Intacct has embedded the Salesforce Chatter social network to create a secure social layer across all finance processes within the product.

The announcement was made today at the Salesforce Dreamforce 2013 event in San Francisco.

Known as Salesforce Chatter Inside Intacct, customers using this feature will now be able use a common social platform across CRM and finance; create a unified social feed for all enterprise data; and develop workflows powered by collaboration.

These new social capabilities are available in Intacct without requiring the use of Salesforce. For customers that do use both Intacct and Salesforce, the social feeds will be unified across sales and finance so that both groups see the same conversation, regardless of the application from which the social comments originate.

In addition, Intacct also leverages Chatter’s new Groups feature to allow companies to collaborate around important processes. For example, a company could create a “Finance Close” group for collaborating around the month-end or year-end close. Users in the Finance Close group can attach records to the group (perhaps a specific transaction is holding up the close), upload files, and collaborate on the group’s home page.

“This is a huge milestone for financial systems – moving away from the ‘anti-social’ processes of legacy, on-premises software to the more modern, social approach of the cloud,” said Intacct chief technology officer and vice president of engineering Aaron Harris. “Customers rely on Intacct to complete mission critical accounting and back office business processes. The addition of Salesforce Chatter Inside Intacct will facilitate greater collaboration, expedite decision making, and ultimately accelerate these processes – making companies more competitive.”

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