• Data analytics drives efficiency gains

    Companies are increasingly looking to data analytics and business intelligence tools to help increase efficiency in treasury processes. We give an overview of the role data analytics can play in treasury, the types of solution available and considerations to bear in mind when choosing a solution.

  • The growing popularity of vendor-hosted treasury solutions

    Research shows that more and more companies are choosing vendor-hosted rather than client-hosted treasury management solutions. Vendor-hosted treasury management solutions now come in a wide array of models, each with its own advantages and drawbacks. In this article, Treasury Today looks at the services on offer and what you need to consider.

  • Money market portals

    Already popular among corporates in the US, money market portals are starting to break through into the European market. But what are the advantages of these ‘fund supermarkets’ and how can you ensure that a money market portal is the right tool for your treasury department?

  • Cash flow forecasting: simplicity vs sophistication

    Cash flow forecasting is consistently named as one of top priorities for treasurers, but at the same time it is one of the most frustrating tasks, mainly because of inaccurate and untimely reporting from subsidiaries and business units. Post-crisis it has become even more important for corporates to understand their cash positions and the associated liquidity risks. Can technology make it any easier? Most corporate forecasts remain spreadsheet-based, but will the new breed of forecasting technology finally unseat Excel and will it help gather more accurate data?

  • Risk software: must have or luxury?

    The financial crisis has brought risk management to the forefront of treasury operations. For some companies this has meant increased technology budgets to buy products which help to analyse and avert a wide variety of risks. We examine the role of risk software in today’s treasury and ask whether ‘state of the art’ software is really a must-have for companies today.

  • Optimising your TMS

    With many different vendors wrangling for the treasury technology mandate, we examine the best way to make the most out of your discussions with them and to optimise any relationships and systems that are currently in place.

  • Making ERP work harder for the treasury

    Enterprise resource planning (ERP) has been a prevalent part of business technology for a number of years, however only recently has it been able to offer functionality at a level required for treasury operations. This month we look at how ERP has developed, whether it has caught up with stand-alone products in terms of treasury functionality and how you can make better use of what it has to offer.

  • Business intelligence

    As companies look ever more to their treasurers to drive process efficiency, improve cash management and reduce costs, business intelligence provides the means and opportunity. In this article we examine what business intelligence is, who the software providers are and whether it is right for your company.

  • SAS 70 compliance

    Companies which outsource or sub-contract services need to be sure the firms they are using meet with auditing standards, especially if they themselves have to be Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliant. One way is to ensure that service providers have the SAS 70 accreditation. What is SAS 70 and what are its benefits for both service providers and the companies using those services?

  • Corporate identity theft

    Illegally using personal or company data for financial gain is a serious crime with far-reaching consequences for individuals and corporations alike. We look at why it is essential for companies to encourage a security-conscious culture in order to prevent identity fraud.