“Business as Usual” Isn’t Cutting It

“Business as Usual” Isn’t Cutting It

For a lot of businesses today, “business as usual” just isn’t cutting it.  Competition is getting more aggressive, and clients are demanding more while margins are shrinking and the cost of operating the business just seems to go up.  Business owners and their CFOs must recognize that it’s time to change the way they operate.  By leveraging innovative technologies and cloud solutions, it is possible to transform the way critical business decisions are made and to radically improve how the business serves their customers, empowers their sales force, and keeps mobile workers working.

Business intelligence comes from all aspects of the business, not just accounting and finance.  Particularly in volatile economy, where uncertainty weighs heavily on each and every business owner, it is essential that the business make the best possible use of its information assets to eek out every bit of insight it can in order to not simply survive, but to find a way to identify and capture opportunities which will propel the business forward.

Data is just data, but information is power.  It takes skill and experience to turn raw data into instant insight, and this is where accounting and finance professionals should be placing their focus.  With a wise and intelligent approach to “enabling” businesses with tools to help streamline and improve process effectiveness, and structuring systems to capture and integrate data throughout the operation, CFOs and accounting professionals can assist their business clients in turning operational and financial data into actionable information supporting better decision-making.

Make Sense?

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About Joanie Mann

Joanie Mann is a recognized authority in the areas of ISV cloud enablement and ASP service delivery, and consults with application and platform hosting companies worldwide. Her extensive work with accounting professionals worldwide has also positioned her as an expert consultant and adviser to professional practitioners seeking to leverage cloud accounting solutions, web-based applications and Internet technologies in their firms and with their clients. Author of Cloud Hosting Explained for Normal People (available on Amazon Kindle) Principal consultant at Cooper Mann Consulting CooperMann.com @JoanieMann on twitter
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