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Attributes of Sarbanes-Oxley Tool Sets Part Two: Information and Communication, Monitoring, and Startup Tips
An earlier article, Audit Considerations for Enterprise Software Implementations, included a brief discussion of the use of computer-based tool sets and

characteristic description words  units and activities. This characteristic is common to all components and is mentioned here to ensure that you can integrate the selected SOX tool set into all levels of an organization and equally apply it in a top-down approach. It would make little sense to have a tool set that could only operate at a corporate level without being able to deploy it at a division or apply it to a process. As with any software selection project, the decision makers must be comprised of a diverse cross section of an

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characteristic description words  done iteratively. A common characteristic of business analytics system design among leading organizations is the extensive use of rapid prototyping and the AGILE method of software development. This seems to be the only effective method to match IT development plans with frequently changing end-user BI requirements. Initiate a requirements-gathering process that is not predicated on asking end users What data do you need? When IT groups deploy BI solutions without direct business end-user input, they Read More

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