In the late 1700’s my great, great, great, great grandfather was a silk weaver in Bulkington, which was then a village in North Warwickshire in the center of England, where, for a time, weaving silk as the staple trade. Ribbons were high fashion and highly skilled artisans like my ancestor satisfied the needs of ladies for coloured ribbons to adorn their hair and hats.
- New on the menu at 180 Neapolitan Eatery (180 Hester St.) is a hangover pizza for brunch!
- Mas (la grillade) (28 7th Ave. South) begins brunch Saturday. With a newly opened outdoor patio, the West Village restaurant sounds like the perfect spot to check out brunch this weekend.
- Millesime in the Carlton Hotel (92 Madison Ave.) launches a bottomless…
Bill Gates of Microsoft made a prediction yesterday that tablet PCs will replace iPads and Android devices as people look for better productivity. Now you're probably thinking he would say that wouldn't he as it's in his interest to see current trends reversed. We keep hearing that tablets are replacing PCs but while sales of mobile devices are indeed soaring, sales of PCs and laptops are actually only down by 8% and my suspicion is that while many individuals are shunning laptops for tablets for personal use, there are few business users who would willingly exchange their laptop for a smaller mobile device.
A guest blog from Danielle Bass, Director of Global Accounting System with Citrix, first published on the SAP Analytics blogspot on 24 April. Danielle will also be sharing her experiences of implementing SAP Business Planning and Consolidation as part of the Finance Forum at SAPPHIRENOW 2013, 14-16 May, Orlando
Complicated multinational reporting requirements, intercompany eliminations, multiple disparate ledgers, and time-consuming reporting practices – if any of these characterize your financial consolidation process, it might be time for an overhaul.
From Elizabeth Milne, Kristina Henn and Stephane Neufcourt
In the 2013 “Magic Quadrant for Corporate Performance Management Suites,” Gartner* emphasized that disclosure management capabilities “should support specific generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) presentation rules, such as U.S. GAAP or International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), to enable the preparation of statutory financial statements with appropriate commentary and supplementary notes. Increasingly, financial reporting solutions incorporate process controls for reporting and disclosure, such as templates, collaboration between the company and the financial statement publisher, business rules, workflow, and audit trails to better meet regulatory, compliance and governance programs.
In this fast-moving business world, managers and executives need to be able to make informed decisions on-the-fly to seize opportunities and react to deviations as they occur – in fact waiting until you get back the office might be too late. To satisfy that needs, SAP and others are developing a rapidly growing range of sophisticated mobile, yet easy to use, mobile business intelligence (BI) solutions.