Based on insight from Forrester, some of the strongest drivers for this are:
In the final weeks and days of the year, while there is a keen focus on finishing up the year strong and closing the books, it is also important to plan for the new year. This includes finalizing the 2017 budget as well as considerations for upcoming regulatory changes. Pre-planning and preparation make it possible to close out 2016 strong and head into the
The staff were preparing, hunkered down at their desks;
While visions of New Year’s Eve danced in their heads;
And the controller in his sweater, and I in my vest,
Had just racked our brains for another year-end quest,
When out in the parking lot there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from my desk to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a kite,
This basically involved identifying the key metrics or KPIs the executives wanted to see on their computer screens when they logged on each day. Once these were determined, we then started developing the reports and charts that would be displayed. This included metrics related to Sales, Expenses, Employees, and Customers.
We also make smarter M&A decisions because we can more accurately model the risks, valuation, and costs before final decisions are made. Yet for all the ways that technology has made our work lives easier, there’s one area that still lags: the financial close process. Despite the ubiquity
Such is the case with the terms "cloud-based" and "SaaS". Both refer to software and/or related storage capacity that is in the cloud. And while most software vendors now claim to offer SaaS or cloud-based applications, not all of the deployment models are the same. You can hear what an industry analyst and one cloud customer have to say about this in the recent webinar Navigating