Software Integrations: A Top Benefit of Cloud Accounting
There are multiple reasons why growing companies adopt cloud-based business solutions, ranging from automating processes to increasing departmental productivity without adding headcount. But there’s another benefit to cloud computing that demonstrates how one plus one equals more than two: software integration capabilities.
Developing a Cloud Ecosystem
Implementing cloud computing to replace on-premise and standalone software systems allows you to have the most flexible and up-to-date technology for every component of your business, from financials to customer service to enterprise-wide document management. By “talking” to one another via two-way, system-to-system communications, your apps work together to maximize your company’s use of data and further streamline your departmental and interdepartmental processes and workflows.
And thanks to the fact that cloud-based software is built with a flexible web services API (application program interface), it’s easy to integrate your various best-of-breed apps and services into an ecosystem of business solutions. Cloud-native systems are developer-friendly, built to be quickly interconnected and deployed so users can get down to the business of using their software…not waiting around for it.
Cloud Accounting Integrations Drive Business Forward
Integrating your cloud-based financial management software with your other business systems positions your team to take on a more strategic, growth-focused role in the company.
For instance, your Sage Intacct financial management and cloud accounting solution can be synchronized with your cloud-based CRM software (e.g. Salesforce) to make serving customers easier for both accounting and sales—and ultimately impacting both the top- and bottom-lines. Here’s how:
- Employees won’t have to key in transactions multiple times, thus speeding up processes and increasing accuracy
- Decision-makers in both departments will have access to the most up-to-date and multidimensional insights
- The organization is evolution-ready—meaning you can integrate other cloud-based software products in the future as your needs change
As we pointed out in 3 Benefits of Intacct Cloud Accounting, 75% of Sage Intacct customers have connected to at least two other applications.
Plug These Into Sage Intacct
Customers have access to pre-built software integrations, add-on modules, and connections designed to extend their software’s core functionality. Sage Intacct’s development team builds some of the integrations, while others are engineered by Sage Intacct Partners on Sage Intacct’s platform. Either way, they all work seamlessly with Intacct.
And in fact, many are developed for software serving companies in the healthcare, non-profit, services and software industries. If your company needs a software integration that isn’t available in the Sage Intacct Marketplace, you can work with a partner to build a custom connection.
Here’s a look at just a few popular software solutions with existing Sage Intacct integrations:
Payroll/Tax Management: ADP
Time & Expense: Expensify
Business Management/CRM: Salesforce
Document Management: Ricoh
Inventory Control: QStock
If you think it’s time to implement a cloud accounting solution or to extend to your cloud ecosystem, contact us for more information today!