Insights into financial operational excellence

Should Elon Musk wash his own car?

Should Elon Musk wash his own car?

If you have a McLaren then you should be able to find time to wash it. But when you are out to change the world or run any growing business that’s easier said than done.

As a leader it should be as simple as communicating your vision, delegating to a smart capable team and measuring their progress.

The Next Best Step to Frictionless Financial Operations

The Next Best Step to Frictionless Financial Operations

I am a CFO: Why as the CFO am I working late the night before exec meetings struggling to pull together even basic financial and operational reports that I know will get challenged by the other execs?

I am a CEO: It’s always frustrating that before a major decision or board meeting – “My team struggles to pull together even basic financial and operational data in time to help me make decisions based on data that I can trust.

My Take on the AWS SUMMIT 2017 in San Francisco

My Take on the AWS SUMMIT 2017 in San Francisco

The Summit was sold out a couple of weeks before so there were only about 7,500 of us at the two day local San Fran event. Let’s take a look at what might explain the turnout, the $14BN run rate and the 49% growth. In summary they are going more granular and broader, while at the same time democratizing the use of their services and releasing on average 3 new capabilities a day.

IFI will be speaking at Recurring Revenue Conference 2017

IFI will be speaking at Recurring Revenue Conference 2017

What: Recurring Revenue Conference 2017

Where: Marriott Marina del Rey, CA

When: April 26, 2017

Why: IFI's founder Jim French and CEO Paul VanDenBerg will be speaking at the Recurring Revenue Conference 2017

First 20 people to register with our code will receive $100 OFF TICKETS.

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Amazon and Uber Deliver in Minutes & Hours, Yet Most SMB Financial Reports take Weeks

Amazon and Uber Deliver in Minutes & Hours, Yet Most SMB Financial Reports take Weeks

SMBs are not aware that by “Ubering” their back-office Accounting & Financial Operations they can get their reports in Minutes and Hours, while cutting accounting costs in half by leveraging SaaS Software and Fractional Outsourced Expertise.

Uber & Amazon are examples of the frictionless and fractional value chain and likewise SMBs can take advantage of this trend now because:

SaaS for SMB Accounting and Back-office Financial Operations is available, capable, scalable, consumable and affordable – from “Cheap & Cheerful” to “Rich and Robust”
Accountants with expertise in Operations and Software can assemble Best-in-Class SaaS solutions in 45-60 days, while your team stays focused on their day jobs
Outsourced fractional implementation services are available at SMB price points because they use…[Email readers, continue here]…SaaS software and tools – to work, collaborate and train remotely and fractionally
New designs for integrated Financial Operations enable continuous Accounting and Operations visibility by reducing friction through paperless automation and streamlining
Access to affordable Professional Advisory services is enabled by continuous Accounting and Operations Visibility
Hyper-growth is enabled by the scalability of SaaS and outsourced fractional services

For SMB executives, this means it’s now possible to drive the business using reliable real-time numbers and removing barriers to growth by extending the competence of their teams and building the foundation for hyper-growth all while increasing flexibility and cutting costs.