Long close processes damage morale and impact decision-making | Amplify

“It’s the equivalent of a sports team playing solely in defence. Having the right technology in place puts you on the front foot, ready to attack the month with real confidence.”

Adam Shilton, Head of Business Advisory, Thinc

Sage’s survey found the top obstacles impacting the close process were data manipulation in spreadsheets and data imports/exports. These manual tasks have a significant impact on the time to close, slowing the close process by 36% on average and leading to businesses making decisions based on stale information.

Similarly, the time spent on each manual data import or export adds up and contributes to a slower close. Respondents who were most impacted by manual data imports and exports on average had a close process that is 25% longer than those who were only slightly impacted.

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