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New Revenue Recognition Standard: How Automation Gets Billing in Sync

Published: 11/7/2017 2:00:00 PM

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If your business uses subscription- or contract-based billing, the ASC 606 revenue recognition criteria has added chaos to an already overworked finance team. Upsells, upgrades, discounts, and other “special deals” now have to be accounted for, not only under current guidelines, but under the new revenue recognition standard as well. To successfully handle dual treatment of contracts, your billing and revenue recognition systems need to work as one. Tight integration is not an option—it’s a must.

Sage Intacct cloud financial software automates your billing process and supports dual reporting under new and current guidelines, freeing you to focus on your business and helping ensure compliance every step of the way. Here’s how:

Choose from a range of automated pricing and billing models

ASC 606 eBook DownloadEven though you may be in that dreaded transition period to ASC 606, you need the ability to do “business as usual.” Sage Intacct eliminates labor-intensive manual calculations with built-in tiered pricing and usage-based billing. You save time and drive revenue with models that match the complexity of your business. From billing across regular periods to non-linear billing, like milestones, Sage Intacct gives you the flexibility to adapt pricing and billing to the best revenue process for your business.

Integrate your billing with the compliance needs of revenue recognition

Automatically recognize revenue as performance obligations are met.

No matter the ideal billing for your business, you still have to meet the revenue recognition criteria. Sage Intacct ties your billing and revenue recognition tied together through the contract, so you can automatically recognize revenue as performance obligations are met.

Make use of the #1 integration with Salesforce

If you use Salesforce CRM, you can easily establish separate rules for both billing and revenue recognition right in the contract—and be sure these rules are correctly executed in the ERP system. When you enter a contract into Salesforce, you simply define the billing template or rule for each contract line item, and the system auto-generates the billing schedule. You can also automatically schedule out revenue based on a predefined rule.

In support of dual reporting under ASC 606, each contract line item has two revenue schedules—one based on current guidance and the other on ASC 606 criteria. Even if an item has to be recognized differently under ASC 606, the dual revenue treatment of every line item is incorporated within the contract.

Catch the rhythm with Arxis Technology

With Sage Intacct, the complex dance between billing and revenue recognition becomes a streamlined, automated process. And with the professionals at Arxis Technology as your partner, you can take every step toward ASC 606 compliance with confidence. Contact us today to get started!