White paper: Seven reasons to move to cloud financials now
The frenetic pace of modern business shows no signs of slowing down. If anything, it’s accelerating. Enterprises have to operate in an always-on, digital world in which we all expect results on demand. But their incumbent systems are letting them down.
Traditional financial systems were typically designed in an era when it might take days or even weeks to collect and process information. The mismatch to today’s high-speed expectations means the right answers don’t arrive when they’re needed.
Modern, ambitious businesses need a financial system that’s designed to operate the way they do – one that’s adaptable, responsive and ready to deliver timely answers on demand. It’s always tempting to postpone the necessary action – to put off change until another day. But when colleagues don’t have up-to-date information, they risk missing crucial warning signals or remaining blind to developing trends. Margins stay under pressure because it’s so hard to chase down costs. Customer billing questions are left unresolved. Key performance indicators constantly lag behind the curve.