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Three Ways ERP Can Help Manage Risk and Prevent Fraud
If enterprise resource planning (ERP) isn't properly implemented to manage risk, your organization may face loss due to fraud or other hazards. Take advantage

reporting fraud  as part of its reporting routines. Any time that tools outside an enterprise application are used, you need to ask how your data transfer methods can ensure completeness and accuracy in your business processes as data flows between two or three—or maybe more—separate and distinct systems. Using ad hoc tools like Excel—tools without a lot of built-in controls—means it's harder to guarantee data integrity. Taking measures to reduce alterations to your data outside of the ERP system makes a huge

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Sales Force Automation (SFA)

Sales Force Automation (SFA) systems help sales and marketing teams with functions related to taking orders, generating proposals or quotes, managing territories, managing partners, and maintaining contact data. Systems often include various levels of analytic and reporting capabilities. 

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reporting fraud  elements 2. identifying material financial reporting risks within these accounts or disclosures 3. determining which entity-level controls would address these risks with sufficient precision 4. determining which transaction level controls would address these risks in the absence of precise entity-level controls 5. determining the nature, extent, and timing of evidence gathered to complete the assessment of in-scope controls You can find further information at the COSO and PCAOB web sites: Read More

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The Financial Close: Optimizing Performance and Driving Financial Excellence


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