Tuesday, September 20, 2011
FINANCE AUTOMATION 101 (2)
The VP of Sales has Salesforce.com. The VP of Marketing has Hubspot. The VP of Operations has project planning software and resource allocation software. It seems everyone in the company is getting supercharged with automation and powerful analytics except the VP of Finance. While his or her peers are sailing along in the cloud, CFOs and VPs of Finance are still stuck grinding out clunky forecast models in Excel. The landscape, however, is rapidly shifting. QuickBooks is now in the cloud, and there are tons of exciting new entrants into the finance automation software space. This session will cover how leading companies are bringing profitably analytics, cash management, budgeting and forecasting and benchmarking into the cloud to make their lives easier. We will also discuss the role accountants and bookkeepers play in this new space.