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May 18, 2023
What are the Benefits of Integrated Financial Management?
Integrated financial management tools within an ERP system have become necessary for any growing organization. The integrated and systemic nature of an end-to-end solution is proven to streamline the day-to-day financial management of a company.
ERP solutions, such as SAP Business One, have become extremely popular across businesses for all sectors. The benefits are numerous, and ERP solutions deliver long-term value, especially for those working within finance teams.
Take a look at some of the most significant benefits your business can enjoy when working with integrated financial management tools:
Automating financial processes is one of the main advantages of working with an ERP. Solutions integrate with bank accounts and allow invoices, balance sheets, and profit and loss accounts to be managed in real time.
Take the complexity out of running your business. By using best-practice processes combined with automated and integrated financial functionality, businesses can quickly reduce inefficiencies and increase productivity. What company doesn’t want to do more without increasing overheads?
An ERP will save your finance personnel time-savings by automating repetitive or critical tasks and help your team work smarter, not harder. By letting your system complete once time-consuming tasks, your teams can focus on what will impact improving your financial management.
You don’t need a crystal ball when working with a system such as SAP Business One. Your financial documents are stored within a central database and updated in real time. This helps monitor cash flow levels, forecast outflow, and accurately create vital financial reports for stakeholders.
There’s no cross-reporting or silos of data with ERP. All key financial documents are stored within a central database that provides finance teams will all the documentation they need to complete everyday tasks. Your teams will have 360⁰ visibility into company-wide operations to ensure no nasty surprises.
One of the biggest benefits of deploying an ERP solution is bringing different departments into one system. Finally, everybody is working from the same application. Your finance teams can see invoices, sales orders, purchase order requests, and business partner records. Finance managers no longer have to rely on colleagues to fire across essential details or to extract data from different systems to complete month-end closing periods.
If trading with Europe or international partners, you’ll want to manage your financial processes using multi-currencies. SAP Business One is a solution used by more than 75,000 companies globally. With various localisations helping adhere to local tax regulations, there are also multi-currencies functionality to avoid human errors when calculating foreign currencies.
If it takes you days or weeks to close out financial periods, your systems must be fixed for you. If you can’t instantly generate reports or track real-time analytics or dashboards, you don’t have the information to make strategic decisions. With ERP, you’re never left working in the dark with powerful Business Intelligence helping finance teams make better decisions.
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