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Smooth Transition: Preparing for IFRS
International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) are the reporting standards developed by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB). IFRS is now

input and function keys are defined and presented consistently across  financial reporting systems. With input and review from the tax, audit, and reporting specialists, IT will reconcile the key set of 10 to 40 accounting and disclosure differences in the affected systems. Fair-value requirements, inventory valuation, revenue recognition, asset component accounting, share-based payments, and asset impairment data should be flagged for at least the previous two years of information, and reviewed in the context of IFRS treatments as recommended by the finance members of the

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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Quote-to-Order (Q2O) Systems

Quote-to-order (Q2O) solutions (sometimes known as configure, price, and quote or CPQ) enable manufacturers to mobilize their mass customization initiatives. These systems can reduce time-consuming quoting and ordering processes, decrease unit costs, and lower sales costs. Q2O suites can further help enterprises increase sales effectiveness across all channels. These solutions help companies that sell complex products and services shift their focus to customer-facing sales and service issues. 

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