Westport, CT (December 15, 2021) – FourQ, the leading provider of intercompany financial management software to streamline the global operations of the world’s largest companies, announced the results of a survey it conducted in conjunction with Dimensional Research. The research, titled “The Reality of Intercompany,” uncovered widespread issues related to corporations’ intercompany processes and procedures that negatively impact business outcomes and the operations of their finance, accounting, and tax teams.
A startling 96% of respondents report challenges with intercompany, with near total agreement (99%) that critical accounting responsibilities are becoming more complex and challenging. Finance and accounting professionals at multinational corporations with intercompany responsibilities believe that intercompany is a largely misunderstood concept (86%) that has significant negative impact to business operations and, disturbingly, takes a toll on employees’ daily lives. An astounding 90% reported their finance and accounting staff pull all-nighters at least once a year due to intercompany issues.
“Intercompany is a complex and difficult function that frequently flies under the radar,” said Diane Hagglund, Founder and Principal of Dimensional Research and author of the study. “Three quarters of respondents reported that intercompany volume at their corporation was two to 10 times that of their revenue, while an additional 18% cited intercompany volume that was more than 10 times revenue. Intercompany is causing significant and myriad issues across multinational corporations.”
Key findings in the report include:
“These survey results confirm what FourQ has long known to be true about the state of intercompany. Difficult to manage, intercompany has become a huge drain on many multinationals’ valuable resources,” explained Jeremy Womer, CPA, Chief Customer Success Officer at FourQ. “Even with extensive and costly modifications, ERPs rarely can manage the complicated intercompany processes of large corporations. As a result, more and more companies are turning to the technology and discipline manifested in intercompany financial management.”
The survey was conducted by Dimensional Research, on behalf of FourQ, between November 17 and December 2, 2021. A total of 106 finance and accounting professionals participated in the online survey, all of whom worked at multinational companies and were knowledgeable about their companies’ intercompany. Respondents worked at companies in a variety of industries with 74% having more than 100 legal entities. The purpose of the survey was to understand the intercompany experiences of finance and accounting stakeholders.
A complimentary copy of the survey results is available at: https://bit.ly/30w5D2o.
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