John.Hoebler

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John Hoebler is a strategic adviser to CIOs and CFOs at both large enterprises and growing companies. He helps companies use technology to meet their business goals through streamlined finance and accounting systems, human resources systems and supply chain systems. He plays a cornerstone role on his projects by setting the scope, defining the vision, implementing the plan and leading the team -- all while working with executives to align the project to the overall business strategies and goals.

John's expertise spans traditional on-premises applications and cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications. A recognized industry leader, he is regularly called upon to speak at industry conferences and he has won multiple awards from the user community. He also frequently contributes to trade magazines on ERP-related topics.

John leads the technology solutions practice at CrossCountry Consulting. You can view additional posts from John on this blog and on CrossCountry's Insights blog.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of John Hoebler and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications Inc. or its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

Articles by John.Hoebler

How IT can help your accounting function prepare for rev rec
Finance Meets the Cloud

How IT can help your accounting function prepare for rev rec

Depending on the number, complexity and scope of your organization’s customer contracts, and your current ERP, the new rule may require significant investment (time, systems, auditors, consultants). To maximize efficiency, IT should be prepared to equip accountants with systems to gather and utilize the necessary information.
September 25, 2017
What to look for in a tech solution for revenue recognition
Finance Meets the Cloud

What to look for in a tech solution for revenue recognition

In my last post, I discussed many of the key challenges in accounting for revenue under ASC 606. I also proposed the idea that an automated revenue recognition solution may be warranted for your organization, depending on the volume and complexity of your contracts with customers. Here's what you should be looking for.
August 25, 2017
3 ways that revenue recognition will impact IT
Finance Meets the Cloud

3 ways that revenue recognition will impact IT

Here's a new five-step model that replaces over 150 pieces of existing guidance on how to recognize revenue and consistently applies the same approach across industries, eliminating specialized industry rules.
August 9, 2017
Does 99.5% planned uptime = 99.5% actual uptime?
Opinion

Does 99.5% planned uptime = 99.5% actual uptime?

It sounds impressive when cloud vendor says they have 99.5% uptime. But does that really mean your application will be up and running 99.5% of the time? The short answer is no.
July 27, 2017
Finance Meets the Cloud

Your ERP project can be improved by… ’80s movie quotes?

Implementing a new ERP system is a full-contact sport. As the project lead, you need to deal with a new technology, competing priorities for scarce resources, multiple vendors and a very stressful environment. You need to be ready to deal with the unexpected, because you are the captain of a ship heading out into a stormy sea. Here are three great pieces of advice from three famous movie characters.
February 15, 2017
Can I capitalize my system implementation or get tax advantages?
Finance Meets the Cloud

Can I capitalize my system implementation or get tax advantages?

With the introduction of software as a service, organizations need to understand and evaluate their options to account for their SaaS implementation expenses for both book and tax purposes. This blog post focuses on two major considerations for companies implementing a SaaS solution.
December 16, 2016
Should I judge a system based on requirements or outcomes?
Finance Meets the Cloud

Should I judge a system based on requirements or outcomes?

When companies evaluate new systems, they often fall into the trap of creating a list of requirements based on how they work today, not on the outcomes that they want to achieve. Here's a look at three common pitfalls, with suggestions on how to avoid them.
November 4, 2016
Finance Meets the Cloud

What role should the CFO play in a system implementation?

When I help companies select new finance and accounting systems, the conversation immediately turns to the size, roles and makeup of the implementation team. This blog post will cover various options for the role the CFO or VP of finance can and should play on the implementation team.
September 15, 2016
Finance Meets the Cloud

Oracle buys NetSuite: What does this mean?

Oracle announced on July 28th that it acquired NetSuite. What does this mean for companies that are looking to move their finance function into the cloud? What does it mean to companies currently on NetSuite? How will Oracle position its now five competing ERP products?
July 28, 2016