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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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Find the ROM (Return on Mission) for Nonprofits

Kim Anselmo - Friday, June 09, 2017

Find the Return on Mission for Nonprofits

For most nonprofit organizations when it comes to finance, the focus has traditionally been to minimize overhead costs. Unfortunately, the area that suffers the most is investment in systems. Debits and credits used to be the only focus, but now most nonprofits have corporate cards, shifting the conversations to expense management. This becomes a barrier for nonprofits as they often have more complete reporting needs.

 

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Intacct Partners and How They Measure Up Against Each Other

Romy Andrews - Wednesday, May 24, 2017

by Saeward Schillaci, The Resource Group

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Looking for a great Intacct partner to provide expertise for your business as you seek to select and optimize your enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems? We hope you’ll consider The Resource Group, but we also think it’s important to be honest and open about our competition. Here’s a list of seven other Intacct partners and value added resellers (VARs) who come to mind when someone asks us about our competitors. First, we’d like to highlight our organization, but want to be transparent that there are other Intacct Partners out there (and they are pretty good too!). The partners are listed in reverse alphabetical order, to mix things up a little. 

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How Intacct Accounting Software Saves Nonprofits a Bundle

Kim Anselmo - Thursday, May 18, 2017

How Intacct Accounting Software Saves Nonprofits a Bundle

Intacct cloud accounting software is increasingly chosen by nonprofits to maximize their “return on mission,” including foundations, healthcare providers, associations, social services, and faith-based groups.

More specifically, Intacct does this by offering three things that save nonprofits a bundle. The first is a standard discount on the software. The second is two additional chart of accounts dimensions for the general ledger. The third thing that helps nonprofits save is a multitude of features that maximize productivity – all of which are documented below.

 

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Nonprofit Accounting Software Comparison

Romy Andrews - Thursday, May 18, 2017

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There's never been more accounting software or enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems than there are today, with several claiming nonprofit expertise.

However, QuickBooks has become the most popular accounting software for nonprofits without even trying.

Why then are so many nonprofits moving away from QuickBooks?

Is it because QuickBooks lacks key functionality for nonprofits, or do users run into limitations that necessitate a migration to something more scalable? What other accounting options might be a better fit for nonprofits?

 

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8 Things Customer Reviews Reveal About Intacct: The Good, the Bad, and the Complicated

Romy Andrews - Tuesday, April 18, 2017

by Saeward Schillaci, The Resource Group

8 Things Customer Reviews Reveal About Intacct

When researching a potential new enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution for your company, you want to know what real customers have to say about its features. It's also important to glean more details than what many reviews provide. Statements such as "Intacct is awesome!" or "Intacct sucks, don't buy it," just don't provide useful knowledge. Rather than you spending time poring through often vague customer reviews about Intacct, we've done the work for you. We found the most common compliments and complaints, and summarized everything here. If you have more specific questions about how Intacct might work for your organization, contact a partner reseller such as The Resource Group.

 

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