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The UK Financial Services industry is coming under increasing pressure to restructure from a number of different directions, including legislative and regulatory requirements. This paper addresses how to combat these challenges, by aligning their impact with organisations' strategic objectives.
Company: IBM | Published: 01 February 2013 | Business Area: Strategy
British Airways is one of the world’s largest and longest established international airlines. In response to changing accounting standards and evolving financial reporting requirements, BA needed to overhaul its external reporting processes. This case study examines BA's investment in FSR software... view abstract
Company: IBM | Published: 30 January 2013 | Business Area: Financial Reporting
The financial close process, from period-end to filing, is typically disjointed and frequently involves manual intervention. This process places a burden on staff and communications. This article looks at how firms can collaborate on financial consolidations and reduce risk.
Company: IBM | Published: 29 November 2012 | Business Area: Financial Reporting
The adoption of XBRL as the de facto global reporting standard has ushered in a new era in the delivery of statutory reports and filings. Geared towards FDs and CFOs, this paper looks at how to apply technology to solve the challenges of the ‘Last Mile' of finance.
Company: IBM | Published: 26 November 2012 | Business Area: iXBRL
Organisations typically face a number of challenges dealing with external financial reports related to data, time, audit process and no common system. This article looks at how CFOs can reduce financial reporting risks by reaping the benefits of automation.
Company: IBM | Published: 23 November 2012 | Business Area: Financial Reporting
Despite being so important, the process to create the annual report, the 10-K and the 10-Q is still stuck in the Middle Ages. Merging multiple sources of data from separate staff can be problematic. This paper provides advice on how to improve the annual reporting process and avoid costly mistakes.
Company: IBM | Published: 19 November 2012 | Business Area: iXBRL
Federal budgeting and reporting professionals go to extraordinary efforts to manually prepare many critical reports and documents with data from fragmented financial systems. This paper outlines how to integrate separate data sources and streamline planning, budgeting and reporting processes.
Company: IBM | Published: 01 October 2012 | Business Area: IT Products and Reviews
In a continuing bid to improve transparency and accuracy of financial reporting, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has now mandated that public companies must submit key statutory filings using the XBRL standard. This paper outlines the key benefits for businesses.
Company: IBM | Published: 01 October 2012 | Business Area: Finance and Accounting
Rapid growth and the need to meet the rapidly changing environment that insurers and asset managers must operate in had a profound impact on Liverpool Victoria's Finance department. Following a review of its processes, LV= implemented the IBM Cognos FSR financial governance solution.
Company: IBM | Published: 11 July 2012 | Business Area: Finance and Accounting
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