by Susan Parcells and Michael Gilmartin
A big area of concern for SAP customers in finance — where questions commonly arise — centers on managing financial and accounting processes in SAP ERP systems. Automating a company’s account reconciliation, closing, and other financial processes can greatly simplify tasks and save employees valuable time and energy. During a recent SAPinsider Online Q&A, BlackLine’s Director of Finance Transformation Susan Parcells, and Michael Gilmartin, Director of Solutions Consulting, at BlackLine, answered questions and provided tips and best practices on automating and streamlining financial processes.
The following is an abridged version of some of the questions fielded. The full transcript is available at SAPinsider Online at bit.ly/StreamlineWithBlackLine.
by Bryan Plug
With an economy on the upswing and companies in growth mode, finance is becoming an engine to drive that growth by unlocking capital to fund key business initiatives. To reflect the changing role of the Office of the CFO, finance teams are recalibrating their processes and setting new goals to accelerate the cash-to-cash cycle and optimize business performance. Examine best practices and case studies in leveraging business technology for growth.
by Joshua Greenbaum
To stay afloat, companies must brace themselves for continuous waves of disruption as competitors seek to digitally transform their businesses with the latest and greatest software. Business leaders in the know, however, realize that true transformation starts from within by changing the habits of employees and customers alike. Hear how adopting a go-slow, people-centric approach can ease people into a new way of thinking — such as purchasing online rather than in a brick-and-mortar storefront — and how holding workshops with business and IT can foster productive discussions on the future of the organization as a whole.