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Improving on the Entity Close Process

As part of our ongoing accounting and financial close series, today we’ll discuss best practices in entity close management.

So far in our blog series, we’ve addressed a number of different things that need to be addressed during the close process. Managing the entity close process is about keeping track of each of these different things that need to happen during the close process. (more…)

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Financials2015 – Strong Interest in SAP Simple Finance

I just returned from SAPinsider Financials in Las Vegas which was another comprehensive and exciting event on how SAP can help Finance functions to transform themselves. The event seems to get bigger and better every year – and the energy level was palpable. (more…)

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In Case You Missed SAPinsider #Financials2015 & #GRC2015 in Las Vegas…

So you wanted to be in Las Vegas for the co-located Financials 2015 and GRC 2015 events (produced by SAPinsider, March 17-20, 2015), but for whatever reason you didn’t get the chance? Well, you missed something for sure – but not all of it. I bring you some highlights which you can still enjoy and experience after the event. (more…)

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How to Modernize your Account Reconciliations

By Bob Davenport, Director of Finance Transformation for finance controls and automation software leader, BlackLine

As part of our ongoing accounting and financial close series, today our partner, Blackline, will address the importance of good account reconciliation.

When a person thinks about account reconciliations, they don’t necessarily hear trumpets playing and people cheering. Their minds usually lean towards the monthly process that is time-consuming, manual and a “necessary evil.” Account reconciliations would probably never get nominated for an Oscar, but they certainly deserve far more attention than many companies give them today. (more…)

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5 Stories to Give You the Finance Buzz at SAPinsider

It’s going to be a busy time this week for many of my colleagues and the visitors to SAPinsider Financials 2015 in Las Vegas, so I decided to give you my thoughts on some interesting sessions to see, if you’re attending, given that you’re spoilt for choice with such a comprehensive agenda. And I’m bucking the trend with this blog post – because instead of talking about products, I ‘m talking about customers and thought leaders, and in particular the stories that you’ll be able to see and hear at the event this week.

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