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Heads Roll at Consulting Giant in Wake of SEC Investigation
Recent findings by the SEC prompted global management consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP to dismiss a number of its consultants, including five partners

sec investigation  Giant in Wake of SEC Investigation Heads Roll at Consulting Giant in Wake of SEC Investigation S. McVey - January 17th, 2000 Event Summary In a document filed on January 6, the Securities and Exchange Commission reported that global audit and consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP violated auditor independence rules and engaged in improper professional conduct. Independence rules prohibit tax and audit firms from making direct investments in companies they audit. The findings were made by Jess Read More...
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RedPrairie and JDA Software Merger, Part Two: How Will it Work and What Should we Think?
On November 1, 2012, RedPrairie Corporation and JDA Software announced their merger. Under the terms of the agreement, the entities affiliated with RedPrairie

sec investigation  investigation from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding accounting issues, and the Q3 2012 financial results the company released on the day of the merger were weak. JDA reported Q3 license revenue declined 18 percent versus Q3 2011, total revenue declined 5 percent, and adjusted earnings per share declined 21 percent. To be fair, RedPrairie has been hitting its financial benchmarks, continuing to grow and diversify its product offerings organically and through acquisitions, and Read More...
Is SSA GT Betting Infini(um)tely On Acquisitions? Part Two: Market Impact
Like the previous two acquisitions, this one too seems aimed at enlarging SSA GT’s customer base, market share, and, more importantly, its predictably recurring

sec investigation  eroding finances and impending SEC investigation, and had for long not known what exactly to do with its bunch of aging ERP products and with confused and disconcerted customers and stuff members, Infinium has, contrarily, lately been praised for its successful comeback and for its crystal-clear focused strategy and energized organization (see Infinium Returns To Its Core Competencies To Succeed ). At about the same time as its new adopted parent, in late 2001, Infinium seems to have successfully bitten Read More...
JDA FOCUS 2010 Impressions - Part 1
Last year I attended the JDA FOCUS 2009 conference to realize that Scottsdale, Arizona-based JDA Software (NASDAQ: JDAS) has become a force to be reckoned

sec investigation  scandals and the US SEC investigation and settlement in 2004 (its CEO was then sentenced to home custody and wearing an ankle bracelet, well before Lindsay Lohan’s time) and an array of money-losing quarters. That is to say, the words “i2” and “well-managed” would simply create an oxymoron. The second divergent cultural aspect is the go-to-market strategy. JDA’s culture is centered on being a “software product” company with limited professional services involvement. The company has little Read More...
Security Breach: Now What?
When people's lives or financial transactions are at risk, proper Security Incident handling is of extreme importance.

sec investigation  Breach: Now What? Problem With so many security incidents occurring, many IT decision makers are unclear as to who they should notify, and what steps they should take if their network or systems are breached. There is a good chance that local and Federal law enforcement agencies will likely not be skilled enough to conduct a proper investigation. Is there anyone else you should notify? Where do you begin and what should you look for? Enlisting the Process and Reporting Every organization should Read More...
What’s All This Benchmark Stuff, Anyway?
Vendors love to quote benchmarks in their product literature, press releases, and any place they think someone will use the numbers to make a buying decision

sec investigation  appliances. Thruput: rps MRT: sec Price/perf: rp s/K$ WebStone Client/Server Measures throughput and latency of HTTP transfers Thruput: Mb/s Peak: Conns/sec VolanoMark Server Measures Java Virtual Machine (JVM) performance Unitless score DirectoryMark Server Measures LDAP directory server performance Ops/sec; resp. time VENDOR-BASED MMB Server/Client MAPI Messaging Bchmk, measures throughput actions of a Medium User profile, executed over an 8-hour day MMB SAP Server/Client Performance of system while Read More...
ACCPAC -- Being Much More Than Meets The Eye
By recently undertaking a number of both prudent and bold initiatives, ACCPAC International, still largely considered an accounting solutions provider, may have

sec investigation  statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) relating to a proposed initial public offering (IPO) of common stock. All of the shares are being offered by ACCPAC International, Inc., and the offering will be managed by RBC Capital Markets , SoundView Technology Group and Adams , Harkness & Hill, Inc. Although the registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the SEC, it has not yet become effective. These securities may therefore not be sold nor may offers to Read More...
Another Implementation Failure, Another Missed Learning Opportunity
In recent posts, we've learned that business software implementation failures are rampant and that the blame is all on the vendor. And though unhappy customers

sec investigation  Implementation Failure, Another Missed Learning Opportunity In recent posts, we've learned that business software implementation failures are rampant and that the blame is all on the vendor. And though unhappy customers are suing the software vendors, little speculation is offered on the cause for the implementation failure. So, these posts, and any others that follow, provide little insight on the learnings on the part of both the customer and vendor from this difficult experience.  In one of my Read More...
Risk Management with Investigation Process Design, Execution, and File Management: The BPS Server Concept
Client processes and risk control contextualization can be greatly improved through investigation process design, process execution, and file management issues.

sec investigation  accomplish this. This the second part to Risk, Risk Mitigation, and Functional Requirements in Dynamic Compliance Environments. This is part two of a two part white paper. Part One Risk Mitigation and Functional Requirements in Dynamic Compliance Environments. Read More...
Discovering and Creating Value in Procurement through Continuous Assessment and Innovation
Improvement is not simply an idea: it is a process. And processes without frameworks are recipes for underachievement, or worse, chaos. For this reason, value

sec investigation  and Creating Value in Procurement through Continuous Assessment and Innovation Introduction About a decade ago, the procurement function was viewed primarily as a cost centre and a routine operation. More recently, it has been considered as a revenue-generating centre because of value-adds in the function. The procurement function now plays a key role in terms of improving the organization's performance, and any improvement in procurement operations can bring tremendous results in a firm's Read More...
Processing Complex Events (During These, oh well, Complex Times) - Part II
Part I of this blog series introduced the concept of complex event processing (CEP) and possible needs for CEP software applications. One such broad CEP

sec investigation  performance and scalability  (e.g., sub-millisecond latency for thousands of scenarios) traits. Progress Apama customers are generally distinguished by a desire to leverage the product’s rapid application development (RAD) tools to build unique trading or trading-related applications that allow them to incorporate their own business logic, rather than packaged, off-the-shelf applications.  While the company’s early market adoption has been in capital markets, Progress Apama has also established Read More...
Rules, Tools, Policies, and Best Practices for Compliance in the United States
A strategic compliance program can help employers in the United States (US) reduce the likelihood of litigation, regulatory investigations, security breaches

sec investigation  a $1 million fine. SEC and FINRA Rules and Regulations: Regulated financial services firms and broker-dealers who fail to manage written email content or retain email business records according to SEC and FINRA regulations can face lengthy investigations, seven-figure fines, career derailment, and embarrassing headlines. Payment Card Industry-Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) : PCI DSS establishes standards and technologies to protect cardholder data. Email management and Hosted Service security are Read More...
ACCPAC -- Being Much More Than Meets The Eye Part Four: Challenges and User Recommendations
One has to see how ACCPAC’s moves to nurture the relationship and the morale of its VARs and to make them more successful (profitable), will play against MBS

sec investigation  statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) relating to a proposed initial public offering (IPO) of common stock. All of the shares are being offered by ACCPAC International, Inc., and the offering will be managed by RBC Capital Markets , SoundView Technology Group and Adams, Harkness & Hill, Inc. Although the registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the SEC, it has not yet become effective. These securities may therefore not be sold nor may offers to Read More...
Streamlining Your Conversion to IFRS: Challenges, Choices, and Transformative Technologies
Transitioning to international financial reporting standards (IFRS) is more than just a mandate—it’s an opportunity for companies to improve their financial

sec investigation  U.S. GAAP. The U.S. SEC predicts that transition costs may be substantial for many companies. In the first year of the transition, according to SEC estimates, large companies can expect to spend between 0.125% and 0.13% of their revenue on the transition to IFRS - a potential cost of US$32 million per company. Laying the Groundwork Yet these difficulties are not inevitable. With proper preparation and expectations, your company can streamline the IFRS adoption process while delivering optimum results. Read More...

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