The Ledger

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Sarah Werner

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2017 survey shows finance leaders still struggle around business partnering

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The 2016 Future of the Finance Function explored the progress of finance professionals along the Modern Finance journey, looking at areas like standardization and automation, responsibility over data and technology and the struggle of the CFO to...

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Leasing FAQs

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Q: Can we use manual workarounds to address the new standard?

A: While a manual workaround may be possible for a company with a very low volume of leases, the complexities required by IFRS 16 / ASC 842, (notably around components, options,...

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Lease Management Systems vs. Aptitude Software Lease Accounting Engine: What’s Different?

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Many organizations with significant lease portfolios have used Lease Management Systems to help manage lease renewals, payments, facilities management and other lease related tasks.  The introduction of the new leasing standard will not only...

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Aptitude Software case studies?

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We know finance leaders are short on time (it was very clear in our recent survey!)

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Major Finnish telecom, Elisa selects Aptitude Software solution to address IFRS 15

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Aptitude Software has also been selected to help Elisa gain finance transparency. Alongside other prominent telecommunications operators globally, including 3 of the top 4 US telecoms. Aptitude Software provides revenue recognition software to run...

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Teradata | Aberdeen Group Webinar: The Analytical Edge in Finance

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Access the replay now.

Ideally, financial departments should serve as hubs of insight that inform strategic and operational decisions. However, most CFOs receive data too late to make informed decisions.

In order to cut costs and pursue revenue...

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New leasing standard another regulatory punch for telecommunications

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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

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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

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“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

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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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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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