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SOX Segregation of Duties Matrix
I'll get to the downloadable SOX segregation of duties matrix in a moment, but first let me address a question from one of our readers.Needless to say, I

sox segregation  get to the downloadable SOX segregation of duties matrix in a moment, but first let me address a question from one of our readers. Needless to say, I appreciate all feedback, including one recent comment regarding my article Segregation of Duties and Its Role in Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Issues : Mr. Hankewicz mis-states Section 404 in his article Segregation of Duties and Its Role in Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Issues.   He says this section (404) is a comprehensive list of accepted internal controls Read More...
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Deltek's Second Bite at the IPO Cherry (Part III)
Part II of this blog series analyzed the relatively recently launched Deltek EPM suite, which came as a result of three focused acquisitions. It also analyzed

sox segregation  Area Work Flow (WAWF), SOX and Earned Value Management (EVM, via the integration to Deltek Cobra ). Quite related to compliance are data security and integrity, and in that regard, Deltek Costpoint 6 offers improved audit trails to protect data down to the database level and built-in segregation of duties (SoD) controls to prevent fraud. As for the case for enhanced cash management and efficiency, let's imagine a chief financial officer's (CFO's) proverbial conundrum about why it is taking so long for Read More...
Ask the Experts Question Raises Some Interest: What do you know about Segregation of Duties and SOX?
Every so often, Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) analysts—our in-house panel of experts—receive questions from readers on a variety of software-related

sox segregation  duties (SOD) matrix for SOX compliance however, through our research we have been able to find a few links that might help you get started with your project. We readily provided a few links that we felt would be of interest regarding SOD and the creation of a SOD matrix. Segregation of Duties Control Matrix Segregation of Duties Evaluator We further went onto say: TEC also has a library of white papers and articles. Here are a few that might be of interest to you that touch on the topic of segregation 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

sox segregation  aware of the impact SOX has on their firms, as failure to comply with the law's strict standards and policies, even unknowingly, can essentially end the career of any executive, and often in a disgraceful manner. For a discussion on the relationship of SOX to other regulatory laws, see Thou Shalt Comply (and More, or Else). Although the law included a number of new mandates, two sections have had clear implications for corporate information systems, while some are especially relevant to supply chain Read More...
Segregation of Duties and Its Role in Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Issues
The Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) requires publicly traded firms to demonstrate that their accounting and reporting practices are in compliance with regulatory

sox segregation  Segregation of Duties Within SOX is a provision entitled Section 404. This section is a comprehensive list of accepted internal controls organizations must have in place to be deemed SOX-compliant. The list targets application internal controls and highlights areas where fraudulent reporting is likely to occur, whether intentional or not. Among key provisions in this section is segregation of duties (SOD). SOD aims to close loopholes that would otherwise permit questionable accounting practices; one of Read More...
Talent (Human Capital) Management and Sports? Sign Me Up, Please! - Part 3
Part 1 of this blog series introduced and analyzed some mixed feelings and doubts that we might still have about the noble concepts of talent management and

sox segregation  and the  Boston Red Sox . Namely, for the most recent several years (not counting the dismal losing 2008 season), by using facts (stats) to supplement instinct, the A’s have achieved about the same number of regular season wins, about 730. This figure is about the same as those of the Yankees and Red Sox, despite the A’s being outspent multiple times (four times by the Yanks, and threefold by the Red Sox). While this example has certainly convinced me of the importance and general value propositio 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

sox segregation  ). Oversight Board Established SOX implementations within public companies have been overseen by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), which consists of five full-time members that are appointed and overseen by SEC. Two of those five members must be or must have been certified public accountants (CPAs), while the remaining three must not be and cannot have been CPAs (so as to bring alternative perspectives). The board, which is funded by public companies via mandatory fees (while Read More...
Controlling Access to Critical Enterprise Resources
With the compliance demands of Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), the Payment Card Industry (PCI), and others, it’s crucial that companies emphasize separation of duties

sox segregation  compliance demands of Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), the Payment Card Industry (PCI), and others, it’s crucial that companies emphasize separation of duties (SoD) and internal access controls to help maximize network security. But many still struggle with the real-time need of granting temporary access to resources. Learn about a solution that can offer secure, controlled, and audited resource access in a timely fashion. Read More...
Financial Excellence: Closing Your Books Quickly
Find out in the white paper the financial close: optimizing performance and driving financial excellence.

sox segregation  compliance regulations—such as Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX)— producing quality financial statements and closing your books quickly is more difficult than ever . And the stakes are high. A fast financial close offers you time and cost savings; better relations with shareholders, investors, and regulatory agencies; timely, better-informed management decisions; more time for value-added analysis; and improved control systems and quality. But what are the barriers to a fast, high-quality close? And how can your Read More...
Ask the Experts: Approaches to Data Mining ERP
From one of our readers comes this question:I am a student of IT Management; I have an ERP course and I am supposed to write an article to review new

sox segregation  strict compliance regulations (e.g., SOX) they must adhere to, as well as the organizational operational policies imposed on them, are just a few of the things fuelling the need for data controls. The newest trend in data mining is continuous controls monitoring (CCM). CCM’s powerful analytic capabilities enable organizations to gain immediate insight into the transactional data underlying their business and financial reporting processes. Here is an example of where CCM is used: A CCM interface to the Read More...
How to Assess Unix Configurations with NetIQ
NetIQ Secure Configuration Manager can help you protect your IT infrastructure and meet compliance requirements in the IT controls areas of entitlement

sox segregation  to Assess Unix Configurations with NetIQ NetIQ Secure Configuration Manager can help you protect your IT infrastructure and meet compliance requirements in the IT controls areas of entitlement reporting and segregation of duties. This holds across many different platforms, none more important than Unix and Linux. Learn how to make it work for you. Read More...
Five Steps to Business Intelligence Project Success
Many business intelligence (BI) projects fall short of expectations. Unless organizations implement a methodology and benchmark the success other organizations

sox segregation  US Sarbanes-Oxley Ac t (SOX) or Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) standards? The answer to this question will help the organization define which type of solution will best meet its needs. In addition, anticipated use of BI in the future may help determine whether a horizontal or a vertical solution will best meet the organization's needs. Organizations that must adhere to compliance standards should take advantage of vertical-based solutions, because vendors have developed Read More...
Audit Considerations for Enterprise Software Implementations Part 2: Applying Controls and Audit Emphasis
Whether audit expertise is provided by an internal staff or an independent, outside agency, calling in an audit specialist is as normal as calling in a kicking

sox segregation  explored the impact of SOX on project management and documentation. This analysis illustrates how an audit emphasis during the implementation of software can lay the solid foundation for SOX compliance. This part demonstrates how controls and the audit emphasis can be applied during an implementation project and throughout the software's lifecycle. Control Framework The prevailing guideline for internal controls is the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO) of the National Commission on Fraudulent F Read More...
Business Process Management: How to Orchestrate Your Business
Business process management (BPM), having evolved over the past fifteen years, has finally reached a level of maturity where vendors are now abolishing

sox segregation  regulations (such as Sarbanes-Oxley [SOX]). The compliant certified processes are then used to achieve governance certification, audits, or both. Business Process Optimization . Responsible for continuous process improvement (CPI), including tools to assess the performance of the actual process against internal norms or industry benchmarks. The integrated quantitative analysis capability is used to identify bottlenecks and estimate throughput times and cost saving opportunities. This often includes a Read More...
What Small Businesses Need to Know in Today’s Regulatory Environment
Today, entrepreneurs running small-to-medium sized businesses face daunting tasks that just a few years ago were not existent. The complexities of the business

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