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Audit Considerations for Enterprise Software Implementations Part 2: Applying Controls and Audit Emphasis
Whether audit expertise is provided by an internal staff or an independent, outside agency, calling in an audit specialist is as normal as calling in a kicking

internal control audit  provide examples of how internal controls and procedures can be instituted while the project is underway and carried forward in production. Hopefully, as the project manager and working in concert with the audit function, you can think of others that may be pertinent and cost-effective to your organization. If that is not enough, perhaps the threat of SOX and the attached penalties may be enough to jolt you and your organization into action. Software Piloting When implementing enterprise software, Read More...
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A business practice that assists organizations to align their portfolio of projects with their business strategy. Typically IT departments employ an IT governance framework to ensure that their PPM...
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Audit Considerations for Enterprise Software Implementations Part 1: Project Planning and Management
Thanks, in part, to the fallout from the financial scandals of Enron, WorldCom, Tyco and others, the corporate spotlight is being refocused on the audit

internal control audit  own program to improve internal control practices. As a project manager, you should encourage the involvement of the audit function from the outset. While specific and typical areas of involvement will be addressed in Part II of this article, as part of the planning and management process, coordination with the audit function can ensure that control objectives and guidelines are understood. In this way, team members will be able to assist in the identification of control weaknesses or gaps. Bear in mind, Read More...
Addressing Guidance from the IIA’s GTAG-14 for Controlling User-developed Applications
The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) recently released the Global Technology Audit Guide (GTAG) 14: Auditing User-developed Applications. Read how the

internal control audit  Applications The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) recently released the Global Technology Audit Guide (GTAG) 14: Auditing User-developed Applications. Read how the Prodiance Enterprise Risk Manager (ERM) suite of user-developed application (UDA) software tools and related professional service offerings enable organizations to fully comply with IIA’s guidelines for identifying, risk ranking, testing, and controlling critical UDAs. Read More...
Identity-based NAC: Using Identity to Put the “Control” in Network Access Control
Access control is more than just checking devices for malware before admitting them to a network. Identity-based network access control (NAC) looks at the

internal control audit  from both external and internal threats creates the need to more effectively control access. A category of product called Network Access Control (NAC) has emerged to meet these needs, but not all NAC devices are created equal. Caymas Systems has introduced a family of Identity-Based NAC Appliances that provides enterprises with the ability use identity to control access within the fabric of the network. Here are just a few of the best in class features of the Caymas NAC Appliances: Scalability - Caymas Read More...
Taking Control of Your Business: Growing Profitably in the Professional Services Market
How can a professional services firm grow profitably while providing clients with the services and project pricing they demand? The firm must rely on best

internal control audit  firms must rethink their internal infrastructure. They must adopt best business practices that streamline their operations and provide increased visibility into every aspect of client, project, and service-line profitability. Firms that continue to simply plan and staff projects relying on a combination of spreadsheets and management instinct will fall behind. Companies that can take a proactive approach will ultimately take control of their business and come out ahead. What professional services firms Read More...
Identifying Critical Change Control Failure Points
There are key systems in every infrastructure where unapproved change can pose significant business risk. These guidelines show you how to properly categorize

internal control audit  Critical Change Control Failure Points There are key systems in every infrastructure where unapproved change can pose significant business risk. These guidelines show you how to properly categorize these systems in order to identify those that have risk characteristics. By learning how to identify critical change control failure points in your infrastructure, you reduce the threat of costly downtime, potential security breaches, and compliance weaknesses. Read More...
Gain Operational Control: Solutions for On-line Corporations
There are compelling reasons to transform into an on-line corporation; more are surfacing daily. The common reason is the need to run the entire business under

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Securing Visitor Access through Network Access Control Technology
The network infrastructure in today’s enterprises faces incredible challenges as both business processes and workforce requirements evolve. Furthermore, large

internal control audit  Visitor Access through Network Access Control Technology The network infrastructure in today’s enterprises faces incredible challenges as both business processes and workforce requirements evolve. Furthermore, large public enterprises are hosting exponentially higher numbers of financial auditors due to US federal regulations, especially Sarbanes-Oxley. This has caused a heightened need to ensure that the network remains safe, while still permitting auditors and their unknown devices to remain Read More...
Sales Tax and the Supply Chain: Avoiding Audit in High-Risk Areas
State sales tax revenue is second only to property tax as a source of revenue. And as states grow hungrier, they increase their audit scrutiny of high risk

internal control audit  Sales tax, sales tax software, sales tax solution, Avalara, supply chain, supply chain audit, sales tax audit, audit risk Read More...
Cincom Sticks to CONTROL of ETO and MRO Part 2: Market Impact
Cincom's latest product release covers many new bases, is architecturally adequate and remains a well-attuned offering for ETO and MRO enterprises. While it is

internal control audit  them to publish events internally and externally to other systems and other users, to support this broader, workgroup-based range of collaborative commerce functions. Today, Cincom addresses the needs of highly engineered, complex and project-based manufacturing and distribution enterprises with two ERP systems - Cincom's Priority TM (formerly MANAGE:Enterprise TM ) for the small-to-medium (SME) sector, and CONTROL for the larger mid-market enterprises, with more than $50 million in revenues. The company Read More...
Implementing Medical Manufacturing Technology to Improve Operations and Control Costs
US manufacturers spend over $25 billion every year on product warranty claims. For medical equipment manufacturers, complex government regulations play a large

internal control audit  Medical Manufacturing Technology to Improve Operations and Control Costs US manufacturers spend over $25 billion every year on product warranty claims. For medical equipment manufacturers, complex government regulations play a large part in the rising costs of warranty. Learn how manufacturing technology can help improve product quality and minimize the burden of warranty costs by creating records that can be tapped by lawyers, or by the companies themselves, when faced with warranty issues. Read More...
Vitatech Enhances Quality Control with QAD ERP Upgrade
Vitatech Nutritional Sciences Inc., a vitamin and supplement formulation company, recently implemented the new quality capabilities in QAD Enterprise

internal control audit  Enhances Quality Control with QAD ERP Upgrade Vitatech Nutritional Sciences Inc. , a vitamin and supplement formulation company, recently implemented the new quality capabilities in QAD Enterprise Applications .   Operating in a highly regulated industry and with a strong commitment to customer satisfaction, quality control is central to Vitatech’s manufacturing. Every step of the process needs to be monitored, recorded, and tested for quality compliance. The company’s former quality control Read More...
How to Start and Finish a No-fail Project, Part 1: Fighting Internal Resistance
According to a major IT research firm, less than 20 percent of IT projects are completed on time and on budget. Project management (PM) experts agree that

internal control audit  Project, Part 1: Fighting Internal Resistance According to a major IT research firm, less than 20 percent of IT projects are completed on time and on budget. Project management (PM) experts agree that internal resistance is one of the factors that can ruin a project. What does it take to get your people to say “yea” instead of “nay”? Find out other common causes of project failure, and how to encourage your team members to embrace change and communicate better. Read More...
Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Managed Services: How an On-demand Model Can Maximize your CNC Investments
Computerized numerical control (CNC) is crucial to the successful operation of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) application, but the road to success is

internal control audit  Numerical Control (CNC) Managed Services: How an On-demand Model Can Maximize your CNC Investments Computerized numerical control (CNC) is crucial to the successful operation of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) application, but the road to success is sometimes rocky. To surmount the challenges of meeting your CNC needs, learn how an on-demand (or CNC managed services) model can improve your return on investment, and streamline and standardize your business processes. Read More...

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