• Reducing costs through improved STP

    Improving straight through processing is a critical element of any procure-to-pay project and is a key concern for corporates looking to enhance internal efficiencies in turbulent market conditions.

  • Mobile payment technology

    Financial institutions and mobile phone operators are looking into ways to harness the convenience and global reach of mobile phone technology to provide financial services. We look at the different types of payments that can be made using mobile handsets.

  • E-money

    The electronic money market has developed more slowly than expected and is far from reaching its full potential. To address this situation, the EC recently announced proposals to facilitate market access and encourage technological innovation. We look into e-money, its different forms and how the new regulation will change the current market.

  • Single sign-on technology

    Single sign-on (SSO) technology is designed to reduce the number of passwords an employee has to remember, while also helping businesses to improve access management. We look into how SSO works, the different forms the technology can take, the benefits and the caveats.

  • The risks of social networking technology

    As Web 2.0 ideals evolve into the workplace, new challenges are emerging as well as new opportunities. We examine the risks associated with employees’ use of social networking sites and discuss what companies can do to protect themselves.

  • Public Key Infrastructure

    Businesses are carrying out an increasing number of financial transactions and communications over the internet, but how can they ensure that these electronic exchanges are secure? This month, we look at the revival of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and its application in treasury.

  • Systems for supply chain management

    Financial supply chain management technology has come a long way in helping companies reduce working capital across the purchase-to-pay cycle. At a time when companies might hesitate to invest in technology, this is an area where the advantages can outweigh the costs.

  • Treasury management systems: implementation

    In previous articles, we have discussed a variety of issues impacting on treasury management systems and the factors that should be taken into account when selecting a new TMS. This month, in the final article of this series, we look at the process required to implement a new TMS successfully.

  • Evaluating and selecting a treasury management system

    In previous articles, we have looked at a variety of issues impacting on treasury management systems. This month we consider the factors that should be taken into account when selecting a new TMS and provide a practical guide to the process that should be followed.

  • Assessing your TMS requirements

    Implementing and maintaining a treasury management system (TMS) is a significant investment. Assessing the treasury’s requirements before commencing the selection process will help treasurers to avoid costly and time-consuming mistakes. We suggest 10 steps that treasurers should take when evaluating their TMS needs.