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Fast Close in 2006: Achieving Quick Wins and Big Wins
The “fast close” describes the ability to complete accounting cycles and close books quickly. Companies that don’t close fast often miss reporting deadlines

fast close  can overcome barriers to fast close by shifting some tasks outside the close process, and by automating traditionally manual consolidation functions.

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