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The Financial Close: Optimizing Performance and Driving Financial Excellence
“Financial close” is a company’s ability to complete accounting cycles and produce financial statements for internal management and external legal reporting@and

and other financial investments and related activities  taking a holistic approach, and leveraging technology '' to other processes, such as planning, budgeting, and forecasting. In fact, 72% of respondents to the Business Objects and BPM Magazine survey feel that integration of actuals, plans, and forecasts is important or very important in reducing close times (see Figure 3). SAP® SOLUTIONS FOR ENTERPRISE PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT COMPREHENSIVE FUNCTIONALITY TO IMPROVE EFFECTIVENESS AND PERFORMANCE CONTROL SAP® solutions for enterprise performance management Read More...
Lawson Software-IPO and Several Acquisitions After Part Two: Retail and Professional Service Initiatives
Lawson is sticking to its focus on selected vertical markets, but going forward the tenets of that focus will likely be more finely tuned. Namely, the vendor

and other financial investments and related activities  real-time between retail operations and other enterprise applications. Within Lawson''s own Retail Suite, this integration format connects Lawson''s Retail Operations suite to the Enterprise Operations (back-office) set of products. Further in the retail sector, Lawson claims to have already provided its customers with a broad set of leading merchandising and back-office applications designed to maximize net margins. Namely, at the beginning of 2003, Lawson announced its Merchandising 2.10 and the addition Read More...
Why and How Outsourcing Management and Governance is Critical to Outsourcing Success
Organizations undertaking information technology and business process outsourcing typically are very focused on

and other financial investments and related activities  including the service provider and other affected third-party providers. The processes outlined in Figure 3 below complement the account management processes your service provider likely will implement. However, the focus of all these processes is what an OM/G organization needs to do and has accountability for. Top Tip: Review our sample prioritization against the needs of your organization. Discuss the priorities, commit to a timeline for joint development and review with your service provider. The Read More...
On-demand IT Asset Management: What It Is, Why You Need It, and How You Can Benefit.
You probably know that managing your IT assets and infrastructure is becoming increasingly more complex, as your company operates on a broader, more global

and other financial investments and related activities  various workstations, servers, laptops, and other components they own and maintain. They can’t accurately monitor their purchases, analyze system usage, effectively adhere to licensing terms and other agreements, and measure total cost of ownership, related expenses, depreciation, and return on investment. As a result, they often suffer from performance problems, lack of enterprise integration, poor asset utilization, and inflated costs. This paper highlights IT asset management (ITAM) solutions, Read More...
Managing Risk through Financial Processes: Embedding Governance, Risk, and Compliance
Initiatives to automate and streamline financial processes often focus more on reducing costs than adding value. Adding the kind of value you should have in

and other financial investments and related activities  best processes flag these and other risks, helping managers to make informed decisions and ensuring compliance both with the law and with corporate policy. Adding this kind of value to financial processes stands at the heart of a broader initiative known as governance, risk and compliance (GRC) . Governance is the collection of board and C-suite approved policies that guide the company; GRC refers to the way those policies are put into operation as a set of rules, processes and controls. When the Read More...
Configuration and Change Management for IT Compliance and Risk Management
To keep your IT infrastructure healthy, strong operational processes are essential to managing changes—both planned and unexpected. A streamlined, integrated

and other financial investments and related activities  and Change Management for IT Compliance and Risk Management To keep your IT infrastructure healthy, strong operational processes are essential to managing changes—both planned and unexpected. A streamlined, integrated approach that incorporates hardware and software assets is a key foundation for meeting regulatory compliance requirements. Find out how you can benefit from applications that enable continuous compliance with operational processes and tools—and reduce your business risk. Read More...
Tokenization: A Cost-effective and Easy Path to Compliance and Data Protection
As companies work to meet regulatory requirements to protect personally identifiable information (PII) such as credit card numbers, one option to minimize the

and other financial investments and related activities  A Cost-effective and Easy Path to Compliance and Data Protection As companies work to meet regulatory requirements to protect personally identifiable information (PII) such as credit card numbers, one option to minimize the risk of loss is to replace sensitive data with a non-sensitive replacement value, or “token.” This white paper discusses how tokenization is implemented, its effectiveness in meeting regulatory requirements, and its impact on your IT systems and business processes. BEGI Read More...
Enterprise Management and Support in the Industrial Machinery and Components Industry
Industrial machinery and components (IM&C) manufacturers are challenged by global rivalry, industry consolidation, and shrinking margins. And with more

and other financial investments and related activities  Management and Support in the Industrial Machinery and Components Industry Industrial machinery and components (IM&C) manufacturers are challenged by global rivalry, industry consolidation, and shrinking margins. And with more manufacturers vying for business, customers are demanding customized products delivered on short lead times—all at lower costs. At the same time, manufacturers are struggling to extend their supply chains to incorporate offshore manufacturing. So where can they turn for Read More...
Financial Times
Founded in 1888, Financial Times is an international daily newspaper. The publication focuses on international economic and business news.

and other financial investments and related activities  focuses on international economic and business news. Read More...
Achieving Efficient Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) through Process and Automation
Newly available software platforms known as governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) technologies can help your business stay on top of the myriad procedures

and other financial investments and related activities  Efficient Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) through Process and Automation Newly available software platforms known as governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) technologies can help your business stay on top of the myriad procedures, tasks, and behaviors that bear upon compliance. This paper discusses the drivers behind the growing awareness of GRC information technology, introduces the elements of an effective automated GRC system, and suggests a low-risk, high-impact approach to launching Read More...
Benefits and Methods of SAN Extension Using QLogic Switches and Routers
Realize the benefits of storage area networks (SANs) by using public or private networks. The benefits of SANs include centralized data management, back up, and

and other financial investments and related activities  and Methods of SAN Extension Using QLogic Switches and Routers Realize the benefits of storage area networks (SANs) by using public or private networks. The benefits of SANs include centralized data management, back up, and restoration of data, as well as remote archiving for disaster recovery and business continuity. Host bus adapters (HBAs), switches, and multiprotocol routers are the keys to the fibre channel network—and the high-quality of select remote sites. Read More...
Deploying Application and OS Virtualization Together: Citrix and Virtuozzo
Is it beneficial to use multiple types of virtualization software together? The answer: yes. Combining complementary virtualization technologies provides a

and other financial investments and related activities  Application and OS Virtualization Together: Citrix and Virtuozzo Is it beneficial to use multiple types of virtualization software together? The answer: yes. Combining complementary virtualization technologies provides a stronger, more robust solution that reduces costs, maximizes return on investment (ROI), and minimizes the number of servers to manage. By consolidating these technologies, organizations can get the most out of the application, hardware, and operating system (OS). Read More...
Driving Profitability and Managing Costs: Telecommunications Performance Excellence and Profitability
Telecommunications providers need detailed information regarding expenses and profit margins across many dimensions. But many companies lack sufficient data

and other financial investments and related activities  Profitability and Managing Costs: Telecommunications Performance Excellence and Profitability Telecommunications providers need detailed information regarding expenses and profit margins across many dimensions. But many companies lack sufficient data visibility and access to fully understand the root drivers of cost and profitability associated with rate plans, networks, products, and customers. Find out how to get an accurate understanding of these drivers, in order to cut expenses, and drive Read More...
Customer Value Enhancement: Linking Strategy and Operations for Better Loyalty and Margins
Rapid convergence of communications, media and entertainment (CME) is driving telecom, cable, and content executives to seek more creative means to garner long

and other financial investments and related activities  Value Enhancement: Linking Strategy and Operations for Better Loyalty and Margins Rapid convergence of communications, media and entertainment (CME) is driving telecom, cable, and content executives to seek more creative means to garner long-term customer relationships. But how does one go from lofty goal to measurable results? Customer value enhancement (CVE) is a predictive approach to linking front- and back-office functions through advanced business intelligence (BI) and analytics. Find out more. Read More...
Financial Excellence: Closing Your Books Quickly
Find out in the white paper the financial close: optimizing performance and driving financial excellence.

and other financial investments and related activities  Quickly Thanks to time-consuming and labor-intensive compliance regulations—such as Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX)— producing quality financial statements and closing your books quickly is more difficult than ever . And the stakes are high. A fast financial close offers you time and cost savings; better relations with shareholders, investors, and regulatory agencies; timely, better-informed management decisions; more time for value-added analysis; and improved control systems and quality. But what are the Read More...

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