Gauging Your BI Maturity for SOX Compliance
A Project Leadership Associates Whitepaper
As the requirements from the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, or "SOX", have been assimilated into corporate mindsets, the following has become abundantly clear: SOX is rebuilding the confidence of the investing public, not just for your company, but also for American markets in general. The companies that have embraced this challenge, and have done it well, appear well positioned to reap the rewards of increased investor trust, better internal controls and operations and peace of mind.
At the end of the day, however, you don't get any points for volume. The challenge is to narrow the focus of your ongoing compliance efforts on the areas which matter the most. Business Intelligence (BI) is one such area, as it touches upon several of the keys for SOX compliance: data integrity, reporting, controls, and security/access. This paper explores the integration between BI and SOX. You will have the opportunity to see where your company stands on the BI maturity continuum, grade your organization in seven SOX-related areas, and learn some practical action steps that will ultimately improve your compliance, satisfy key stakeholders, and competitively reposition your company.
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