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Monthly Dose for the Monthly Close

For the Evolving Accounting Department

January 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. 

Sign up for a free trial.  In just a few days, your accounting team can test drive ART for themselves.

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.

Jan 2013 NL

Starting February 4th, SkyStem will be touring the Northeast (PA, MA, NY, DE, NJ, CT) to bring ART, our account reconciliation and task management solution, to your office.  Sign up for an in-person appointment and see how ART can help streamline your financial close.

What you can expect:

  • An in-depth ART demonstration at your office
  • The opportunity to see your own reconciliations in ART
  • Play in your dedicated sandbox site

Contact us at for more information and RSVP your spot on the tour.

Get Promoted While Lowering Stress Level

  Nancy Wu, Head of Client Service

The start of a new year never fails to prompt introspection.  Something about having that fresh pack of 365 days just invigorates us to start the year with our best foot forward.

According to Forbes, the top career resolutions for 2013 are to get a promotion at work and to reduce stress.  Isn’t this interesting, considering that the two don’t usually go hand in hand?

But perhaps they do.  While to a large extent, getting promoted and lessening stress are determined by forces beyond our control, there is one prevailing habit that seldom fails to put us on the path to both:

Show up to learn.

A learning attitude helps develop new skills and strengthen relationships – two essential ingredients for professional advancement.  When we open our minds to learning every day, we won’t need formal training courses and networking lunches, which are often pricey and produce questionable results.  We will naturally find opportunities to tackle new challenges on the job while building meaningful connections through mentoring and project work.  And in doing so, we position ourselves as strong candidates for a promotion.

A learning attitude also helps lower our defenses.  As we face unyielding budget cuts and staff shortages for the oncoming year, it’s easy to adopt a defensive position – hunker down and do only what’s necessary to get by.  Playing defense is stressful because time is spent battling and resisting.  A learning attitude assumes that we will come across new experiences and encounter change, and that a shifting external environment is not only OK, but welcomed as an opportunity to innovate.  Going with the flow is much easier than fighting the tide.

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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