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IMA Conference

posted Jun 25, 2013, 9:49 PM by John David Felt   [ updated Jun 25, 2013, 9:50 PM ]
I presented, along with Mike Forman (Netsuite VP Finance and Controller) at IMA (Institute of Management Accountants) conference today. Below is a breakdown of the presentation. 


Session Code: GRT1
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Session Description: 
Finance organizations face the demand for improved financial governance and increased transparency and reliability of data. The cloud is maturing rapidly as a mainstream choice for companies of all sizes for financial applications deployment, allowing better business flexibility, faster deployment, and sustainable costs of ownership. Mike Forman, VP Finance & Corporate Controller at NetSuite shared details and insights into how cloud ERP has transformed the way he manages reporting, audit and compliance cost effectively to support growth. 

Session Level: Basic
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge & Applications
Learning Objectives: After this session, attendees will be able to:
1. Identify how to improve controls and efficiently manage complexity of compliance with a cloud-based finance solution.
2. Evaluate the benefits of streamlined reporting, real time data, and faster financial close. 
3. Analyze and rationalize potential concerns over data security, integrity, and availability with a cloud-based finance solution.
4. Compare the experiences of two other executives and their decision process to employ cloud ERP financials.