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Fast Close expert, trainer, speaker, organizer, blogger and author

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I own a software company, an event organizer and a consultancy firm for Finance processes. I organize with my team courses and events organise events for Financials. Financial Suite  delivers software solutions on Financial Closing, Contract Management, Corporate Housekeeping & QA management & on Office365



My favorite topics as public platform speaker are Fast Close, Reporting, Accounting and SharePoint. I spoke on events in the Netherlands, Belgium,  Suriname and the USA. I.e. Financial Systems, Finance Transformation, Administrateursdag, GEAC Alliance, 15 Shapes of Finance, etc.



Writing blogs is one of my passions. I write them for,, On this site you will find almost al of them. So you can also find information about my book Van Slow Close naar Fast Close

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I am Fast close trainer, consultant, software publisher, public speaker, author and entrepreneur,  all with the focus to help companies to adopt Fast Close fast.

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MY Blogs

I have written over three hundred blogs. Over one hundred are on this website and only seven English, the best read, are published on this website. You can find lots of interviews about fast close finance and SharePoint in other publishers websites. Find some of the websites below. The European SharePoint conference site is in English..

Meest recente blog

Book: From Slow Close to Fast Close

The book is published in Dutch. I am working on the English version.


Book handed out to the famous TV presenter Astrid Joosten at the 15 Shapes of Finance event



Jeppe Kleijngeld, publisher/chief editor of Financieel

I have read your book and it is very well written and is in line with all the blogs you have written for us. I find it very inspiring for our audience, the financial people. The art work is excellent, well done, compliments to Martinique! I have it close by and pick it out every minute..!”

Interim manager, anonymous, name is known

“dear André, I have read your book in one night. Great and well written! Easy to read and to understand and ohohoh what could this improve financial reporting! In my job as interim manager in health care.

I am still so surprised that management is satisfied with a three months old and outdated financial reporting and is overwhelmed by major variances, read overspent on budget..

Unbelievable. You have a lot to do to turn this around and get people to use Fast close. I wish you a lot of succes!”



Platform spreker

I feel comfortable as a platform speaker. In this role I can connect with my audience about my favorite topics Fast Close, Finance and SharePoint.

I am invited for workshops, courses and events both in the Netherlands and other countries.

I was a speaker on the event Financial Systems for 3 years in a row. I spoke about different topics as Cloudcomputing, Fast Close and the bankruptcy of the classical approach of accounting.

Other events were Finance transformation 2015 van Alex van Groningen over about Fast Close, administrateursdag 2015, guest lecture at the Hogeschool in Eindhovenand many others.

International experience

  • GEAC Alliance in Chicago,
  • Working capital Event in Brussel,
  • Excellence in Reporting in Paramaribo and others .

15 Shapes of Finance


Most recent: 15Shapes Of Finance 17-6-2016 AFAS Circustheater, Scheveningen

I was a surrounded by well known speakers as Leo Blokhuis, Brian Farley, Astrid Joosten, Martin Vliem and Stefan Betting.

            15 Shapes of Finance

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Events –  Courses

I am invited to speak about Fast Close and SharePoint during many events. I also give courses for various institutes in English and in Dutch.

If you want more information , please contact me via the contact page on this website, I love to help you.

2016 Fast Close courses

Basis for the courses is the development of Fast Close software on SharePoint, Fast Close deployments. the summary of my knowledge on Fast Close isalso been published my book from  Slow close naar Fast Close .

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The courses are held on different locations and with different partners

24 feb  Tacstone – Hilversum
april Excellence Initiatives in Suriname
24 mei  Tacstone – Hilversum
15 juni  Nive Opleidingen – Leusden
17 juni  15 Shapes of Finance
26 augustus
   3 oktober  IFBD Fast Close te Gent (B)
12 & 26 oktober & 2 November Tacstone
  25 November

Courses in 2015

 Finance Transformation Fast Close is eenvoudig 12-11-2015 13:30 uur

Publication about thi event: CFO’s krijgen meer tijd

Workshop: Experience Sharing Fast Close- Schiphol Microsoft 10-11-2015

Course: Fast Close – win tijd en bespaar kosten – Gent 22-10-2015

Event: Financial systems- Nieuwegein  21-5-2015

Workshop: PECafe – Effectief afsluiten 20-5-2015

Microsoft sponsors Fast Close

12-11-2015  Finance Transformation – Fast Close event with over 50 top CFO’s.

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My Businesses

I am the owner of different businesses, A software company, an event company, a training company and a consultancy firm. With a team we render services with our finance and software expertise.

Our Software brand is Financial Suite ® , a trade registered name for solutions on the Office365-Sharepoint online platform. Fast close manager, contract manager, QA manager and contract manager are the individual solutions. These solutions are developed by Smart SharePoint Solutions since may 2009 by  André Salomons & Serge Salomons

Financial Suite® contains these SharePoint Business Apps:

  • Fast Close Manager
  • Financial Closing
  • Contract Manager =  Life Cycle Management
  • Company Manager = Corporate housekeeping
  • Quality Assurance Manager
  • Project control/management


Financial Suite® is the solution for managing all recurring tasks and documents in Finance.

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André Salomons

André Salomons is an expert on the field of Fast Close, Reporting & Planning and Control and has a vast experience in all finance functions on Dutch, English and other international global companies with a variety of services and activities.

He started his carreer at  1 of the Big 4, Ernst en Young followed up by BDO, before he switched to the public domain as financial controller. Early in his carreer he saw the opportunities of ICT for finance. It caused a dual carreer in Finance and ICT. Resulting in the international deployment of management information, ERP systems, GRC (Corporate Governance)  and BI for various European / global companies bij een a.s. beursfonds), SharePoint etc.

With his focus on finance, fast close and SharePoint he has written many blogs and has published a book called: Van Slow Close naar Fast Close.

He worked for

Ey, BDO, Stokvis, Invensys, Chubb Security, EON, DELTA etc.

Expert :

Fast Close, Financial Closing, SharePoint, reporting, consolidation, management accounting, controlling.



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