TruQua Enterprises Ranked Top 50 On 2018 Top Company Cultures List Presented By Entrepreneur And Energage

top company cultures 2018
September 19, 2018 – CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
– TruQua Enterprises was recently ranked on Entrepreneur’s 2018 Top Company Cultures list, a comprehensive ranking of U.S.-based businesses exhibiting high-performance cultures created in partnership with employee engagement platform and service provider Energage. The Top Company Cultures list has placed TruQua as the #49 company in the Small Company category. TruQua is recognized for creating an exceptional culture that drives employee engagement, exceeds employee expectations and directly impacts company success.

“Our company culture is strongly tied to our core values of ‘Smart. Driven. Nice.’” says TruQua Enterprises Founder and Partner Scott Cairncross. “Our employees support each other because we all believe that one person’s success is everyone’s success. In return, we support our employees by giving them high levels of autonomy, while even supporting their personal goals.”

“We started TruQua only eight years ago. From the beginning, we’ve placed importance on developing an exceptional and exciting company culture, and as a result of this, we have built a strong culture of high trust, connection, ownership, belonging and meaning that creates genuine drive and motivation,” says Cairncross.

“Great company cultures don’t happen by accident. They happen because leaders understand how to create excellent working environments, and how to make everyone share the same mission,” says Jason Feifer, editor in chief of Entrepreneur magazine. “Our 2018 Top Company Cultures list is a great celebration of companies that are doing it right, and it should serve as inspiration for everyone who leads a team.”

The full list, presenting a total of 150 companies categorized as small, midsize or large companies—with 74 or fewer employees, 75-299 employees and more than 300 employees respectively— is available on Entrepreneur.com. Core insights, behaviors and attributes that have helped to shape the high-performing cultures presented by the top companies are shared alongside practices to help other companies develop their own workplace environments.

“Becoming a Top Company Cultures winner isn’t something an organization can buy,” said Doug Claffey, CEO of Energage. “It’s an achievement which organizations have to work for. Based on our decade of research, we have come to view workplace culture is the only remaining sustainable competitive business advantage. Great strategies can be copied, but culture cannot.”

Employees took online surveys, and the honorees were determined and ranked based solely on their survey feedback scores. Each company was measured in response to 24 questions on subject matters such as connection, alignment, effectiveness, leadership and management, as well as basics such as pay, benefits and flexibility.

To be considered for the ranking, the companies must have had at least 35 employees, have been founded before Jan. 1, 2016, must be founder-led (at least 10% ownership of the company), and be headquartered in the U.S. There was no cost to participate in the survey. Individual employee responses were anonymous.

To view TruQua Enterprises in the full ranking, visit https://www.entrepreneur.com/top-company-culture

ABOUT TRUQUA ENTERPRISES

TruQua Enterprises is an IT services, consulting, and licensed SAP development partner that specializes in providing “True Quality” SAP solutions to Fortune 500 companies with integrated, end-to-end analytic solutions. Through project management, software innovation, thought leadership, implementation and deployment strategies, TruQua’s team delivers high value services through its proprietary knowledge base of software add-ons, development libraries, best practices, solution research and blueprint designs. For more information, please visit www.truqua.com or follow us on twitter @TruQuaE.

Contact:
Molly Reppen
TruQua Enterprises
Molly.reppen@truqua.com
312-525-8787

ABOUT ENTREPRENEUR MEDIA INC.
For 41 years, Entrepreneur Media Inc. has been serving the entrepreneurial community providing comprehensive coverage of business and personal success through original content and events. Entrepreneur magazine, Entrepreneur.com, and publishing imprint Entrepreneur Press provide solutions, information, inspiration and education read by millions of entrepreneurs and small business owners worldwide. To learn more, visit entrepreneur.com.

About Energage
Energage is an HR Technology company based in Exton, PA. Their employee engagement platform combines HR technology, reliable insights, and expert guidance to transform your workplace. Their 14 million employee survey responses gathered over more than a decade offer insights into clear next steps to develop an employee-centric approach to success.

JS Irick, Sonam Pawar of TruQua Enterprises to Present at Financials 2018 in Prague

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS | August 28, 2018 – TruQua Enterprises is proud to announce that JS Irick and Sonam Pawar will be presenting at the upcoming SAPinsider Financials 2018 conference, taking place October 16-18, 2018 at the Prague Congress Centre. This year’s must-attend financials event is packed with in-depth knowledge sessions, hands-on labs, live product demonstrations, panel discussions, and interactive forums showcasing the latest products and updates from SAP.

Financials 2018 is an annual collaboration of SAP and SAPinsider and is the premier conference for organizations looking to spur financial transformation, implement and optimize SAP S/4HANA® Finance, and drive accounting, controlling, planning, reporting, and compliance excellence.

Sessions presented by TruQua Enterprises Principal Consultant JS Irick, and Senior Consultant Sonam Pawar include the following:

  • Tips for more efficient planning and reporting with SAP Business Planning and Consolidation optimized for SAP S/4HANA
  • Tips for planning in SAP Business Planning and Consolidation: How to bring external pricing data into SAP BPC for better sales planning using SAP Cloud Platform
  • Forecast automation and driver-based planning in SAP Business Planning and Consolidation: A how-to guide
  • An introduction to the EPM add-in for Microsoft Excel
  • Key use cases for a Central Finance deployment
  • An introduction to account-based CO-PA in SAP S/4HANA Finance
  • The dos and don’ts of master data mapping in Central Finance

View the full agenda as well as receive a special discount by visiting http://bit.ly/2Np191x.

Contact:
Molly Reppen
Marketing Associate, TruQua Enterprises
molly.reppen@truqua.com

About JS Irick of TruQua Enterprises
JS Irick is a Principal Consultant and Lead Developer at TruQua Enterprises, a Software Development and SAP Services company. A respected developer of innovative data analysis solutions, JS has developed tools for the scientific and financial industries. JS possesses a unique portfolio of skills focused on performance tuning the SAP and non-SAP stack. JS demonstrates both technical savvy and impeccable communications skills. A featured speaker and leader, JS consults and provides training to multinational corporations and speaks at major SAP events. A recognized performance testing and tuning expert, JS ensures the performance and stability of TruQua’s implementations. Through his experience with automated load testing and reconciliation tools, JS helps the team identify areas for improvement well before they become issues. JS’s expertise is in SAP NetWeaver Performance Optimization, SAP BusinessObjects EPM, SAP HANA, Cloud Computing, SAP BPC-ERP Integration, SAP BPC-ERP Reconciliation, HP LoadRunner, SAP Mobile Applications (SUP & Gateway Frameworks), Linux Server Administration, Python, Scrum Development Methodology, and Enterprise Security.

About Sonam Pawar of TruQua Enterprises
Sonam Pawar is a Functional Analyst, Model/Process/Data Designer and FI/CO Specialist at TruQua Enterprises with 7 years of SAP FICO experience, including SAP S/4HANA Finance and Central Finance in different stages of SDLC, including end-to-end implementation, rollout, due diligence and support projects. Sonam has industry exposure spanning across Professional Services, Banking, Insurance, Oil and Gas, Energy, High-Tech, Oil Field services. She maintains an expertise in the areas of solution design and configuration of FICO modules, including SAP New GL, AR, AP, Fixed Assets, Bank Accounting, and Controlling. Sonam has worked extensively with executive management and business users from Accounting to Report, Order to Cash, Procurement to Pay, Manufacturing, and Operation to Maintain. Sonam’s proven skills are in the proactive analysis of SAP solutions, including SAP S/4HANA Finance, to propose improvements and optimization of business processes and SAP design. She also maintains an M.B.A in Finance with domain experience in financial analysis, credit analysis, project financing in large credit department of a federal bank in India.

About SAPinsider
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TruQua Enterprises Named to the 2018 Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Companies

Inc. Magazine Unveils Its 37th Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000; TruQua Enterprises Reports 231% Revenue Growth over Three Years

CHICAGO, August 15, 2018Inc. magazine today revealed that TruQua Enterprises is named on its 37th annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

“We are honored to be recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in America,” said Scott Cairncross, Founder and Partner of TruQua Enterprises. “Our rapid growth is a testament to how quickly and efficiently we have been able to provide SAP solutions to our customers.”

“Being recognized with this prestigious honor is also a true testament of the hard work and culture that we have developed here at TruQua,” said Cairncross.

Not only have the companies on the 2018 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists. The 2018 Inc. 5000 achieved an astounding three-year average growth of 538.2 percent, and a median rate of 171.8 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $206.1 billion in 2017, accounting for 664,095 jobs over the past three years.

Chicago-based TruQua Enterprises is an IT services, consulting, and licensed SAP development partner that specializes in providing “True Quality” SAP solutions to Fortune 500 companies with integrated, end-to-end analytic solutions.

Through project management, software innovation, thought leadership, implementation and deployment strategies, TruQua’s team delivers high-value services through its proprietary knowledge base of software add-ons, development libraries, best practices, solution research and blueprint designs. provides boutique consulting and software development services for Fortune 500 companies who organize and analyze their financials using SAP, allowing them to have greater visibility into how their company is running.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including TruQua’s company profile and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at https://www.inc.com/profile/truqua-enterprises.

“If your company is on the Inc. 5000, it’s unparalleled recognition of your years of hard work and sacrifice,” says Inc. editor in chief James Ledbetter. “The lines of business may come and go or come and stay. What doesn’t change is the way entrepreneurs create and accelerate the forces that shape our lives.”

CONTACT:
Molly Reppen
Molly.reppen@truqua.com
312-525-8787

More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000

Methodology
The 2018 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2014 and 2018. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2014. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2017. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2014 is $100,000; the minimum for 2017 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000.

About Inc. Media
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Inc. took home the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success.

Great Place to Work 2018 – TruQua Enterprises

CHICAGO — 08-03-2018 — TruQua Enterprises was certified as a great workplace today by the independent analysts at Great Place to Work®. TruQua Enterprises earned this credential based on extensive ratings provided by its employees in anonymous surveys. A summary of these ratings can be found at http://reviews.greatplacetowork.com/truqua-enterprises.

great place to work 2018“For the second year in a row, TruQua has been named a Great Place to Work, and we could not be more proud of our employees,” says Scott Cairncross, Founder & Partner of TruQua Enterprises. “Our core values are ‘Smart, Driven and Nice.‘ It is crucial for us to have the smartest people because we are dealing with complicated technology and business processes. However, we also firmly believe that it is not just what you do, but how you do it that matters.”

“At TruQua Enterprises, our employees support each other because we all believe that one person’s success is everyone’s success,” says Cairncross. “In return, we support our employees by giving them high levels of autonomy and even supporting their personal goals.” As a result, TruQua has built a strong culture of high trust, connection, ownership, belonging and meaning that creates genuine drive and motivation.

“According to our study, 93% of TruQua Enterprises employees say it is a great workplace,” says Sarah Lewis-Kulin, Vice President of Great Place to Work Certification & List Production. TruQua Enterprises employees completed 44 surveys, resulting in a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 2.61.

Among these results from Great Place to Work,

  • 100% of TruQua employees say that people care about each other,
  • 100% say that people are given a lot of responsibility, and
  • 98% say TruQua facilities contribute to a good working environment

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About TruQua Enterprises
TruQua Enterprises is an IT services, consulting, and licensed SAP development partner that specializes in providing “True Quality” SAP solutions to Fortune 500 companies with integrated, end-to-end analytic solutions. Through project management, software innovation, thought leadership, implementation and deployment strategies, TruQua’s team delivers high value services through its proprietary knowledge base of software add-ons, development libraries, best practices, solution research and blueprint designs. For more information, please visit www.truqua.com or follow us on twitter @TruQuaE.

About Great Place to Work®
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, including Best Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, GreatPlace to Work® produces the annual Fortune “100 Best Companies to Work For®” list and a series of Great Place to Work® Best Workplaces lists including lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small and Medium Companies and over a half dozen different industry lists.

Central Finance Drill-Back to Source Document via SAP GUI and Fiori

By: Matt Montes – Senior Consultant, TruQua

 

What is Central Finance?

SAP Central Finance is a product and finance focused deployment option of SAP S/4HANA, in which the financial and management accounting data from SAP and non-SAP systems are brought into SAP S/4HANA as a sidecar enterprise management system via a SAP Landscape Transformation (SLT) replication server. Due to the architecture of the solution, a Central Finance deployment is minimally disruptive to current ERP systems while, at the same time, allows enterprises to reap the benefits of SAP S/4HANA. One of those benefits is SAP S/4HANA’s “Universal Journal”, a table (named ACDOCA) where all transactional data including logistical information is stored at the lowest level of detail. The Universal Journal is accessed by reports and processes in real-time thereby reducing the need for batch jobs and reconciliation that are typically encountered in a traditional data warehousing solution. For a high-level illustration of what a typical Central Finance architecture looks like see the diagram below, also feel free to click here for some introductory details on Central Finance.

Central Finance System Architecture

Why is Drilling-Back to the Source System Important?

When discussing Central Finance as an approach to implementing SAP S/4HANA, one of the main discussion points is always around document traceability (especially when sourced from multiple source systems) and the ability to drill-back to the source system. Often is the case where the financial documents coming into Central Finance have a different document number than the source system they came from. At times, this can make document comparisons between source and target confusing and laborious. Fortunately, Central Finance has the ability to drill-back to the source document from within the target system’s user experience through the use of native SAP connectivity (known as a Remote Function Call or “RFC”). Additionally, with the introduction of SAP Fiori 2.0 and SAP S/4HANA 1709 this drill-back can now also be executed within SAP Fiori, the new SAP web-based user experience. This blog will highlight the drill-back functionality in both the traditional SAP graphical user interface (a.k.a. SAP GUI) and SAP Fiori, as well as discuss the potential benefits for the business and end user.

Benefits of Drilling-Back to the Source Document

At a recent event, known as Central Finance Exchange, SAP, TruQua, and Magnitude hosted 22 Central Finance customers from across North America. This event brought together companies from 13 unique industries and provided insight into the Central Finance mindset amongst these organizations. One of the notable data points was the fact that 75% of these customers have more than 5 source systems (click here to see the compiled data). As a financially focused end user, the idea of analyzing documents and data from 5+ systems can seem like a reconciliation and auditing nightmare. In order to articulate the true value of the drill-back functionality, here are 5 benefits of one of Central Finance’s powerful functionalities.

  1. Quickly identify which system the document originated
    • In a landscape with documents coming from multiple company codes and source systems, the document relationship browser and drill-back functionality allows the end user to quickly identify which system a particular document came from
  2. Seamless transition between target and source system
    • By following SAP’s recommendation of setting up the RFC as “current user”, a user with adequate security in the source system can access the source document from the target systems document relationship browser
    • This prevents the need for multiple logins or jumping screens to get from one session to another
  3. Immediate visibility into the document level detail and relationship browser
    • By drilling back to the source document, the end user has immediate access to all of the document level data as well as the header information.
    • Additionally, the end user can now navigate the document relationship browser within the source system to quickly identify if there are any other associated documents (Controlling, Material, COPA, etc.)
  4. Quickly compare different fields and values between source and target system
    • Mapping certain fields (cost center, profit center, business area, etc.) is fairly common when deploying Central Finance; therefore, the end user can leverage the drill-back functionality in order to quickly compare certain fields on the document.
    • For example, if the end user notices that a document in the target system has a cost center of 100000 but when drilling back to the source the cost center is 200000, then they can infer that cost center mapping is occurring
    • This is extremely valuable because the end user can also begin to familiarize themselves with the mapping that is occurring, thus improving their efficiency when analyzing and comparing the data.
  5. Leverage familiar transaction codes and functionality
    • When executing the drill-back to the source system the end user is exposed to the exact same transaction and screen they were just using in the target system; therefore, there is no need to learn how to operate any new functionality.
    • As you will see in a later section, the Fiori drill-back is very similar to the GUI drill-back, and all of the same functionality exists.

Executing the drill-back functionality in the SAP GUI

To execute the drill-back to the source system, start by displaying a financial document (FB03)  or a controlling document (KSB5) in the Central Finance system. Once the document is being displayed go to Environment à Document Environment à Relationship Browser. Once in the Document Relationship Browser you will see several documents and their relationship to the original document entered in FB03 (In this case document 1900040 is being displayed). Notice that each document has a corresponding logical system. The logical system associated with the various documents informs what system the document came from.

Displaying Document Relationship Browser in Source System

document relationship browser

As you can see in the screenshot above, accounting document 1900040 belongs to logical system TS3CLNT110, which is the Central Finance system. Additionally, there are two other documents with a logical system of SI1CLNT800, which is the source system where our RFC connection has been setup. In an instance in which there are multiple source systems setup to replicate to Central Finance the end user can immediately identify the documents origin all within the Central Finance system. By double clicking on either SI1 document the GUI will drill-back to the SI1 system and display that document; thus, granting the user with immediate access to the original document and all of its associated characteristics. Once done viewing the source system documents you can back out by hitting the green arrow and return right back to the target system.

Displaying Accounting document in Source System via drill-back

Displaying Controlling Document in Source System via Drill-Back

Displaying Controlling Document in Source System via Drill-Back

Executing the drill-back in Fiori using the Display Source Document Tile

Sticking with the document discussed earlier in the GUI section of this blog, you can launch the “Manage Journal Entries” tile and fill in the necessary fields to bring up document 1900040.

Manage Journal Entries Tile in Fiori

Manage Journal Entries Tile in Fiori

From here you can click on the “Related Documents” tab and notice that the layout is similar to what was shown previously in the Document Relationship Browser. Once here you can click on any of the source system documents (which can be identified based on the logical system) and then click “Display Source Document”.

Related Documents Tab of the Manage Journal Entries App

Related Documents Tab of the Manage Journal Entries App

Drilling down to Source Document in Fiori

Drilling down to Source Document in Fiori

A pop-up window will be generated, and you can now see the source system document and all of its associated characteristics. Additionally, you can navigate to the document relationship browser as you typically would in the GUI and drill down into the journal entry information by double clicking on any of the line items.

Displaying Source Document in Fiori via Drill-Back

Displaying Source Document in Fiori via Drill-Back

Demonstrating How to Access the Relationship Browser while in Fiori

Demonstrating How to Access the Relationship Browser while in Fiori

Conclusion

In conclusion, drilling back from a Central Finance system to a source system can be achieved through the SAP GUI or SAP Fiori Launchpad. This functionality helps to equip users with visibility and transparency into their financial documents and which system they originated from. The ability to see the source document information in conjunction with the system it came from, all while being able to drill-back into the system with the click of a button, will be invaluable for those enterprises with multiple source systems. One thing to note here is while the idea of “shared services” seems ideal there needs to be controls and security in place to ensure everyone has the proper insight and access to the information they need.

For more information on the functionality within Central Finance or an exploratory call on what an implementation would look like within your organization, contact us today at info@truqua.com or simply fill out our form below!


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