About Elegant Cloud Solutions



Paul Buck, President

Paul Buck has over 20 years of experience in Finance and IT. As CFO of British Columbia’s largest life sciences company, Paul developed the company’s cloud based IT strategy. Under Paul’s guidance the company purchased and implemented several cloud applications including Adaptive Insights and Google Apps. The company’s  70 budgeters went from budgeting with multiple spreadsheets where version control was paramount to using Adaptive Insights where the focus shifted to higher value topics like understanding the impacts of key business drivers.

Paul brings a technical understanding of international taxation including transfer pricing, multi-currency consolidations, sales planning and revenue recognition.

Paul began his career as an applications engineer implementing distributed control systems (DCS) in food and chemical plants in Europe. In the days of more rigid programming tools, Paul learned the value of creating a thoughtful design. His motto as a team leader was “think before typing”.


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Gold Mining All-in Cost Measures

Commodity prices are falling and as a result investors and analysts are calling for more complete and transparent disclosure of the total costs of production in the gold mining industry. “This year’s sharp fall in the (gold) price has put the industry under more pressure than it had known for almost a decade and heightened

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3 Areas Where Most Software Implementation Projects Fail

There are three key areas where projects struggle and which often contribute to project failure: Change Management Data Access Security Data Migration So how can you ensure that you address each of these areas and that your implementation project is successful? In the rest of this post we address each of these areas in turn

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Five Key Metrics for a SaaS Company

SaaS Overarching Goals The overarching goals for a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company are to: Acquire customers Retain customers Monetize customers Understanding revenue dynamics is key for any company with recurring revenue. This requires planning and tracking information by relevant dimensions. Examples of dimensions you may use are: Geography – most companies will plan and have actuals by country

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Executive’s Guide to Software Selection

Best-of-Breed versus Platform The platform will, over time, prevail against best-of-breed applications. However, until platforms close most of the functionality gap, best-of-breed applications remain a viable choice. Except for some very high volume applications, we believe businesses prefer to run cloud applications. The benefits of cloud over on-premise applications are well documented and include increased

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Elegant Cloud Solutions Establishes Cloud ERP Practice with NetSuite

SAN MATEO, Calif., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — NetSuite Inc. ( NYSE: N), the industry’s leading provider of cloud-based financials /ERP and omnichannel commerce software suites, today announced that a number of new business partners including Alternative Technology Solutions, Elegant Cloud Solutions and Maximum Computer Systems have joined the NetSuite Solution Provider Program.  The partnership with

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