Well-managed companies watch their financial indicators carefully and
set clear financial objectives for their managers. Providing access to
important financial information securely and in an easy-to-use, on-line
manner has always been a significant challenge. By using internal web
applications, Finance can begin to more easily disseminate this
information to key managers by securely ``posting'' corporate finance
information or by providing simple forms based query capabilities.
The purchasing side of financial operations can also benefit from web applications. Using the same products which enable ``cybermalls'' on the public Internet today, companies can simplify electronic software distribution and billing and the purchasing of supplies by providing an internal web-based mall which includes all approved products for purchase.