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2020 Sage Intacct’s Release Three

One of the features that attract executive teams to a cloud-based ERP solution is the automatic updates that happen throughout the year. It eliminates expensive upgrades, teams working with outdated technology, and countless manual hours. Sage Intacct delivers four upgrades a year keeping its customers at the peak of technology, and ahead of their competitors.

Release three for 2020 includes streamlining cash management, automating allocations across entities, and accelerating budgeting and planning. Take a deeper look at each update below.

Streamlining Cash Management

In release 3, Sage Intacct has made enhancements to how they handle credit card transactions. When generating and matching credit card transactions within the solution, your finance team will save hours and increase accuracy when reconciling and recording transactions. When creating missing transactions, you can create the matching credit card transaction/journal entry directly from the transactions and automatically populated details. This unified experience gives you valuable daily insight into your cash and saves time closing the books.

Automating Allocations Across Entities

In this release, Sage Intacct has enhanced Dynamic Allocations to support the allocation of costs, revenue, assets, and liability amounts across entities, including entities with different base currencies. By fully automating your cross-entity allocations you will save a significant amount of time. You will also reduce errors, eliminate manual processing time, and increase transparency with the centralization of the creation, management, and audit trail for cross-entity allocations. You can easily control this with a click of a button. All transactions will automatically be converted into the base currency for each entity. This update continues building upon Sage Intacct’s industry-leading multi-entity functionality.

Accelerating Budgeting and Planning

Sage Intacct had three updates for their budgeting and planning which are:

1)Drag and Drop up to Four Dimensions- You can easily now drag and drop up to four dimensions and subdimensions when setting up your budget structure.

2)Import Actuals from All Sage Intacct Reporting Books- With this update, you can now select all available books, in addition to your default book, from the budget wizard for the import process. This will increase the data you can use to seed budgets and forecasts.

3) Import model lines from Microsoft Excel- The new model line import wizard walks you through the process and saves time by eliminating the need to rekey models from Excel. From there you can add, edit, or remove without breaking your model.

If you have any questions regarding the upgrade’s new feature, please reach out to our team in the below form.


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September Sage Intacct Video Release

Take a look at why Sage Intacct’s core system can save your company hours of work with its automatic cash management capabilities. Customers have been able to reduce their consolidations across all accounts from five hours to five minutes. This allows you to get a complete and accurate picture of your cash footprint and working capital.  With Sage Intacct’s cash management software you will have the ability to see all payments and transactions across all accounts across locations and entities.  Take control of your cash and create growth.

 

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Increase Your Predictable Income with Sage Intacct’s Automated Subscription Billing

Wouldn’t it be nice to easily access data to predict your cash flow based on current subscriptions? Wouldn’t it be great if those subscriptions were seamlessly automated to allow for a faster quote-to-cash process getting your company’s cash faster? How about if revenue recognition was easily completed and not a pain for your finance team?

Implementing Sage Intacct with a subscription management module makes growing your SaaS company a breeze. How?

Their subscription module can easily automated subscriptions, manage your revenue recognition, and forecast your future cash flow. Billing complexity for SaaS sales can easily overrun a finance team without the right software to eliminate the manual mistakes and push data between departments. Bi-directional automated integrations are key.

An example of how easy this can be is with Sage Intacct’s ERP, their add-on subscription module, and Salesforce. Once a sale has been marked as completed within Salesforce it automatically pushes the data to Sage Intacct which then automatically creates an invoice and sends it. The overall process is almost instant which eliminates potentially hours out of your quote-to-cash processing. From there the subscription module completes revenue recognition in compliance with ASC 606 and IFRS 15. With the bi-direction integrations between the ERP and CRM, you can manage the customer lifecycle through one key component – the contract- which allows you to easily see contract changes including renewals, upsells, downsells, and holds. This makes forecasting a breeze because everything you need is in one place making the forecast predictable and reliable.

The automation also makes it easy to add value to your customers because it takes out the human error aspects of changing a customer’s invoices. Its automatic, quick, and correct.

Lastly, Sage Intacct gives your team data that shows your overall customers’ average spend, average lifespan, and more. This information gives your sales team and customer service team to see what the current average is, and quickly create a goal to increase their part of the customer journey. This results in increased and predictable income.

 

 


August Sage Intacct Video Release

Take a deep time into Sage Intact’s reporting capabilities with our newest video. We take a look at the results of companies who have implemented Sage Intacct as well as a look into the software.

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Workshop Recording: How to Manage Your Finances Remotely

On July 31st, rinehimerbaker and Palm Beach Tech partnered together to host a workshop on How to Manage Your Finances Remotely. This webinar focused on how the right technology can help a company pivot and grow even in an uncertain market. Zach Merschdorf includes tips on best practices as well as best-in-class solutions that we currently recommend to our own clients.

 

 

Contact our team today to get started on the journey with the right partner.


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What Does True Cloud-Based Mean?

At this point everything is considered “cloud-based” but what does it mean to be a true cloud-based solution?

A true cloud-based solution or software is designed from the start for optimal performance in the cloud. The creator or owner of the solution manages every aspect within the cloud. There is absolutely nothing on-premise about the solution. This is why a true cloud-based software gives companies the ability to access their data anywhere at anytime.

Why would a company want to work with a strictly cloud product?

Working with a true cloud product eliminates the restraints that come with on-premise or partially on-premise solutions. The products are managed from the cloud which means that you can be anywhere updating, making changes, and handling any hiccups vs. having to go to a place where your servers are located.

At rinehimerbaker we choose to work exclusively with true cloud-based products with our recommended ERP solution being Sage Intacct. Join Sage Intacct on July 9th at 2:30 pm eastern to explore why they are the best cloud-based ERP.

“Sage Intacct has freed me up to look holistically at the business rather than just focusing on getting accounting tasks done.” – Kim Wegener, Director of Finance, Powell’s Books

See why Sage Intacct is the number one choice for fast-growing companies like yours. During this Product Demo, you’ll see how you can:

  • Automate processes and close the books up to 79% faster
  • Consolidate hundreds of entities in minutes not days
  • Reduce AP costs by 60%

Register here to reserve your spot today. If you can’t attend, go ahead and register to ensure you get your copy of the recording.

The Cost of Not Taking Action

What does it ultimately cost a company that decides to push off modernizing their finance solution? Does it actually cost a company anything? It turns out it does.

Overtime on manual processes

Old school on-premise software solutions can lead to long extended manual processes filled with human error for reports that need to be produced monthly. This ultimately leads to hours upon hours of overtime for the finance team which is a heavy expense for smaller to medium-sized businesses.

Lack of timely, accurate reports

Many companies that still use outdated technology have month-end processes that can take 15+ days. That’s 3 out of 4 weeks every month. By the time the data is pulled together its irrelevant for executives, lenders, and bankers. When a company chooses to stay with these processes they are choosing to prevent themselves from being relevant and staying ahead of the competition.

Derail Potential Investments and Purchases

Companies that don’t have real-time accurate reports that they can produce quickly can hinder a potential investment or purchase. Many investments will ultimately walk away during due diligence if they lose faith in your ability to drive your company based on data.

Ultimately companies can lose the growth the strive to create by deciding to not choose to update.


Maximizing Your Customer Journey Through Technology

In this day and age, the customer journey is one of the most important aspects of any business who wants to continue to expand. With social media, customers can easily and instantly communicate their interactions and impressions of a company.  Customers are 21% more likely to report a bad experience than a positive one but what is even more likely after a bad experience is that they won’t come back. Without repeat customers, companies cannot survive.

There are many ways companies can maximize a customer journey such as unique purchasing experiences, top quality, and more. However, the best way to make a seamless journey externally and internally is to use technology to make every step seamless. This eliminates human error and also ensures time between steps is limited.

Companies who are using CRMs, automated marketing solutions, cloud-based ERP solutions, and automated warehouse solutions that all have integrations into each solution easily distribute a consumer’s information and creates automated tasks to be completed without missing a beat.  For example, once a lead identifies themselves, your marketing solution can send the information automatically to your CRM and notify sales while also putting them in an appropriate campaign to convert. Once sales converts them into a customer or they make a purchase your CRM can push the customers’ information to your ERP to create an invoice, covert the customers from lead to customers in your marketing for a new campaign, and send any purchase details needed to your warehouse. This eliminates hours of work per customer and ensures that all tasks are completed to keep a customer happy.

Who doesn’t love eliminating work while keeping your customer happy? Find out more how rinehimerbaker can help you implement these solutions and continue to improve your overall company strategy.


Does Your Accounting System Make the Grade?

Your accounting system can make or break a finance department’s strategic impact on your company’s growth. If you find yourself having to put in hours of manual work, lacking insight into your business, and an inability to grow your company because of your accounting system it is time to consider if it’s making the grade. Read through our list of what your accounting solution should provide.

What You Should be Looking For in Your Current and Future System:

  • Accurate Bookkeeping- Overall an accounting solution allows businesses to keep track of financial transactions. This includes being able to create income statements, balance sheets, cash-flow statements, and custom reports all without human error. Being able to eliminate errors ensures that decisions for expansion are made on accurate information.
  • Scalability- The accounting system your company uses should have the ability to grow as sales increase. As your business expands through new locations, product lines, expansion into new countries, or additional customers your system should be able to easily add these into its system. Look at your current system if you added a new location to your company how long will it take for your accounting solution to add it? Hours or days? Is there a cap on how many can be added in total or is it unlimited? How easy is it to add a finance employee to your system? If your system is limited in its capabilities to expand then it’s not making the grade.
  • Ease of Use- Having a system that is user-friendly is key to maximizing the insight a finance department can produce quickly. This also allows you to focus on potential employees’ capabilities from a strategic point of view vs. their pre-knowledge of how to use your accounting system.
  • Audit Features- An audit can be an intimidating part of the year if your finances aren’t organized. An accounting system that allows you to add notes to any manual changes that are made as well as a drill-down ability makes it easy to get by with flying colors.
  • Cloud-Based/ Web-Hosted- In the current technology impacted times not being able to access your financial data anywhere anytime will instantly put you behind your competition. Does your current system allow you to have team members spread out across the country? Can you log in at any point in time to access a report?
  • Time Saving Automation- When companies implement new technology one of the biggest benefits they are looking to achieve is time savings. Your accounting system should be working for you. Reports should be instantly produced based on settings that have been saved. Your system should also have the ability to seamlessly integrate with your other software solutions such as your CRM. If your business changes how long does it take to get a new report from accounting?

Does your current accounting system do all of the above? Does it make the grade?

Find out how rinehimerbaker can help your company get results through the cloud by reaching out to accounting@rinehimerbaker.com.

 


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When Family Offices Should Move to the Cloud

Family Offices are key to managing wealth and asset growth for current and future generations of a family. As they grow, the ownership structures become more complex and sophisticated, the diversification of assets widens, and their need for real-time information becomes imminent. With that type of responsibility on a company’s shoulders, the last thing they need is additional stress that comes with being behind in technology advancements including their accounting solution. If a family office is still using an on-premise solution for their accounting department, they are missing out on the elimination of manual work, real-time data, continuous consolidation, and easy access from anywhere. A cloud ERP solution provides all of that and more. Below are the top benefits we have seen family offices gain from switching to the cloud.

Cloud-Based

Being cloud-based is the number one asset we can provide for family offices. This gives the office and family members access anywhere, anytime. The office managers can travel with the family and, with internet access,still have access to all their data. This also means that family members can access their information at home, or on the go. Lastly, the office can be located wherever the best talent is, leaving the family with the flexibility to be where they are happiest.

Multi-Entity

Another top benefit of a cloud-based solution is a multi-entity platform with continuous consolidation. This allows offices to manage each family member individually with the option for a quick total family roll-up. Our recommended cloud-based solution allows users to manage separate entities (aka different family members or businesses) under a single log-in. This provides the capability to produce individual reports at the entity level or consolidate at the family level. The reports require a quick few clicks and are instantly completed. Report templates can be saved which allows users to swiftly access them again. With reports being easy to create and run users can quickly see their consolidation which eliminates the need to combine reports manually.

Dashboards

Custom Investor dashboards are a great asset as they can be the login screen for each user and can be customized to their daily needs. Since family offices typically deal with a large portfolio of investments, having the real-time data displayed immediately upon log-in gives the user an overall view of the financial information that’s important to them. The dashboards can be customized to each user based on their position or to a certain family member that only wants to see their personal information. The dashboards also give the user a quick way to drill down into the details of data if they want to know more about it.

Eliminating Manual Work

Eliminating manual work can save family offices multiple hours of staff work as well as help keep their team lean. An example of this is when a family office has to process dozens of checks each week. When they move to the cloud, they eliminate all of the manual work which can include the opening of the mail/ printing emails, scanning the bills, routing them via email for approval and coding along with tracking where are in the approval process, entering into QuickBooks, printing checks, signing checks, stuffing envelopes, trips to the post office, and filing. On top of eliminating all of these steps, you also get rid of the constant paper waste. This can all be automated using bill.com where the bills get emailed directly to the inbox, coded, routed for approval and paid either electronically or with a check generated by bill.com. The details are then automatically synced with your cloud solution.

 

Overall, the benefits a family office can gain from moving their accounting ERP to the cloud will transform how they operate. The elimination of manual efforts allows for a better run business, quicker decisions, and growth.

 

Find out how rinehimerbaker can help your company get results through the cloud by reaching out to accounting@rinehimerbaker.com.