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Records Management Becoming More Important Due to Compliance Regulations
Electronic media and corporate governance have complicated records management for enterprises. Properly defining information as corporate records and using a

sec regulations  meets legal compliance. The second part involves technical documentation describing what procedures personnel should follow to ensure compliance. Organizations implementing this standard must be aware that ISO is only one approach. They must also take local and national compliance and regulations into consideration, which have been put in place because organizations increasingly rely on electronic documentation, yet, lack solid processes to manage these documents as corporate records. Organizations must

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Regulatory and Compliance

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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 platform, Progress Apama, has been offered by Progress Software Coporation after acquiring the formerly independent Apama LTD in 2005. It is worth analyzing what has happened with the Apama product since being acquired by Progress Software

sec regulations  counterpart of the US Securities & Exchange Commission [SEC ]), to incorporate real-time fraud detection technologies into its market monitoring endeavors to help detect fraud. One of the drivers for FSA’s SABRE II (Surveillance and Automated Business Reporting Engine) fraud-detecting initiative was for the regulatory authority to become more dynamic and proactive in detecting market abuse. This proactive approach would be achieved by investigating potential offenders more quickly with relevant Read More

Important Sarbanes-Oxley Act Mandates and What They Mean for Supply Chain Management


Two sections of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) have major implications for supply chain management. Yet enterprises can meet the challenges created by SOX more easily by using software tools developed to simplify the processes for compliance with this law.

sec regulations  Chain Management SCM-related Mandates: Sections 404 and 401 More and more, enterprises are realizing the importance of adopting a holistic approach to their businesses from top down, and are beginning to harness an emerging strategic software category— governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC). To this end, their attention so far has been greatly focused on ensuring compliance with the US Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX). Chief financial officers (CFOs) and chief executive officers (CEOs) of publicly 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, privacy violations, and other electronic disasters. Find out what it takes to make a compliance program succeed, and learn the importance of establishing clearly written rules, formal employee education, and effective hosted-services solutions right from the start.

sec regulations  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 essen- tial to ensure data protection and regulatory compli- ance. Merchants and agents who fail to comply face potential fines of $500,000 per incident. Best Practice: To Read More

Smooth Transition: Preparing for IFRS


International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) are the reporting standards developed by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB). IFRS is now required or permitted in nearly 100 countries, while others plan to adopt or align with IFRS soon. In the US, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) will soon be aligned with IFRS. Find out how this will affect your company, and what you can do about it.

sec regulations  for companies subject to SEC regulations in the US is to prepare opening balances plus the two most recent years of comparative statements, meaning that 2012 is the first year for which IFRS-formatted statements would need to be produced. For companies that only operate in the US and have neither overseas subsidiaries nor a need to raise capital or debt in overseas markets, a more gradual approach to IFRS transition is under consideration. However, with multiple large economies and trading partners at Read More

Extensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) Back in the News Again


Visiting the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC's) web site, I came across this 143-page PDF file, which deals with XBRL. As a gung-ho proponent of automation, I'm calling attention to it here to show that the head of the SEC (Mr. Christopher Cox) and I are on the same wavelength when it comes to promoting cost saving automations. Here is some interesting stuff from the PDF, together with

sec regulations  the head of the SEC (Mr. Christopher Cox) and I are on the same wavelength when it comes to promoting cost saving automations. Here is some interesting stuff from the PDF, together with my comments. The Christopher Cox modernization commission proposes that companies provide their financial statements to the Commission and on their corporate Web sites in interactive data format using the eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL). A statement on Page 29 of the PDF states that the decision about this 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 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.

sec regulations  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

The move to IFRS and XBRL


IFRS is an accounting standard dealing with global financial reporting. XBRL is an electronic language describing financial data according to global standards. This article describes why IFRS will displace GAAP in the US and the link between IFRS and XBRL.The move to IFRS and XBRL Why are governments moving to International Financial Reporting System (IFRS) and extensible business

sec regulations  was mandated by the SEC in August 2008). Work in the US regarding IFRS had started prior to 2008, and it is to be noted that IFRS is in the process of replacing generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP, the current standard in the US), with a full implementation targeted to take place before 2014. GAAP is a set of rules that has grown over the years, to the point that some of the entries are archaic and obsolete. For example, GAAP does not allow one to use well-defined, electronically generated Read More

Governance, Risk, and Compliance for Life Sciences Companies: Institutionalize Compliance to Reduce Costs and Increase Productivity


Issues of governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) affect nearly everything life sciences companies do. But you shouldn’t approach GRC in an ad hoc manner—implementing point solutions one after another in response to regulatory demands as they arise. This is inefficient and costly—and may result in non-compliance, due to lack of transparency. Learn how an enterprise-wide GRC approach to compliance management can help.

sec regulations  and risk efficiently and securely at the lowest cost. The solutions also automate many compliance and risk management processes, allowing you to manage by exception. SAP solutions for GRC rest on a solid foundation of enterprise technologies and applications that include the SAP ERP application and the SAP NetWeaver® technology platform. These applications support industry-specific best practices that help you streamline compliance processes. SAP NetWeaver provides a foundation for enterprise Read More

Thou Shalt Comply (and More), or Else: Looking at Sarbanes-Oxley


Compliance with the US Sarbanes-Oxley Act (and a slew of other regulations) is crucial for all businesses, as failure to comply with the law’s strict standards and policies can spell disaster for executives and upper management of any enterprise.

sec regulations  financial reports quarterly, since Section 302 of SOX requires certification to the accuracy and fairness of the financial statements, and to the adequacy of the internal control framework around the financial statements. Officers, directors, and others are hereby prohibited from fraudulently misleading their auditors, while executives have to disgorge (give back) bonuses and profits after restatements due to misconduct. This point, however, can still cause conflicts with regulations in other countries. 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. But what do the benchmarks mean, and which ones really matter?

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International Trade or ITL Adoption


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sec regulations  decisions. Deal with the Security Regulations deluge 24 hour rule, CSI and other regulations severely penalize and delay those without advanced systems and processes in place. ITL helps automate the customs documentation and compliance process. Create leaner inbound distribution Visibility and predictable total transportation times are required. Shrinkage and IP protection ITL can provide item and serial number tracking. Inbound Coordination between multiple parties. International trade includes a Read More

Ensuring Enterprise-wide Compliance


Complying with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and other labor laws and regulations is a major challenge for employers. At the same time, non-compliance with these government regulations is becoming increasingly costly. Learn about solutions that are helping the world’s largest companies to effectively plan, deploy, and manage their workforces to achieve compliance objectives.

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Complying with US FDA Title 21 CFR Part 11 for the Life Sciences Industry


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sec regulations  with US FDA Title 21 CFR Part 11 for the Life Sciences Industry Compliance with US FDA regulations is a market requirement. Thus, among the nearly 1,500 installations of mySAP ERP software among pharmaceutical, medical diagnostics and devices, and biotechnology companies worldwide, it is vital to be aware of the functions and features of mySAP ERP that demonstrate technical compliance with US FDA 21 CFR Part 11 Electronic Records; Electronic Signatures; Final Rule. Read More

Market Insight: Strategies for Overcoming Compliance Issues in the Pharmaceutical Industry


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sec regulations  secure, manufacturers can establish security clearances and signatures on a user-by-user and process-by-process basis without the need for additional IT support. Current Good Manufacturing Practices Other regulations plaguing manufacturers are cGMPs, which require companies to establish and follow written procedures controlling every aspect of their operations-from the sanitation of buildings and equipment, to how returned drug products are handled. Among the requirements affected by the systems a Read More