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Monthly Dose for the Monthly Close

For the Evolving Accounting Department

June 2013


About ART

ART equips executives with striking insight into their balance sheet by transforming the account reconciliation process.  Do away with spreadsheets, crazy emailing and manual distractions.  Enjoy ART's powerful workflow management and reporting tools to automate account reconciliations and become more productive without ever installing software.


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We Know That...

Adopting new technology is a big change.  That’s why we offer different ways to help you decide if ART is right for your accounting group. 

Watch a short video on what we do, how ART works and the ways you can benefit.

Schedule a private demo for your group to see how ART can transform your account reconciliation process without breaking the bank. 

See if ART can drive productivity and automation into your monthly close by lightening workload, standardizing and creating total transparency.

When Not to Get Buy-In

  Nancy Wu, Head of Client Service

The workplace is often consensus based, where buy-in is sought before we brave something new.

The quest to get buy-in is a professional cop out.  Why?  Because the repercussions of our decisions in the workplace are often less significant than we think.  We believe that our projects will have a huge effect on others, when in fact, they more likely result in small ripples in the end.  And trying to get everyone’s agreement on each initiative becomes an exercise in procrastination and excuse-making, preventing us from doing our best work.

Take ownership and just act. 

This is especially true if:

You are fully accountable.  Let’s face it.  You are the boss for a reason.  The job requires leading and directing the team.  When a change is in order, it’s the boss’ duty to make it happen, whether or not the team is on board.  Leadership entails having to make unpopular decisions when called for because, in the end, you are responsible for producing results.

There will be a bit of agony (short term!).  At one point, when I was a new parent, I almost didn’t want my son immunized because the shots seemed too painful.  Silly, right?  The discomfort caused by change will always cause avoidance.  But part of process improvement is to rise above the temporary pain that comes tweaking, adjusting, and improving upon the way we do things.

We Think You Should Get Out More

At SkyStem, we believe that account reconciliations shouldn’t get in the way of life.  We help you get them done fast, get them done right, so you can get out of the office and on with your life!

See how we can help automate and streamline your month-end account reconciliations.



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