• TMS versus ERP

    When deciding between a treasury management system (TMS) or the treasury module of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, treasurers often have to weigh up the high functionality of a TMS and the improved visibility that comes with an ERP system. Both have their benefits and disadvantages, but do the positive aspects of one outweigh those of the other?

  • Treasury management systems – reporting

    Choosing the right treasury management system (TMS) to meet the treasury’s reporting requirements can be a difficult task. Many treasurers continue to depend on spreadsheets for this aspect of the job, but the pitfalls of this approach are well documented.

  • Drivers for treasury technology

    There are many different factors driving developments in treasury technology. Some are environmental while others arise from changing attitudes and regulations. In this article we discuss some of the more common drivers for treasury technology.

  • ASPs take hold in treasury

    The advent of next-generation ASPs is just one of the developments dominating the treasury management solution market. This month, in the first of a series of articles on treasury management systems, we consider the trends currently shaping the market and look at some of the types of solution on offer today.

  • TSU

    SWIFT’s Trade Services Utility (TSU) has been adopted by a number of banks since its release in April 2007. Although it is solely a bank-to-bank service, the TSU is expected to bring a number of benefits to treasurers through the improvement of trade related banking facilities.

  • The future of treasury technology

    Treasury technology is constantly evolving to meet the changing needs of the treasurer. In this article we provide an overview of some of the innovations in technology that look set to improve and enhance the treasury function.

  • Satisfying regulators with e-disclosure

    As regulatory scrutiny and compliance requirements become more stringent, the ability to provide electronic information to regulators quickly and easily is increasingly critical. Good information management policies and e-disclosure solutions are an important element of this.

  • The growing use of Instant Messaging

    Communication is a vital aspect of any company’s business. As more and more channels open up to enhance communication, instant interaction is becoming a reality. Corporates around the globe are increasingly taking advantage of technology that was once the domain of the individual – such as instant messaging and mobile communications.

  • VoIP – the future of voice calls?

    Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) refers to the process of making voice calls over the internet using a computer or a specially adapted telephone. Although still in its infancy, the popularity of VoIP as a cost-effective means of communicating with people globally is steadily growing. Recent research commissioned by BT Business in the UK indicated that by 2008, 48% of small to medium businesses (SMEs) in the UK with up to 50 employees will be using VoIP. This article looks at how VoIP works and its implications for corporates.

  • Driving efficiency with e-signatures

    Electronic signatures and other identity and access management solutions offer manifold advantages. Not only does the technology improve risk and security management throughout internal and external systems, but it also offers the chance to drive greater efficiency into working capital management and the supply chain.