Accenture’s Key Considerations in SaaS Financial Applications

The first stop in the Host Analytics cloud EPM roadshow was held today before a packed house at the lovely Four Seasons Hotel in Palo Alto.  The event featured a keynote address from Accenture Managing Director Tamara Emerson.

One of her slides was about considerations whether you should look at SaaS/cloud financial systems.  Here is the criteria list (i.e., if you are experiencing any of these issues you should consider cloud financial applications).

  • Financial systems are not providing the information necessary to make solid business decisions.
  • Financial systems cannot easily adapt to changing business processes.
  • Delivered SaaS businesses processes that fit business needs.
  • No current solution exists or financial systems are on an unsupported version
  • Financial systems support is difficult to maintain and the skillsets needed are not readily available in the company / marketplace
  • Processes and capabilities fall behind industry benchmarks

A full copy of Tamara’s slides are embedded below.


One response to “Accenture’s Key Considerations in SaaS Financial Applications

  1. One of the key attractions of SaaS solutions is their ease of deployment and use from a customer, or end-user, perspective. These same attributes are critical for providers of software as a service who must acquire new customers and scale their operations in a cost-effective manner.

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