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Key Steps for Charting Your Transformational Journey with S/4HANA

Mon, Sep 28, 2020 @ 07:30 AM / by David Fellers posted in S4HANA, CEO perspective, Thought Leadership

Companies in the SAP ecosystem need to carefully consider their options and start planning now for the inevitable migration to S/4HANA. While the discontinuance of ECC support has been rescheduled to 2027, it is critical that you not wait too long to evaluate what the best path will be for your company.

It is also important to remember that this will be much more than just a software upgrade. S/4HANA represents a unique opportunity for undertaking truly transformational changes and improvements across the entire enterprise.

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What’s Behind Your Dashboard?  Analytics are key to Integration, Visualization, and Extensibility.

Wed, Aug 19, 2020 @ 07:11 AM / by David Fellers posted in dashboards, CEO perspective, Thought Leadership

Dashboards have become a hot topic across a widening range of application areas over recent years. However, it is important to remember that “dashboard” is much more than just a buzzword.

Just as the dashboard in your car is designed to organize and present a variety of information in a logical, prioritized and easy-to-interpret manner for fast on-the-fly decisions, an effective software dashboard needs to follow similar disciplines.

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So, you thought you were finished with RevRec? Now is the time to Optimize and Integrate!

Fri, Aug 7, 2020 @ 09:10 AM / by David Fellers posted in revenue recognition, CEO perspective, Thought Leadership

Among the numerous compliance and regulatory changes over recent years, ASC 606 on Revenue Recognition has been one of the most significant and challenging for companies to implement.

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Key Elements for Driving Enterprise-Wide Treasury Integration

Tue, Jul 7, 2020 @ 07:59 AM / by David Fellers posted in CEO perspective, Thought Leadership, Treasury Management

Treasury executives are facing an unprecedented confluence of challenges today, with no reasonable prospect that the massive waves of change will be easing up any time soon.  In addition to the black swan event of a global pandemic that has literally shutdown economic activity in much of the world, companies are also dealing with other high volatility forces, such as the Russia vs Middle East oil production standoff and global currency fluctuations.

These and other related forces are combining to create significant new challenges for Treasury, which in turn is accelerating the already existing trend toward greater integration and interoperability of various treasury-related software applications.  For example, management of cash positions, working capital and hedges against external risk factors are prime focus areas that can benefit from enterprise-wide visibility along with flexible analytics tools and agile response mechanisms.

Overall risk management entails these four key areas:

  • Financial: Cash, Foreign Exchange, Commodities, Exposures, Credit
  • Geo-political: Taxes, Tariffs, Trade, Political
  • Business Continuity: People, Processes, Supply Chain, Equipment, Real Estate
  • Security: Data, Systems, People, Property, Brand/Reputation

Security issues span all aspects of a business. For more info, watch the video of this webinar on Risk and Exposure.  In this post, we are focused on three areas, Financial, Geo-political, and Business Continuity, all of which have significant relevance to enterprise-wide treasury integration.

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Integrated Analytics are Key to Successful Disclosure Reporting

Fri, Jun 5, 2020 @ 10:47 AM / by David Fellers posted in analytics, CEO perspective, Thought Leadership

Over recent years, several changes in the compliance landscape, such as ASC 606 / IFRS 15 on Revenue Recognition and ASC 842 / IFRS 16 on Lease Accounting, have radically altered the requirements for what data must be disclosed and how disclosure reporting is handled. 

At the same time, major shifts in business models, such as the rise of the subscription economy and the move from product-focused sales to experience-focused solutions are fundamentally changing the ways that revenue is generated.

In addition, most companies are looking for ways to speed up their closing cycles in order to provide investors and other stakeholders with accurate and timely information in a shorter period of time.

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Data Mastery and Central Finance Will Be Key to Finance Transformation Success

Tue, May 12, 2020 @ 09:33 AM / by David Fellers posted in CEO perspective, Thought Leadership, data mastery

SAP Central Finance (CFIN) offers an excellent pathway to jumpstart your S/4HANA journey by providing an efficient and agnostic platform for integrating visibility and financial reporting across diverse ERP landscapes.  However, if the data isn't accurate and doesn't flow properly you won't achieve the results you want. 

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ASU 2019-02 Enables Media Companies to Improve Accounting Alignment for TV Shows and Streaming Content

Fri, Apr 10, 2020 @ 06:35 AM / by David Fellers posted in CEO perspective, Thought Leadership, ASU 2019-02

In March 2019, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2019-02, Entertainment—Films—Other Assets—Film Costs (Subtopic 926-20) and Entertainment—Broadcasters—Intangibles— Goodwill and Other (Subtopic 920-350): Improvements to Accounting for Costs of Films and License Agreements for Program Materials.

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Message from Bramasol on Covid-19

Thu, Mar 19, 2020 @ 08:19 AM / by Bramasol posted in SAP, Thought Leadership, Covid-19, CoronaVirus

To our valued clients and partners,

At Bramasol we are dedicated to our clients and our people.  Together we will face the challenges of ensuring the health and safety of all during the Covid 19 crisis, while continuing to deliver world-class service and support to our clients. 

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Success in the Subscription Economy Will Require High-volume Flexible Billing Solutions

Fri, Feb 28, 2020 @ 04:55 AM / by David Fellers posted in CEO perspective, Thought Leadership, BRIM Solution,, subscribtion model

One of the major trends facing many businesses today is the move away from discrete product sales transactions and toward providing subscriptions for experience-based and outcome-focused services.

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Why you Still need to start getting ready Now for your journey to S/4HANA

Tue, Feb 18, 2020 @ 02:42 PM / by David Fellers posted in S4HANA, CEO perspective, Thought Leadership

SAP S/4HANA represents one of the most significant and transformational changes in the history of the SAP ecosystem as well as within the wider scope of ERP technologies in general.  By bringing together comprehensive ERP functionality with a high-performance data transaction and analytics engine, S/4HANA is a true game changer that provides exciting opportunities for improving productivity and transforming enterprise-wide business operations.

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