Applying a Little Business Intelligence
''All things to all companies'' isn't always the way to go. Here's how Staples, Trimac, and Deltek applied business intelligence software exactly where it was needed.
Tube Stake: Ex-TV Guide Execs Hit With Fraud Charge
SEC alleges former CEO, CFO, artificially boosted revenue, deceived outside auditor. Plus: little ethics training for boards, more probes at Freddie Mac, and are letters to shareholders marketing bumf?
Sec. 404 Compliance Jacking Up Audit Fees
New survey says Sec. 404 compliance boosting audit costs by 35 percent; auditors not complaining. Plus: SEC wants exchanges to protect analysts from retaliation, Ahold to get new CFO, and execs busted for bad meat?
Comp Formulas: Execs Riding the Right Side of the Curve
Some companies move to exclude pension expenses from exec comp formulas; during bull market, pension gains were included. Plus: Survey says outsourcing finance works. And: Would somebody please declare this recession over?
Exec Comp Formulas Rejiggered
Some companies move to exclude pension expenses from exec comp formulas; during bull market, pension gains were included.
SEC to Tyco: Restate Again
Commission wants restatement on $700 million in charges; move would actually boost revenues for 2002, 2003. Plus: Tax execs worried about additional disclosure, GE seeks union deal, and Abercrombie & Fitch gets white suit.
Tax Execs: IRS Scrutiny Bad for Business
Deloitte & Touche survey says corporate executives are becoming more risk averse since the Treasury Department increased probes.
Ex-Dynegy Execs Hit with Fraud Charges
Prosecutors say they treated loan as operating cash flow, then hid liability from auditor. Plus: Siebel shareholders vote down expensing plan, few buyers for terror insurance, and Kerkorian gets go-ahead in Chrysler suit.
Your Supply Chain Has a Weak Link
A strong SCM system is essential to a strong bottom line. Here are ten signs that some part of your supply chain isn't pulling its weight.
Will It Float? SEC Probing EDS’s Navy Contract
Commission examining $7 billion outsourcing contract with the Navy; deal still not profitable. Plus: Lucent SPE comes home to roost, actuaries say pension laws need fixing, and slimmed-down White House tax proposal squeaks by Senate.
FASB Sees Derivatives as Liabilities
With Statement 150, standards board declares certain synthetics to be liabilities, not equity; who knew? Plus: U.S. Foodservices CFO checks out, Donaldson disses decimals, and Gillette's staggering defeat.