Archive for August, 2007

Approva’s integration with Mircosoft Office

August 28, 2007

For most of ERP vendors, one of the areas which makes the solution stands out is the usability. The application which provides the intuitive navigation and the seamless integration with information worker’s daily job, wins the competition.  I could not agree more on it. iPhone concept does work for ERP software.

Approva’s integration with Mircosoft Office is a good case study of Office Business Application (OBA) as it puts.  You can see how it integrates with Microsoft portal, Outlook and Excel.

http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/casestudy.aspx?casestudyid=4000000530

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Choosing significant accounts after AS5

August 17, 2007

After the Auditing Standard No. 5 with ‘risk based, top down approach’ replaced AS2, companies will change the way of selecting significant accounts from previously ‘whether it exceeds materiality threshold regardless of risks’, to qualitative factors. This ‘qualatative first, quantative second’ approach will allow companies to focus resources on key controls and therefore to reduce the costs.

An article from Compliance week suggested a new way of choosing significant accounts. (more…)