faster. All data are stored online and can be accessed and printed when needed.

With so much more available, we welcome you to check out the entire platform by reading their brochure.

Workforce Management

With so many employee management pitfalls pertaining to hourly tracking, payroll concerns, and inaccuracies, having a solution that can automate the process and reduce the work managing your workforce can improve productivity and reduce costs.

Taking Control of Labor Costs without Spending Money Tracking It

According to PricewaterhouseCoopers, labor costs represent 28 percent of annual revenue for U.S. companies. In managing your workforce, you need a solution that will help you reduce labor costs, promote worker productivity, and hire the talent that will help grow your business in the future. Our powerful workforce management suite can help your organization transform how you find, manage, grow, and retain your workforce.

The Workforce Go! workforce management suite, composed of time and labor management, human resources, and payroll, makes it possible for you to accurately manage all aspects of your workforce through one web-based application. By automating many of the manual, time-consuming processes associated with managing your workforce, our workforce management suite helps you improve operational processes and grow your business while easing compliance and saving you time and money

Key Features and Benefits

  • Access your system anytime, anywhere. Whether you’re traveling, working remotely, or out sick, you have 24/7/365 access to the applications. All you need is a web browser or mobile device. You remain in constant control of your business information.
  • Get in-the-moment access to real-time data. The suite effectively eliminates the guesswork of labor expenses by seamlessly integrating HR, payroll, and time and labor management, allowing data to be viewed and analyzed in real time. This enables you to see the full picture of your operations whenever you need to.
  • Address additional workforce management needs. The Marketplace is a one-stop shop featuring tightly integrated, complementary products and services from accredited third-party vendors as well as internally developed offerings in a broad range of functional categories.

Learn more about the entire Workforce Go! suite by reading their brochure.

Run Your Business with the Help of rinehimerbaker

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Exploring the Reasons to Use Cloud Accounting

3 Sure Signs You Need A Cloud-Based Financial Management and Accounting Solution

If you suspect your existing financial management and accounting system doesn’t have what it takes to sustain your company’s growth, you’re probably right. Even if you’ve already graduated from homegrown spreadsheets to desktop software, your on-premise solution it simply might not be powerful enough to meet your evolving needs. Consider these 3 signs that it’s time to migrate your data and systems to the cloud: Read more

Lure the right talent with cloud ERP

Meet the Expectations of Top Financial Talent with Cloud-Based Software

The benefits of cloud-based software are usually cited as lower costs, process and workflow optimization, and scalability. But the attraction and retention of key finance and accounting department personnel is another benefit of implementing the best-in-class technology—one that’s not included in the “top 5 benefits” lists, but should be. The reality is that today’s top financial talent—and tomorrow’s leaders—operate in a digital world, where 24/7 access, insight, and productivity reign. Read more

Three Tips for Smarter Cloud Cybersecurity

Three Tips for Making the Most of the Cloud’s Cybersecurity

It has been well documented that cloud providers work hard to protect your data, and generally offer more security, innovation, and data protection than you could justify spending—it’s just what happens when a company is managing more data than an average enterprise handles, and would go out of business if it was ever discovered that they were lax in security.

However, you can’t just put all of your data up in the cloud and call it safe. Recently, the Small Business Center of Excellence held a webcast on small business cybersecurity strategies, inviting a leader in the cybersecurity arena, Jerry Irvine, CIO of Prescient Solutions, to speak on important strategies for embracing cybersecurity. While he spoke of many things, one thing that resonated with us was this: While cloud providers do great work to lock down your data from their end, many businesses are still getting some of the most basic user-side security practices incorrect.

Three Tips for Locking Down the End-User Side of the Cloud Security Equation

Using one example, Mr. Irvine explained that just because a cloud provider has enterprise-level security, they also allow you to make poor security decisions such as declining multi-factor authentication, giving some people more access than they need, or failing to monitor logins. In this, many businesses still run the risk of user-side weaknesses in the event of business email compromise/phishing/spear phishing, business process compromise, and more.

Multi-Factor Authentication

In something that is surprisingly an option for many cloud vendors—as opposed to a standard feature—offer multi-factor authentication as an option. While one may think that this is a convenience issue, failing to enforce 2FA or MFA is a security issue.

What Is Multi-Factor Authentication?

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is a method of computer access control in which a user is granted access only after successfully presenting several separate pieces of evidence to an authentication mechanism – typically at least two of the following categories: knowledge (something they know), possession (something they have), and inherence (something they are).

How to Embrace This

Most cloud providers will require two- or multi-factor authentication. However, if they are leaving it as an option, you as a business leader need to enforce it. We recommend developing a policy within your organization to require any employee with access to company data—especially when it’s in the cloud—to use this to protect data.

Smarter Permissions Management

It’s a fact: Not everyone needs access to everything. One of the biggest weak points that could occur is when someone has access to something that they shouldn’t. IT departments often give non-technical executives (e.g. VP of Sales, CEOs, CFOs, etc.) broad privilege inside corporate applications, figuring it is better to give too much freedom to upper management than get yelled at when someone can’t create a report.

 

Many of the most avoidable breaches occur when someone with more access than they should falls for a phishing email, logs into the fake login page, and passes their information off to a hacker.

How to Address This

This one is a relatively simple fix: Only give broad permission to the ones that need it most. The fewer people who can fall for a scam or have their information (and the company’s information) compromised, the better.

Smarter Access

Public Wi-Fi is not secure. Hackers can get access to the Wi-Fi server relatively easily, look for logins, and in turn use them as their own. In addition to this, those who are trying to get into your data are usually coming from a less-than-credible IP address.

How to Address This

If employees are working remotely, one of the first steps you need to take is to make them use a VPN, denying access to cloud applications if they are using a public Wi-Fi hotspot. In addition to this, it’s vital to manage the IP addresses from which someone can log into an application. For instance, you can prevent certain ranges of IP addresses from accessing an application at all, and flag those which may be unsafe or untrusted.

Conclusion

Businesses are leveraging the cloud for its easy access, speed, and security, but sometimes, it pays to take a step back and make sure that you’re doing the basics right. From forcing strong passwords to the tips listed above, know that there is value in security. If you’re looking to move your applications to the cloud, we’d love to help. Learn more about rinehimerbaker and our services, and contact us today.

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Celebrating National Cybersecurity Awareness Month in the Cloud

Among other things, October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, a month designated by the Department of Homeland Security and other government agencies as a month to teach individuals and businesses about the importance of cybersecurity and discuss opportunities to prevent breaches of personal and business devices. Today, we would like to talk about the month and discuss one very specific way organizations can improve their cybersecurity. Learn more below. Read more

Questions to Ask Cloud Accounting Vendor

6 Questions to Ask to Narrow Down Cloud Accounting Vendors

If you’re outgrowing QuickBooks or simply looking to simplify and automate your processes by moving accounting to the cloud, the process for building a long list and then narrowing it down to a short list can be a challenge. As part of the narrowing-down process, you will spend a lot of time demoing the software and discussing it with the sales team for each vendor.

As you narrow down your options, it’s important to understand what you’re looking for and how the solution will fit into the equation. This is why we have developed a non-exhaustive list of important questions to ask—and what you should expect in terms of an answer.

Question 1: How Much Uptime Can You Promise?

The uptime discussion is one of the main things that can separate vendors, and should be one of the first things you look for. Uptime is generally discussed in terms of “nines,” as in “how many nines can you promise,” and shouldn’t be taken lightly, as each nine promised is a testament to the company’s commitment to the customer:

  • Two Nines (99%): 3.65 days per year, 7.2 hours per month, 1.68 hours per week
  • Three Nines (99.9%): 8.76 hours per year, 43.8 minutes per month, 10.1 minutes per week
  • Four Nines (99.99%): 52.56 minutes per year, 4.32 minutes per month, 1.01 minutes per week
  • Five Nines (99.999%): 5.26 minutes per year, 25.9 seconds per month, 6.05 seconds per week

While five or more nines is often reserved (and priced) for mission critical applications like telecommunications, utilities, and more, your cloud provider should be able to promise and deliver more than two nines. Often, the sweet spot for SaaS applications is right around three nines, meaning you will see no more than ten minutes of unplanned downtime per month.

However, the real way to judge a vendor is not by promises made, but promises kept. For instance, a leading vendor in the cloud space promises 99.8% uptime, but delivers a 12-month rolling average of 99.987%—nearing the five nines “promised land.”

Question 2: Have You Worked in Our Industry Before?

While the answer is probably yes (the cloud accounting and ERP market is relatively mature), the real question you should be asking is “have you had success with our industry?” It’s common for a vendor to have product or service pages for many different industries, but few case studies pertaining to the industries. It’s important to look at these case studies and success stories for companies like yours in size, needs, and industry.

Question 3: How Much Will It Cost to Get Up and Running?

Another of the natural advantages of a cloud-based accounting software, there are still differences in start-up pricing and implementation. This is an example in which time is quite literally money, as you will be charged for each hour of migration, training, and other necessary services.

The biggest differentiator in this equation is the scope of the implementation—how deep will the software reach into your organization? Suites will naturally take longer to implement, but it will be a one-time project. Single-focus best-of-breed applications can be done quickly and easily, but you may have to complete multiple, less disruptive projects. We discuss the Implementation process in our blog series, Eight Things to Look for in Accounting Software, Part 2.

Question 4: How Will Ongoing Pricing Work?

Pricing is one of the key advantages of SaaS-based applications, generally allowing a move away from licenses, which in turn helps to offer more transparency and ease decision-making. With this in mind, as you compare vendors, one of the most common structures you will see is the per-user, per-module pricing.

In this, it’s important to know what you’re getting, how much it will cost, and how much it will cost for additional users—some users will need additional access, functionality, and modules. Know what you’re getting, how much you’ll be paying, and how much it will cost to add users, modules, or more as your business expands.

Question 5: Is There a Process for Requesting New Features?

At some point, you’ll be using a software, and think, “wow, wouldn’t it be nice if I can do [this]” or “how much easier would my job be if the software could do [this]?” One of the advantages of the cloud is that updates are much more flexible and frequent. Rather than having to wait a year for new patches, cloud accounting applications offer much more frequent updates—up to four times a year.

Knowing this, it’s important to understand the process for requesting new features. Is it easy to ask? Will you be given the same opportunity to request as a large business? How does the vendor narrow down what will be added in the release?

Question 6: How Often Will These Updates Come Through?

As we said, cloud software updates more frequently and easily than an on-premises offering (updates are hands-off; often you walk in to an update the next day or on a Monday). However, the more moving parts that a software has, the less frequent or focused an update will be. This is a main difference between suites and best of breed offerings—suites add a lot of complexity to the equation, so R&D money is spread across multiple products.

Conclusion

When you look to change accounting software, it’s just as important to plan as it is to find the right software. If you know what you want, you will be able to narrow down vendors with minimal stress. Stay tuned for an upcoming blog in which we discuss some of the internal discussions you will need to have before you even start looking at new cloud solutions, coming early next month. If you’re ready to learn more about the power of Sage Intacct for your growing business, contact us today.

Reasons that Growing Businesses Love Cloud Financials

Seven Reasons Growing Businesses Love the Cloud

What does it take to get ahead when your business grows? The right knowledge at the right time. With so much competition in the modern business environment, there are certain factors that could separate successful businesses from unsuccessful ones. From automation to collaboration, we explore some of the top reasons the cloud is making business smarter, faster, and doing so more cost effectively than ever.

Recently, Procullux Ventures released a guide for businesses looking at their options for financial management software, sharing a recent guide written by finance and consulting expert Phil Wainewright, CEO of Procullux, co-founder of diginomica, and frequent ZDNet contributor. The guide, 7 Reasons to Move to Cloud Financials Now, explores just that, seven reasons the cloud is important for businesses in need of smarter financial management.

Seven Reasons Businesses Love Cloud Financials

While the entire guide is available here courtesy of Sage Intacct, we would like to provide you a brief overview of the cloud’s importance in the financial management initiatives for growing businesses.

Once upon a time, financial system kept to its core role of keeping a reliable historic transactional record. That was all. Today, however, it’s all about connectivity. While the core role has stayed the same, today’s finance department needs to make faster decisions based on more inputs. Connectivity matters, and today’s finance software needs to play a role in much more. Here are seven reasons that the cloud affords you this connectivity and competitive edge.

  1. You Can’t Afford to Delay Changes: Businesses today need the flexibility to rapidly seize emerging opportunities or quickly deal with new challenges. But many are held back by disjointed processes and cumbersome systems that don’t easily adapt to new requirements.
  2. Knowing What You Need to Know, Now: If the business doesn’t have a financial view of day-to-day operations, it can’t control spending or margins effectively. Having an in-depth view of today’s numbers—today—can help stakeholders make smarter decisions.
  3. Clearing Logjams: Silos, spreadsheets, and other slowdowns have no place in the modern business. Automation may be one thing, but if you can’t merge processes automatically, you’ve taken one step forward and two steps back. Many cloud applications can help clear the logjams by breaking down barriers by automating integration.
  4. The Lean Business: Up-and-coming businesses gain a significant competitive edge when they harness digital connectivity to streamline productivity and enhance outcomes. Unfortunately, many incumbents are held back by laborious processes, meaning highly-paid finance pros spend more time digging through spreadsheets than making improvements. This makes them unhappy and less productive, and more willing to jump ship at the first chance they get.
  5. Finance for Finance, Not IT: Too often, it takes a village to generate a simple report. This is a problem. Many systems require the help of specialists to code a report, turning a simple report or change into a massive bottleneck. As the speed of businesses increases, they will need to either hire more people to code reports or find ways to make reporting easier through point-and-click generation and editing.
  6. Getting More Done Faster: No one likes waiting for answers. While automation and integration are logical first steps, the picture is not complete until your people can communicate efficiently to co-ordinate and react promptly when exceptions arise. This creates a need for a third piece of connectivity: collaboration.
  7. Answering Tomorrow’s Questions, Today: In today’s fast-moving, digitally connected world, enterprises have to be on top of their game to survive and thrive. This means that you need to keep an eye on the future, as well as the present.

The cloud is more than just cost savings and increased accessibility. When speed is the name of the game, and every day that you wait to move on something creates more and more missed opportunities, the cloud is there to help you automate, integrate, collaborate, and thrive. We welcome you to read the full report, filled with examples, explanations, and use cases here, and if you’re ready to learn more, contact us.

ROI of Cloud Accounting

Exploring The ROI of Cloud Accounting

“What’s our ROI going to be?” If you’re considering moving your company’s accounting practices into the cloud, this is one of the top questions on your mind. You’re making a change to the way you manage your finances—and updating your technology is a big step in the right direction. But how can you be sure that your investment in a cloud-based solution is going to pay off and keep yielding returns?

Why the Cloud Delivers Faster Time to Value

A cloud environment, put simply, affords a growing business more agility and flexibility than any of their traditional alternatives. Consider the on-premise systems and boxed software programs that reside on your business machines (servers and PCs): they require you to maintain an IT infrastructure, which can be costly to establish and take care of. They’re costly from the get-go.

With cloud-based, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions, on the other hand, users access their apps, tools, and data over the internet. Their computing and delivery models make them inherently more cost-effective and scalable for long-term value. Take a look at these powerful stats:

  • Cloud application projects deliver 2.1x the ROI of on-premise ones, up 24% since 2012. (Nucleus Research)
  • Sage Intacct customers experience an average ROI of over 250%when switching to Intacct. (Sage Intacct)

Let’s take a closer look at what impacts the ROI of a cloud accounting solution:

Lower Implementation Costs

Cloud deployments, finds Nucleus Research, incur 63% lower initial consulting and implementation costs than on-premise ones. As we just stated, adopting a cloud accounting solution doesn’t require the purchase of new hardware and software licenses, or even the hiring of a skilled IT staff.

Moving financials to the cloud is a straightforward process for companies with basic infrastructures. They can upgrade to a best-in-class system without adding complexity to their tech environment. That means getting up to speed with web-based software is a faster, easier, and can provide results in a matter of a few short weeks—sometimes sooner.

Learn more in How Upgrading to the Cloud Lets You Hit the Ground Running.

Lower Maintenance Costs

According to Strategy&, the total cost of ownership for a cloud-based solution can be 50-60% less than for traditional solutions over a 10-year period. And Nucleus Research reports that on an ongoing basis, companies spend an average of 55% less on personnel to support cloud applications compared to on-premise deployments and they use an average of 91% less energy to boot.

These savings can be attributed to the cloud software vendors’ subscription model. Customers pay a per-user subscription fee for use of the software, hosting, and support, making the arrangement highly scalable as the company grows and adds new functionality and users. And vendor’s IT team—not your internal IT team—manages the upgrades, patching, user support, etc. It’s part of the service you pay for, enabling you to focus on building your business, not your IT systems.

“Automatic” Savings and Productivity Gains.

When your business replaces manual processes and workflows with automation, cost savings tend to follow naturally. Automating key financial and accounting processes is essential to saving time, increasing data accuracy, and ultimately, lowering costs. But don’t fail to take into account your employees’ ability to work from anywhere and on any connected device. And this includes users from the back office to the executive suite. There’s a great deal of ROI-supporting “power” in the real-time insights users can uncover 24/7. Take a more detailed look in How the Cloud Provides Real Time Insights for Real Time Decision Making.

Features and Functionality

Cloud-based software solutions are ideal for companies in the midst of growth. A cloud environment is an ecosystem that’s ready for evolution. Cloud accounting software suites typically come standard with core functionality that can be expanded as your business needs change—as your company takes on new clients, partners with more vendors, adds locations or product lines, etc. It’s easy to plug wew cloud accounting software modules into your existing workflow without a great deal of programming or “moving around” of data. This holds true for integrations, too, as cloud software is built with flexible APIs that enable seamless connecting of business systems.

The net result of this scalable product enhancement is that your business can grow without significant additional investments—and with each addition of new functionality, your team is able to add more value. Find out How Cloud Accounting Lets Users Take Control of Process.

Contact us to learn more about our cloud technology services and solutions.