By Paul Bard, Senior Marketing Writer, IBM Cognos
Issues like transparency, compliance and financial governance are on the minds of virtually everyone in corporate finance. And those professionals are increasingly turning to automation to meet both their legal obligations and their business needs. At the Vision 2011Conference in Dallas, May 15-18, those issues and the technology that finance organizations are using to address them will be front and center.
In the March edition of SupportLink, we told you about the featured keynote speaker at Vision 2011, Christopher Cox, the former Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Mr. Cox will discuss the forces driving modernization in financial reporting, such as the much-discussed move to regulatory filing in XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language).
This month, we’d like to share some information about the many other presentations and breakout sessions that will be offered at Vision 2011, covering the full range of IBM solutions for the office of finance.
Here’s just a sample of what you’ll see:
- Unlocking Value through the Strategic Application of Business Analytics
In what promises to be a lively panel discussion, you’ll hear firsthand accounts of how finance leaders are applying analytics to make better, faster decisions in a process that depends upon a strong partnership between IT and Finance.
- Time Warner Entrusts CLARITY FSR with 10-Q, 10-K, Press Releases and Internal Analysis Reports
Learn how media and entertainment giant Time Warner uses CLARITY FSR as a secure, centralized reporting platform to ensure that data is always up-to-date and internal groups like Tax, Legal and HR can upload information directly into their reports.
- Gaining an Edge Using Integrated XBRL
This session examines the benefits of XBRL and the choices companies have when deploying an XBRL solution, including the options of a “bolt-on” solution or an integrated solution like CLARITY FSR™.
- Retail is Detail – Fast, Flexible Operational Planning at Best Buy
Learn how retail leader Best Buy uses the real-time collaborative planning technology of IBM Cognos TM1 to translate high-level targets into pragmatic operational budgets without sacrificing detail or complexity.
- Who Are Your Best Customers? CLARITY 7 Customer Profitability Analysis
This session will show you how CLARITY 7 can be used to develop a comprehensive model of customer profitability, based on the full cost of servicing each customer.
- Leveraging CLARITY FSR with IBM Cognos TM1 for Financial Statement Reporting
See how CLARITY FSR facilitates user collaboration and the production of external financial statements using IBM Cognos TM1 as a data source.
- Are you Ready for Year 2 XBRL Filing? Exploring Level IV XBRL Tagging and its Importance
This session will introduce you to the requirements of Level IV XBRL tagging, including how amounts within footnotes, (e.g., monetary value, percentage and number) must be tagged and the impact this process will have on companies.
- Optimizing External Reporting at Intel Corp. with CLARITY FSR
In this session, you’ll hear how high-tech icon Intel implemented CLARITY FSR to automate its reporting and enhance controls, replacing a manual process that suffered from multiple bottlenecks.
- Integrated Financial Close Management - From Consolidations to Filing
Learn how the integrated financial close management platform from Clarity Systems, an IBM company, automates financial processes from consolidations, external reporting and XBRL to reconciliation management and continuous controls—all within a single application.
In addition, Vision 2011 includes a special invitation-only event for senior finance executives called “Leadership Exchange.” This portion of Vision 2011 will give the leaders of your finance team an opportunity to gain insight into economic policy-making at the highest level and learn how organizations are using analytics to drive success in today’s volatile economy. So be sure to share this link with your finance team: Vision 2011 Leadership Exchange
This is only a small taste of what’s available at Vision 2011. But the more you learn about it, the more you’ll understand why it’s “The Premier Event for Financial Management.” Visit the conference website
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