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SAS ABM 8.1 Released

SAS has announced the released the latest version of its SAS ABM software, now renamed as SAS Cost & Profitability Management 8.1. This release includes the use of Memory Mapped Files which enable entire models to be loaded into RAM and dramatically reduces...

Software Selection

Cost accountants have a vital role to play in ensuring that new software is successfully implemented in an organisation.  From raw materials to finished products, from bid preparation to determining customer credit terms, cost accounting impacts on every aspect of...

What is Good Enough?

A recent article by Lucy Kellaway entitled “Good enough is better than perfection” (Financial Times, 2 September 2012) got me thinking. The subject of the article was prompted by watching a documentary about Jiro, an obsessive sushi chef, who never misses a day’s work...

BPS becomes Carbon Neutral

BPS is proud to announce that it is a carbon neutral company, having purchased sufficient carbon credits to offset its emissions during the 2009 financial year. “Whether or not you have taken a position in the climate change debate, the business reality is that...

Brute Force vs Intelligence

The avalanche of data continues. An Exabyte (EB) of data is 270 bytes or a million Terrabytes (TB) and International Data Corp (IDC) estimates that 1,200 EB of digital data will be generated in 2010. The Large Hadron Collider generates 40TB worth of data every second,...