To meet their expectations in delivering an efficient cash management structure in 35 countries and providing a working capital optimisation solution, BNP Paribas was selected as the global banking partner for the 35 countries in scope.
- Deployment in 35 countries of payments/collections accounts managed through a single connection link from their ERP with standardised and uniform domestic/cross border XML payment/reporting formats.
- Factor collection accounts opened in nine countries (Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland) connected to a cash pool for liquidity centralisation.
- Harmonised pricing structure applied to all countries in scope with full transparency of banking fees and streamlined communication process with the banking partner with a single point of contact.
- Implementation of an in-house bank.
- Centralisation through POBO/COBO in Europe.
Mark-Corentin Cot-Magnas, Group CFO explains, “Finding a banking partner which could deliver the same service in Europe, Asia and the Americas was a key factor in our decision process and instrumental to our success.”
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Amaris Group selected BNP Paribas due to their geographical match and tailor-made products.
Mark-Corentin comments, “We decided to work with our internal teams on that project in order to fulfil all the requirements of our company. Working in an international environment, covering 50 countries and supporting a 40% sustainable growth; in our view, this was the best way of managing this project and reaping the desirable results.”
“Being able to select one banking partner in over 35 countries on five continents is unique and provides undeniable added-value in terms of technical efficiency, bank communication, solution implementation and cost reduction. For a “young” group such as Amaris, being capable of setting up a well-organised and effective treasury framework at a very early stage coupled with working capital optimisation, resolutely demonstrates an unrivalled level of maturity,” says Mark-Corentin.
- Improved treasury forecast and planning with full visibility on idle cash.
- Improved tracking of payment and collections.
- Harmonised reporting with enhanced integration and reconciliation in SAGE.
- Efficient communication with banking partner.
- Drastically minimised banking partners.
- Significant bank fees’ cost reduction through globally harmonised pricing.
- Technical infrastructure optimised costs with standardised format processing.
- Reduction of days sales outstanding with positive impact on liquidity and financial ratios.