About our client
With over 65 million subscribers, this telecommunications organization is one of the largest in the US.
Innovative offerings and a commitment to customer service have resulted in rapid growth over the last five years.
faces a twofold challenge
Create a Modern Finance IT Architecture
Spending too much time on manual data integration and accounting tasks was preventing the finance department from adding more strategic value.
They needed a high performance solution to automate accounting, speed-up close processes and give finance a golden source of reconciled data.
Comply with the new Revenue Recognition Standard
To achieve compliance with the new standard, they had to access granular, contract level detail for all contracts with customers.
They would then need to define and apply complex revenue recognition rules to address hundreds of accountings scenarios, generate the required accounting and deliver required information to reporting systems.
A flexible, high-performance solution to support complex accounting, business innovation and compliance with the new revenue recognition standard.
At a high level, the solution needed to:
- 1 Integrate and standardize data from new and legacy systems
- 2 Enable business users to define and flexibly control rules-based accounting logic
- 3 Deliver best in class performance to handle high transaction volumes
It's important to be able to take data all the way through the accounting process within a strong control environment. Our goal is to put in automated, integrated systems that limit manual processes and mitigate risk. We want the systems to do the work, rather than people.
The Aptitude Team
Martin RedingtonAptitude Software CTO
From the start, the company controller felt the Aptitude Software team was talking the same ‘finance-driven’ language and could clearly articulate accounting policies and financial reporting requirements.
This will give the organization a single version of financial truth along with the flexibility and processing power to control accounting, support innovation and address future challenges.
The finance team now has the finance architecture in place to allow them to:
- Increase time spent on higher value activities
- Use validated data to strategically guide the business
- Respond with agility to current & future requirements