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A Smarter Way through Your Extended Close Cycle–Automated Financial Close Management (FCM)


Weeks of effort go into closing, consolidating, preparing, executing, and adjusting final numbers and narratives to report on any given financial period. Most companies use unconnected spreadsheets, email, and word processing documents to conduct the extended close cycle, from closing their books to filing their reports. But, all too often—and sometimes only hours before a filing deadline – financial close teams are made aware of a last minute change to the numbers.

A manual, disconnected extended close process that only loosely connects activities spanning the close process is too risky and inefficient. Even a small change made incorrectly during the final hours before a period closes can expose a company to the risk of financial errors and missed deadlines.

This paper reviews the processes involved in a company’s extended financial close process, the problems associated with a manual effort, and the benefits of using an integrated and automated single-platform solution for financial close management (FCM).

email close  companies use unconnected spreadsheets, email, and word processing documents to conduct the extended close cycle, from closing their books to filing their reports. But, all too often—and sometimes only hours before a filing deadline – financial close teams are made aware of a last minute change to the numbers. A manual, disconnected extended close process that only loosely connects activities spanning the close process is too risky and inefficient. Even a small change made incorrectly during the Read More

Professional Services Are Catching-up With CRM


The CRM market is shifting. Instead of looking for an all-purpose and horizontal oriented CRM application, customers are seeking a more specialized and industry specific tool. From the larger organization to the smallest customers, CRM buyers are expecting their applications to follow their business model with limited need for customization. Interface Software, which is focused on the professional services market, is an example.

email close  applications and the user''s email, fax and phone systems to facilitate easy communication with clients and prospects. But beyond those basic CRM functionalities, InterAction is a system that is set to leverage relationships in professional environments where information is scattered between people and companies. To achieve such capability, InterAction relies on 4 functionality pillars: Relationship Discovery allows users to collect contact information from a firm''s existing systems and to present it in a Read More

How To Mitigate Holiday Cybercrime


Shop.org, and the Boston Consulting Group, reported that sales during the 1998 holiday season grew by 230 percent. With today's tools, just about anyone can throw up a professional looking website, and make claims about tight security. How can you protect yourself from fly-by-night internet sites, and malicious cyber sleuths who are ready and waiting to "sniff your password and credit card information while transaction is in process? There no way to mitigate every single riskhowever common sense can do wonders helping eliminate e-tail dangers. It pays homework before shopping online.

email close  a policy, send an email or written message to the website to ask about its privacy policy and request that it be posted on the site. Ensure you are using a secure web-browser. Use an industry security standard capable web-browser such as SSL. SSL enables your financial transaction to be encrypted while in transit. This may require you to update your browser. Early versions of the major browsers from Netscape and Microsoft have serious bugs that allow criminals to read the information on your hard disk by Read More

Why Demandware Is Out in Front in the Digital Commerce Sector


Whether you call it e-commerce, e-retailing, digital commerce, or something else entirely, there is a veritable revolution going on in the internet commerce space. While consumers continue to seek and expect near-perfection in the digital commerce experience, vendors have been struggling to deliver what should be a seamless experience across channels. Demandware has been particularly assertive

email close  plug-n-play partner solutions around email marketing, ratings and reviews, social, tax, advertising, and payment. We cannot of course leave out Demandware''s pricing model, which is subscription-based, driven by the revenue coming through the retailer''s site. Demandware thus places considerable focus on GMV—gross merchandise value. Critics will say that this model means that retailers are giving up a percentage of their gross revenue, on an ongoing basis, to Demandware. From Demandware''s perspective, Read More

Microsoft Releases New Version of Power BI, Improves BI in the Cloud


Microsoft recently released a new version of Power BI, bringing improvements in functionality, as well as analytics services for non-technical users. TEC BI analyst Jorge García reviews the major changes to Power BI, including connection to new data sources and new visualization and analysis capabilities, and Microsoft's approach to providing a complete data platform for its customers. Get the details in Jorge's article.

email close  with a US business email account can try the preview of the new Power BI for free. We’ll expand to international users in the future. When we reach general availability we will introduce a free offer, available as Power BI. We’ll also introduce Power BI Pro, available at a low monthly price, with additional data capacity and features for the enterprise. In anticipation of this move, on February 1 we are lowering the price of our in-market Power BI service to $9.99 per user a month, a 75 percent Read More

Leveraging 3-D for Sales Automation


Product knowledge is now readily available to buyers online, so it’s no surprise that salespeople are seeking new tools and new skills to close sales. A powerful new set of tools has taken its place in the salesperson’s arsenal: 3-D applications.

email close  3-D for Sales Automation Originally published - November 9, 2007 The Googlization of information has leveled the playing field between sales representatives and prospects. With easy access to information, buyers are initiating purchasing cycles by performing extensive product research on the Internet long before inviting a sales representatives into the process. Increasingly, buyers today know as much, if not more, about the product and the competition''s products as the seller knows. Product Read More

Outbound Email Security and Content Compliance in Today's Enterprise


E-mail is one of the most important communication mediums. However, its ubiquity has exposed enterprises to a wide variety to new risks. While a great deal is known about inbound message-borne threats, such as spam and viruses, relatively little attention has been paid to outbound e-mail content. This annual survey examines the level of concern in organizations; the technologies used to mitigate risk; and the state of e-mail-related policy implementation and enforcement.

email close  Email Security and Content Compliance in Today''s Enterprise E-mail is one of the most important communication mediums. However, its ubiquity has exposed enterprises to a wide variety to new risks. While a great deal is known about inbound message-borne threats, such as spam and viruses, relatively little attention has been paid to outbound e-mail content. This annual survey examines the level of concern in organizations; the technologies used to mitigate risk; and the state of e-mail-related Read More

EdgeWave


EdgeWave develops and markets innovative secure content management (SCM) solutions including iPrism Web Security and the ePrism Email Security Suite with next generation solutions for email filtering, continuity, data loss protection, encryption and archive. EdgeWave information security products are used in service provider markets, and enterprises of all sizes across most commercial markets including healthcare, manufacturing, finance, insurance, real estate, and public administration, as well as educational institutions and state/local governments. The company’s award winning solutions can be delivered as hosted, on-premise, and hybrid services.

email close  Security and the ePrism Email Security Suite with next generation solutions for email filtering, continuity, data loss protection, encryption and archive. EdgeWave information security products are used in service provider markets, and enterprises of all sizes across most commercial markets including healthcare, manufacturing, finance, insurance, real estate, and public administration, as well as educational institutions and state/local governments. The company’s award winning solutions can be delivered Read More

The Absolute Must-Do’s to Build an Agile Organization


What do we mean by agility? It’s how powerfully your organization can react to changes in the marketplace, recognize and close employee skill gaps, and align the right people in the right places to handle any pivots in business strategy. How can you make your organization more agile? There are several critical things you must do.

email close  Absolute Must-Do’s to Build an Agile Organization What do we mean by agility? It’s how powerfully your organization can react to changes in the marketplace, recognize and close employee skill gaps, and align the right people in the right places to handle any pivots in business strategy. How can you make your organization more agile? There are several critical things you must do. Read More

SSA GT to EXE-cute (Yet) Another Acquisition Part Three: Impact on SSA GT


Even in the cases where the company has been showing close attention to its customers' wish lists, its crucial tenet of operation is profitability and setting realistic goals. The return on investment (ROI) justification works for the vendor, particularly when its CEO has a strong accounting background. It does not appear very realistic to expect the equitably due attention to over a dozen products, though, as only the enhancements that will result in marketing value to SSA GT will pass.

email close  GT to EXE-cute (Yet) Another Acquisition Part Three: Impact on SSA GT Impact on SSA GT On August 18, SSA Global Technologies ( SSA GT ) ( www.ssagt.com ), and EXE Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXEE) announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which SSA GT will acquire the embattled global supply chain execution (SCE) provider. Under the agreement, a subsidiary of SSA GT will merge into EXE Technologies and all holders of EXE Technologies outstanding common stock will receive $7.10 per share in Read More

Oracle Warehouse Builder: Better Late than Never?


Close to a year behind schedule, Oracle released Warehouse Builder to the market. Oracle, in an interesting contradiction in terms, has stated that the product is “already in production at nearly 20 beta sites.” But is it too little too late?

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Sage to Sell Sage ACT! and Sage SalesLogix


Sage has entered into an agreement with the email marketing provider Swiftpage to sell two of its CRM solutions, Sage ACT! and Sage SalesLogix. The sale represents one of the actions that Sage has taken as part of its strategy to concentrate on its highly profitable maintenance and development products. Sage chief executive Guy Berruyer explains: "The sale of these non-core products

email close  an agreement  with the email marketing provider Swiftpage to sell two of its CRM solutions, Sage ACT! and Sage SalesLogix. The sale represents one of the actions that Sage has taken as part of its strategy to concentrate on its highly profitable maintenance and development products. Sage chief executive Guy Berruyer explains:  The sale of these non-core products is consistent with our strategy of focusing our business to accelerate growth and demonstrates significant progress in streamlining the Read More

Centralized Data Backup: It Doesn’t Have to Cripple Your WAN


The need to be close to customers, manufacturing facilities, and specialized labor requires organizations to extend the concept of headquarters to many locations. But managing a global workforce means dealing with data sprawl, and having data recovery and security plans for every part of the organization. Learn how wide-area network (WAN) technology can help you develop a scalable and secure data protection model.

email close  Data Backup: It Doesn’t Have to Cripple Your WAN The need to be close to customers, manufacturing facilities, and specialized labor requires organizations to extend the concept of headquarters to many locations. But managing a global workforce means dealing with data sprawl, and having data recovery and security plans for every part of the organization. Learn how wide-area network (WAN) technology can help you develop a scalable and secure data protection model. Read More

PhoneFish.com to Offer E-mail for Wireless Access Phones


PhoneFish is a two-way wireless Internet solution for small to medium sized businesses, which require consistent wireless access to POP-based email.

email close  wireless access to POP-based email. Users with Internet ready wireless access phones (WAPs) can access their e-mail while maintaining their existing e-mail address. We expect mobile WAP/PDA users to reach the 600 million-user mark by 2003. PhoneFish is entering a booming market and has selectively targeted smaller, and commonly overlooked organizations to establish its user base. E-mail is the common denominator in wireless communications, allowing not only point-to-point e-mail but also access to Read More

K2—Putting the BPM Establishment on Notice


In this first part of a two-part report, TEC's P.J. Jakovljevic takes a close-up look of the business process management (BPM) vendor K2, focusing on the business strategies and products that have allowed the vendor to become a serious contender in the BPM space.

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