FloQast has added a new type of partner to its ecosystem. Strategic Alliance consulting partners provide strategic accounting advisory services to clients. These companies offer vendor neutral consulting services to clients. These companies provide a variety of services across accounting and technology which may include
- Transactional accounting: US GAAP, Purchase accounting, acquisition due diligence
- Reporting: SEC reporting, FP&A, IFRS, SOX
- External Audit preparation: Reconciliation and schedules,
- System and Process implementation: Software Implementation, close process re-engineering, RPA
Where FloQast clients need advice beyond simple implementation, it will work with these consulting partners to deliver projects such as finance transformation, IT risk, technical accounting, IPO/Audit readiness, and interim work. As part of the program, FloQast also offers training around the implementation and support of FloQast close management solution.
This new type of partner is in addition to the existing channel partner and technology partner schemes. The program includes ten initial members:
- ARC Consulting,
- Bridgepoint Consulting,
- Citrin Cooperman,
- Cohen & Co,
- Kranz & Associates,
- SOA Projects,
- The Cadence Group
Gary Klintworth, co-founder and Managing Director of ARC Consulting commented: “ARC Consulting is a trusted provider of accounting and advisory services, helping businesses to supplement and scale their infrastructure while maintaining on-going compliance with accounting and reporting standards.
“We love FloQast because it’s a software solution that our clients can get up and running quickly and apply the best practices that we recommend into their daily business operations. We know those best practices will continue in place long after we’re gone.”
Enterprise Times; What does this mean
This re-organisation of the FloQast partner ecosystem makes sense. Consulting partners benefit from the relationship in that they can offer a leading close management solution to clients and in many cases a choice. FloQast will support them in go-to marketing in the same way as with channel partners, but will help to ensure they are trained on the FloQast solution to deliver services to clients.
Ken Sims, Chief Revenue Officer of FloQast: “Consulting firms are trusted advisors to their clients. They are only going to recommend a solution that they know works exceptionally well. The Strategic Alliance Consulting Program offers a framework to easily recommend FloQast and provide expedited setup and white-glove service to these firm’s clients–making this a win-win.”