Microsoft is enabling those working to achive compliance. As noted in a previous article
, they recently announced the Microsoft Office Solution Accelerator for Sarbanes-Oxley.
As a quick overview, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (2002) dramatically changes corporate governance and reporting obligations of publicly traded companies. It significantly increases personal accountability for organizations' officers, auditors, securities analysts and legal counsel.
The Office Solution Accelerator for Sarbanes-Oxley can help organizations facilitate compliance initiatives related to sections 302 and 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. The accelerator combines software components and templates, enabling customers and partners to implement solutions that enhance visibility over financial processes and internal controls.
The resources Microsoft is providing will not in and of themselves create a compliant situation. Achieving compliance is a complex process. One should think of these resources as a tool kit to get things moving in the right direction.
Microsoft is providing the following:
-- Microsoft Office Solution Accelerator for Sarbanes-Oxley
-- Microsoft Office Solution Accelerator for Sarbanes-Oxley Documentation
-- The Resource Kit for Microsoft Office Solution Accelerator for Sarbanes-Oxley
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