As the business impact of the COVID-19 crisis mounts, business leaders are moving swiftly to protect employees and build resilience. Organizations are increasingly relying upon leaders to help adapt to evolving needs, drive change, and adopt new models. Noticeably, as accounting depends more on technology, custodians of finance across a wide array of sectors are deriving considerable benefits from closing their books faster. Organizations that are accelerating their quarterly close have visibility and access to results faster; thus enabling effective decision making resulting in enhanced company-wide efficiency. The extra time also permits the finance function to perform deeper analysis, identify errors and invest more time in planning for the next quarter.