In the early 80s, there was a very successful advertising campaign for Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups featuring a variety of plot lines in which peanut butter accidentally collided with chocolate. The punch line was, “You got peanut butter on my chocolate! You got chocolate on my peanut butter! …Two great tastes that taste great together.”
Surprising things often go well together. Chicken and waffles. Sea salt and caramel. Bacon and … anything, really.
At first glance, cloud and accounting seem like strange bedfellows. Early on, cloud and SaaS were the Wild West of enterprise software. As for accounting, the conservative green lampshade image is not unjustified.
But the combination is quite potent when it comes to organizational transformation.