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New leasing standard another regulatory punch for telecommunications

Posted by Sarah Werner

There are a few reasons telecommunications organizations are heavily impacted by the change to the leasing standard:

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New leasing standard means significant changes

Posted by Sarah Werner

Under the new standard (IFRS 16 /ASC 842) a lessee is required to recognize most leases on its balance sheet.  This is a significant change from today’s accounting requirements which allows the lessee to exclude operating leases.  In fact, listed...

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The Changing Insurance Landscape

Posted by Sarah Werner

“There is nothing permanent except change.” This quote is attributed to Heraclitus, the Greek philosopher born in 544 BC. Those words still resonate centuries later as we face the ever changing world in which we live.

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Deloitte 2016 Technology Trends: CFO focus areas

Posted by Sarah Werner

Reimagining Core Systems

Deloitte definition: Revitalize legacy systems, modernizing the core for efficiency, scale and to become a foundation for innovation and growth.  May require organizations to replatform, remediate, revitalize, replace or...

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How should CFOs respond to the era of ‘postmodern ERP’?

Posted by Sarah Werner

After decades in which business applications have coalesced, the world now seems to be shifting into reverse gear, accelerated by the gradual demise of large ERP suites, the complexity of multi-vendor environments in the cloud and the fragmenting...

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EDW-Centric vs. ERP-Centric?

Posted by Sarah Werner

What's the difference between EDW- Centric and ERP-Centric architecture?

Let's first define each idea.

An EDW-Centric architecture makes the data warehouse the focal point for analytics and detailed reporting. While the ERP system still serves as...

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Aptitude Software at HIMMS 2016

Posted by Sarah Werner

Healthcare organizations, both payers and providers, are going through a transformation. Aging finance IT infrastructures, ACA-driven regulatory changes, Electronic Health Record initiatives and a strong M&A environment mean data volumes and...

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What we're reading

Posted by Sarah Werner

Deloitte's Global CFO Signals (Deloitte) Summary:  Deloitte has released their Q4 2015 Signals Report.  It includes results from “pulse surveys” intended to provide CFOs with quarterly information regarding their CFO peers’ thinking across a variety...

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Leading Global Insurance org gains source to sign-off control

Posted by Sarah Werner

A leading global insurance company was challenged with a financial operations environment that was fragmented and opaque. Information was coming from 140+ source systems and passed through legacy aggregation systems. Transaction detail was lost and...

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Happy Holidays from Aptitude Software!

Posted by Sarah Werner

Like most of Aptitude Software’s customers, Santa had been struggling with a significant increase in his business transaction volumes and the complexity of evolving regulatory requirements.  Growth in population and the number of data sources,...

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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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