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Sarbanes-Oxley Readiness with Microsoft Dynamics NAV
Organizations cannot achieve Sarbanes-Oxley compliance without the proper tools. But once these tools have been obtained, compliance becomes an opportunity for

section 409  COSO in further detail. Section 409 Section 409 requires each issuer to disclose to the public on a regular and timely basis additional information concerning material changes in the financial or operational health of the issuer in plain English. This may include trend and qualitative information and graphical representations as necessary for the protection of investors, employees, as well as in the public interest. The objective of this section is to require that organizations focus on the need to

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section 409  procedures for financial reporting. Section 409 (Real Time Disclosure) requires companies to disclose material changes in their financial condition or operations on a rapid and current basis. These two sections have prompted many predictions regarding how much must be spent on information technology (IT) in order to meet compliance needs (albeit, this may be at the cost of stalled projects in other areas that are now considered lower priority). Section 404 requires audits of internal controls, and has Read More

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section 409  financial reporting each year. Section 409 (real time disclosure) requires companies to disclose material changes in their financial conditions or operations on a rapid and current basis. Section 404, which requires audit of internal controls, has made executives reexamine and sometimes replace operational systems that are not well integrated with their financial systems. Section 401a (off-balance-sheet obligations disclosure) is an addition to the Securities Act of 1934. Section 401a requires disclosure Read More

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section 409  note that the next section will discuss the degree to which results like these can or should be understood as offering causal relations.) Figure 1. Likelyhood of Sucess For Different Font Sizes Professor Berleant also looked at the use of sans-serif sub headings when the proposal itself is in a serif font. Those results show that the probability of a proposal being Highly Competitive is more than twice as high if sans serif headings are used than if the headings do have serifs. The sample here had only Read More