Office of Finance

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After a decade of limited technology innovation, the office of finance computing landscape now is experiencing significant transformation. This shift can be seen in areas including ERP, accounting and financial performance management applications like budgeting, closing and planning applications that now are readily available for licensing through subscription and in the cloud. In-memory computing and big data infrastructure make it easier to process larger volumes of data as well as identify risk and opportunities to improve results. “We’ve always done it this way” won’t do anymore. Finance organizations must adapt to the expanding potential from what technology is making practical.

Ventana Research offers fact-based strategic advisory services to the Office of Finance that are designed to resolve process and people issues by addressing the underlying defects in technology (software) and information (data). Through its understanding of the vendor landscape and technology trends, Ventana Research enables it clients to maximize their substantial investment in technology for ERP, financial consolidation and reporting, budgeting and planning, price and revenue management, subscription management and finance analytics.

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While 9 out of 10 executives say they want their finance organization to be a strategic partner to their company, by 2022 fewer than 20% of finance organizations will evolve into this role.

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Robert Kugel, CFA

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Research Perspective
Achieving a Shorter Close

Completing the accounting close quickly has been a longstanding objective for finance departments. Among those participants in our benchmark research whose departments take more than a business week to close; most (69%) said they want to shorten th

Research Perspective
Achieving State-of-the-Art Finance Analytics

By itself data isn't useful for business. It requires analytics to transform data into actionable information. Analytics of one sort or another has long been a core competence of finance departments; applied to balance sheets; income statements or c

White Paper
Addressing Finance�s Data Problem

Numbers are the raw material for everything finance departments do. That�s why it�s essential that they have all the data they need and that it be of the highest quality. Without a guarantee of data availability and quality;

White Paper
Analytics Is Critical to Effective Performance Management

In order for an organization to run efficiently and effectively it must actively manage its performance. Corporations; small businesses; government entities and nonprofits all must be able to set objectives; plan and budget; and review and evaluate

eBook
The New Corporate Productivity Tool

Companies routinely collaborate in creating; editing; updating; proofreading; and approving composite documents. These documents have common characteristics: They combine text and numerical data; Present numerical data in

Research Perspective
Benefits of Modernizing FP&A

Over the past decade; senior executives have increasingly demanded more from financial planning and analysis (FP&A) professionals. Corporate leaders who once might have been satisfied with assessments informed by intuition now demand data-driven

Research Perspective
Best Practices for a More Effective Close

The number of days it takes it to close the company�s books � that is; the number of days into the following month required to completed all the activities associated with the financial close � is a reliable way to gauge the effectiveness of a finan

Webinar
Best Practices in Next-Generation Finance Analytics Webinar 2014

Businesses collect; track and analyze data from a wider and deeper set of sources than ever before. They use these analytics-based insights increasingly in every aspect of their business � to assess financial performance; process quality; operational

Value Index
Business Planning 2015

Planning is a key component to all businesses; but often; the reality does not go according to plans. In businesses; this discrepancy can increase costs and waste time. But with the right tools; organizations can more closely align their plans to the

White Paper
Calculating the Return on Better Planning

Realizing an appropriate return on capital spending is critical. Poor allocation of investment funds can impair the competitiveness and profitability of a corporation, which is why well-run organizations have a disciplined methodology for making thes

Research Perspective
Clarifying the Value of Human Capital for Finance Professionals

Today�s CFO knows that human capital is an organization�s most valuable asset; but in practice most organizations rarely connect their investments in people to their overall financial performance. A primary reason for this gap is that business proce

Research Perspective
Cloud Financial Performance Management: Ready for the Large Enterprise

Many discussions of cloud computing concern how cloud-based software and services enable small and midsize businesses to acquire many of the same capabilities as large ones. In fact; though; large companies have been adopting the cloud; too � and wi

White Paper
Continuous Accounting Drives Strategic Transformation

Ventana Research coined the term continuous accounting� to describe how recent advances in information technology can help finance organizations to fundamentally restructure their departmental operations to transform their function.

Research Perspective
Eliminating the Risks of Spreadsheets in Finance

Finance organizations; especially those in growing midsize companies; often find their workloads overwhelming. They�d like to find ways to operate more efficiently but think they�re too busy to look for ways to save time. As our research makes clear

White Paper
Enhancing Global Channel Visibility

Over the past decade; markets have grown increasingly global; especially for technology companies. Rising incomes in underdeveloped countries have led to increased demand for a wide range of products. However; this opportunity also brings with it a

Research Perspective
Fast-Tracking the Financial Close

It�s generally accepted that companies should be able to close their books within a week of the period end; whether monthly; quarterly or semiannually. Yet our recent benchmark research shows that only half of participating organizations accomplish

Executive Summary
Finance Analytics 2011

Organizations are maturing slowly; the research found; because the focus is  on traditional finance-related metrics and too little attention is paid to new; more advanced techniques such as predictive analytics and employing leading indicators (

White Paper - VOD
Finance Analytics 2011

Ventana Research is the first research company to benchmark organizations use of information and technology to employ analytics in finance organizations. The research assessed the maturity by examining the people; process; information and technology

Presentation - VOD
Finance Analytics 2011

The research assessed the maturity by examining the people; process; information and technology competencies required to make the most effective and efficient use of analytics. The research reveals that organizations are aware of the value analytics

Executive Summary - VOD
Finance Performance Management 2012

Information plays a critical role in managing a company; and IT systems enable companies to work with this information. Your responses to this survey will help us understand the extent to which The information you get to do your job is timely a

Value Index
Financial Performance Management 2013

Financial performance management software plays a critical role in organizations. These tools deal with the full cycle of the finance department; including planning and budgeting; analysis; assessment and review; closing and consolidation; and intern

White Paper - VOD
Financial Performance for the 21st Century

Many organizations fail to optimize performance because they remain focused on solving yesterday�s problems. For many years; proponents of information technology have promised great benefits to business; typically far in advance of actual products be

Research Perspective
Five Costs and Perils of Spreadsheets for Business Analytics

Managing performance effectively requires that a company be able to provide executives; managers and employees with accurate; timely information and make it possible for them to work interactively with that information

Executive Summary
Governance; Risk and Compliance 2012

Governance is essential to the management of a corporation. Without it there can be no reliable way to guide the actions of individuals to align them to corporate objectives and requirements. Risk; for its part; comes in many forms; including interna

White Paper - VOD
Governance; Risk and Compliance 2012

The business activities known as governance; risk and compliance (GRC) are tightly linked. Governance; risk management and compliance management are separate but closely related activities that take place in any organization. Governance is essential

Presentation - VOD
Governance; Risk and Compliance 2012

The business activities known as governance; risk and compliance (GRC) are tightly linked. Governance; risk management and compliance management are separate but closely related activities that take place in any organization. Governance is essential

White Paper
Human Capital Analytics Drives Strategic Business Decisions

In today�s intensely competitive markets; managers can�t rely on decisions based completely on gut feelings without running the risk of making wrong decisions that are costly in terms of both money and expertise. Instead they need high-quality infor

eBook
Improve Agility through Continuous Planning

A continuous planning approach that uses frequent portfolio analyses to evaluate new project demand against in-progress work will help organizations achieve greater agility; flexibility; coordination and accountability in their operations and project

White Paper
Keys to a Fast; Clean Close

Closing the books and reporting financial results are core functions of the finance department. Not only is the close essential for fiscal governance; executives and managers use these quantitative business results to assess performance and identify

Executive Summary
Long Range Planning 2013

Dedicated planning software has existed in relatively sophisticated forms for more than a decade. Yet our research shows that almost half of all large global companies prepare plans and budgets in time-consuming primarily using spreadsheets. Spreadsh

Webinar
Long Range Planning Best Practices Webinar 2013

Long range planning (LRP) is a process and discipline that companies use to determine the best strategy for succeeding in the markets they serve. These initiatives when done well; supports strategic goals and objectives and allow organizations to all

White Paper - VOD
Long Range Planning 2013

Long-range planning (LRP) is a process and discipline that companies use to determine the best strategy for succeeding in the markets they serve and to ensure they have the capabilities needed to support their strategic objectives; they also must pla

Research Perspective
Making the Case for Automating the Close

There�s longstanding agreement that it�s important for a company to close its books as quickly as possible: Doing so allows it to accelerate financial and management reporting and gives it more time to prepare analyses. In our research on the financ

Research Perspective
Making the Controller�s Job Easier

The role of the controller is a demanding one. To be successful in this position; an individual must possess strong interpersonal and communications skills. He or she also must be superbly well organized and an expert at multitasking and have a keen

Webinar
New Tools for Finance Transformation

Finance organizations find it difficult to assume a more strategic role in their company when they are bogged down by inefficient processes. Yet; many think that enterprise software automation projects are too difficult and time consuming. The answer

Executive Summary
Next-Generation Enterprise Resource Planning 2017

The enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is a pillar of nearly every company�s record-keeping and management of business processes. It is essential to the smooth functioning of a business�s accounting and finance functions. In manufacturing and

White Paper - VOD
Next-Generation Enterprise Resource Planning 2017

The enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is a pillar of nearly every company�s record-keeping and management of business processes. It is essential to the smooth functioning of a business�s accounting and finance functions. In manufacturing and

Executive Summary
Next Generation Finance Analytics 2014

Software vendors have begun to introduce new; more advanced analytic applications that are more accessible and no longer require a trained statistician. This next-generation of finance analytics capabilities may make it possible to access and analyze

White Paper - VOD
Next Generation Finance Analytics 2014

Software vendors have begun to introduce new; more advanced analytic applications that are more accessible and no longer require a trained statistician. This next-generation of finance analytics capabilities may make it possible to access and analyze

Executive Summary
Next-Generation Business Planning 2015

Today; budgeting and operational planning effrots are typically only loosely connected. In contrast; Next-Generation Business Planning closely integrates unit-level operational plans with financial planning. Relying on information technology; it enab

Best Practices
Next-Generation Business Planning 2015

Next-generation business planning closely integrates individual operational plans with financial plans. Supported by dedicated software; it enables companies to plan faster with less effort to achieve greater accuracy and agility.

Webinar
Next-Generation Business Planning 2015

Compensation management used to address a very specific need; managing compensation. But as the information age has transformed how businesses utilize and leverage analytics; compensation management has grown in scale. While the main function is the

White Paper - VOD
Next-Generation Business Planning 2015

Ventana Research undertook this Benchmark Research into the Next Generation of Business Planning to examine systems and tools that operate across business processes; influencing the optimal use of information and technology to manage performance. Thi

Executive Summary
Office of Finance 2014

Finance transformation� refers to a longstanding objective: shifting the focus of CFOs and finance departments from transaction processing to more strategic; higher-value functions. Our research confirms that most executives want their finance depar

Webinar
Office of Finance 2014

Finance transformation� refers to a longstanding objective: shifting the focus of CFOs and finance departments from transaction processing to more strategic; higher-value functions. Our research confirms that most executives want their finance depar

White Paper - VOD
Office of Finance 2014

Finance transformation� refers to a longstanding objective: shifting the focus of CFOs and finance departments from transaction processing to more strategic; higher-value functions. Our research confirms that most executives want their finance depart

Executive Summary
Optimizing Payroll Management 2014

Payroll management has traditionally been in a domain of its own; occupied solely with ensuring correct and timely payment along with compliance with relevant regulations. As a narrowly focused and transaction-oriented process; payroll management has

Value Index
Payroll Management 2015

In many organizations; routine functions can be overlooked as places for improvement; and payroll management is one of those areas. With the growth of integrated systems in human capital management; the once stand-alone function of payroll is being b

Research Perspective
Performance Management in Financial Services Isn't Only for Executives

Performance management is a strategy and a set of methodologies and processes that can be used for managing performance in financial services organizations. Its purpose is to achieve a common set of goals and objectives in the most efficient manner.

Research Perspective
Performance Management Isn't Only for Executives

Performance management is a strategy and a set of methodologies and processes for managing the performance of the organization and its business network; its purpose is to achieve a common set of goals and objectives. At its core; then; performance m

Executive Summary - VOD
Planning and Budgeting 2008

Budgeting and planning is an area of finance that is long-established yet ripe for change. There is widespread dissatisfaction with the budgeting process. Nearly all business people regard it as a waste of time and resources. Typically; it eats up 10

White Paper - VOD
Planning and Budgeting 2008

Budgeting and planning is an area of finance that is long-established yet ripe for change. There is widespread dissatisfaction with the budgeting process. Nearly all business people regard it as a waste of time and resources. Typically; it eats up 10

White Paper - VOD
Product and Supply Chain Analytics 2011

The Product and Services Analytics Benchmark confirms that metrics and key indicators are important; and are used most often to evaluate cost- and budget-related factors. And they show that analytics processes are not very effective in most

Executive Summary
Recurring Revenue 2015

The term recurring revenue refers to models for selling and billing typically based on a combination of initial fees and periodic charges. In recent years; it has gained popularity in a variety of industries.

Best Practices
Recurring Revenue 2015

The term recurring revenue refers to models for selling and billing typically based on a combination of initial fees and periodic charges. In recent years; it has gained popularity in a variety of industries.

Webinar
Recurring Revenue 2015

The term recurring revenue refers to models for selling and billing typically based on a combination of initial fees and periodic charges. In recent years; it has gained popularity in a variety of industries.

White Paper - VOD
Recurring Revenue 2015

Ventana Research undertook this first independent; rigorous primary research in Recurring Revenue makes clear that organizations increasingly are choosing to adopt this model to increase revenue and improve their customers� experience. Pioneered by t

White Paper
Robotic Process Automation for Finance

Robotic process automation (RPA) is a relatively new concept in the software industry. It involves the use of programming or analytical algorithms to execute the most appropriate action in an automated workflow without human intervention.

eBook
Steps to Accelerate the Financial Close

Product Information Management (PIM) is essential to business processes; the customer experience; and ultimately financial performance. It is shared among business units; customers; partners and distributors and may take many forms; including text; v

Exclusive Q&A
Strategic Financial Planning and Management

Explore important questions about Strategic Financial Planning and Management in this Ventana Research Q&A. Questions Include: What are the most important trends in financial planning? What new technology trends are most likely to impact

Viewpoint
Streamlining Finance Processes for Subscription Billing

The subscription business model has grown in popularity with providers of services or products because it establishes a regular; predictable income stream. This is particularly true for technology companies. However; the subscription model poses chal

eBook
Successful Enterprises Use Performance Management

Product Information Management (PIM) is essential to business processes; the customer experience; and ultimately financial performance. It is shared among business units; customers; partners and distributors and may take many forms; including text; v

eBook
Taking Control of Corporate Spend

As organizational spend continues to evolve; key expenses such as business travel and employee spend are becoming increasingly difficult to control. Organizations that have deployed separate manual processes to manage aspects of spending often contin

White Paper
Taking Control of Corporate Spend

There has long been a desire on the part of CFOs to have their departments play a more strategic and active role in the management of their organization. Many envision moving Finance from a backward-looking stance of bean counting� to an action-orien

Research Perspective
The Case for Benchmarking Finance and Accounting

Business benchmarking is a decades-old practice that now is entering a new era. Providers of today�s cloud-based business systems can create process benchmarks quickly and efficiently by monitoring and measuring how customers use their service. The

Research Perspective
The Digital Transformation of Planning and Budgeting

Digital transformation is a popular term that encompasses a range of fundamental changes caused or catalyzed by modern information technology. The internet and intelligent mobile devices have changed how people live; work; shop and communicate. Wh

White Paper - VOD
The Fast; Clean Close 2011

CFOs are looking for ways to close their books faster. Completing the accounting cycle quickly and accurately is a good indicator of efficiency in a finance organization. In most organizations; though; a complex set of issues impedes achieving a fast

Presentation - VOD
The Fast; Clean Close 2011

CFOs are looking for ways to close their books faster. Completing the accounting cycle quickly and accurately is a good indicator of efficiency in a finance organization. In most organizations; though; a complex set of issues impedes achieving a fast

Executive Summary - VOD
The Fast; Clean Close 2011

CFOs are looking for ways to close their books faster. Completing the accounting cycle quickly and accurately is a good indicator of efficiency in a finance organization. In most organizations; though; a complex set of issues impedes achieving a fast

Research Perspective
The Fast Close Imperative

Many CFOs and controllers find themselves in a bind. They look for ways to give the finance department a more strategic role in their company; yet they cannot provide the resources Finance would need to be able to handle core functions quickly and e

White Paper
The Value of Continuous Accounting for Business

Many senior finance executives want their department to play a more strategic role in the management and operations of their company. They believe there is value in shifting their focus from processing transactions to higher-value functions in order

Value Index
Total Compensation Management 2014

Compensation management used to address a very specific need; managing compensation. But as the information age has transformed how businesses utilize and leverage analytics; compensation management has grown in scale. While the main function is the

White Paper
Using Automation to Close Sooner with Less Effort

There is general agreement that it is good practice for companies to close their books within one business week. Our benchmark research on the Office of Finance confirms that; finding that on average executives and managers in midsize and larger com

Research Perspective
When to Upgrade Financial Consolidation Software

Most companies need to accelerate their close-to-report cycle � the periodic process of closing the ledgers; consolidating the financial data and then reporting results both internally and externally to third parties such as shareholders; lenders an

Viewpoint
Why Companies Should Implement Active Profitability Management

Managing profitability effectively is especially important in today�s constrained pricing environment. Shifts in market structures; including globalization and better informed customers; have made it difficult to raise prices.

White Paper
Workforce Analytics Enables Smarter Decisions

To achieve success in today�s intensely competitive market environment; businesses must take all steps possible to enable their employees to perform at their best and must allocate their workforce as effectively as possible. In Ventana Research�s vi

Research Perspective
Key Indicators and Data Enable Performance Management

Performance management consists of the strategy; methodologies and processes to manage the performance of an organization and its business network to achieve an agreed-upon set of goals and objectives. It is an undertaking that returns significant v

eBook
Improving Financial Performance with Predictive Analytics

Many Organizations today are applying predictive analytics. 83% of participants in our research said that predictive analytics is important to their organization, and nearly all executives said they consider predictive analytics important.

White Paper
Beyond Keeping the Lights On

CIOs and senior IT leaders such as directors of global applications and enterprise architects constantly face the challenge of reducing technology costs while continuing to deliver consistent value to the business. The IT organization must always be

Viewpoint
Performance Management Supports Continuous Accounting

Continuous improvement is a pillar of continuous accounting – an approach to managing finance and accounting organizations that makes improving the department’s effectiveness practical by increasing its efficiency. A business culture that has embrace

Viewpoint
Using FloQast to Accelerate the Close

Despite widespread agreement that shortening the monthly and quarterly close is important, over the past decade our research has found no progress toward achieving this objective. Perhaps one reason is the available technology, which some companies h

Viewpoint
Continuous Planning Provides Action, Agility, and Accuracy

Today’s corporate planning is flawed. For example, our benchmark research finds that companies often react too slowly to changing market conditions. They miss opportunities to sell more and wind up allocating resources to less productive or less prof

Viewpoint
Software Drives the 21st Century Tax Department

he challenges facing tax departments are mounting. Governments worldwide are scrutinizing companies’ reporting more closely in an attempt to raise revenue. In response, corporate boards and executives increasingly are demanding greater visibility int

Research Perspective
Performance Management Isn’t Only for Executives

Performance management is a strategy and a set of methodologies and processes for managing the performance of the organization and its business network; its purpose is to achieve a common set of goals and objectives. At its core, then, performance ma

Viewpoint
Planning and Budgeting under ASC 6060 and IFRS 15

New rules governing revenue recognition for contracts will go into effect for publicly held companies in 2018 and for private ones in 2019. The Financial Accounting Standards Board, which administers Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in the U.

White Paper
Modernizing Compensation Management

Human capital is a business’s most important asset. Most of the time it also is the largest operating expense, and thus can have a major impact on profitability and overall success. To keep employees engaged and productive, companies must of course c

Webinar
Robotic Finance: The digital transformation of finance departments is finally within reach

Robots are not about to take over finance and accounting, but a set of emerging technologies will enable any department to finally redefine itself as a forward-looking strategic partner to the rest of the company. This webinar, aimed at finance and a

Viewpoint
Operationalizing Lease Accounting Compliance

Finance organizations will be putting systems in place for operationalizing lease accounting as they prepare to comply with the new standards. I recommend they have a dedicated system for lease management and accounting if their existing software can

Presentation - VOD
Overcoming the Challenges of Lease Accounting

As organizations work to master the complexities of the new lease-accounting standards (ASC 842 and IFRS 16) it’s important they not overlook the importance of having the right systems and software to make operationalizing compliance as easy as possi

Research Perspective
Let’s Talk about the Business, Not Just the Budget

People have been complaining about budgeting forever. Technology helps the CFO and finance organization produce a detailed budget and analyze “the numbers” with less effort than was required in the past. Dissatisfaction remains, however, because tech

Webinar
Predictive Planning: Use predictive planning to improve outcomes across business processes

Ventana Research uses the term predictive planning to describe an agile, high-participation process that builds on innovative technology to achieve business objectives. Predictive planning uses a shared computing environment to enable cross-functiona

Research Perspective
Making Tax Provision the Solution, Not the Problem

The tax provision and tax reporting processes being used by organizations are receiving greater attention from CFOs and audit committees for two important reasons. One is an intensified determination to shorten the accounting close. The other is to a

Self-Assessment
The Effective Close

Continuous improvement is a pillar of continuous accounting – an approach to managing finance and accounting organizations that makes improving the department’s effectiveness practical by increasing its efficiency. How well are you doing? Take the se

White Paper
Five Ingredients for Next-Generation Business Planning

Companies do a lot of planning: They plan sales, determine what products and services they will offer, decide what they will charge and what these will cost. They plan the headcount they’ll need to run the business and how to organize distribution an

eBook
Five Things Every CEO and CFO Must Know About Pricing

More effective management of pricing usually is the biggest profitability lever available to corporations. Yet, senior executives often cannot manage pricing effectively because they encounter five common obstacles. First, they lack visibility into a

Research Perspective
Supply Chain Planning with Prescriptive Analytics

Technology has steadily advanced the analytic techniques that enable businesses to undertake the challenge of supply chain optimization. These have evolved from basic inventory optimization routines to more complex algorithms that address multiple ob

Infographic
Eliminating Barriers To A Fast Close

A majority of companies take more than six business days to complete their accounting close. Taking more than one business week to close the books prevents companies’ decision-makers from being able to act promptly on critical information. It shorten

eBook
A Guide to Buying Close Management Software

Close automation software designed for midsize companies is relatively new. Successful midsize companies may find they need to automate their close when it takes longer to close, when mistakes, dropped balls and preventable delays increase, or if err

White Paper
Winning in the New Era of Trade

Companies with multinational supply chains must become more agile and resilient to adapt to a more challenging environment driven by a new world trade order and the need to manage to sales and profitability targets. Software is critical to achieve su

eBook
Reimagine Tax Provision

The tax provision and tax reporting processes are getting greater attention from CFOs and audit committees for three reasons. One is shortening the accounting close. The second is achieving greater transparency in the full cycle of tax planning, prov

White Paper
Collaborative Enterprise Planning

Collaborative enterprise planning is a methodology that connects all planning activities of a company’s departments and business units, enabling them to share their plans and to plan collaboratively. This form of planning uses technology to rapidly a

Research Perspective
Lease Accounting: What’s Next after Spreadsheets?

New standards for accounting for leases went into effect for public companies with a calendar fiscal year at the start of 2019 and for private companies in 2020. (For companies in the United States it’s ASC 842 and for most companies outside the U.S.

White Paper
Efficiently Achieving Sustainable Compliance

Still using spreadsheets for SOX404 and 302 compliance? Organizations need software, not spreadsheets, to achieve sustainable and efficient compliance

Exclusive Q&A
Accounting for Selling Costs Gets Complicated

The new revenue recognition standards (ASC 606 and IFRS 15) not only affect how recurring revenue is reported, but also how companies account for commissions and other selling costs for transactions covered by contracts that are in force for a year o

Research Perspective
Bottom-Line Impact: How the Modern CFO Leverages Sourcing and Procurement

Digital finance transformation improves the performance of the finance department using digital technologies to integrate and automate business processes. Using technology, performance is improved through, for example, greater efficiency and lower co

Research Perspective
Five Ingredients for Finance Transformation

Over the next ten years, technology will do more to change the nature of the work done in the finance and accounting organization than it has over the past 50. A range of technology advances affecting databases, data processing, analytics, user exper

White Paper
Make Finance and Accounting Cool

Make #accounting cool: liberate everyone by eliminating administrivia, simplify and speed processes, improve control while promoting efficiency. How? Practical, proven and affordable software designed specifically to meet the demanding needs of midsi

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