Sales Tax Compliance and the CFO: What Automation Means for Risk Management

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It’s time C-level executives take a closer look at how sales tax is managed within their organizations. This report highlights what finance and accounting professionals know (and don’t know) about managing sales tax, and more importantly, why risk of non-compliance is more important in this legislative climate. This report draws upon a recent study by Wakefield Research, which investigates what leading and emerging companies in the U.S. know about sales tax compliance.

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KLP Empowers the Front and Middle Office with Advanced Risk Analytics

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In order for your business to thrive, you need to make good financial choices. Paying attention current risk is vital, but so too is preparing for possible risk through the use of modeling solutions. Once you have solid risk analytics software in place, accessing the data has to be easy, or else you’re not reaping the full potential rewards of modeling.

IBM provides refined, flexible cloud-based solutions that are able to support a wide array of customization options. This allows your business to develop a modeling solution specific to your organization’s needs, optimizing and making the performance of risk management tasks across the entire organization much less difficult. The ease of user adoption means that information gained from risk modeling via IBM’s Business Analytics software can be integrated into the day-to-day activities of your business. Cloud-based technology is also easier to run and use, demanding less IT hours.

Putting IBM’s easy-to-use and simple-to-understand analytic tools in the hands of anyone who needs them means decision making can become more strategic, allowing your team to reach objectives quickly and smoothly. In this case study, learn how IBM’s Business Analytics software can help your organization excel in their fields by identifying market trends, developing budgets according to real-time data results, determining possible problem areas to avoid or resolve, and read how IBM Business Analytics can help with compliance. Learn how scenario comparison and customer analytics can affect your business, and how to use them to your best advantage.  Read More

Wholesale Banking: Challenges in Automating Commercial Credit Risk Management

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The challenges associated with commercial credit are complicated, but through automation, commercial credit risk management can be made straightforward and more efficient. IBM’s Business Analytics for commercial banking can help improve commercial lending operations, and, along with strong risk management practices and modernized operations, can create best practices for implementation and enhance overall operational effectiveness.

It’s essential that an automated system is transparent, helps with compliance, can serve multiple relationship types, and is able to use several criteria for risk assessment. A good system should take into consideration the complexities between customer, loan, and approval processes, and limit the need for multiple individual systems by way of a single user interface or tightly integrated systems.

In this white paper, read a detailed overview from IBM Business Analytics about the advantages and potential challenges of automation in five areas of interest, including complexity of the customer and credit granted, as well as continuous risk monitoring and how to improve overall relationship management. Get details on the management and analysis of commercial portfolios and related documents, business intelligence reporting, and defaults/recoveries management. Also provided is an extensive point-form information checklist, allowing you to self-check your own organization to determine what areas may need attention. Security issues for data protection are also addressed.

Creating infrastructure for your organization for best success begins with choosing the best technologies, and IBM Business Analytics can help, improving profitability and providing solutions that allow your business goals to be realized.  Read More

Credit Risk Management: Collateral, Covenants and Risk Review

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If your organization is still managing credit risk manually, you could be leaving your company open to experience significant losses and complications that can harm its financial well-being. Multiple systems, piles of paper, inconsistent or out of date information- all could end up costing your company dearly. Today, the best way to ensure that credit risk is being appropriately monitored and managed is with the adoption of an automated system. With the implementation of an automated system, accuracy of data and efficiency of execution are significantly improved, and risk is monitored in a superior and more effective manner.

In this white paper, IBM highlights the benefits that an automated system for credit risk management can bring to your organization, including a reduction of human error on multiple levels, a marked increase in compliance, the capability to quickly track a data trail, and the capacity to effortlessly update and upgrade across multiple accounts and systems. Automation means valuations are up to the minute, and that transparency is increased. Document imaging, data entry, and automated workflow can resolve many problems previously encountered with manual procedures.

IBM’s Business Analytics offers a comprehensive 5-point action plan involving the importance of automating collateral processes, how to consolidate diverse systems and data, the benefits of automating collateral and covenant monitoring to reduce risk with the latest available information, and how automation supports release processes for minimized risk. Credit risk management can be modernized and refined as a result of changing towards an automated system. Read More

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