The proteins that are created from amino acids handle incredibly important life functions. Some proteins contribute to the structural elements of a cell, while others are used to bind cells into tissues. Proteins take the form of antibodies to protect from diseases and interferon to fight off viruses. If the human body does not acquire enough essential amino acids from food consumption to create the necessary proteins, the body is susceptible to many shortcomings. Potential problems from lack of amino acids includes: a weakened immune system, a decrease in hormone production and the breakdown of muscle tissues.
In the long term, the finance function can look forward to more real-time audit and real-time reporting and less time spent on the onerous tasks that consume so much finance resource today. This will open up exciting possibilities for CFOs and their teams. Freed from some of the remaining routine activities that haven’t already been outsourced to shared service centers, and with part of their regulatory obligations potentially automated, they can play a more strategic role in creating new opportunities for their organizations by identifying trends from the vast swathes of data that are churned out.