Improving Your Fiscal Close Process. Jeff Jacoby Senior Sales Consultant – Oracle EPM January 21, 2009. Agenda. The Fiscal Close Challenge Financial Consolidations At - A - Glance Compliance Reporting Consolidation Demonstration Q & A. World Class . 6 Days. <2 Days. More time!.
Senior Sales Consultant – Oracle EPM
January 21, 2009
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ReportThe Fiscal Close Challenge
Reporting Goal: High Value While Reducing Cycle Times
Source: Hackett Group Benchmarking -Solutions Book of Numbers
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Lengthy close process with weak internal controls
Rigid systems that cannot exploit new opportunities
Disconnect between strategy and execution
Basic reporting and consolidation functionality
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enterprise tasks, no audit trail
“Build” approach, viable way
to address specific customer
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