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SAP Finance Highlights from #SAPPHIRENOW

A famous German soccer coach once said, “After the world championship is before the world championship,” and this sentiment holds true for our annual SAP conference as well – after SAPPHIRE NOW equals before SAPPHIRE NOW. So, even though we’ve just enjoyed one of our best events ever, we’re already looking forward to topping it all in 2016 by continuing to simplify and modernize finance. Our goal is to help our customers gain real-time insight for better business results. (more…)

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Real-Time Finance: Helping Strong CFOs Transform Their Businesses

Life happens in real time. Buying a new TV? You probably research your purchase, read reviews, and compare prices online. Get store opening times, directions, and parking. Even check your account balance. All the information you need is at your fingertips. (more…)

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Are You Seeing the Signals? How Finance Analytics and KPIs Can Help CFOs Guide the Way

Have you ever taken a close look at your dashboard when the car computer displays key performance indicators (KPIs)? No? Yes, but not really? I am confident in saying that 99.9% of you will answer with a “not really” type of response, as there are many misleading, so-called KPIs that don’t provide guidance to make the right decision. I can’t understand why customers/drivers of cars have not yet complained about being misled. (more…)

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Financial Close Blog Series – It’s a Wrap!

In this blog, the 14th and final one in our accounting and financial close series, we’ll give you a recap of the series. Our objective as we planned and wrote this blog series, was to discuss various ways to improve the close process in the hopes that your company would find areas that you identify with and that give you suggestions and direction to better manage your financial close. (more…)

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How to Improve the Governance of Your End-to-End Financial Close

As part of our ongoing accounting and financial close series, today we’ll discuss how to improve the compliance and quality of the financial close with automated internal control management and governance of financial master data.

So far in our blog series, we’ve covered all steps of the financial close – from accounting to entity close, corporate close, and reporting and disclosure. (more…)

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