Perfecting Profitability in a New Era
of Corporate Responsibility
How do you grow top
and bottom line simultaneously?
Is it even
In order to
answer this question the CEO and CFO must know where the
business is today. To do this, they must have the most
accurate, relevant and current information available.
Sage Group is a business consultancy which designs programs that provide the information
required to assess this business challenge.
step is to assess the management of your business to determine
the quality of the information. Start by asking yourself the
company have the proper procedures and controls in place to
ensure ethical behavior and data integrity? If yes, when
are they reviewed and who reviews them?
managers understand that every action they or their
employees take will impact the bottom line? If yes, who has
decision-making authority in your organization?
have a process to ensure that the financials are free from
mistakes or omissions? If yes, do you share the
responsibility of certifying the financials with those
responsible for running the business?
everyone in your company know what constitutes a material
event? Do they understand the potential consequences of not
reporting such an event?
operational and financial goals linked? If yes, how often
do you take the financial pulse of your business?
keep track of operational events? Do you quantify the impact of
operational events on current or future financials?
CEO and CFO adequately protected against criminal liability
as a result of misrepresentation of information?
If you answered NO or were
unsure of the answers to any of these questions, you need to
improve the quality of your business intelligence.
The Blue Sage Group offers comprehensive programs that will
improve governance and performance management. These
improvements are designed to help
CEOs and CFOs solve the top and bottom line growth issues.
We provide access to the business intelligence and accurate
information required to solve the profitability conundrum. Our
services are integrated into day-to-day operations and will
enhance or replace current practices and processes with more
effective and efficient solutions.
Low Cost Turn Key
SOX Implementation and Management Tools available from The Blue Sage Group!
News and Resources:
IBM 2010 Global CFO
IBM spoke at length with more than 1900
senior finance executives from around the world about their
accomplishments and aspirations
While economy crumbled, top financial watchdogs
at SEC surfed on Internet
NY Daily news recounts the
outrageous activities of SEC senior staffers. Leo Standora, NY
Dailynews.com April 23 2010.
How it all began in 2002 – Forbes Corporate Scandal Sheet
some of the largest financial scandals to rock our economy.
delays SOX for smaller companies until at least June 15th,
source SEC.gov Octover 2009. Will they extend
the deadline again? Stay tuned
Feeling the Pain: Are the Benefits of Sarbanes-Oxley Worth the
over 2,000 public companies have filed their 404 assertions, the
news from the front lines indicates that more reforms are still
Reason, CFO Magazine, May 1, 2005.
Resources See our Resources section
for information to help you avoid becoming the next target.
For public, private and non-profit
organizations. No matter how small or how large every company
can benefit from a regular checkup. Our corporate governance offerings provide
an end-to-end assessment of your current governing structure along
with comprehensive design and implementation of a governance
improvement package that meets the new financial reporting,
process, procedures and controls regulations of the Sarbanes-Oxley
Act of 2002.
Sarbanes-Oxley compliance offerings provide the expertise,
resources, and insights required to address the complexities of
the new regulations while identifying opportunities to
increase your overall business performance. We link
Sarbanes-Oxley compliance with improved operational efficiency,
higher revenues, and increased shareholder value. Learn how
to prevent your Sarbanes-Oxley compliance program from becoming an
all consuming project that will produce nothing more than a set of
government required checklists.
management offerings help you link strategic and operational goals
and provide the ability to translate operational events into
financial results and projections.
Our financial consulting offerings
business assessment, planning, and guidance based on real world
experience and with an eye to the ever changing regulatory and
economic climate. The services cover three main focus areas:
financial guidance, strategic transaction planning (mergers &
acquisitions, business development, IPO planning), and business
process improvement. These services are tailored to your specific
needs and can be purchased individually or as part of a package.