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Not Small Change: World-class Financial Automation Delivers Dramatic Benefits


Automating finance processes—such as closing the books, reporting, and other labor-intensive processes—reduces finance costs. By streamlining financial processes, you can spend more time on higher-value responsibilities and help ensure your company has a competitive advantage. Find out about the financial solutions many financial managers are implementing to automate their financial processes and financial transactions.

financial value chain struggles  deal with unexpected challenges. Financial value chain automation gives companies a competitive advantage the best implementers have 45 percent lower finance department costs than the average company. World-class finance automation results in a 50 percent productivity improvement in accounts receivable and payable processing. Methodology BusinessWeek Research Services (BWRS) launched a research program in spring 2007 to determine the views of finance executives concerning the implementation of finance Read More

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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 has lately accelerated development, in part through a number of appetizing acquisitions, of its traditional vertical functionality to ensure continued success in its target industries.

financial value chain struggles  on IT strategy and financial management, communicate the value of IT operations and provide IT performance visibility to senior management. Upon completion of the diagnostic assessment, Deloitte & Touche could then assist with the implementation of Lawson''s SPO products by providing the necessary integration, process, and change management consulting services. Lawson''s SPO applications aim at helping IT departments manage the full life cycle of IT activities by providing functionality in six key areas: Read More

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financial value chain struggles  where manufacturing, logistics and financial modules are main pillars of an enterprise application, would benefit from considering J.D. Edwards. One should bear in mind the company''s proven fair treatment of customers as well as its expertise within some industries like automotive, consumer packaged goods, electronics, manufacturing & distribution. Nonetheless, if a complementary product beyond core ERP and SCM (e.g., CRM, e-Commerce, BI, etc.) is of a critical importance, users should think carefully Read More

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Supply Chain Apptricity


Apptricity's supply chain management solutions help enterprises increase visibility and control over their value chain. Apptricity's applications support supplier relationships by allowing vendors to provision invoices and make catalog updates from a self-service portal; optimize labor utilization by automating scheduling, shift design, and workload matching; optimize asset utilization by automating assignment, tracking, and maintenance management; and fully automate company-mandated or regulatory-mandated compliance.  

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financial value chain struggles  and forecast your company’s financial performance, you need up-to-date and reliable financial data. As your business grows and diversifies, you need to maintain liquidity and manage cash flow and profits. Integration of your business transactions and operational data with financial data makes this possible, and helps you eliminate departmental silos and streamline your business operations. Read More

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