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Published By: CA Technologies_Business_Automation     Published Date: Jun 29, 2018
You’ve made a major investment in Oracle E-Business Suite applications to run your critical enterprise processes. But these processes stretch beyond Oracle E-Business Suite and rely on a mix of custom and packaged applications. Management of your critical enterprise processes has become a pressing challenge. Too many staff are tied up in managing the process, as well as finding and diagnosing process errors. SLAs are frequently missed, and customers perceive poor quality of service due to the recurring errors and delays, which are now impacting your critical processes, such as financial period end close, invoicing, payroll and materials requirements planning (MRP) processing. You’ve decided it’s time to consider automation. Automating Oracle E-Business Suite processes end-to-end can eliminate 90% of business process errors. Download this whitepaper to find out how.
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Published By: Anaplan     Published Date: Mar 05, 2015
Financial consolidation systems are the ‘engine room’ of the corporate finance department, enabling companies of all sizes to comply with regulatory reporting requirements, company law and global accounting standards as well satisfy management’s need for periodic management reporting. But all is not well with standalone consolidations applications that were developed in the 1990’s and which are still commonplace in some of the world’s largest multinationals. According to one recent report, 47 percent of companies have made substantial investments in the last year in their financial close, filing, and reporting. Yet, despite the considerable sums of money invested in the process, management teams across the globe remain dissatisfied with the quality and timeliness of management information.
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Published By: Fiserv     Published Date: Mar 02, 2018
Uncover Exceptions Easily and Certify Financial Statements with Confidence. With increasing regulatory requirements for financial institutions and the need for executive management to sign off on financial statements, it is critical to ensure that there is detailed visibility into the underlying financial data. Ongoing emphasis on having a strong internal control structure for insurers brings into light reconciliation and certification as being the critical components to making it happen. When done properly, they assure accuracy of information flowing into the financial close process, with minimal risk of misstatement, and a full audit trail. The white paper, Certify with Confidence: How Automated Reconciliation Lets You Sign With Certainty, explains how a comprehensive reconciliation solution should work In today's regulatory climate, and why a comprehensive, end-to-end, automated reconciliation system is essential to protecting yourself and your company.
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automated reconciliation, automated reconciliation for banks, automated certification, automated certification for banks, internal control structure, financial close, comprehensive reconciliation system, comprehensive reconciliation solution
    
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Published By: Fiserv     Published Date: Mar 02, 2018
According to the report, Benchmarking the Accounting Function 2015, only 56% of companies currently use automation to reconcile accounts. While many finance leaders want to change the process of reconciliation, the task can seem overwhelming. However, developing a plan does not have to be complicated or time-consuming – and the benefits far outweigh the risks. A smooth, stress-free financial close adds qualitative value to the company by freeing employees to focus on strategic initiatives and ways to grow business. A CFO’s Guide to Transforming the Financial Close shares how to build a center of excellence to streamline reconciliation so you can align objectives to overall business goals. Leading-edge automation tools can stop the madness of shuffling papers, sorting emails and searching spreadsheets, turning the reconciliation process from a cost center to a value-add for the company.
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Published By: Fiserv     Published Date: Mar 02, 2018
Uncover Exceptions Easily and Certify Financial Statements with Confidence. With increasing regulatory requirements for insurance organizations and the need for executive management to sign off on financial statements, it is critical to ensure that there is detailed visibility into the underlying financial data. Ongoing emphasis on having a strong internal control structure for insurers brings into light reconciliation and certification as being the critical components to making it happen. When done properly, they assure accuracy of information flowing into the financial close process, with minimal risk of misstatement, and a full audit trail. The white paper, Certify with Confidence: How Automated Reconciliation Lets You Sign With Certainty, explains how a comprehensive reconciliation solution should work In today's regulatory climate, and why a comprehensive, end-to-end, automated reconciliation system is essential to protecting yourself and your company.
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Published By: Trintech EMEA ABM Pilot     Published Date: Nov 03, 2017
While being the backbone of many organization’s Offices of Finance and Accounting, it is now commonly acknowledged that this overreliance on Excel spreadsheets coupled with the lack of visibility associated with its use represents a very real risk. With automation available to improve both process efficiency and effectiveness, the challenge many companies face isn’t why they should transform their process but how. The key to overcoming this challenge is creating a strong business case for investment. One that not only sets out the objectives of the project but is also underpinned by a robust financial analysis, in the form of qualitative and quantitative ROI, and a thorough understanding of risk.
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account reconciliation, accounting automation, finance shared services, finance transformation program, finance transformation strategy, financial close, financial close process, reconciliation software, adjusting journal entries, recuing journal entries
    
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Published By: Trintech EMEA ABM Pilot     Published Date: Nov 03, 2017
One of the most common things we hear when we speak to companies about improving their financial close process through automation is “But I already have an ERP system.” It’s true that an ERP goes a long way towards helping manage some of the financial close process. However, there is still a great deal of work that is taken outside of the ERP each period end and managed manually.
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account reconciliation, accounting automation, finance shared services, finance transformation program, finance transformation strategy, financial close, financial close process, reconciliation software, adjusting journal entries, recuing journal entries
    
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Published By: Trintech EMEA ABM Pilot     Published Date: Nov 03, 2017
Trintech is a global software provider with over 1,700 customers in over 100 countries. Across the globe, we focus on delivering value to our customers through local representation to build a community where we are known as a trusted partner to deliver best practice and enable process improvement.
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account reconciliation, accounting automation, finance shared services, finance transformation program, finance transformation strategy, financial close, financial close process, reconciliation software, adjusting journal entries, recuing journal entries
    
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Published By: Trintech EMEA ABM Pilot     Published Date: Nov 03, 2017
In our previous eBook, “Part 1: Enabling Financial Transformation through Technology,” we examined the “why” of Record to Report transformation and briefly described ‘how” you can achieve this through the implementation of Record to Report technology. Now that you understand the “why” and the “how” it’s time to put it into action to ensure a successful Record to Report transformation delivery. But first we need to lay the framework, as the majority of you have probably never embarked on a financial transformation journey before or have experience with a technology purchase or implementation of this calibre.
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account reconciliation, accounting automation, finance shared services, finance transformation program, finance transformation strategy, financial close, financial close process, reconciliation software, adjusting journal entries, recuing journal entries
    
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Published By: Trintech EMEA ABM Pilot     Published Date: Nov 03, 2017
Over the past few years, terms such as: ‘Modern Finance,’ ‘Continuous Accounting’ and ‘Robotic Process Automation’ have all created buzz across the finance industry. These have been launched as a response to the challenges facing finance around attracting and retaining high quality employees, the rising risks due to the difficulty in certifying accurate data, today, and the expectation that finance has a role in driving the business forward.
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account reconciliation, accounting automation, finance shared services, finance transformation program, finance transformation strategy, financial close, financial close process, reconciliation software, adjusting journal entries, recuing journal entries
    
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Published By: Trintech EMEA ABM Pilot     Published Date: Nov 03, 2017
Typically, Shared Services Center (SSCs) automation initiatives have been undertaken to reduce costs and improve efficiency. These goals are achieved relatively easily within the first few years, most immediately through reduced labor costs and centralized activities. In fact, standardization and centralization deliver up to 50% savings. During subsequent phases, technology automation and outsourcing cut costs further. But, if cost reduction is the only clearly defined goal, organizations will reach a point of diminishing returns.
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account reconciliation, accounting automation, finance shared services, finance transformation program, finance transformation strategy, financial close, financial close process, reconciliation software, adjusting journal entries, recuing journal entries
    
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Published By: Trintech EMEA ABM Pilot     Published Date: Nov 03, 2017
By leveraging Record to Report technology, you can effectively manage the entire R2R cycle in one place with one single view of all your relevant controls. Software not only provides you with the means of collating all this data in a single view, but also can eliminate those white spaces between key control components and enable you to standardize across your business.
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account reconciliation, accounting automation, finance shared services, finance transformation program, finance transformation strategy, financial close, financial close process, reconciliation software, adjusting journal entries, recuing journal entries
    
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Published By: Trintech EMEA ABM Pilot     Published Date: Nov 03, 2017
In terms of reconciliations, we tend to spend most of our time simply gathering data before we can even begin to think about reconciling it. Once the data is finally in the right format, the majority of our time is then spent manually going through the matching process, rather than spending that time focused on the areas that are most critical to us, as can be seen in the diagram on the right.
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account reconciliation, accounting automation, finance shared services, finance transformation program, finance transformation strategy, financial close, financial close process, reconciliation software, adjusting journal entries, recuing journal entries
    
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Published By: Trintech EMEA ABM Pilot     Published Date: Nov 03, 2017
The primary objective of any financial transformation project is to achieve process improvements by improving the quality, effectiveness and efficiency of financial information, ultimately enhancing shareholder value. Take the example of the close process. It would be incredibly simple to shorten the process by adding more people, however, is this an efficient way to reduce the number of days to close? On the right, the Hackett Group displays that best in class companies actually can be seen closing in fewer days, with greater automation and significant lower audit fees, emphasizing the idea that you really can do more with less.
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account reconciliation, accounting automation, finance shared services, finance transformation program, finance transformation strategy, financial close, financial close process, reconciliation software, adjusting journal entries, recuing journal entries
    
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Published By: OracleSMB     Published Date: Jan 04, 2018
You may think that your finance group is performing well, but it is critical to always look for ways to improve. Continuous improvement equates to competitive advantage, no matter the department. Seek out ways to improve the handling of payables and receivables, streamline the procurement process, expedite the financial close process, and effectively analyze all your data. If you are not sure where to start, read this ebook to learn the four questions you should ask to improve your finance and reporting capabilities and ensure continued growth.
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Published By: BlackLine     Published Date: Aug 21, 2018
During this webcast, you will learn: Why the traditional financial close process is so challenging How to begin the conversation about process improvement How technology improves accuracy and saves time
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BlackLine
Published By: BlackLine     Published Date: Aug 06, 2018
When did reconciliations become a living nightmare? Demanding deadlines. Strict requirements for review and supporting documentation. Endless piles of reconciliations to approve?that were due yesterday. Reconciliations are one of the most labor-intensive, yet critical controls processes within any organisation. Even the smallest mistake can compromise the integrity of your balance sheet and create discrepancies in your financial close. There is a simpler way to perform your reconciliation process that allows you to focus on analysis, risk mitigation, and exception handling. Join us for this webinar to find out what this is. You will learn how to: Automate daily reconciliations for continuous control and validation Gain better visibility into the quality, accuracy, and timeliness of a reconciliation Develop a seamless and streamlined workflow for preparation, approval, and review
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BlackLine
Published By: BlackLine     Published Date: Aug 06, 2018
BlackLine Account Reconciliations drives financial close accuracy by automating and standardising the reconciliation process. Quickly import transactions and balances from any ERP and compare it to source data to ensure completeness and accuracy. Automatically identify differences and focus your attention on discrepancy research and resolution. Consolidate all comments and supporting documents in one centralised repository, and gain visibility into your reconciliation process. Eliminate the manual financial close process and work smarter with BlackLine’s automated account reconciliation system.
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Published By: Dassault Systèmes     Published Date: May 09, 2018
More connected, informed and demanding customers have the financial services sector looking closely at their processes and products. Collaborative digital platforms can transform your value network and approach. • Improve data insights: Transform legacy systems, manual processes and data silos for consumer-centric collaboration. • Compete with agile FinTech startups: Use disruptive technologies to meet clients’ changing needs. • Empower me to make my own decisions: Give self-directed customers exceptional experiences, like rapid enrolment and self-assessment tools. • Turn regulatory compliance to competitive advantage: Use digitization to improve compliance, reduce risk and enhance governance. • Improve customer experience through digitization: Reduce regulatory issues, gain insights, increase efficiency and customer-centric innovation. I invite you to download your targeted industry analysis and uncover the expectations to take into account at every stage to be disruptive in the age o
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Published By: Workday     Published Date: Jan 16, 2018
Financial transformation by definition is not something you can bolt on—it requires a willingness to question long-held assumptions and envision where you want to go and a total technology rethink. In the next blog, we’ll take a closer look at how one, unified, cloud-based system can create the perfect environment for finance to handle transaction processing and compliance and control while delivering the answers the business needs.
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Published By: Intacct Corporation     Published Date: Oct 02, 2015
Like it or not, the accounting function is in the news distribution business. The demand for financial performance information is high and the pressure for more timely information is even higher. A fast close improves the timeliness of information, aids decision making and is a value-enhancing proposition for the business. To continue adding value, the CFO and controller must find ways to speed up their financial close processes and report financial results before they become old news. Download this white paper and learn the "7 Steps to a Faster, Better Close" including how to: • Identify the hidden traps and pitfalls bogging down your accounting processes • Drive process improvement and collaboration within your organization • Gain visibility and timely access to critical financial and operational information through application integration • Utilize modern accounting technology to accelerate your close with automation
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Published By: Comcast Business     Published Date: Nov 28, 2016
Technology has had a profound impact on society, influencing everything from the way we communicate with each other to how we conduct business transactions. In the financial services space, technology has brought banks closer to their customers, offering a wide range of online services to appeal to a population of consumers who now view their smartphones as something they can’t live without. In the process of shifting their practices to accommodate this new generation of customers, banks are transforming and reinventing themselves from the corporate office to the branch office through innovative services and technologies that take banking beyond the traditional experience. Networks are playing a central role in this transformation.
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Published By: IBM     Published Date: Feb 20, 2013
This paper reviews the processes involved in a company’s extended financial close process, the problems associated with a manual effort, and the benefits of using an integrated and automated single-platform solution for Financial Close Management.
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fcm, financial close management, finance, close, extended cycle, end of cycle, consolidated
    
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Published By: Runbook Company International     Published Date: Sep 13, 2010
A white paper on streamlining your Financial Close through Process Automation
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financial close, finance process automation
    
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Published By: Host Analytics     Published Date: Aug 01, 2017
Summary Strategic corporate performance management solutions support the office of finance's efforts to manage organizational performance and strategy. Application leaders should use this Magic Quadrant to identify vendors that are a good match for their business needs. Strategic Planning Assumptions By 2020, at least 75% of organizations will seek to improve the accuracy and actionability of financial planning and analysis by using operational data from multiple business domains. By 2020, at least 25% of organizations will achieve more collaborative, continuous and consistent financial planning and performance management by closely linking key operational and financial planning processes.
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