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  • HRMS

    A human resource management system is a software program or suite of programs for managing business processes related to human capital management (HCM).

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Financial Accounting Software

Get information about financial accounting software and learn how these accounting software applications enable companies to manage financial accounting processes more efficiently and accurately. Find best practices for using an accounting system and discover how to evaluate, select and implement technology for financial accounting.

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  • distributed ledger technology (DLT)

    Distributed ledger technology (DLT) is a digital system for recording the transaction of assets in which the transactions and their details are recorded in multiple places at the same time.

  • TurboTax

    TurboTax is tax preparation software for United States and Canadian tax returns.

  • Ethereum

    Ethereum is an open source, distributed software platform and cryptocurrency built off of blockchain technology.

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Planning and Strategy

Get tips and expert advice about using financial planning software for corporate financial planning and analysis. Learn tips for how to best use software to improve financial management processes such as forecasting, planning and budgeting. Get expert advice to help you compare corporate financial planning software functionality to determine which system is best for your organization.

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  • Accounts receivable (AR)

    Accounts receivable (AR) is an item in the general ledger (GL) that shows money owed to a business by customers who have purchased goods or services on credit.

  • Tagetik

    Tagetik is a software vendor of cloud-based and on-premises applications on a single platform for enterprise performance management.

  • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    Software as a service (SaaS) is a software distribution model in which applications are hosted by a vendor or service provider and made available to customers over a network, typically the Internet.

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Financial Reporting and Analysis

Find articles and resources on financial reporting software and how to best leverage technology for challenging processes such as international financial reporting, GAAP financial reporting, financial analysis and complying with financial standards. Discover how international financial reporting standards (IFRS) affect reporting and analysis. See what technology options are available for various types of financial data analysis. Read more on how to use financial reporting software for more accurate, timely results.

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  • Accounts receivable (AR)

    Accounts receivable (AR) is an item in the general ledger (GL) that shows money owed to a business by customers who have purchased goods or services on credit.

  • Tagetik

    Tagetik is a software vendor of cloud-based and on-premises applications on a single platform for enterprise performance management.

  • Zuora

    Zuora sells software that helps companies manage their cloud subscriptions, including sales, pricing, billing, collection and renewal. Zuora also offers analytics software that tracks information on subscribers and offers ways to boost services or react to problems.

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HR Technology

With a variety of human resources (HR) technology options available, it can be difficult to select the best HR software for your organization. Compare human resource management software options, and learn more about key functions such as HR self-service. Get tips and best practices on using human resources management software from the experts. Read case studies from other organizations that have implemented HR technologies -- and get firsthand advice on best practices for selecting, implementing and using HR software successfully.

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  • Human Resources (HR) Generalist

    A human resources (HR) generalist is an employee in the HR department who handles a wide variety of responsibilities.

  • HRIS

    A human resource information system (HRIS) is software that provides a centralized repository of employee master data that the human resource management (HRM) group needs for completing core human resource (HR) processes.

  • xAPI (experience API)

    The xAPI (experience API), also known as Tin Can API, is an open source software specification that provides a set of rules for representing the events a learner performs while interacting with a piece of learning content.

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Payroll and Benefits

Get unbiased information about selecting payroll systems and benefits administration technology with news, articles, resources and guides. Find out more about how payroll systems work, and learn how to evaluate and select the right technology for your organization. Get expert advice on navigating the benefits administration technology options, and learn more about how to evaluate, implement and roll-out a new benefits adminsitration system. Read case studies on how other companies have introduced new payroll systems and benefits administration software, and hear firsthand advice for your project.

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  • core HR (core human resources)

    Core HR is basic information and processes about the employees in an organization. It includes payroll, benefits administration and enrollment, organizational structures, time and labor and employee self-service. Software for automating core HR is often integrated with software for related HR processes, such as talent management.

  • NGA Human Resources

    NGA Human Resources, formerly NorthgateArinso, is a provider of human resources business process outsourcing (BPO) services and consulting.

  • Ceridian

    Ceridian is a human capital management software (HCM) vendor and human resources (HR) services provider headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn.

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Procurement

Get the most out of procurement management software and learn more about using technology to improve processes such as strategic sourcing and e-procurement. Find out more about using procurement software along with supply chain management and inventory management processes to streamline critical financial and operations processes. Learn best practices for improving procurement and sourcing processes and read expert advice on selecting the right software for your organization.

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  • Basware

    Learn about Basware, a Finland-based vendor of networked purchase-to-pay, e-invoicing, procurement, and financing software and services.

  • inventory turns

    Inventory turns are a popular measurement used in inventory management to assess operational and supply chain efficiency. Also referred to as inventory turnover and inventory turnover ratio, the inventory turns ratio is calculated by dividing the annual cost of goods sold (COGS) by the amount of average inventory.

  • RFI (request for information)

    An RFI (request for information) is a formal process for gathering information from potential suppliers of a good or service.

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  • pure risk (absolute risk)

    Pure risk, also called absolute risk, is a category of threat that is beyond human control and has only one possible outcome if ...

  • risk assessment

    Risk assessment is the identification of hazards that could negatively impact an organization's ability to conduct business.

  • audit program (audit plan)

    An audit program, also called an audit plan, is an action plan that documents what procedures an auditor will follow to validate ...

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  • insider threat

    Insider threat is a generic term for a threat to an organization's security or data that comes from within.

  • ransomware

    Ransomware is a subset of malware in which the data on a victim's computer is locked, typically by encryption, and payment is ...

  • hacker

    A hacker is an individual who uses computer, networking or other skills to overcome a technical problem.

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  • business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR)

    Business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) are closely related practices that describe an organization's preparation for ...

  • business continuity plan (BCP)

    A business continuity plan (BCP) is a document that consists of the critical information an organization needs to continue ...

  • call tree

    A call tree -- sometimes referred to as a phone tree -- is a telecommunications chain for notifying specific individuals of an ...

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  • 3D XPoint

    3D XPoint is memory storage technology jointly developed by Intel and Micron Technology Inc.

  • RRAM or ReRAM (resistive RAM)

    RRAM or ReRAM (resistive random access memory) is a form of nonvolatile storage that operates by changing the resistance of a ...

  • JEDEC

    JEDEC is a global industry group that develops open standards for microelectronics.

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  • Google Cloud Storage

    Google Cloud Storage is an enterprise public cloud storage platform that can house large unstructured data sets.

  • RESTful API

    A RESTful application program interface breaks down a transaction to create a series of small modules, each of which addresses an...

  • cloud storage infrastructure

    Cloud storage infrastructure is the hardware and software framework that supports the computing requirements of a private or ...

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