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Improving Intercompany Reconciliation for a Faster Close: Driving Financial Excellence
Are you moving beyond the need to comply with legislation like the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), to focus instead on driving sustainability and control in your

close day  Executive Summary The Fast Close ' Not an Elusive Goal The Problem The Way Forward Applying Technology to the Reconciliation Problem Unique Process Innovation with BusinessObjects Intercompany Setup Phase Reconciliation Phase Completion Phase Building a Business Case for Improved Intercompany Reconciliation Will a Consolidation Solution Do the Same Thing? Setup Phase Reconciliation Phase Achieving the Fast Close SAP Solutions for Enterprise Performance Management For More Information Executive Summary

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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Enterprise Content Management (ECM)

A content management system is a software package designed to manage an organization''s entire collection of documents, records, and other information assets. Content management systems are built on a central repository, which holds all content, metadata, rules, and supporting information. Around this, processes and disciplines are established that ensure that day-to-day activities run smoothly and efficiently.  

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