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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 softeval  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...
Banking Industry''s Fair Value Accounting (FVA) Conundrum
Every company and almost every individual holds fixed assets. Over time, these assets change in value. For example, real estate tends to increase in value

sec softeval  with classifying assets. The SEC is resisting, though sympathetic to the finance industry requests. The door was left slightly ajar if companies would consider the following statements in their audited annual statements: financial statement disclosures when fair value accounting measurements rely on unobservable inputs the institution’s valuation models used to determine fair value the significant inputs into the models the assumptions that could have the greatest impact on the valuations how, why, and Read More...
Meiosis, Mitosis: Cap Gemini''s Mating with Ernst & Young
Ernst & Young is on the verge of splitting its consultancy heritage (meiosis) and mating it with France''s Cap Gemini''s (mitosis). It is a leap of faith that

sec softeval  the malady known as SEC rules on conflict of interest. Its auditing wing can never quite be distinguishable from its interests in management consulting wing. The SEC has threatened legal action against at least one of the major consulting firms if the practice doesn''t stop.. The SEC is also upset that some partners have (un)wittingly invested in companies that other partners are contractually engaged with. It is perhaps ironic when you consider the origins of the major management consulting practices 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

sec softeval  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...
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

sec softeval  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...
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 softeval  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...
CA Unloads interBiz Collection Into SSA GT''s Sanctuary Part 3: Challenges and User Recommendations
The varied product portfolio now under the SSA GT banner will take serious pondering and soul-searching and may likely act as a distraction from SSA GT''s

sec softeval  offerings to the industrial sector. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Through the acquisition, SSA GT believes it is on a path to regain a leading position in its target markets by solving industry-specific business challenges and creating a heterogeneous application environment that works seamlessly with other back-office applications. The combined company will serve more than 9,000 longstanding, market-leading companies in over 90 countries from more than 70 offices worldwide. On the Read More...
CryptoSwift Takes Rainbow Revenues Up 620%
Rainbow Technologies'' revenue for its Internet Performance and Security division is up 620% from last year. This increase is due primarily to revenues brought

sec softeval  Average Response Time 46.81 sec .29 sec Failures (Lost Customers) 50 0 Transactions Completed 282 332 Note: TPS is Transactions Per Second Read More...
New Vendor Acquisition Strategies in the Enterprise Applications Field
The latest acquisitions of SSA Global indicate a new phase in the vendor''s acquisition strategy and development cycle, and are furthering its goal to be number

sec softeval  and deregistered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Unlike many earlier SSA Global acquisitions, Epiphany certainly cannot be categorized as providing an outdated product. In fact, the embattled CRM vendor, which now prefers to drop the dot from its official name, was famed for trying to put the e (the electronic business moniker) into CRM, and was a big name during the dot-com era. Its CRM analytics were (and arguably still are) an important part of e-commerce and e-business development. Read More...
Manugistics Faces Uncertain Future
Formerly the SCP market leader, Manugistics has witnessed its market position erode steadily over the last several years in favor of newcomers to the market

sec softeval  confidence brought on by SEC review and other legal problems: While a shakedown of its management team may help appease some investors, Manugistics must still move forward from several class actions lawsuits,and an SEC review of its accounting for in-process R&D related to the ProMIRA acquisition in fiscal 1998, and resolve ongoing litigation by IRI Logistics. Fig. 3 Vendor Predictions Little to no revenue growth during FY2000, while management focuses on completion of reorganization activities and in Read More...
Vendor Feels the Heat in Hot Product Lifecycle Management Market
The product lifecycle management (PLM) market is expected to experience double digit growth through 2008, driven by market dynamics like outsourcing and global

sec softeval  is coming from various sectors, including the aerospace and defense, automotive, consumer products, electronics, and even the apparel and retail segments, which have not been traditional sectors for PLM growth. Likewise, strong economic and geographic influences are stimulating the PLM market, with significant growth opportunities cited for Brazil, Japan, China, India, and, to a lesser degree, Latin America. Some Examples of PLM Vendor Success Given the analyst community''s rosy outlook for the PLM Read More...
Lawson Software Means Business With PSA and IPO
By acquiring a leading PSA vendor and deciding to go public, in addition to the new functional and technological enhancements to its flagship lawson.insight

sec softeval  IPO.com. According to its Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing, Lawson expects to raise $200m for general corporate purposes, capital expenditures, debt repayment and possible acquisitions. Lehman Brothers, JP Morgan, US Bancorp Piper Jaffray and Fidelity Capital Markets will handle the IPO. Lawson''s total revenues in the fiscal year ended May 31, 2000 grew to $312.9 million from $264.5 million in 1999. In fiscal 2000 it reported a net loss of $3.3 million, mainly because of nonrecurring 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 softeval  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...
Network Appliance to Ship Sub-$10K Caching Hardware
Network Appliance, the current Web caching market leader, announced its first under-$10,000 caching appliance.

sec softeval  caching industry). The IRCache Second Bake-Off showed that the NetApp appliance performed the best in terms of Hit Response Time, and near the top for Time to First Miss (TTFM) and Time to First Hit (TTFH). TTFM and TTFH are indicators of how fast a caching appliance can recover from a shutdown, power hit, or similar major system problem. [Note: the unit tested by IRCache was not labeled as the C1100, because Network Appliance had not yet named the tested product. However, it is clear that it was the Read More...
Best-of-breed Approach to Finance and Accounting
CODA''s savvy accounting and financial offerings include budgeting, forecasting, scorecards, and tools that use Microsoft Excel spreadsheets collaboratively and

sec softeval  the fairly simple and secure output, manipulation, display, sharing, and input of CODA-Financials data within Microsoft Excel. s-Planning and c-Planning were seen to enable users to carry out a range of day-to-day tasks, such as producing and sharing statutory reports; processing expenses; or even developing and setting financial budgets using CODA-Financials alongside Excel and the other familiar Microsoft Office tools that most organizations probably already have in place. These new products were meant Read More...

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