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Process-based Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance
The right balance of automated processes with paper records and manual, human interaction is necessary to keep costs under control with a flexible yet

risk treatment  based Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance Originally Published - March 14, 2007 For the Last Time, It's All about Process! It is apparent that as global regulatory mandates multiply and become more stringent, manual approaches to control activities are inevitably becoming untenable. By embedding a rationalized set of automated controls into companies' cross-enterprise business processes, users can move away from resource-intensive, manual control activities to address critical business

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ERP for Municipalities

In this model, we assume the municipality controls water, sewers and roads. We assume also that it collects municipal or county taxes and manages many of its own assets such as vehicles and water treatment plant. ERP software for Municipalities nearly always includes Finance, Customer Care and Billing For a complete municipal ERP suite, the following modules are usually included: - Human Resources - Maintenance Management - Asset Management - Project Management ( including Grant Management) - Quality Management - Analytics - Product Technology Of the above, Project and Quality Management modules may not be required for smaller Municipalities.    

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