Occupational fraud is not a small issue. On average, a company loses 5% of its revenues to employee financial fraud each year, with the annual median loss at $140,000 and over 20% of companies reporting losses of $1 million or more. The key to keeping a lid on this fraud is identifying the fraud before it takes too much of a bite out of the company’s bottom line, or even further, to put processes and controls in place that automatically audits, monitors, and accepts or rejects transactions that don’t fit an recognized pattern.
These are the end times for traditional enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions. Overstatement? Not really—especially for growing businesses like yours. Old-school ERP systems are simply too slow, complex, and inflexible to keep up with today’s business climate.
Think about your existing ERP. Does it support industry-specific best practices, ever-changing regulatory requirements, and emerging technologies such as social media, mobile, cloud, and analytics? If not, you could risk losing ground to your competitors as a result.
Did you ever wonder what enterprise resource planning or ERP is and how it can help your business? Or perhaps you know a little about ERP but you’re not sure if you should opt for an on-premise or cloud solution and what to expect from your final choice.
If you’re a business owner, manager or director in a mid-sized or growing business and you’re confused about ERP, this guide will help you.
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Independent external audits of GAAP financial statements are an inescapable reality for finance professionals. External audits are required by statute for public companies and are also becoming the norm among private companies experiencing growing demands for transparency from regulators, investors, and other stakeholders.
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