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RevRec Webinar Video: Ease the Burden of Complex Disclosure Reporting with Pre-Built Reports

Posted by Bramasol RevRec Team on Sat, Jul 29, 2017 @ 08:51 AM

The video is now available for Bramsol's latest installment in our highly successful Revenue Recognition Webinar Series.

"Ease the Burden of Complex Disclosure Reporting with Bramasol's Pre-Built Reports"

Presented on July 27, 2017, this webinar focused on how companies can quickly flesh out their disclosure reporting processes, with less than six months left until the mandated adoption of new Revenue Recognition standards ASC 606 and IFRS 15.

Disclosure reporting under ASC 606 for RevRec will be complex and require extensive quantitative and qualitative data and notes. Spreadsheets are not up to the task. Learn how Bramasol can save you time and money on your preparation and audit for Financial Disclosures for your 10K/10Q.

We have developed 10 key reporting tools that gather the majority of key information for you and present them in easy to use formats.

Click Here to View this Video and previous RevRec Webinars in this series.

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FASB Board Member Urges All Companies to Evaluate Impacts of New RevRec Standards

Posted by Bramasol RevRec Team on Fri, Jul 21, 2017 @ 08:45 AM

RevRecReady-HotNews.jpgIn an interview on July 12, 2017 with the Center for Audit Quality, FASB Board Member Christine Botosan discussed the importance of all companies evaluating the impacts of new Revenue Recognition standards on their organizations.  

She cited the SEC's position that disclosure reporting on this issue will be required of public companies, regardless of whether revenue levels are materially changed and also underscored that companies can't know the materiality of changes without doing an evaluation per the new standards.

Watch the entire interview below.

 

 

If you want to get a jump on your own disclosure reporting process, click here to register for our next webinar "Ease the Burden of  Complex Disclosure Reporting with Bramasol's Pre-Built Reports".

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RevRec Webinar on July 27: Ease the Burden of Complex Disclosure Reporting with  Pre-Built Reports

Posted by Bramasol RevRec Team on Tue, Jul 18, 2017 @ 12:00 AM

On July 27, 2017 at 10 AM PDT / 1 PM EDT we invite you to see the next installment in our highly successful Revenue Recognition Webinar Series.

This new webinar will focus on: "Ease the Burden of Complex Disclosure Reporting with Bramasol's Pre-Built Reports"

There is less than six months left until the mandated adoption of new Revenue Recognition standards ASC 606 and IFRS 15.

Disclosure reporting under ASC 606 for RevRec will be complex and require extensive quantitative and qualitative data and notes. Spreadsheets are not up to the task. Learn how Bramasol can save you time and money on your preparation and audit for Financial Disclosures for your 10K/10Q. We have developed 10 key reporting tools that gather the majority of key information for you and present them in easy to use formats.

Reserve your seat now by registering here. 

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NOTE: We will be providing a recording of the webinar to all registrants so I encourage you to register even if you cannot make the live session.  Click here to watch videos from previous webinars in this series.

 

 
  
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Disclosure Reporting for Revenue Recognition: What You Need to Be Doing Now

Posted by Bramasol RevRec Team on Wed, Jul 5, 2017 @ 07:58 AM

There is less than six months before the mandated adoption of new Revenue Recognition standards ASC 606 and IFRS 15.

Since companies need to comply with legal disclosure reporting requirements, including a retrospective dual-reporting period between current ASC 605 and new ASC 606, it is critical that you have a clear disclosure reporting plan in place, NOW!

According to an SEC official at a recent Bloomberg BNA conference, "a number of companies have enhanced their transition disclosures. However, some companies indicate that the impact of the new revenue standard is not expected to be material. The changes in the new revenue standard will impact nearly all companies. Even if the extent of change on the balance sheet or income statement is not deemed to be material, the related disclosures may be material."

Compliance with the law is Not Optional.

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Even before the January 2018 go-live date for the new standards, companies will need to start disclosing information regarding the impending changes as part of their regular 10Q and 10K financial reports.

This new eBook provides an overview of how the new standards will impact both business operations and financial reporting. Subsequent sections offer a deeper look at how companies can comply with the new revenue accounting standards while efficiently using the Operational Report data to inform and drive their Statutory Reporting requirements, such as Income Statement, Balance Sheet, Cash Flow, etc.

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RevRec Webinar Video: Dual Reporting How SAP RAR Facilitates Gathering Key Data

Posted by Bramasol RevRec Team on Wed, Jun 28, 2017 @ 03:07 PM

We invite you to view the latest video in Bramasol's highly successful Revenue Recognition Webinar Series.

Recorded on June 28, 2017 this new webinar focuses on:
"Dual Reporting - How SAP RAR Facilitates Gathering Key Data"

There are only six months before the mandated adoption of new Revenue Recognition standards ASC 606 and IFRS 15.

Since companies need to comply with legal disclosure reporting requirements, including a retrospective dual-reporting period between current ASC 605 and new ASC 606, it is critical that you have a clear disclosure reporting plan in place, NOW!

All companies that have chosen the Modified Retrospective approach to compliance for ASC 606 and IFRS 15 will be required to "Dual Report" for a period of 1 year under both the old and new standards. Many firms will struggle with this needlessly, choosing spreadsheets or convoluted approaches. SAP RAR solves that problem.

In this webinar video, we show you how to simplify, automate and improve auditability of your data for your 10K/10Q reporting.

Click Here to View the Video of this New Webinar and all Previous RevRec Webinars in the Series

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SEC Chief Accountant Cites Need for Urgency on RevRec

Posted by Bramasol RevRec Team on Tue, Jun 27, 2017 @ 03:39 PM

RevRecReady-HotNews.jpgIn his recent remarks to the Annual Life Sciences Accounting and Reporting Congress, the SEC Chief Accountant, Wesley R. Bricker, underscored the importance of urgency on implementing new Revenue Recognition standards.

He placed particular emphasis on making sure that "appropriate transition disclosures are being made so that investors and other market participants have sufficient time to absorb the anticipated effects of the new standard."

Here are some other key highlights from his remarks:

"Timely implementation of the new revenue standard is important. Since my remarks in December 2016 when I said the overall state of readiness may be lagging, progress has been made, but there is still more to do.

Revenue is one of the single most important measures used by investors in assessing a company's performance and prospects, regardless of a company's industry, the nature of its securities, or the capital markets it accesses. Revenue impacts key analytical ratios and bottom line earnings. Companies cannot afford to get the accounting wrong – it deserves close attention by preparers, audit committees and auditors.

The standard, including the disclosures in accordance with the standard, is an important step forward in financial reporting, both domestic and foreign, and when implemented, it is designed to enhance the comparability of companies' reported revenues."

Regarding the state of progress toward implementation, he said:

"In the worrisome column, however, some companies need to make significant progress this year in their implementations.  In a survey of public companies released in October 2016, eight percent of respondents at that time had not started an initial assessment of the new revenue recognition standard, while an overwhelming majority of the others were still assessing the impact. 

Particularly for companies where implementation is lagging, preparers, their audit committees and auditors should discuss the reasons why and provide informative disclosures to investors about the status so that investors can assess the implications of the information. Successful implementation requires companies to allocate sufficient resources and develop or engage appropriate financial reporting competencies.

Successful implementation requires the engagement of senior management throughout an organization.  If there are individuals within your organization that underestimate the efforts required, or the overall importance of a successful implementation of the new revenue recognition standard, you might consider sharing some of our staff remarks on the topic"

To read the full text of Mr. Bricker's click here.

To learn more about getting #RevRecReady and for guidance on handling Disclosure Reporting during the transition, visit Bramasol's Resource Center or click the link below to request a RevRec Consultation.

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Video: CAQ Director Asks Are You Ready for RevRec Standards?

Posted by Bramasol RevRec Team on Wed, Jun 21, 2017 @ 03:14 PM

RevRecReady-HotNews.jpgIn the 100th episode of "Inside America’s Boardrooms," the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) Executive Director Cindy Fornelli joins host TK Kerstetter to discuss key steps for boards that are assessing implementation of the new revenue recognition standard.

Implementing the new standard will take a significant amount of time and resources for audit committees and stakeholders throughout each company.

Watch this short video summary of what companies need to be doing now:

 

Watch the complete video on the CAQ web site here.

All companies who have chosen the Modified Retrospective approach to compliance for ASC 606 and IFRS 15 will be required to "Dual Report" for a period of 1 year under both the old and new standards (ASC 605 and 606 respectively). Many firms will struggle with this needlessly, choosing spreadsheets or convoluted approaches. SAP RAR solves that problem.

To learn more about dealing with this critical issue, click below to join Bramasol for the next Revenue Recognition Webinar on June 28 at 10 AM PDT - 1 PM EDT.

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Per WSJ: Many Companies Are Falling Behind on RevRec

Posted by Bramasol RevRec Team on Wed, Jun 14, 2017 @ 10:37 AM

RevRecReady-HotNews.jpgThere are only six months left before the mandated adoption of new Revenue Recognition standards ASC 606 and IFRS 15.

Since companies need to comply with legal disclosure reporting requirements, including a retrospective dual-reporting period between current ASC 605 and new ASC 606, it is critical that you have a clear disclosure reporting plan in place, NOW!

The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) published an article on June 5, 2017 titled "Tech Teams Rush to Catch Up as New Accounting Rule Looms", which provides an excellent overview of what companies are up against as the countdown clock races toward the January 2018 deadline.

Here is a key excerpt from the article:

"For large corporations, the task is arduous and complicated: Accountants are scouring thousands of bills and contracts to determine if they must change how they book the sales for fiscal years beginning after Dec. 15. Meanwhile, tech departments are writing new code, upgrading their systems and investing in expensive new software as they work to ensure their increasingly automated finance operations can keep up.

It’s not clear all of them can.

For large corporations, the task is arduous and complicated: Accountants are scouring thousands of bills and contracts to determine if they must change how they book the sales for fiscal years beginning after Dec. 15.

 

Meanwhile, tech departments are writing new code, upgrading their systems and investing in expensive new software as they work to ensure their increasingly automated finance operations can keep up.

It’s not clear all of them can."

The article also states that: "Large companies often have legacy IT systems cobbled together over decades and through multiple acquisitions. Changing something as integral as revenue recognition often means dismembering the complex systems and then putting them back together".

Overcoming these challenges is the primary goal of SAP Revenue Accounting and Reporting (RAR), which was designed from the bottom up as a powerful, flexible RevRec reporting engine that can be used with existing SAP ECC and a wide range of 3rd Party ERP and legacy financial systems.

As a co-innovator with SAP on the development and deployment of SAP RAR, Bramasol is the industry leader in helping companies come to grips with the reality of the new RevRec standards.

Part of our work on this topic has been hosting a series of monthly Revenue Recognition Webinars for over 18 months. Click Here to view Videos of Past Revenue Recognition Webinars.

To learn the latest about Disclosure Reporting and the Dual-Reporting requirements referenced above, click below to register for June 28 Webinar on Dual-Reporting with SAP RAR.

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New RevRec Webinar June 28: Dual Reporting with SAP RAR

Posted by Bramasol RevRec Team on Sat, Jun 10, 2017 @ 03:28 PM

There is now only a little over six months before the mandated adoption of new Revenue Recognition standards ASC 606 and IFRS 15.

Since companies need to comply with legal disclosure reporting requirements, including a retrospective dual-reporting period between current the current ASC 605 and new ASC 606, it is critical that you have a clear plan in place, NOW!

Join us for the next Revenue Recognition Webinar on June 28 at 10 AM PDT - 1 PM EDT.

"Dual Reporting - How SAP RAR Facilitates Gathering and Reporting Key Data"

 

All companies who have chosen the Modified Retrospective approach to compliance for ASC 606 and IFRS 15 will be required to "Dual Report" for a period of 1 year under both the old and new standards (ASC 605 and 606 respectively). Many firms will struggle with this needlessly, choosing spreadsheets or convoluted approaches. SAP RAR solves that problem.

In this webinar, we will show you how to simplify, automate and improve auditability of the data for your 10K/10Q reporting.

Click Here to Register for the June 28 RevRec Webinar.

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RevRec Webinar Video: The Big Reveal. Disclosure Reporting in SAP RAR

Posted by Bramasol RevRec Team on Wed, May 3, 2017 @ 09:03 AM

We invite you to view the latest installment in Bramasol's highly successful Revenue Recognition Webinar Series.

Recorded on April 27, 2017 this new webinar focuses on:
"The Big Reveal: Disclosure Reporting in SAP RAR"

Disclosure reporting is how you will "reveal" to the SEC and the world the decisions you made and implications for how you applied the new ASC 606 and IFRS 15 standards.

In this webinar video we explore the types of disclosure reporting required under the new ASC 606 and IFRS 15 standards for Revenue Accounting, including such things as backlog, deferred positions/revenue and asset and liability impacts. The video includes examples of the types of reports used that can leverage RAR

If you are a CFO, CAO, or Controller who doesn’t want to risk the impacts of failing an audit due to non-compliance with the new FASB and IASB Revenue Recognition standards or failure to properly make required disclosures, then you need to watch this presentation.

Click Here to View the Video of this New Webinar and all Previous RevRec Webinars in the Series

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