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Honest Answers about 3 Intacct Pricing Factors

Romy Andrews - Tuesday, April 18, 2017

by Saeward Schillaci, The Resource Group

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If you’re looking for a new accounting software solution for your business, you need to know how much each option costs. Unfortunately, this is a complicated question because the price of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution varies immensely based on the needs of each business. On the other hand, there are certain predictable factors that can help you understand what affects the cost of a particular solution.

 

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Why You Should Automate Your AP: Top 4 Benefits

Romy Andrews - Tuesday, March 21, 2017

by AvidXchange

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If your company is still receiving paper invoices or paying with paper checks, you’re not capitalizing on today’s best practices! You’re also missing out on the unlimited potential for savings after relieving your AP team of time-consuming tasks such as opening the mail, data entry and filing mountains of paper.

 

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3 Tips to Calculate Your ROI on a New ERP Accounting Software Solution

Romy Andrews - Wednesday, March 15, 2017

By Brady Curtis, The Resource Group

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You’ve recently implemented a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and now it’s time to calculate return on investment (ROI) on the solution. So, how exactly do you measure ROI on a new ERP solution? Here are the top three metrics used to measure ROI for an ERP software system.

 

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Finding the Right Accounting Software for Your Association

Kim Anselmo - Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Focus on Your Mission, Not on IT

Focus on Your Mission vs. IT: Findng the Right Accounting Software for Your Association

Whether you're a trade association, a labor union, a professional society, or otherwise, there's nothing simple about managing the financials of a nonprofit association. The day-to-day challenges of dues collections, fundraising, budgeting, and reporting do not let up. It may seem as if you need to build a technology empire just to handle these demands.

What if there was accounting software that worked so well that it gave you clarity on your financials and left you with more time to focus on your association's mission—accounting software that left your sanity intact...?

 

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Microsoft Dynamics GP Users: Here’s the Deal with Microsoft Dynamics 365

Romy Andrews - Tuesday, February 07, 2017

by Saeward Schillaci, The Resource Group

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You’ve probably already heard of Microsoft’s new, cloud-based offering for CRM and ERP solutions; in the fall of 2016, Microsoft began offering a new solution called Microsoft Dynamics® 365. This SaaS, cloud-based suite of applications runs on Microsoft’s Azure platform and is marketed towards small- and mid-sized businesses. It is designed to be Microsoft’s new major player in a market, which is increasingly moving to the cloud.

 

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Pretty, Pretty Pictures for Nonprofits: Using Outcome Metrics to Create Understandable Results

Romy Andrews - Thursday, February 02, 2017

by Saeward Schillaci, The Resource Group

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Nonprofits today are operating under growing pressure to be accountable and transparent. In order to secure funding, an organization must demonstrate a high degree of efficiency and sustainability in achieving their mission.

Most nonprofits are happy to oblige, of course, but there are two key issues: first, how can you ensure that your nonprofit’s performance is meeting high enough standards? Second, what parameters best show the state of your organization, and how can those be displayed in a friendly, understandable format?

 

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New Distribution Whitepaper: How ERP Enables Growth

Kim Anselmo - Tuesday, January 17, 2017

New Distribution Whitepaper: How ERP Enables GrowthSo many distributors today are mired in manual inefficiency when it comes to order entry, purchasing, managing inventory, fulfillment, shipping, and invoicing.

Common culprits include antiquated legacy enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems and limited, shrink-wrapped software like QuickBooks.

As a result, managing core operations and financials is slow, error-prone and leads to dissatisfied customers – all of which constrains growth.

Is it possible for accounting and ERP software to actually enable and accelerate growth? Yes...

Whitepaper Highlights

Our new distribution ERP whitepaper explains how in the following ways:

 

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Management Reporter vs. BI360: 3 Key Factors to Help You Decide Which is Best for Your Business

Romy Andrews - Tuesday, January 03, 2017

by Saeward Schillaci, The Resource Group

BI360If you have Microsoft Dynamics GP, then Management Reporter is automatically bundled with the license. This is Microsoft's offering as a primary financial report writer for Dynamics GP. However, Microsoft recently announced there will be no major enhancements of Management Reporter for Dynamics GP.

In addition, for many businesses this included functionality falls short of their business intelligence (BI) needs. Can your company get the best out of Management Reporter, or would it be worthwhile to invest in a third-party offering such as BI360 from Solver?

There is a plethora of blogs, videos, and other detailed information about each solution. However, for many organizations the decision boils down to a few key factors. Let's summarize these three major aspects of financial reporting software as inputs, interface, and outputs.

 

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The New Financial Reporting Roadmap for Nonprofits in the New Year

Romy Andrews - Friday, December 30, 2016

The New Financial Reporting Roadmap for Nonprofits in the New Year by Saeward Schillaci, The Resource Group

If you work for a nonprofit, you probably experience certain financial headaches that are unique to your type of organization. By their very nature, nonprofits are required to have clear goals and transparent finances. A nonprofit needs accurate, understandable financial reporting to show to its boards, committees, and donors as well as to make decisions that will help accomplish the mission of the organization without wasting resources.

Of course, this is easier said than done. Many organizations find themselves spending far too many hours manually manipulating financial data in outdated spreadsheets in order to have reports that show the right information. This, in turn, can mean that getting the most up-to-date information possible can be a major headache for overworked accounting teams. Good software, and hard work are all crucial to nonprofit financial success. Chances are, you already have the "hard work" part covered; however, it's time to find the right financial software solution for your organization so you can achieve maximum success with minimum resources.

Intacct Cloud ERP for Nonprofits

 

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Accounting Software: Care & Feeding for Nonprofits

Kim Anselmo - Thursday, November 10, 2016

Nonprofit Accounting Software: Care & Feeding

This is the seventh and final post in our blog series: Best Practices for Selecting Nonprofit Accounting Software

The typical accounting software lifecycle is 5-10 years for nonprofits, so you’re looking at a long-term investment. Keeping your new accounting software viable is achieved by implementing upgrades and proactive maintenance.

You just need to plan for it: all vendors have different schedules, with some offering major upgrades every year, quarter and some releasing new service packs every month. All of the above is greatly simplified with cloud accounting software.

Below are additional guidelines to ensure that you get the most out of your nonprofit accounting software so that you can instead focus more of your energies towards achieving your mission.

 

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