Best Practice Trends for Nonprofits: Diversify Your Funding

This is the second topic in our blog series on Best Practice Trends for Nonprofits. Sustainable funding is critical to your organization as you scale and plan for the future. It’s easy to get used to traditional types of funding – and become dependent on them. Most nonprofits are heavily – or even fully – dependent on philanthropy. Philanthropy alone is no longer sustainable for most growing nonprofit organizations. Developing a sustainable funding strategy should be a priority as you budget, plan, and prepare for the future.

Best Practice Trends for Nonprofit Organizations – Outcome Measures

Today we are kicking off a multi-part blog series that will focus on trends and related best practices for strengthening the health, influence, and sustainability of your nonprofit organization. With data, research studies, and thought leadership commanding attention for everything from outcome measures to competition for funding, I’ll try to help you boil down the basics to simplify your focus and planning. We’ll start with the hot topic of outcome measures, and then follow that up with posts covering funding flexibility, scalability, and automation. If you have any follow-up questions or want to suggest additional topics, be sure to post a comment at the bottom.

OK, let’s get started…

Intacct How-To Series: Tips to Grow Your Business to a Global Structure - Part 3

In my last blog post, I covered the importance of performing analysis within the system of record and how increased visibility can help unlock insights to better manage your multi-entity business. In this blog post I will focus on the importance of controls and user permissions in a growing business.

Intacct How-To Series: Tips to Grow Your Business to a Global Structure - Part 2

In my last blog post, I covered how automation can help your business scale from single entity to a complex global structure whilst saving time, increasing accuracy, and reducing risk. In this blog post I will focus on the importance of visibility to support your business growth.

Intacct How-To Series: Tips to Grow Your Business to a Global Structure - Part 1

Last month at our user conference, Intacct Advantage 2014, I sat down with about twenty of Intacct’s customers to talk about the challenges they faced prior to switching to Intacct. One key theme from these conversations was the pain of running a multi-entity business. Customers relayed that their original financial system worked well under a single location but quickly became a liability as the business structure became more complex.

Post-Intacct Advantage Synopsis with Brian Terrell

BTerrell Group was a Platinum Sponsor for Intacct Advantage 2014, which wrapped up about a month ago. Now that the dust has settled and everyone has had a chance to get back to the business of selling Intacct, I thought it would be a good time to sit down with Brian Terrell, Managing Partner of BTerrell Group, and discuss his reflections on the conference.

3 Shameful Accounting Sins We've All Committed - and How to Avoid Them in the Future

Today’s blog is a guest post from Christophe Primault, co-founder and CEO of GetApp.

In spite of the squeaky clean image often attributed to those of us working in accounting, we are all guilty of committing the occasional “sin” in our work. For the most part, sins in accounting result from busyness or sloppiness. Fortunately, those are two challenges you can easily overcome, especially when armed with the right accounting software.

Starting Inventory Management in Intacct

Today's blog is a guest blog by Justin Velthoen, product manager of QStock Inventory, an inventory management and barcoding solution that has direct integration with Intacct.

Product-based businesses have many facets that are unique to them and require specialists to ensure success. From ecommerce sites to medical offices, from manufacturing to distribution – if you have large amounts of capital in physical products, you need a system that understands the unique needs you will encounter and have the resources to help bring them together. This is where inventory
management comes in.

Intacct Advantage 2014 is almost here!

Autumn marks an exciting time here at Intacct; we start counting down to Intacct Advantage. Now only days away, this year’s conference, held in Orlando from November 9-13, will host more than 70 product, industry, hands-on, and customer panel sessions. Another exciting milestone this year is our largest Marketplace Expo yet, featuring the broadest range of best-in-class, cloud-based solutions.

Does billing and payments reconciliation have to be so time consuming?

Today's blog is a guest post from William Barber, CEO of 2C Processor (2CP). 2CP will be a Platinum Sponsor again at Intacct Advantage this year and will be exhibiting at Booth #100 in the Marketplace Expo. Be sure to stop by to meet William and his team!

Cloud-based financial software like Intacct has revolutionized accounting departments around the world. Adding in Cloud accessibility creates new possibilities. Time and resources once dedicated to data entry and manual adjustments can now be replaced with automated processes and integrated solutions. At the same time, the velocity of transactions and the breadth of our finance platforms is increasing. Unconnected applications need to work together or at the very least, be synchronized. Consequentially, resources need to be added back in to compile and reconcile the synchronization of this transaction flow. Receivables and payments are a large part of this process since many times, the point of contact with customers is a cashier at register, a statement snail-mailed to a business client, or a customer buying online via a shopping cart. Thus, some aspects of human intervention by the company’s accounting staff are still required or perhaps even increased.