Why data matters to the financial professional using Microsoft Dynamics GP

Given the interest (and hype) around Big Data, every organization has contemplated how and why data is so important to their business. Data is no longer just the concern of the IT team; it impacts the roles and responsibilities of nearly everyone throughout the business.

Perhaps no one is more aware of the critical impact data has on the business than finance and accounting professionals. Microsoft Dynamics GP customers use their application on a daily basis to help their organizations make major business decisions. Their handiwork helps the business make tactical and strategic decisions: Do we buy that company? Do we infuse additional dollars into a professional development budget? Do we restrict travel for Q4?


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About John Orlando
John Orlando brings more than 25 years of experience in finance, accounting and administration to his role as CFO of Centage, a provider of easy to use, budgeting and forecasting software for small and medium sized businesses. He has extensive experience working with both high growth Fortune 500 companies and startup business. Prior to Centage, John served as Group Director of Planning & Analysis at WearGuard (subsidiary of ARAMARK) where he was instrumental in driving profitability via restructuring, cost containment and margin improvement initiatives. He holds a Bachelors degree in Accounting from Northeastern University and an MBA from New Hampshire College. You can read more about John's thoughts on budgeting and forecasting at http://centage.com/Blog/.    

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