The Night Before Closing
‘Twas the night before closing, when all the shop floor
Had ground to a halt – just one big 404
The old ERP system – it gave up the ghost
Just when the company needed it most
Accountants were strung out, afraid, in denial
With no way efficiently to reconcile
The data, in systems that flung far and wide,
Was so hard to gather – they could not abide
The CEO sat in his office, aflutter,
“Our system just won’t let us grow,” he did mutter
“We needed support, to change and to grow
To keep up with the Joneses, to stay in the know.
“ERP’d be the answer – of that I was certain,
But now, for my business, it looks like it’s curtains
Without an alternative, I have to think
I’d say the whole company seems on the brink.”
When all of a sudden, bold trumpets did blare
Piercing the unhappy mood of the air
There were flashes of light, and some some loud claps of thunder
It seemed like his office would soon rip asunder
He opened his eyes, and what did he see
But a businessman looking as jolly as can be
Gliding in on a platform, announcing aloud,
“I’m here on my platform, the Salesforce App Cloud.
“I see that you’re worried,” he said with concern
“about growth, and your prospects, about how you will earn
the revenue, profits, and all the rewards
that you need display to your owners and boards.
“Well, I’m hear to help you, to make this place great
I’ll help you grow big and strong and innovate
I’ve done it before, and I’ll do it again
I’ll tell you the how, and I’ll give you a when.”
“First, tell me your name,” the Chief asked, after a pause.
Said the businessman, smiling, “I’m Kenandy Claus.”
“And what is this platform you ride in on, so loud?”
“It’s magic, and it’s called the Salesforce App Cloud.”
“You help companies like mine? But how could that be
You look so relaxed – oh, so calm, worry-free
You can’t possibly know the stresses we’re under
Can you really do magic, I sit here and wonder?”
“Allow me to show you,” the Kenandy Claus said,
“The solution’s Kenandy – it gets you ahead.”
The Kenandy Claus smiled as he started to show
Kenandy helps businesses flourish and grow
“Other businesses, too, they were stuck in the mud
With ERP that was old, couldn’t change – was a dud!
They needed to grow, they needed to change
But nothing was out there that could so arrange
“Then along comes Kenandy, a new ERP
That is built on the cloud, all from scratch, natively
It gives you Financials. And Quote to Cash, too.
And Procure to Pay, Planning and Production – woo-hoo!
“Also TPM – the future of business it seeded
And companies knew this was just what they needed.
They chose and they went with Kenandy’s one easy system.
And they tossed out their old ones; not one ever missed ‘em.
“It implements quickly; no need to go broke
With consultants and hardware and coding – no joke!
It makes the Connected Economy a snap
To join, and to leverage – it’s right in your lap
“Now, rather than days to come up with a quote
With Kenandy, it’s moments – your spirit will float
And soon as your product’s configured, I’d add
All the data’s available, just there to be had
“You’ll know what to quote, when it ships, what to bill
What price points to go for, which products to kill
Your orders – they’re touchless – all quite automated
Not at all like that old ERP you so hated!
“And everything’s seamlessly hooked with financials,
Reporting is easy – the benefits, substantial
Get real-time metrics for timely insight
Make quick changes as needed – an agile delight!
“And all of this data – so current, so fun,
Is there for accountants to process and run
Their reports pre-configured, and on-demand, too
It’s easy for them to drill down and accrue
“The period close is much faster, feels lighter
Your CPAs don’t have to pull an all-nighter
They don’t have to call on their partners, their spouses,
To cancel their plans, to feel like such louses!”
The CEO listened, his attention so rapt
A great need was addressed; a deep want was tapped
The Kenandy Claus Man knew from his head to his toes
He was just about done; it was time for HIS close
“To compete in the marketplace, for now and all time
You need to adapt, change, and turn on a dime
Kenandy accounts for this need, design-wise
It’s remarkably easy to customize
“New countries? New products? New partners? New models?
Do whatever you need – you will never be throttled
You can innovate freely, and focus your care
On growing your business – not fixing software!”
“I’m convinced,” the Chief said, a gleam in his eye
“It’s the perfect solution, I’ll give it a try.”
The Kenandy Claus smiled; he knew what was in store
Another thrilled customer. Now it’s time for some more!
He shook hands with the Chief, he gave him a hug
Then he reached for his platform and gave it a tug
He leapt into the air, and with magic endowed,
Began to head off on the Salesforce App Cloud
And once on that platform, he processed and ran
And returned to the ether, this Kenandy Claus Man
The Chief heard him exclaim, ‘ere he cached out of sight
“Better business to all, and to all, a good night!”