Attainable Goals for New Year’s Resolutions and Accounting

By Jay Juntti on Jan 5, 2018

It’s that time of year again where many will pick New Year’s resolutions to help improve themselves. Some will think of ways to improve their diet, get more sleep, spend more time traveling or read more books. If you had to deal with a closing period at the end of 2017, you might be thinking of ways you can improve your processes as well. Finance and Accounting

How to improve your SAP processes

If you have been using manual processes or spending extensive time entering or gathering data from SAP during audits or closing periods, now might be an excellent time to reflect on possible goals for accounting. Like many New Year’s resolutions, it’s easier to choose the low-hanging fruit first or your most manual SAP processes. In your personal life, this might be a distinct lack of sleep. For accounting, it might be improving a particularly difficult journal entry process.

Choosing a goal

Once you identify a process for improvement, it’s important to consider your goal. A more immediate and attainable approach will give you a better chance for success. For instance, it doesn’t make sense to make a goal to sleep at least 10 hours a night, if you’re currently only sleeping for 5 hours. For accounting processes, it may not be realistic to introduce a solution that requires redefining your processes or workflows. In both cases a more realistic solution is required that will give you a better chance of success in a shorter timeframe.

Automate in 2018

Winshuttle for Finance provides accounting teams with solutions to achieve their New Year’s resolutions to streamline manual SAP processes in 2018. A flexible solution with fast deployment and a familiar Microsoft Excel-based interface means you can easily stay on track with your goals and won’t give them up as easily as the forgotten resolutions of years past.

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Jay Juntti

The Winshuttle blog is written by professional thought leaders who are dedicated to providing content on a variety of topics, including industry news, best practices, software updates, continued education, tips and techniques, and much more.

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