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Bean Counter to Business Leader: 5 Strategies for the CFO
The role of the chief financial officer (CFO) is evolving, but due to pressures to meet financial reporting requirements, there’s still a strong pull toward

bpm counter  automate the XBRL tagging. BPM software vendors, naturally, are aware of the need for XBRL support, so solutions are available. A solution that automates XBRL can actually make reporting easier, since once information is tagged in the system, it then will be fed automatically into your reporting package. In one sense the XBRL requirement can be a blessing in disguise, as it can provide the trigger and justification to upgrade financial reporting systems that may have been in need of upgrading anyway.

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Business process management (BPM) defines, enables, and manages the exchange of enterprise information through the semantics of a business process view, which involves employees, customers, partners, applications, and databases.  

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