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Benefits of Deploying Financial Services Systems in the Cloud pt2

As a firm migrates financial services applications to the cloud, systems integration becomes of paramount importance. When some applications remain on-premises while others are housed in the cloud, data must seamlessly and securely be transferred bi-directionally, and in a timeframe consistent with operational requirements. Some of the integration techniques used when all applications are within […]

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Benefits of Deploying Financial Service Systems in the Cloud

While deploying key financial service systems in the cloud has numerous advantages, the paradigm, as compared to on-premises systems, is sufficiently different as to require a comprehensive analysis of risks and readiness. The benefits of the cloud have been well documented (reduced up-front infrastructure costs, speed, ability to add server and storage resources on demand, […]

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Migrating Core Financial Services Applications to the Cloud

In our most recent blog post, we outlined and discussed the components required for a successful financial process transformation. Today, we focus on migrating to the cloud with your core financial service applications. It wasn’t that long ago that financial services firms shunned the cloud. In 2010, Forrester Research published a report entitled “Cloud Computing […]

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Components of a Financial Transformation Program

The previous blog post in this series about transforming financial processes discussed the adjunct applications and their role in control and efficiency. This week, we take a detail look into the components of a successful transformation. Once the impediments to a firm’s financial process are understood, a targeted remediation effort can be constructed. Depending on […]

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Adjunct Apps: Improved Financial Process Control and Efficiency

Previously, we outlined a few areas of concern in the financial transformation process. The installment this week features adjunct applications and their role in control and efficiency. While not critical components of a firm’s financial process, there are supporting applications that can be deployed to speed and better control the operation. Master data maintenance, exception […]

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Crafting an Effective Financial System Process

Our last blog in this series focused on embarking on the financial transformation process. The content this week will outline the effective financial system process and the steps to take when beginning. The General Ledger system is, of course, the heart of a firm’s financial system. A properly functioning General Ledger is, however, but one […]

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Embarking on a Finance Transformation Program

Finance transformation is a broad topic that potentially encompasses all areas of finance process, personnel, and technology. When a firm faces a problematic, manually intensive, time-consuming, and unsustainable financial process, a transformation project is a call to action. While finance transformation is a logical response to a sub-optimal financial process, these programs can easily overrun […]

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