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Critical Capabilities for Cloud Core Financial Management Suites for Midsize, Large and Global Enterprises


Migration to cloud-based core financial management suites has dramatically increased as solutions offering equal or greater capabilities than on-premises become available. This report will help application leaders assess solutions for use cases specific to their organizations.

Published: 14 July 2020

ID: G00407163

Analyst(s): Robert Anderson John Van Decker Greg Leiter

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know


  • Critical Capabilities Use-Case Graphics
  • Vendors
    • FinancialForce
    • Microsoft
    • Oracle (NetSuite)
    • Oracle (Oracle ERP Cloud)
    • Sage Intacct
    • SAP
    • Workday
  • Context
  • Product/Service Class Definition
  • Critical Capabilities Definition
    • Lower Midsize Focus
    • Configure/Deploy/Integrate
    • Accounts Receivable
    • Financial Analytics and Reporting
    • GL Coding Structures/Processes
    • Project Accounting/Costing/Billing
    • Purchasing and Accounts Payable
    • Usability
    • Fixed-Asset Accounting
    • Complex GL Capabilities
    • Geographic Coverage
    • Global Enterprise Focus
    • Large Enterprise Focus
    • Subsidiary/Business Unit Focus
    • Upper Midsize Focus
  • Use Cases
    • Core Financials for Lower Midsize Enterprises
    • Core Financials for Upper Midsize Enterprises
    • Core Financials for Large Enterprises
    • Global Enterprise Financial Backbone
    • Subsidiary/Business Unit Finance Systems
  • Vendors Added and Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped

Inclusion Criteria

  • Critical Capabilities Rating

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