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Webinar Recording

Three Steps to Building the Case for Moving to the Cloud

Date: Thursday, August 21, 2014
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT There are no CPE Credits for this Solution Demonstration.
Thinking about moving your finances to the cloud? Or interested in assessing the potential savings and efficiencies of a cloud solution? You’ll need to make a compelling business case rooted in ROI to win the approval of stakeholders and unlock budget dollars within your organization. So, how do you accurately define ROI and create a business case that essentially sells itself?

Join us as we present a three-step process for building a metrics-based, achievable business case which clearly defines the value of a cloud-based solution. We’ll take you through the key factors that maximize returns and minimize risks, and provide simple guidelines for effectively communicating benefits—such as increased visibility and productivity, decreased IT costs, improved financial processes and reduced audit costs— to create a credible, winning justification.
After attending this event you will be able to:
Understand the three step process for building an effective business case
Learn how to calculate key financial metrics, such as ROI and payback period
Understand the five key ROI factors that maximize returns and minimize risk
Hear real-life case studies from companies who moved to the cloud

Speakers

Vijay Ramakrishnan, Director of Cloud Solutions, Intacct
Vijay Ramakrishnan
Director of Cloud Solutions, Intacct
Vijay Ramakrishnan is Intacct’s Director of Cloud Solutions, where he helps organizations understand how they can use the cloud to streamline financial management processes and gain new insights to drive business strategies. Prior to Intacct, Vijay was at Taleo, where he helped HR leaders use workforce data to make their organizations more effective. Through his 15 years of experience in the software industry, Vijay has always been focused on how organizations can capture and analyze the right data to optimize performance.
Rebecca Wettemann, Vice President, Nucleus Research
Rebecca Wettemann
Vice President, Nucleus Research
Rebecca Wettemann is responsible for directing and managing Nucleus's industry-leading quantitative research team. She has written and presented extensively on the subject of enterprise applications, CRM, collaboration, and integration technology and its impact on business. She is an expert on the financial analysis of technology and is the author of numerous return on investment (ROI) studies and reports. Prior to joining Nucleus, Ms. Wettemann directed IDC's European Collaborative Technologies programs. Ms. Wettemann holds a BS in Political Science and a BA in French from Oklahoma State University and a Masters of Law and Diplomacy degree from the Fletcher School at Tufts University.
Moderated by: Ernie Humphrey, Educational Programs Leader, Proformative
Moderated by: Ernie Humphrey
Educational Programs Leader, Proformative
Ernie currently serves as the CEO of 360 Thought Leadership Consulting and as the Educational Programs Leader for Proformative. 360 Thought Leadership Consulting helps companies define and unlock the strategic value of their thought leadership programs by delivering comprehensive marketing services and business development strategy consulting. Previously Ernie served as the Vice President, Educational & Marketing Programs for Proformative. Ernie has overseen the content and execution of over 200 events designed to further the careers of finance and accounting leaders and related professionals. Formerly, Ernie served as the Director of Treasury Services and as a Director of the Corporate Treasurers Council for the Association for Financial Professionals. Ernie has extensive experience in the areas of educational program development and execution, online marketing, website content management, international cash management, and acquisition integration. Ernie has a BS and MS in Economics both from Purdue University.

Sponsor

Event Sponsor Intacct
Intacct - Intacct is the cloud financial management company. Bringing cloud computing to finance and accounting, Intacct's award-winning applications are the preferred financial applications for AICPA business solutions. Intacct applications, in use by more than 8,500+ organizations from startups to public companies, are designed to improve company performance and make finance more productive. Hundreds of leading CPA firms and Value Added Resellers offer Intacct to their clients. The Intacct system includes accounting, contract management, revenue management, project and fund accounting, inventory management, purchasing, vendor management, financial consolidation and financial reporting applications, all delivered over the Internet via cloud computing.
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There are no CPE Credits for this Solution Demonstration.