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5 Signs that Your Financial Close Process May Be Broken

by Elizabeth Milne, EPM Product Marketing, SAP

Recently I worked with Deloitte to publish the paper “5 Signs  that Your Financial Close Process May Be Broken (and What to Do about It).” Deloitte is a fantastic partner with massive experience working around the close process and helping organizations shorten the close cycles and improve quality.

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Simple Predictive Finance: Why the Dream Is a Reality

by Henner Schliebs, Senior Director, Analytics Strategic Product Marketing, SAP

For a couple decades, there was a quote about prediction that everyone seemed to jump on, “Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future.” This not very provocative sentence from the first half of the 20th century (by Physics Nobel Prize winner Niels Bohr) was popular for good reason. How could you possibly be able to predict anything except death and taxes? (Another famous quote, but I won’t go there…)

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GRC Tuesdays: The Risks to Include in the Audit Plan

by Norman D. Marks, CPA, CRMA

In my last post, I discussed “What Should Auditors Audit?” My answer was that internal audit should address the risks that matter to the organization, its board, and executive management team:

“All risks that could affect the achievement of corporate goals, including unstated objectives such as compliance and safety, are prioritized and the top ones considered for inclusion in the audit plan.” (more…)

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New SAP Press Book Offers Primer on Financial Planning and Analysis

A book I co-authored has recently been published by SAP Press and is available on their website. I’ve been asked by my SAP enterprise performance management (EPM) marketing colleague, Mr. Chris Grundy (who manages our EPM social media programs) to write a blog explaining why we wrote the book, and to describe the whole experience.  In this blog, I’ll provide a short overview of the book itself and in a second blog, I’ll share some of the lessons I learned in writing a book. (more…)

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Unleash Your Collective Insight: Join the #askSAP BI Strategy and Direction Webcast on Sept 9

by Jayne Landry, Global VP and GM Business Intelligence, SAP

Last month I published a blog on the convergence of SAP BusinessObjects BI portfolio. As a follow up to this, we will provide an update to the SAP BI strategy and direction on the next #askSAP community webcast.

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