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The three technologies driving the future of accounting

Francois Lacas, Deputy COO at Yooz

The change in working conditions brought about by the pandemic has forced many companies to accelerate their technology strategies.

Cloud technology is rapidly becoming one of the key investments for future-proofed businesses, with 30% of businesses planning on moving to cloud systems and adopting Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platforms as a top priority during the next year.

The benefits of cloud computing in finance - increased efficiency and flexibility, improved cash flow, and more - has long been the driving force behind adoption. But an additional advantage of the technology in reducing costs, ensuring server availability, and preventing unforeseen disasters is something businesses have become all too familiar with.

Alongside these black swan events have been the sudden changes in working environments, moving to more flexible/ remote practices, and more questions being raised about cybersecurity.

This is especially true for remote teams handling sensitive financial data. Securing data and sensitive financial information was a top priority for 36% of finance leaders over the next 12 months, according to a new survey.

Trends in Finance and Cash Management Technology 2021

Guest contribution by David Brightman, Director of Product Marketing at BlackLine

The last few months have transformed the way finance teams work. The disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic has forced businesses to adopt technological solutions at an accelerated rate, while many businesses operate from their homes, tackling a list of new and ongoing issues remotely. This new way of working has changed the way organisations collaborate internally and interact with their clients, but most noticeably, how businesses approach the adoption of new technology that can transform finance and accounting processes. In this article, I round up the most notable trends that I expect will shape finance and cash management within organisations this year.

Digitisation - It's no longer a question of when

In 2021, it is no longer a question of if Accounting should digitise—but how best to do it. Remote work has become the new normal - so all departments (even those which have been traditionally office-based, such as Accounts Receivable) will be looking for ways to monitor the success of remote workers. The year will see the Controllership invest in technology to turbocharge their digital transformation journeys and move to a modern accounting model that unifies all of a company's systems and data into a single source, automating manual, repetitive activities that drain time and energy, and providing real-time information and analysis to inform business decisions.

How Artificial Intelligence is changing everything

Guest contribution by Vincent Poulain D'Andecy

In this article, Vincent Poulain d’Andecy, Research Department Manager at Yooz, revisits his early days at the organisation, which had started using artificial intelligence in Accounting from the very beginning.

At Yooz, why did you decide to use artificial intelligence to automate accounting processes for companies?

Thirty years ago, Yooz’s name was Informatics and Advanced Technologies. The company was already working with the computer science engineering school in Nîmes, France, EERIE, which is now part of the well-regarded Mines d’Alès National Higher School of Engineering.

Digital Transformation is Dead – Long Live Digital Transformation!

If you’ve been to an event or read any article about finance or P2P recently, you’ll be familiar with digital transformation. In fact, the term is used so often, it's in danger of becoming meaningless. Used as a short hand for “what you’re doing now is probably wrong,” it’s assumed that everyone is on board with what transformation means and how to go about doing it.

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