This time around, a flawless annual report

Software for narrative report preparation and disclosure management

The perfect disclosure management tool delivers a complete solution for preparing annual and management 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. Each step can be implemented by users themselves. Thanks to an import process that is easy to define, the tool for disclosure management 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 customisable workflow allows you to integrate a reliable check principle, with all changes shown transparently in a full audit trail.

What disclosure management looks like

The Certent solution streamlines the disclosure management cycle by automating your end-to-end external reporting cycle and connecting directly to your in-house financial systems.

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Standout features of our narrative report preparation software

Software for narrative 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 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 capability for multiple XBRL Mandates, including ESEF Reporting

An intelligent solution for narrative report preparation:

How LucaNet and Certent can benefit you

Optimal integration

Technology agnostic allows you to pull data from all source systems.

A direct interface connection to LucaNet makes it possible to populate: tables, diagrams and numbers in text directly from LucaNet, using the familiar Microsoft Offcie platform of Word, Excel or PowerPoint format.

One version of the truth

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

Customisable workflows enables permission settings across the company for key financial and no financial data collection and concurrent collaboration 

Maximum transparency

The disclosure management software contains a host of tools to create transparency, such as dashboard features, comparison and versioning functions, and comprehensive reports.

Global multilingual capability

The disclosure management software enables mulit lingual report creation whilst retaining the data flow though reports.

Print-ready layout

Wizard driven report layout from print ready output to HD InDesign files or directly to the web.

Six surefire steps to flawless financial reports:

  • Setup of the data warehouse with the necessary financial data
  • Integration of all financial data
  • Verification of a consistent dataset
  • Creation of report templates that can be used again and again
  • Creation of a basis for similar types of reports
  • Defining which user has permissions for which reports
  • Differentiating between write and read-only permissions
  • Integrating the relevant financial data into the report templates that were generated
  • Quick and easy integration of tables, charts, figures and running text
  • 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 similar reports using the “factory” functions, such as financial statements and risk reports
  • Generation of reports for the electronic version of the German Federal Gazette, FINREP, COREP, Solvency II, SEC filings
  • Roll forward option for existing content
  • Carrying-over of the document into the next period for the creation of the next document
  • Periods for a document are shifted based on their hierarchy, with the current period being used as the previous period
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Learn even more about our software for disclosure management and ESEF reporting

Interested in seeing our disclosure management software in action? Do you also want to learn about where and how this tool can offer you support that goes even further than financial and annual report creation and iXBRL reporting in line with ESEF?

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