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The Sarbanes-Oxley, nicknamed Sarbox or just SOX is a law that exists since 2002 in the United States. It contains a number of provisions that impose obligations on public corporations designed to ensure transparency of operations and accountability. These provisions are designed to address specific business processes and ensure that auditable records are retained.

The core of SOX is its requirement that all financial processes are managed according to a stringent set of rules and regulations, supported by accurate reporting capabilities. This management and recording of controls can become a very time consuming and expensive project without a solution to streamline and automate these processes.

SoftExpert offers the most advanced and comprehensive software solution for compliance management that meets the stringent needs of various global regulations. SoftExpert Excellence Suite helps companies adhere to Sarbanes-Oxley 404 while lowering the costs of compliance, maximizing success, increasing productivity and reducing risks.

SoftExpert solution enables companies to define an internal control framework, to communicate and periodically test the controls, to identify key risk departments and to regularly review the program. The software provides the ability to define, test, and monitor internal controls based on multiple control frameworks such as SOX. With SoftExpert, financial reporting is effortlessly and transparently assessed.

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Benefits of implementing SOX, supported by an IT solution, include:

  • A more engaged control environment – with active participation by the board, the audit committee and management.
  • More thoughtful analysis of monitoring controls, along with recognition that monitoring is an integral part of the control process.
  • More structure year-end closing process and recording of journal entries Thus recognizing the extent to which theses areas have increased in complexity.
  • Implementation of anti-fraud activities with defined processes in place, including responsibility for follow-up by defined parties and resolution approaches.
  • Better understanding of the risks associated with general controls, and the need to improve both control and audit procedures to gain assurances that the risks are mitigated.
  • Improved documentation of controls and control processes that can serve as the basis for training practical day-to-day guidance and management evaluation.
  • Improved definition of controls and the relationship of controls and risk across the organization.
  • Control parameters becoming embedded into the organization with a broader understanding by operating personnel and management of their responsibility for controls.
  • Reduced compliance costs by streamlining and automating control testing and remediation.
  • Enabling auditors to focus on testing and oversight.
  • Comprehensive and real-time visibility into the status of SOX compliance.

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SoftExpert is a market leader in software and services for enterprise-wide business process improvement and compliance management, providing the most comprehensive application suite to empower organizations to increase business performance at all levels and to maximize industry-mandated compliance and corporate governance programs.

Founded in 1995, SoftExpert has a rich history of innovation and growth as a true industry leader. More than 300,000 users from 2,000 organizations worldwide trust SoftExpert applications to ensure the highest standards of efficiency, quality and innovation for their products, services and processes.

By streamlining and integrating all levels and operations, SoftExpert applications also enable organizations to address an ever-increasing variety and number of international standards, laws and regulations that affect business operations by delivering enhanced compliance capabilities based on industry-specific best practices.

SoftExpert solutions are used by leading corporations in all kinds of industries, including consumer products, automotive, food and beverage, mining and metals, high tech and IT, energy and utilities, government and public sector, financial services, transportation and logistics, healthcare, education, medical devices and many others.

Along with its extensive network of resellers spread across all continents, SoftExpert also provides hosting, implementation, post-sales support, and validation services for its solutions to ensure that customers realize the maximum value from their investments.

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