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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

what is sarbanes oxley act  well as making sure what controls and testing are performed to guarantee that these safeguards are working. Other examples of good SOD practices are to not allow an engineering manager to both select and pay suppliers, because some of these suppliers could, for instance, be family members or best buddies of the manager. Software developers should not perform quality testing on their own applications. Also, an invoicing system that is not integrated with shipping might allow a manager to improperly recogni Read More...
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The Sarbanes-Oxley Act May Be Just the Tip of a Compliance Iceberg
The Sarbanes-Oxley Act is not the only government regulation that enterprises must comply with. Several others make it imperative that appropriate enterprise

what is sarbanes oxley act  Sarbanes-Oxley Act Mandates and What They Mean for Supply Chain Management . Horizontal Versus Vertical Regulatory Requirements Apparently, many human resources (HR)-related regulations, in addition to the above mentioned financial reporting directives, are applicable across numerous industries, and most enterprises must abide by them. Included in the long list of such regulations are Equal Employee Opportunity (EEO); the patient privacy Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act ([HIPAA], see HI Read More...
Joining the Sarbanes-Oxley Bandwagon; Meeting the Needs of Small and Medium Businesses
To meet tough government compliance, more vendors are offering compliance solutions. CODA's collaborative task modeling tool takes an enterprise's best

what is sarbanes oxley act  simple queries, such as What were our sales figures in a particular region this quarter? , through a browser or a client-server user interface (UI), managers can get a single view of the truth and significantly reduce the amount of time it takes to get the desired financial answers. Unlike most of its rivals, OCRA delivers this capability via the Internet, and it combines operational financial control with statutory group accounting, and delivers multi-dimensional reporting with a whole range of option 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

what is sarbanes oxley act  is performed to determine what caused an unusual event. Twin Pillars of Protection In any organization, IT serves as both the gatekeeper and the distribution point for information. Financial-reporting serves as the means to support an IT infrastructure. Insofar as systems infrastructure and financial reporting are linked, the requirement to ensure the integrity of the system and the processes that support it are in compliance with accepted standards and practices. Within these twin pillars of protection a Read More...
Attributes of Sarbanes-Oxley Tool Sets Part Two: Information and Communication, Monitoring, and Startup Tips
An earlier article, Audit Considerations for Enterprise Software Implementations, included a brief discussion of the use of computer-based tool sets and

what is sarbanes oxley act  tool set selection process. What is COSO? COSO stands for Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission. It is a voluntary private-sector organization dedicated to improving the quality of financial reporting through business ethics, effective internal controls, and corporate governance. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) ruled that management must base its evaluation on a suitable, recognized control framework established by a group that has followed due-process procedures, i Read More...
There Is No Execution without Integration
In fast-paced, low-margin manufacturing environments, companies must embrace technology in order to solidify or gain competitive advantages. It is equally

what is sarbanes oxley act  have questions as to what functionality is truly needed to improve the efficiencies of manufacturing operations and what are the best ways to deliver that which is truly needed. To answer these questions Aberdeen has surveyed over 200 hundred manufacturers; these manufacturers will be segmented into Best in Class, Industry Average and Industry Laggard manufacturers based upon operational performance. These Best in Class manu facturers will then be benchmarked based upon several defining characteristics, Read More...
The Best ACT! Is Still to Come
After a long history as a contact management and relationship tracking tool, ACT! 2005, is expanding to offer more sales force automation features for small to

what is sarbanes oxley act  Best ACT! Is Still to Come Event Summary Anyone involved in sales during the eighties would surely remember ACT! as the crucial contact management tool. The competition was fuzzy until the dawn of customer relationship management (CRM) when vendors appeared offering new packaged applications that included contact management, marketing automation, sales force automation, and call center management. Now, more than a decade later, the odds dictated that ACT! should have been overshadowed and its market Read More...
What Is EDI?
Electronic data interchange (EDI) is a general term used to explain computer-to-computer exchange of routine business documents, using an approved, standard

what is sarbanes oxley act  Is EDI? Electronic data interchange (EDI) is a general term used to explain computer-to-computer exchange of routine business documents, using an approved, standard format, without human intervention. Understanding your primary goal is vital when beginning to implement an EDI system. Find out how your business can run more efficiently and effectively with an EDI solution. Read More...
What Is ERP in 2010?
When the term “enterprise resource planning” (ERP) was introduced, it applied primarily to the planning and management of resources needed to manufacture goods.

what is sarbanes oxley act  Research Resources Related to What Is ERP in 2010? : Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) (Wikipedia) What Is ERP in 2010? Enterprise Resource Planning is also known as : ERP Definition , ERP Solutions , Manufacturing Resource Planning , Define ERP , Effective ERP Solution Selection , Nature of ERP Systems , MRP , Traditional ERP , New ERP , ERP Companies , Enterprise Resources Planning Solution , SaaS-based ERP Solutions , Enterprise Resources Planning Functionalities , ERP Functionality , ERP Software Read More...
Is It Time to Purchase a New ERP?
For decades, enterprise resource planning (ERP) replacement has been compared to brain surgery: You just don't do it unless the patient is dying. So how do you

what is sarbanes oxley act  It Time to Purchase a New ERP? For decades, enterprise resource planning (ERP) replacement has been compared to brain surgery: You just don't do it unless the patient is dying. So how do you know when it really is the time to invest in a new ERP system? Download this white paper to find out. Read More...
Survey: Is ERP Meeting the Needs of Higher Education?
Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) is conducting a research study on the changing needs of higher education institutions. To better understand the enterprise

what is sarbanes oxley act  Is ERP Meeting the Needs of Higher Education? Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) is conducting a research study on the changing needs of higher education institutions. To better understand the enterprise software needs of these institutions, as well as to determine whether their current systems are equipped to handle their changing requirements, we have developed a short survey . If you work in higher education, you are encouraged to participate— the survey takes only 2-3 minutes to complete . Read More...
Collaboration is the Key to BPM Success
Customers, employees, and partners are an integral part of any business—each playing an important role in its success. But how is it possible to share vital

what is sarbanes oxley act  is the Key to BPM Success Customers, employees, and partners are an integral part of any business—each playing an important role in its success. But how is it possible to share vital information between them? In order to access information, understand trends, and build better processes, a system that enables multi-user collaborative technologies is required. Without these collaboration tools, business process management (BPM) cannot be successful. Read More...
Proactive IT Triage for Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance
When it comes to Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, most IT organizations do not lack measurement data—in fact, they’re buried in it! What they need are effective ways

what is sarbanes oxley act  they’re buried in it! What they need are effective ways to put these measurements into the context of critical business services, establish baselines for every layer of every component, and proactively communicate which layer of which component is the root cause of any abnormality. Read More...
What Are Biometrics?
The field of biometrics has recently become a hotbed of controversy and discussion between privacy groups, law enforcement agencies, and the general public at

what is sarbanes oxley act  Are Biometrics? The field of biometrics has recently become a hotbed of controversy and discussion between privacy groups, law enforcement agencies, and the general public at large. Recent advances in technology have enabled the stuff of science-fiction movies from Hollywood to become a reality. Learn more about the pros and cons of using biometric technology. Read More...
POLL: Is Cloud-based Accounting/Financial Software Right for You?
TEC is preparing a new Financial Packages Buyer’s Guide, and we’d like to hear your thoughts on cloud-based finance and accounting software. Your responses to

what is sarbanes oxley act  Is Cloud-based Accounting/Financial Software Right for You? TEC is preparing a new Financial Packages Buyer’s Guide, and we’d like to hear your thoughts on cloud-based finance and accounting software. Your responses to the questions below will help us keep the guide focused on the needs of real-world accountants, financial managers, IT specialists, and other professionals. {democracy:70} {democracy:71} {democracy:72} {democracy:73} {democracy:74} Thanks for taking the time to participate in this Read More...

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