<ul><li>16th September, 2011 </li></ul>Dennis Howlett AccMan Are You Prepared for the Cloud?
yesterday... AccMan
today... AccMan
AccMan My mission...today
AccMan Your mission
AccMan ...which means...
AccMan Sceptics say.... Finance - boo !!
AccMan Hit ‘em with this Finance - yay !!
AccMan Why go to the cloud for accounting? <ul><li>Improve the billing process - 50% </li></ul><ul><li>Fast track implemen...
AccMan Is that it? do something you can’t do today “ The company is quite literally a business that would not be possible ...
AccMan The practitioner’s perspective 92% said that they felt SaaS solutions were very secure AccMan survey, 8th June 2011...
AccMan And point out the stupidity of the argument Ranked no.1 in category for most admired companies - Forbes 2011 Online...
AccMan Why the cloud makes a difference <ul><li>Forces agility </li></ul><ul><li>Dissolves time, space and geography </li>...
AccMan On-prem v cloud differences a different way of thinking On-prem Cloud Avoid change Embrace change Lagging innovatio...
AccMan Organisational benefits “ apps not only share the same language but can share the same culture”
AccMan What about the social aspect? Updating a project total Creating an opportunity
AccMan Large deals notification Dashboard data What about the social aspect?
AccMan Even SAP is doing it ! Social data CRM/financial data
AccMan Practitioner challenges <ul><li>Entitlement economy </li></ul><ul><li>It isn’t Sage </li></ul><ul><li>Fear of chang...
AccMan My response
Dennis Howlett AccMan Thank You !!
Dennis Howlett AccMan Contact <ul><li>email:  [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter:  http://twitter.com/ dahowlett </...
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Cloud Accounting for the 21st Century, 22nd September 2011 at Mimecast, organized by CloudAdvocates.com. The seminar was intended to cut through the jargon to dispel and debunk some of the myths that distort decisions on the benefits of the Cloud. It coveedr advantages, perceived disadvantages, benefits, practicalities and last but in no way least, costs and commitments. Speakers included well known blogger/analysts Dennis Howlett and Phil Wainewright, tax specialist Mark Lee, cloud specialist David Terrar and blogging accountants Richard Messik and Philip Woodgate. Here are the various presentations.

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Are you prepared for the cloud - Dennis Howlett

  1. 1. <ul><li>16th September, 2011 </li></ul>Dennis Howlett AccMan Are You Prepared for the Cloud?
  2. 2. yesterday... AccMan
  3. 3. today... AccMan
  4. 4. AccMan My mission...today
  5. 5. AccMan Your mission
  6. 6. AccMan ...which means...
  7. 7. AccMan Sceptics say.... Finance - boo !!
  8. 8. AccMan Hit ‘em with this Finance - yay !!
  9. 9. AccMan Why go to the cloud for accounting? <ul><li>Improve the billing process - 50% </li></ul><ul><li>Fast track implementation for new venture - 20% </li></ul><ul><li>Requirement to reduce IT investments (capex) - 18% </li></ul><ul><li>Required systems refresh with limited IT resource - 18% </li></ul>do more with less and do it better (business people) results from survey data among those who have invested
  10. 10. AccMan Is that it? do something you can’t do today “ The company is quite literally a business that would not be possible on its current scale without the cloud. This is what business transformation is really about — not incremental improvements in performance, but being able to do things that simply were not possible before the cloud existed.” Phil Wainewright talking about m62 visualcommunications
  11. 11. AccMan The practitioner’s perspective 92% said that they felt SaaS solutions were very secure AccMan survey, 8th June 2011 If it’s good enough for them why not us?
  12. 12. AccMan And point out the stupidity of the argument Ranked no.1 in category for most admired companies - Forbes 2011 Online filing is now mandatory (jokes aside about effectiveness) If it’s good enough for them why not us?
  13. 13. AccMan Why the cloud makes a difference <ul><li>Forces agility </li></ul><ul><li>Dissolves time, space and geography </li></ul><ul><li>Provides opportunities to re-invent without disruption </li></ul><ul><li>Makes competitive comparison easier </li></ul><ul><li>Offers the potential for work to become fun - seriously </li></ul>
  14. 14. AccMan On-prem v cloud differences a different way of thinking On-prem Cloud Avoid change Embrace change Lagging innovation Leading innovation IT project Functional review only Long upgrade cycle Short/no upgrade cycle Lack of commonality Lots of commonality
  15. 15. AccMan Organisational benefits “ apps not only share the same language but can share the same culture”
  16. 16. AccMan What about the social aspect? Updating a project total Creating an opportunity
  17. 17. AccMan Large deals notification Dashboard data What about the social aspect?
  18. 18. AccMan Even SAP is doing it ! Social data CRM/financial data
  19. 19. AccMan Practitioner challenges <ul><li>Entitlement economy </li></ul><ul><li>It isn’t Sage </li></ul><ul><li>Fear of change </li></ul><ul><li>Need for stability </li></ul><ul><li>Failure to invest </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of integrated tools </li></ul>
  20. 20. AccMan My response
  21. 21. Dennis Howlett AccMan Thank You !!
  22. 22. Dennis Howlett AccMan Contact <ul><li>email: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: http://twitter.com/ dahowlett </li></ul><ul><li>Skype/Fac ebook/Lin kedIn : dah owlett </li></ul><ul><li>tel: +34 607 482 739 </li></ul>

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