Like many in finance, Jacob Quartier, vice president of finance at Showpad, wanted to spend less time closing the books and more time providing actionable insight into business performance.
Many professional services organizations track key metrics such as net profit, billable utilization and more. The question is how those metrics stack up against peers and competitors in the industry at large.
Choosing when to invest in an ERP suite can be a challenge for many organisations with factors including previous investments, growth, new markets or new business models. For Mons Royale, a New Zealand-based apparel manufacturer and wholesaler of high performance merino clothing, international growth turned out to be a compelling reason to move on from an entry-level accounting system.
You've decided that you no longer want responsibility for maintaining and supporting your ERP system in-house. That's a wise choice—and one that reflects the ever-increasing numbers of companies moving to the cloud to focus more on their business instead of their IT infrastructure.
Every high-growth business grapples with decisions around the best business system to manage its expanding operations. Proper planning of an integrated business management software system often takes a back seat to short-term revenue acceleration goals. As a consequence, various disparate applications are installed at different points in time in various functional areas, resulting in business process inefficiencies and software integration challenges. But how did these problems arise in the first place, and how can they be avoided?