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Lean, Mean, & Clean Financial Management in the Cloud through Outsourcing

Financial Management in the Cloud through Outsourcing – When you are in the midst of a fiercely competitive business landscape, you have to be prepared to act quickly.  Maintaining a strong position requires speedy right action (preferably through data-driven decisions ) otherwise known as agility. The savvy business owner avoids situations that can sidetrack or bog her down.  The agile…

Outsource or Hire? New Accounting Best Practices for the Digital Age

  If you began your business as a solopreneur or a small start-up, chances are bookkeeping was something you did in addition to your more pressing duty of running the business. Savvy executives and owners don’t want that kind of distraction and quickly embraced outsourcing to address accounting and other functions.  Any departmental function that was outside the core competencies of…

BlackLine: Better for Your Bottom Line

Nobody looks forward to the manual process of closing the books. It’s a labor-intensive, time-consuming – and often inaccurate – process.   Wish you could close your books without those concerns?   Online accounting system BlackLine is the answer. Used by over 100,000 users in over 100 countries, BlackLine is the most trusted solution for Finance Controls and Automation. BlackLine is…

Xero Gets You Out of The Office

Ever think you’d be invoicing from the couch? Reconciling on the beach? Xero cloud-based accounting software gives you the option of handling the financial aspects of your business from anywhere. All of your data is available anytime, on any device. All it takes is Xero and an Internet connection.   Your data is safe, accessible, accurate up-to-the minute and shareable…

Is Today’s CIO Running the Show?

Step off an elevator these days and the C-Suite appears to occupy the entire top floor.   You’ve got your CEO, CFO, COO, CMO, CLO, CCO, CDO. It seems there’s a new Chief title created every day. But there’s one C-Suite position, that of the CIO, that changes and evolves constantly – almost at an alarming rate.   The career trajectory of…

12 Reasons Cloud-based Accounting is Taking Off

Business owners usually wear several hats. The thinking cap, the creative beret, the sales and marketing topper. Not too many want to don the green visor – the once-popular headwear of accountants.   Shuffling piles of paperwork, figuring out how to enter transactions, reconcile accounts, keep track of payables and receivables, generate invoices, close period ends…all are necessary to the…

How to Select an ERP System

Before choosing a system, the company needs to make sure that it has the right people on board, including an experienced project manager. This person can make the selection process more effective, not to mention easier. The project manager should have previous experience selecting and implementing systems. But almost as important is that he or she should not be an…