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3 Ideas We Loved at Sage Intacct’s Advantage 2017

Romy Andrews - Wednesday, December 13, 2017

by Saeward Schillaci, The Resource Group   

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Top 3 Reasons Why Your Business Needs Business Intelligence And What it Really Means

Romy Andrews - Friday, December 08, 2017

by Marty Schillaci, CEO of The Resource Group

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Business intelligence, commonly referred to as BI, is big news today. In fact, Bill Gates recently quoted that “information technology and business are becoming interwoven.”

 

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New Whitepaper: How CPM Can Supercharge Your Financial Data

Romy Andrews - Thursday, November 16, 2017

Business Intelligence 4.0 Whitepaper: Corporate Performance Management

If you're using Business Intelligence (BI) software to compile and review your organization's financial data, you know it can be a powerful window into the numbers, providing you with a better understanding of your strengths and weaknesses, and how to move forward. This is why the global market for BI is estimated to be $16.9B in 2016 by Gartner.

But what if your BI software could do all of that and then some, integrating financial reporting, data visibility and enhanced Excel-based reporting in a single application that cuts your decision-making time in half, at a fraction of the cost?

The Emergence of CPM

With the recent emergence of Corporate Performance Management (CPM) software, you're now in a position to take advantage of what we call Business Intelligence 4.0 – with all of the information you need, but with enterprise-wide capabilities that allow you to integrate multiple sources and tools, and to drill down into performance metrics for budgeting, forecasting, financial consolidation, and deep-dive financial reporting.

 

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How to Select Accounting Software for Your Project Based Business: A Step-by-Step eBook

Romy Andrews - Tuesday, October 31, 2017

by Saeward Schillaci, The Resource Group

Professional Services Best Practices

So, you’ve decided that you need new accounting software for your project based business (consulting, marketing, SaaS or so forth). From here, you have two options: The first option, which is chosen far too often, is to decide based on simple, arbitrary factors. This might include picking whichever vendor seems the friendliest, using whatever your competitors are using, or choosing based on preferences of friends. This willy-nilly decision-making style is fast and easy, but it doesn’t ensure that the software functionality matches the needs of your business. It’s basically gambling – it might work out, or it might be a total waste of money that results in your business going back to the same outdated spreadsheets everyone used with the old system.

 

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4 Signs That Your Professional Services Firm Should Get New Accounting Software

Romy Andrews - Thursday, October 12, 2017

by Saeward Schillaci, The Resource Group

4 Signs That Your Professional Services Firm Should Get New Accounting Software

Even for a business with perfect accounting systems and easy-to-manage resources, proper accounting takes time and effort. On the other hand, companies with terrible accounting systems find themselves wasting time and troubleshooting issues constantly.

 

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Solver BI360 Versus 4 Competing CPM Solutions

Romy Andrews - Tuesday, October 03, 2017

by Saeward Schillaci, The Resource Group

Solver BI360 CPM

The options for new corporate performance management (CPM) software can be overwhelming and confusing. Many competing solutions proffer similar functionality and nearly identical taglines. How do these products actually differ? Which ones are better? In this blog, we will compare customer ratings and basic features of Solver’s BI360 and four other CPM solutions.  

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Best Practices for Nonprofits Selecting Accounting Software

Romy Andrews - Monday, September 25, 2017

by Gary Volland, The Resource Group

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Nonprofits have unique needs when it comes to accounting. From fund accounting to grant administration, program management to compliance reporting – nonprofit organizations often rely heavily on software to achieve their mission. So how do you know when it’s time to select a new accounting software solution for your organization?

 

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3 Pricing Factors for BI360 Cloud

Romy Andrews - Wednesday, September 06, 2017

by Saeward Schillaci, The Resource Group

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Solver’s BI360 Cloud is a Corporate Performance Management (CPM) solution that provides mid-market businesses with budgeting, reporting, data warehouse, and dashboard functionality. BI360 is a popular business intelligence solution that uses the Excel interface and has historically been sold as on-premises software, with the option of subscribing to a web portal. However, as the market continues to shift more and more towards cloud-based financial software, Solver has recently released BI360 Cloud as a true cloud-based solution, in addition to continuing to offer BI360 as an on-premises option. 

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6 Characteristics that Customer Reviews Reveal about BI360

Romy Andrews - Wednesday, August 09, 2017

by Saeward Schillaci, The Resource Group

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If you’re interested in a mid-market Corporate Performance Management (CPM) solution, Solver’s BI360 is a popular option that integrates with a variety of enterprise resource planning (ERP) and financial accounting platforms, including Microsoft Dynamics GP and Sage Intacct.

Like many CPM solutions, BI360 has three key components to improve business decision-making and efficiency: reporting, budgeting, and dashboards. The data necessary for these three functions is collected from all types of software and all aspects of your business through BI360’s data warehouse. For more information about the basic structure and functionality of BI360, check out this blog comparing BI360 to Microsoft’s Management Reporter.

 

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How Intacct Stacks Up Against 5 Cloud-based Competitors

Romy Andrews - Wednesday, July 12, 2017

by Saeward Schillaci, The Resource Group

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If you've ever spent more than a few minutes looking at reviews of restaurants, you know that a simple numerical rating system doesn't give a potential customer all the information they need. A Thai restaurant in your area might have 5-star reviews, but you could end up choosing to eat at a 4-star burger joint instead. There are lots of factors to making a dining decision, including location, price, type of food, ambience, speed of service, and preferences of friends. Plus, once you've thought everything over, you might still end up making your restaurant choice based on a whim rather than objective characteristics.

Of course, comparing different accounting software is much more complicated than picking whichever restaurant has the highest reviews. A software buyer needs to consider what type of solution would work best for their company, including major factors such as whether to use a cloud-based or an on-premises model, whether vertical market software or horizontal market software would better suit the company's needs, and the current size of the business as well as any planned future growth. With all of this in mind, this article focuses on describing the differences and similarities between Intacct and five other cloud-based competitors, all of which are horizontal market focused and intended for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs).

Alright, here's an apples and bananas comparison of Intacct and five other popular cloud-based accounting solutions, followed by in-depth descriptions of each:

 

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