Published By: Anaplan
Published Date: Mar 05, 2015
Financial consolidation systems are the ‘engine room’ of the corporate finance department, enabling companies of all sizes to comply with regulatory reporting requirements, company law and global accounting standards as well satisfy management’s need for periodic management reporting.
But all is not well with standalone consolidations applications that were developed in the 1990’s and which are still commonplace in some of the world’s largest multinationals.
According to one recent report, 47 percent of companies have made substantial investments in the last year in their financial close, filing, and reporting. Yet, despite the considerable sums
of money invested in the process, management teams across the globe remain dissatisfied with the quality and timeliness of management information.
To meet evolving regulatory mandates, companies around the world are adopting International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), a set of methodologies and disclosure requirements for the preparation and presentation of financial statements. Yet making the transition to IFRS is not just a rote accounting exercise.
Today, the retail industry faces daunting challenges as a result
of current uncertain economic conditions, conflicting market
influences and changes to financial reporting standards. Traditional point solutions utilized in the various phases of the real estate life cycle are no longer adequate to meet these challenges. This whitepaper examines the benefits of implementing life cycle management solutions in the retail environment.