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Regulatory and Compliance

Regulatory compliance covers the requirements for ensuring products and their associated materials comply with both external and internal rules and regulations. It covers regulatory and requirements needs, as well as product related components of environmental health and safety (EH&S). 

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The Sarbanes-Oxley Act May Be Just the Tip of a Compliance Iceberg


The Sarbanes-Oxley Act is not the only government regulation that enterprises must comply with. Several others make it imperative that appropriate enterprise resource planning and financial management systems provide comprehensive sets of financials and analytics capabilities to ensure compliance.

reaching a compliance strategy  ). This requirement has far-reaching implications for companies of all sizes, since publicly traded companies need to adhere to IFRS while still complying with local tax, dividend, and other regulations, and therefore require at least two sets of financial statements. Further, because capital markets demand comparable numbers for investment decisions, even non-listed companies will be forced to issue IFRS-compliant financial statements (see mySAP ERP Financials: IFRS Compliance ). This requires the use Read More

How a Leading Vendor Embraces Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance


SAP AG has long committed to placing compliance at the core of its product suite, as the vendor has recognized the growing role of enterprise systems in assisting companies to meet the increasing challenges of corporate compliance and risk management.

reaching a compliance strategy  existing software for far wider-reaching compliance requirements beyond SOX in the US. The vendor also realizes this need because there are currently more than 1,000 companies worldwide that use SAP point solutions for GRC. Other such notable applications are, for example, SAP GTS, which helps companies across diverse industries to manage international trade compliance challenges, as well as solutions for distinct industry demands. Such demands include emissions standards in the chemicals and utilities Read More

CRM without Compromise: A Strategy for Profitable Growth


When implementing customer relationship management (CRM), organizations often lose sight of their customers and focus on efficiency gains instead of looking at the bigger picture from a customer perspective. But organizations that can build a business-centric system flexible enough to quickly respond to changing customer needs will have a sustainable competitive advantage and enjoy profitable growth for years to come.

reaching a compliance strategy  places in an instant, reaching almost a billion people. The Internet has dramatically changed the way we live, work, communicate, shop, and consume. It serves as a channel for mail, news, information, entertainment, social networking, financial and commercial transactions, and countless other activities. As the Internet becomes more embedded in everyday and commercial life, organizations can no longer afford to disregard or under- estimate its relevance to business. Those that don''t go online constitute Read More

Governance, Risk, and Compliance Management


Governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) issues are hot topics today, thanks to high-profile stories about companies that failed to meet regulatory requirements. In each case, executives were held accountable, stock prices dropped, and brand image suffered. Find out about cross-enterprise GRC solutions that can make it easier to monitor compliance and risk effectively, and adjust to changing regulatory mandates.

reaching a compliance strategy  in more powerful and farther-reaching functionality than is possible with traditional composite applications. EVOLVING SAP SOFTWARE INTO CROSS-ENTERPRISE PRODUCTS Forward-looking customers are engaging with vendors such as SAP that have committed to a holistic GRC vision. SAP is evolving its SAP solutions for GRC into cross-application and cross-functional products that support cross-enterprise GRC management and transparency. As illustrated in the tables that follow, SAP solutions for GRC support both Read More

One Vendor's Dedicated Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance Unit


SAP's governance, risk management, and compliance roadmap is still in its beginning stages. Only time will prove the vendor's delivery of true, tangible products (and not vaporware), as well as the success of those products with current and prospective customers.

reaching a compliance strategy  and existing solutions for wide-reaching compliance requirements of different vertical industries, while grouping all GRC solutions under an integrated GRC framework. The competition is certainly not to be neglected, since vendors such as SAS Institute (see SAS: Striving to Sustain Leadership ), Oracle , Hyperion , BusinessObjects , or Cognos have long delivered applications for the risk management of fraudulent financial behavior or anti-money-laundering activities—well before the US Sarbanes-Oxley Read More

Extending COBOL to SOA, Web Services, and Beyond: A Look at the Architecture with a Mainframe Perspective


In the rush to explore the “next big thing” in software technology, it’s easy to forget the huge investment you’ve already made in mainframe assets. These assets have performed the business functions that they were designed for, but it’s OK to remain open to new solutions too. By leveraging existing assets while moving to a service-based architecture, you can extend your existing business resources while saving money.

reaching a compliance strategy  COBOL to SOA, Web Services, and Beyond: A Look at the Architecture with a Mainframe Perspective In the rush to explore the “next big thing” in software technology, it’s easy to forget the huge investment you’ve already made in mainframe assets. These assets have performed the business functions that they were designed for, but it’s OK to remain open to new solutions too. By leveraging existing assets while moving to a service-based architecture, you can extend your existing business Read More

Benchmarking Your Quality Maturity: Turning a Cost Center into a Profit Center


To help organizations understand their current state and plan for managing quality, LNS Research covers a quality management research study of more than 1,000 manufacturing organizations to identify best practices in organizational change, business process redesign, and technology evaluation.

reaching a compliance strategy  Your Quality Maturity: Turning a Cost Center into a Profit Center To help organizations understand their current state and plan for managing quality, LNS Research covers a quality management research study of more than 1,000 manufacturing organizations to identify best practices in organizational change, business process redesign, and technology evaluation. Read More

Guide to Tax Collection Compliance: Ending the Nightmare


In mid-market report: the changing face of sales and use tax compliance, find out just how bad the problem has become, and what midsized companies ...

reaching a compliance strategy  to Tax Collection Compliance: Ending the Nightmare What a mess! the chief financial officer (CFO) exclaimed, lamenting his midsized company''s losing effort to comply with sales and use tax requirements. Keeping on top of dozens of shifting tax regulations for scores of products in hundreds of jurisdictions has become an ongoing nightmare. In Mid-market Report: The Changing Face of Sales and Use Tax Compliance , find out just how bad the problem has become, and what midsized companies like yours can Read More

“It’s a Notebook!” “It’s a Paperweight!” “Wait - It’s Both!”


Some Toshiba notebook buyers got a nasty surprise when they found their Intel CPU had died. Will Toshiba switch from “Intel Inside” to “AMD Instead”?

reaching a compliance strategy  a Notebook!” “It’s a Paperweight!” “Wait - It’s Both!” Event Summary Source: PC Week UPDATED March 17, 2000 10:58 AM PT Intel Corp. has confirmed it uncovered a design problem involving processor packages using the company''s 400MHz Celeron and 400MHz Pentium II mobile chips that effectively made the chips unusable. The problem was brought to Intel''s attention in late February after buyers of notebooks from Toshiba America Information Systems Inc. began complaining about CPU Read More

Getting a Return on Supply Chain Compliance


Change your paradigm by using supply chain compliance as a competitive tool to grow your business.  By viewing your organization from the inside out, you’ll make better decisions and better position your company against the competition by building strategic partnerships.

reaching a compliance strategy  a Return on Supply Chain Compliance Change your paradigm by using supply chain compliance as a competitive tool to grow your business.  By viewing your organization from the inside out, you’ll make better decisions and better position your company against the competition by building strategic partnerships. Read More

Strategy Companion


Founded in 2001 and now with over 1,600 customers, Strategy Companion is a privately-held Independent Software Vendor (ISV) and Microsoft Gold Certified Business Intelligence partner. Our global headquarters are located in Irvine, California and we have regional offices in China, Taiwan, and the UK. Our global partner network provides sales, service, and support for customers worldwide.

reaching a compliance strategy  Companion Founded in 2001 and now with over 1,600 customers, Strategy Companion is a privately-held Independent Software Vendor (ISV) and Microsoft Gold Certified Business Intelligence partner. Our global headquarters are located in Irvine, California and we have regional offices in China, Taiwan, and the UK. Our global partner network provides sales, service, and support for customers worldwide. Read More

For a Million Gallons of Glue Find a Marketplace on Steroids


FreeMarkets, Inc., will provide marketplace access and services to the United States Postal Service. The USPS is the first Federal entity to use FreeMarkets’ services, although the company has separately begun a strong marketing initiative to other parts of the government.

reaching a compliance strategy  a Million Gallons of Glue Find a Marketplace on Steroids For a Million Gallons of Glue Find a Marketplace on Steroids D. Geller - May 2nd, 2000 Event Summary FreeMarkets, Inc. (NASDAQ: FMKT) runs a marketplace that enables large competitive auctions for the purchase of industrial parts and raw materials. Unlike most digital market makers whose goal is to create completely digital marketplaces, FreeMarkets provides value by combining technology with labor-intensive services. When buying a thousand rolls Read More

Compliance Tips for Outbound Debt Collection Communications


The largest challenge to successful debt collection efforts today is outbound communications compliance. There are many rules to follow, and requirements are continually evolving.

This white paper looks at some key considerations for collection compliance for outbound communications. These include understanding the compliance landscape in the United States, complying with legal requirements and restrictions to avoid fines, and learning the best practices for obtaining debtor consent for collection communications.

reaching a compliance strategy  debt collection, outbound debt collection, IVR, interactive voice response, FDCPA, TCPA, CFPB, debt collection compliance Read More

What Makes a Good IT White Paper Good… and a Bad IT White Paper Very, Very Bad…


A white paper is a document or “brief” (and yes, perhaps unfortunately, I mean “brief” in the sense of something that informs rather than something that is short—white papers are sometimes as concise as newspaper editorials, or run as long as the latest “… For Dummies” book; examples of this will be provided in upcoming posts). A white paper’s purpose is to educate the reader, who is the potential

reaching a compliance strategy  Makes a Good IT White Paper Good… and a Bad IT White Paper Very, Very Bad… A white paper is a document or “brief” (and yes, perhaps unfortunately, I mean “brief” in the sense of something that informs rather than something that is short —white papers are sometimes as concise as newspaper editorials, or run as long as the latest “… For Dummies” book; examples of this will be provided in upcoming posts). A white paper’s purpose is to educate the reader, who is the potential Read More