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Insights from IBM's Latest CFO Survey

Posted by Patrick Youngs

The study surveyed over 5,000 top executives (643 CFOs) about what the future holds and how they’re preparing their organizations for the “age of disruption.” The resulting CFO study outlines what the ‘financial sages’ of the most successful...

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A global revolution in the telecoms market - the 3 core changes

Posted by Patrick Youngs

Telecoms profits are being squeezed with costs from development, spectrum and legacy systems eating revenues. These have driven major change in individual companies as well as the market as a whole. Here we discuss the 3 biggest contributing factors...

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Aptitude Software at the GTB Finance Summit

Posted by Patrick Youngs

As sponsors of the upcoming Global Telecoms Business Finance Summit next week, we’ll have the opportunity to speak with telecoms leaders about top-of-mind challenges like revenue management and IFRS 15 / ASC 606 compliance.

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CFO as trusted advisor to the CEO

Posted by Patrick Youngs

There is a world of difference between the tactical and strategic CFO. It was clear in 2015 and the divide will only grow in 2016. We know the aim is to manage a team, their capabilities and the reporting they produce all while leaving time and...

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Revenue recognition interest mounts

Posted by Patrick Youngs

It's easy to tell when the pressure is mounting around any public event and the deadline for IFRS 15 (ASC 606 in the US) is no different. More people show interest, words like "deadline" and "countdown" are thrown around and the experts start...

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IFRS 15 - The state of telco in Europe

Posted by Patrick Youngs

Aptitude Software president Tom Crawford and SVP of Product and Delivery Martin Redington led a discussion about IFRS 15 and what European operators can learn from their peers in the US and Asia.

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Join us: "IFRS 15 - The state of European telco"

Posted by Patrick Youngs

Join Aptitude Software to discuss how European telcos are progressing with IFRS 15 compliance projects. The standard has an effective date of 1 January 2018 with retrospective reporting expected for the preceding year, giving a relatively small...

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An Epic Win !!

Posted by Patrick Youngs

Aptitude Software was recognized for empowering a major bank to:

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Can accounting be strategic?

Posted by Patrick Youngs

In the article, we argued that the new IFRS 15 accounting change requirement is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for CFOs. Can that be right? Can accounting change ever be an opportunity?

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Webinar - How to approach IFRS 9

Posted by Patrick Youngs

The deadline for full IFRS 9 adoption is 1 January 2018, but with comparative reporting from 1 January 2017, most organisations have already started project assessment for building during 2016. This leaves a mere 18 months to implement the changes...

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

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IFRS 17’s Contractual Service Margin – an actuarial or accounting issue?

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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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