7 April

Armanino’s Cloud Solutions Practice Featured at 2014 EASi User Conference

Last week Globe Newswire reported that Armanino, a cloud financial solutions leader and one of the largest accounting and consulting firms in the nation, sponsored the Equity Administration Solutions, Inc. annual user conference, “EASi Summit 2014,” in San Diego last week.  The event also featured Armanino on panel forums with industry leading topic experts.

“Armanino is extremely excited about our growing partnership with EASi,” said Dave Burlington, Armanino Partner and Cloud Solutions Practice Leader. ”Our partnership with EASi allows us to continue to differentiate ourselves with leading cloud financial solutions for the CFO organization.”

3 April

Software Criteria for Nonprofit Organizations

144564253_7This week Software Advice published a report detailing what is important to nonprofit organizations looking to make a software purchase. The report titled ‘Nonprofit Software Buyer View Report 2014” suggests the following:

1.Fifty-one percent of nonprofits are considering a software purchase to improve the efficiency of organizational   processes

25 March

QuickBooks to Cloud: Considerations & Case Study

iStock_000013721230MediumThis week the Cloud Accounting Institute published a white paper on ‘QuickBooks to the Cloud: Considerations & Case Study’. The white paper helps identify some of the pain points organizations run into that indicate it’s time for an ERP change.

19 March

Business Intelligence in a Modern World

Business intelligence (BI) is defined as a set of theories, methodologies, architectures, and technologies that transform raw data into meaningful and useful information for business purposes. In other words BI interprets large volumes of data to be meaningful.

A recent blog by Intacct outlines BI in the modern world, “The BI revolution has been mounting for quite some time, and is now coming into full bloom with the ability to finally make vast quantities of data actionable. As a matter of fact, there’s so much business intelligence that you can barely be intelligent about it anymore. With today’s overload of information, it’s hard to even know what to look for amongst the data, or understand what merits a decision”

4 March

Armanino Adds Cloud Technology Industry Leader Dave Burlington To Partnership

Last week CNBC reported ArmaninoLLP, (www.amllp.com) the nation’s 29th largest accounting and business consulting firm announced  it has added software industry executive Dave Burlington as a Consulting partner. Burlington will lead Armanino’s cloud consulting practice and take advantage of a market that IHS predicts will grow to $235 billion by 2017.

“We’re really excited to add Dave who is a well-recognized cloud software executive to our team,” said Matt Armanino, COO and Consulting Partner of Armanino.  “Clients turn to Armanino for our depth and breadth of Cloud Solutions knowledge and hands-on implementation, integration and customization capabilities. Dave will lead this fast-growing practice and help our clients take advantage of cloud technology and the efficiencies it provides.” A key example of Armanino’s cloud customization and integration expertise is the Armanino Intacct Marketplace.

25 February

Moving ERP to the Cloud—Security, TCO & Integration Considerations

Thinking about moving to the cloud? Well, you might have some questions about the process. Last week, Armanino hosted a webinar on Moving your ERP System to the Cloud. During the presentation, the experts covered what concerns were top of mind for companies considering this move and how to best navigate the change.

The 2013 Cloud Accounting Institute Survey found that the top three areas of concern were: Security, Total Cost of Ownership & Integration with other applications.

28 January

SaaS, IaaS and PaaS: What’s the Difference?

“The cloud has had a transformational impact on businesses of all sizes—from small and mid sized businesses (SMBs) to large enterprises—and it’s showing no signs of slowing down,” writes Desire Athow in her recent article posted to Techradar.com. However, even with increasing acceptance of cloud-based solutions, there may still be some confusion regarding the different service models available to consumers.

To help clarify the three main types of cloud service models—software-as-a-service (SaaS), platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS)—Athow interviewed Mike Kavis, Principal Cloud Architect and VP for a cloud-based software implementation and service provider headquartered in Boston, MA. He answered:

22 January

SaaS Accounting for Fast-Growing Companies

Recently, Armanino published a white paper, Cloud Accounting for Fast-Growing Companies, to explain how a SaaS accounting solution can help companies move past their growing pains and support their company’s fast-paced growth. The white paper provides an in-depth explanation of how Intacct, the only AICPA-preferred cloud-based accounting solution, can help growing companies—especially those in the SaaS and technology sectors—get back on track by:

13 January

What’s in a Cloud Implementation?

With cloud-based solutions, the perception can sometimes be that they are ready to use out of the box; “there’s no configuration needed, and I can get this up and running without much effort.” While the cloud does make business operations easier, there is still a significant benefit to the time saved, expertise gained and peace of mind offered by an implementation done by experts.

Time Saved

Time comes in two forms which build off one another: opportunity cost and go-live benefits. In Armanino’s Equity Management Solutions practice, we always say “implementing software is not your day job.”

9 December

3 Reasons Businesses Are Turning to Cloud Accounting

Before cloud capabilities, Accountants sat at desks and crunched numbers offsite at a remote location.  Today, online accounting or cloud accounting is a service where remote servers host a company’s data input, process it and return it directly to the user—and many companies are considering taking advantage of the cloud for a number of reasons.

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