Auditing shouldn’t take your attention away from driving strategy and profitability. With a single cloud-based system for finance, you get compliance, controls, and audit capabilities all in one place. This streamlines the auditing processes and ensures security. Focus on business and let Workday do the rest.
In the last few years, the demands on the finance department—from real-time reporting to global consolidation—have increased significantly. At the same time, the choices for accounting and financial software have become much more complex. How do you begin to research, evaluate, and select the right software for your business?
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• Why most financial software systems hinder your ability to get good financial information
• The six key questions you need to ask before considering a move to a cloud-based financial solution
• Why the process for evaluating software is different for cloud solutions – and the seven SLA must-haves you should get in writing
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As today’s global marketplace becomes more sophisticated, the number and complexity of mission-critical financial transactions that companies conduct on a day-to-day basis continues to grow exponentially. Even small and mid-sized businesses are plagued by a rapidly increasing volume of financial processes that are highly
intricate and multi-faceted. These activities, while important, are administrative in nature and often distract staff from more strategic planning initiatives that directly impact company prosperity and growth. Additionally, as legislative pressures continue to grow, and the rules imposed by Sarbanes Oxley, BASEL II, and other regulations become more stringent, businesses need to find better ways to ensure compliance by effectively logging, tracking, auditing, and reporting their financial data.
This white paper focuses on Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) regulations relevant to data protection, and describes both best practices and automated tools used by today's leading storage managers and backup/recovery teams to meet the mandates of SOX.
Learn about the Sarbanes-Oxley regulatory background and its impact on IT departments. This document provides information pertaining to access issues, change documentation, disaster recovery planning and illustrations of key audit-ready reports.
Our guide shows you how automation can create a sustainable control and reporting system – a must-have with mandated quarterly and annual assessments. If you've already prepared for, and experienced, your first Sarbanes-Oxley audit, you'll want to read this guide on sustainability.
This document describes how Likewise and Microsoft Active Directory can foster compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, a set of requirements for businesses that process payment card information. Developed by Visa, American Express, Discover Financial Services, and other members of the PCI Security Standards Council, the standard sets forth policies, procedures, and practices to protect customer account data. The standard includes specific requirements for strictly controlling access to customer data, authenticating business users, monitoring access, maintaining a secure network, and auditing system resources. Likewise integrates Linux, Unix, and Mac OS X workstations and servers into Active Directory, providing the basis to assign each user a unique ID for authentication, authorization, monitoring, and tracking. Likewise also provides group policies for non-Windows computers so that their security settings and other configurations can be centrally managed in the same way as Windows computers.
Evaluating and managing the media buying processes for advertisements Warner Bros. purchases from its six sister companies can be time consuming and complicated. Generating reports for media purchased by each of Time Warner’s 2,500 media suppliers and comparing Warner Bros.’ spend decisions with competitors creates the need for internal resources dedicated specifically to focus on it – taking time away from other activities.
By embracing new-breed financial software solutions, organizations of all sizes are achieving and enjoying the unprecedented flexibility of anytime/anywhere instant-access to financial data, reports, transactions, and analysis.