Are you looking for new revenue-generating services without the need for a large IT investment?
Want to offer your clients additional value and grow your firm’s client accounting services practice?
If you answered “yes” to either question above, then web- or cloud-based accounting and financial solutions should be at the top of your list. Why?
For starters,cloud financials can enable higher-margin areas of service for your firm and increase client loyalty by boosting productivity, visibility and collaboration with clients. Which is why we are especially excited about ground-breaking new enhancements recently announced by our strategic business solutions partner, Intacct, a leading innovator in cloud-based financial solutions for CPAs.
Intacct’s new capabilities bring world-class financial management and reporting capabilities to CPA firms that will expand your services into new markets and target a broader range of small to medium-size business clients that would otherwise find these capabilities cost prohibitive or unattainable.
Intacct’s enhanced capabilities include:
Expanded Multi-Dimensional General Ledger and Detailed GAAP Reporting
Intacct’s new enhanced multi-dimensional general ledger allows CPA firms, like yours, to do more robust and granular financial and operational reporting, analysis, and real-time planning for clients. So now you can deliver better reports tailored to the unique needs of individual clients in all industries and markets. With more visibility into your clients’ financials, and an enhanced ability to interpret client data, your firm can provide higher-margin business and financial advisory services to your clients, thus increasing revenue and profits.
Enter or expand into specialized lucrative vertical markets such as not-for-profit, franchise, and property management. You can rename and repurpose dimensions to meet your client’s specific industry or business needs. This enables better planning, reporting, and analysis with the ability to drill down and pivot with deeper detail than ever before. Combine your vertical expertise with a financial management platform that lets you differentiate and highlight your firm’s strengths.
Here’s what Abraham Mathew, a senior consultant at LarsonAllen (an Intacct CPA partner) had to say about Intacct’s new enhanced multi-dimensional reporting capabilities:
"LarsonAllen services clients in a wide range of vertical industries and Intacct's enhanced multidimensional general ledger enables us to better service our clients by providing reports and deep operational analysis that were extremely hard to provide in the past. The added general ledger dimensions are critical for our clients in industries like not-for-profit or healthcare that have very complex and specialized reporting needs. In the past, we would have had to export the data into Excel spreadsheets and rework the information to create these types of advanced reports, which introduces extra layers of complexity and work. Now we can complete the operational reporting and analysis from directly within Intacct."
Web-Based Financial Processes & Employee Participation
Make it easier for any employee, anywhere, at anytime to actively participate in financial workflows. Enable clients to get away from manual process, poor controls, and the lack of data accessibility and visibility. Intacct’s cloud delivery model with enhanced workflows makes it easy for your clients’ employees to actively and collaboratively participate in financial processes, like purchasing and T&E expense reimbursements, while still ensuring proper financial controls and compliance.
With enhancements like the above, Intacct will enable you to better service your clients’ needs, increasing retention and satisfaction, boosting referrals, and expanding into new higher-margin markets. The best part? You can leverage this enhanced new functionality at a fraction of the cost and risk of traditional on-premises systems.
To learn more about the Intacct Accountants Program from CPA2Biz, click here.
If you are already benefiting from Intacct’s enhanced new capabilities, please share your experience with these new features here. Have you been able to expand into new higher-margin services? What are your thoughts and opinions on these new enhancements, especially the multi-dimensional general ledger? Please share your thoughts and opinions here.