5 Things Your Employees Need (and Want) in a Cloud-Based Financial Solution
If your organization’s finance and accounting team members are clamoring for an up-to-date financial management solution, they’re eager for more than a new set of shiny tools to keep them busy. Thanks to the websites and apps they’re using outside of the office, they know that upgrading to best-in-class ERP software means transforming their entire approach to getting the job done.
Today’s cloud-based financial management solutions deliver exactly what employees need, want and have come to expect in business software. Let’s break this down into the five key areas that are most important to them.
- A User-Friendly Experience
On a high level, your employees need a better way to perform their tasks. Their existing workflows, which are likely tied to a legacy system and a number of workarounds to accommodate system limitations, are holding them back. They’re elbows-deep in spreadsheets and manual processes, moving between systems, spending valuable time waiting for data to sync and reports to run.
Employees can log into their modern ERP software and easily navigate to wherever they need to go—everything they need is at their fingertips in one centralized location. They can even customize their user dashboards to display key metrics and links to tools that are most relevant to their workflows. What’s more, with greater efficiency and accuracy, they’re able to focus on more strategic endeavors and take their productivity to the next level.
- On-Demand Access to Everything They Need
Part of what makes cloud-based finance software user-friendly is the fact that it’s built for anytime, anywhere access. It’s ideal for a mobile workforce—or anyone who needs to access data and tools from outside of the traditional office. Isn’t that every employee, at one point or another? Users can log in to their secure systems from any connected device and accomplish what they need to get done.
Another aspect of on-demand convenience is that modern ERP software can accommodate multiple companies, multiple currencies and multiple languages. This means that employees whose organizations operate in international markets can access data and tools for every part of their business, even localized functionality including automated reporting, consolidation, payments and cash management. In other words, employees are not logging into multiple systems or spending time translating or calculating data in order to stay on top of “what’s happening” around the globe.