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5 Things to Look for in Lease Accounting Software in Light of New Regulations

As part of our ongoing accounting and financial close series, today we’ll be covering Lease Administration.

Most companies use leases in some part of their operations or business activities. At the moment, operating leases are reported off balance sheet and disclosed in the notes of the financial statements. Today’s current lease accounting regulations have been stable for years, but that is about to change. Organizations worldwide will need to start complying with new regulations for lease accounting that are being proposed by the FASB and the IASB.

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The Financial Close and Simple Finance – How Fast Is Fast Enough?

As part of our ongoing accounting and financial close series, today we’ll be covering how you can improve your financial close process with Financial Accounting –SAP Simple Finance.

Marathons. Formula One. Internet downloads. Streaming video. There are many examples where we intuitively know that faster is always better.

For finance, one of the traditional measurements of the performance of the finance organization is the speed at which a company closes its books. (more…)

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Design Symphony: Developing Cloud-Based Planning Software Around the User Experience

By Nico Licht, UX Lead, SAP Cloud for Planning

When designing SAP Cloud for Planning we embraced some basic design principles. In this blog I’d like to share the principles we challenged our global management team with.

It’s not just about function but also design. About ten years ago Apple published a set of user experience guidelines for their developers. For me, four basic design principles stood out: simplicity, availability, familiarity and forgiveness. (more…)

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Who Are the Animals of Analytics-Based Performance Management? – Part 2

by Gary Cokins, Founder of Analytics-Based Performance Management LLC

Doubtless after part 1 of my latest blog, which sought to compare human and animal behavioral characteristics in the context of performance management, many readers have since been busy assigning colleagues and team members to the various enclosures in their imaginary corporate zoo. With many animals missing from my earlier blog, let me now help you populate the rest of your zoo before you open the doors to the public. (more…)

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Who Are the Animals of Analytics-Based Performance Management? – Part 1

By Gary Cokins, Founder of Analytics-Based Performance Management LLC

Ever notice how the personalities and dispositions of animals often resemble humans? An organization’s pursuit of adopting analytics-based enterprise performance management involves personalities of all types. How are they like the creatures that populate our planet? Here is a zoology of analogous types of employees that you might recognize. (more…)

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