The Risks and Limitations of Financial Spreadsheets

Date: Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Time: 2:00 P.M. ET
Duration: 1 hour 

Sponsored by Intacct

Webcast Summary

Spreadsheet: noun: a document that has columns or rows which are used to calculate numbers and organize information

Does the definition of a spreadsheet remind you of something that is archaic? Inefficient? Limiting? Likely to generate errors?

If you are looking to reduce your finance team's dependence on spreadsheets while improving your team's ability to convey financial information accurately and efficiently, then this is one Webcast you will not want to miss.     

During the Webcast, you will have a unique opportunity to hear the latest findings from Robert Kugel, senior vice president and research director with Ventana Research.  You will learn about the risks of relying on spreadsheets, and how your finance team can advance beyond spreadsheets by using automated software for core finance processes -- such as data collection, consolidation, and analysis -- so that your team can focus on higher-level strategic activities.

By attending this Webcast, you will gain a clear understanding not only of the limitations of spreadsheets but also of the compelling advantages of an integrated financial system, including:

  • Expedited revenue recognition processes,

  • Faster quarterly closes and

  • Streamlined time and expense management. 

About the Speakers

Robert Kugel, CFA, SVP and Research Director, Business Research, Ventana Research

Rob heads up Ventana Research's CFO and business research, focusing on the intersection of information technology with the finance organization and broader business applications. The financial performance management (FPM) research agenda includes the application of IT to financial process optimization and collaborative systems; control systems and analytics; and advanced budgeting and planning. Rob also covers the areas of GRC and Sustainability that span across business and IT.

Vijay Ramakrishnan, Director, Cloud Solutions, Intacct

In his role as Intacct's director of cloud solutions, Vijay Ramakrishnan helps organizations understand how they can tap into the power of the cloud to streamline financial management processes and gain new insights to drive business strategies. He has more than 15 years of experience in the software industry.

Robert Kugel, CFA
SVP and Research Director, Business Research
Ventana Research

Vijay Ramakrishnan
Director, Cloud Solutions

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