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Software for annual report preparation and disclosure management

The SmartNotes product developed by our partner, AMANA consulting GmbH, is the perfect tool for preparing your financial and annual reports.

Combine the benefits of two market leaders and you’ll have the perfect, complete solution for preparing annual reports that are ready to print. All aspects of preparing consolidated financial statements are covered, from consolidation in LucaNet to the final generation of the report.

Both systems share a significant attribute: ease of use. Each step can be implemented by users themselves. Thanks to an import process that is easy to define, SmartNotes will transfer all base data from LucaNet and will update all tables, figures in running text and even imported text values, showing you exactly which figures have changed since the last data import. An individually customizable workflow allows you to integrate a reliable check principle, with all changes shown transparently in a full audit trail.

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Standout features of our annual report preparation software

Software for annual report preparation must meet a range of specific requirements:

  • Easy data transfer from any source system
  • Internal validation options and guaranteed data consistency
  • Full audit trail
  • Flexible solution for preparing multilingual financial reports
  • Efficient management of report templates
  • Integration of tables, charts, numbers, and running text
  • Direct access to data in LucaNet
  • Traceability when changes are made to the dataset
  • Simultaneous editing of report sections by multiple users, in combination with a dedicated permissions system
  • User friendliness
  • Integrated XBRL processor

How SmartNotes makes your job easier

Optimal integration

Direct interface connection to LucaNet makes it possible: tables, diagrams, and numbers in running text can be filled with data directly from LucaNet, using a Word, Excel, or PowerPoint format. Report preparation continues to take place in the MS Office environment you’re familiar with.

Consistent dataset

Validation and consistency checks ensure data quality. At the same time, a consistent presentation throughout different report sections is guaranteed.

Integrated permissions system

An individually customizable role system with a workflow that can be specifically defined allows for a simple or detailed permissions system that completely matches your needs.

Maximum transparency

SmartNotes contains a host of tools to create transparency, such as dashboard features, comparison and versioning functions, and even comprehensive reports.

Multilingual capability

SmartNotes helps you to prepare multilingual reports but uses a shared base of numbers.

Print-ready layout

Numerous functions assist with laying out the report in SmartNotes, from the print-ready report right through to the special interface for the InDesign design software.

Your pathway to success in financial report preparation

Set-up of data warehouse with necessary financial data
  • Integration of all financial data
  • Verification of consistent dataset
Once-only composition of report templates
  • Creation of report templates that can be used again and again
  • Creation of a basis for similar types of reports
Definition of user permissions and roles
  • Defining which user has permissions for which reports
  • Differentiating between editing and reading permissions
Copying data into report templates
  • Integrating the relevant financial data into the report templates that were generated
  • Quick and easy integration of tables, charts, figures, and running text
Printing of the finalized annual and financial reports
  • Preparation of print-ready and multilingual reports with interfaces to DTP and print formats (e.g. InDesign)
  • Full MS Office integration (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint)
  • Additional output formats such as XBRL, XML, and HTML
  • Generation of reports for the electronic version of the German Federal Gazette, FINREP, COREP, Solvency II, SEC filings

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