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Creating a complete picture of revenue health

Posted by Sarah Werner

Revenue is one of the most important KPIs for an organization. A revenue multiple may be used to value a company for an interested buyer, strategic partner, or investor. Strong annual revenue growth underpins company value, drives investments and...

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The four benefits of pre-IPO revenue automation

Posted by Sarah Werner

An IPO is an exciting time for any organization. It can open access to new sources of capital, increase brand recognition and provide stability. It also presents new challenges and requirements around reporting, compliance, and governance – not...

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Supporting the move to a cloud General Ledger

Posted by Sarah Werner

"Cloudy with a chance of clouds." This Deloitte article title from a few months ago sums up the continued growth in cloud computing - a trend that remained resilient despite the economic pressures of 2020. One specific cloud use case, and the...

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Core data challenges holding banks back

Posted by Wan Ting Lee

The pandemic highlighted the importance of trusted, real-time data for fast decision making. The fact that most organizations – especially in the banking sector – do not have access to this has been highlighted in the renewed urgency with which...

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Newly appointed SMS Global Lead talks about her team, transition, and favorite moments

Posted by Sarah Werner

Joli Riley was recently appointed as the Global Leader for Aptitude’s Solution Management Services (SMS). She has been with Aptitude since 2011, holding various roles such as APAC Delivery Director, Service Delivery Manager, Managing Consultant,...

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Momentum builds as Australian regulators urge insurers to progress AASB 17 projects

Posted by Andrea Herbert

In March, when the world was hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, and during the subsequent months there was a clear divide between those organizations that accelerated their digital transformation projects and those who were more cautious and chose to...

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Mergers, ‘Techquisitions’ and the post-COVID opportunity

Posted by Andrea Herbert

According to a PwC report, 32% of CFOs have changed their M&A strategy since COVID-19 appeared in March of 2020. There is evidence that after any market crash M&A activity surges. “Most companies are still in the early days of assessing the...

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Addressing IFRS 17 calculation and allocation gaps

Posted by Brian Heale

There is no shortage of challenges associated with IFRS 17.  The data, systems, judgement application, and business process complexity of the Standard has been well documented. 

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PAA and the evolution of the Aptitude IFRS 17 Solution

Posted by Brian Heale

In our recent whitepaper, PAA: An unexpected challenge for General Insurers? we examined some of the complexities associated with implementing PAA in the real world.

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When revenue recognition and lease accounting intersect

Posted by Sarah Werner

As standalone regulations, revenue recognition (IFRS 15 and ASC 606) and lease accounting (IFRS 16 and ASC 842) are each challenging in their own right. Revenue recognition completely overhauled the way organizations account for contracts with...

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Aptitude Software parent company, Microgen, named UK's top publicly quoted tech company by Megabuyte

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Our CEO shares his thoughts with Accounting Today

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Multinational companies could be heading for a 'leaseberg' of huge proportions

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