The traditional view of accounting is that it’s a solitary entity within the organization. All the finances just flow into the finance department and accountants manage the numbers. The reality is that accounting is not an island, but the culmination of each facet of an organization working together. Let’s discuss why this new way of thinking is so important and why Salesforce is at the forefront.
Accounting is Not an Island
Often, team members outside of accounting aren’t aware of how each department, program, or project fits into the company’s finances. The danger with this is that key account information can fall through the cracks of the data trail. Then, incorrect information is put into the accounting system. An information void like this means that you’re not grasping the entire picture of your company’s finances. Key variables might be missing or overlooked by you and your team.
Accounting: The Tool of Measurement
Success is a game of measurements, but you can’t measure what you can’t see. In order to become better at reducing expenses, you need to understand how each dimension of the business handles these items. For instance, to make the best decisions for your business, you and your team need to see the whole picture. Therefore, a visible accounting system is imperative for your company’s collaborative efforts to achieve the best finances possible.
Accounting visibility lets you and your team pinpoint where adjustments can be made. However, the effectiveness of your collaboration will depend on how visible the accounting system actually is. Also, it depends on how well it can be monitored in a way that keeps the data current and consistent.
Visibility Feeds Collaboration
Imagine driving a car without a dashboard that lets you view your vehicle’s crucial information like speed, gas tank, and oil change indicator. You wouldn’t be able to drive your car effectively – you could end up stranded or even blowing out your engine. The same applies to a business’s finances. Without being able to really see and track the different transactions, assets, and information influencing your business, you can’t successfully lead it. This emphasis on visibility and collaboration helps organizations eliminate errors that might have gone unnoticed. It also creates a comprehensive view of how the business is performing.
With Accounting Seed, you and your team are able to visualize more than just numbers. Picture a complete view of the factors contributing to your finances, as well. A visible accounting system such as this simply gives you and your team more insight into how the money is piloting your business, which brings other key benefits to your business.