Building Community Together
towards a tech-smart treasury
Building Community Together
towards a tech-smart treasury
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AFP Mindshift: Prepare for disruption
Finance professionals are at risk of falling behind in their understanding and adoption of emerging technologies compared to their peers in other parts of their organization. Read more

Optimising Cash & Liquidity Management for Corporate Treasurers
An award-wining digital platform for cash management optimisation Read more

Driving innovation and simplicity in currency management
The concept of managing foreign currencies is intimidating to many corporations, with a widespread belief that it requires sophisticated skills, techniques and technology. As organisations, and their treasury functions, expand, they often introduce a dedicated FX function with specific competencies. However, currency management does not need to be difficult, or the domain of specialists. With emerging solutions designed specifically to handle multiple currencies, treasurers can now deliver significant efficiencies and cost savings, and manage currency exposures, in a much simpler way than in the past. Read more

Shaping a new era in digital banking
Every year, we hear numerous examples of how digital technology is inspiring new working practices, sales channels, distribution models and indeed the products and services on which corporations base their success. However, transforming new technologies into sustainable revenue streams and efficient business models requires a digital, innovative approach. Pioneering financial services providers together with both new and established technology companies are now working closely with clients to facilitate, and to some extent help to drive their clients' digital agenda. Read more

Robotics & AI
  • Finance & Operations, EY Greater China Advisory
  • Drive growth, operation excellence and margin improvement
  • Operating model design with technology enablement
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Confront your cyber threats
Nowadays, all organizations are digital by default. Not every organization delivers its products and services primarily through digital channels, but all operate with the cultures, technology and processes of the internet era. Moreover, in the connected and convergent world delivered by the Internet of Things (IoT), the digital landscape is vast, with every asset owned or used by the organization representing another node in the network. Read more

How can you adapt to your customers’ changing digital needs?
Diversity in the digital household Households are enjoying unprecedented levels of connectivity, transforming their social and home lives as well as their viewing and working habits. This is driving major changes in what they consume and how they do so. But doubts also exist as many seek digital downtime, stick with the familiar and worry about trust and privacy. In this complex world, one thing is clear: today’s consumer will not be satisfied by a one-size-fits-all service. EY’s consumer research details these changes in consumer sentiment, providing a platform for TMT companies to create better customer experiences Read more

Putting artificial intelligence (AI) to work
Innovation matters: insights on the latest disruptive technologies

Has AI lived up to its billing so far? In some cases, there is too much hype, but paradoxically, the potential opportunities and benefits of AI are still, if anything, under-hyped. Often, the impact of new technologies is overestimated in the short term and underestimated in the long term, and while there is a lot of noise regarding AI, there’s been a lack of in-depth discussion and analysis of how it’s actually going to transform businesses. Read more

A new light on cash management
Digitalisation is having a profound effect on the way we communicate, commute and consume services, including banking services. In today’s digital world, the question for a bank is not whether to create a digital solution and service offering, which clients expect. Instead, the issue is how to leverage digital channels and capabilities to transform and enrich the client experience, provide new perspectives into treasury challenges and opportunities, and take a multi-faceted approach to exploring potential solutions. This is at the heart of our strategy at DBS, and the inspiration behind the development of our innovative dynamic digital solutioning and advisory platform, DBS Treasury Prism. Read more

KYC: It’s time to put all your data in one place
During the latest meeting of AFP’s Treasury Advisory Group (TAG), Austin O’Brion, co-founder of identity verification technology firm Token of Trust, discussed the risks banks are taking by collecting mass amounts of personal data from companies to comply with know-your-customer (KYC) regulations Read more

Corporate Treasury Solutions on FXall
Leading Trading And Workflow Solutions
Thomson Reuters FXall is the leading multibank platform for foreign exchange trading and workflow solutions for corporate treasurers. Thomson Reuters FX. Answers, Advanced. Read more

How do you navigate the financial risks your company faces?
How can you see further, know earlier and act quicker in a rapidly evolving world?

Rely on trusted answers from Thomson Reuters to keep you ahead in Corporate Treasury. As you strive to strengthen working capital, secure liquidity, manage risk and simplify processes, you have a lot of challenging decisions to make. From capital markets data to deep market analysis, from unique views of credit risk to direct access to FX liquidity, we can help you seize the opportunity and win. Read more

Corporate Treasury Solutions on Accounts Receivables
Corporate Treasury Solutions on Accounts Receivables Leading Trade Finance Solutions Ei-Ramp is a first of its kind multi-lister platform in Asia for trading of accounts receivable by institutional investors and corporate treasurers. Powered by Seabury TFX. Trade Smarter, Increase Profit. Read more

To Better Do Its Job, FP&A Must Walk the Line
A few years ago, I started a new management role by knocking on doors. I was assigned to a sales person and we spent a day driving around Baltimore, knocking on the doors of doctors’ offices, chatting with secretaries, schmoozing office managers and if we were lucky, even talking to doctors who could ultimately prescribe our services. Then I did the same for a week in Austin and San Antonio. I also went to the medical lab we ran in North Carolina and walked the floor, asked about liquid chromatography with mass spectrometry, and I attended the annual meeting of the sales team in Florida. Read more

Five key risks for firms in 2018
Forward-thinking firms will pay attention to these critical risk areas in the coming year. Strong, well-resourced, business-specific risk and control infrastructures have always been a required core competency for financial services firms, but 2018 is set to test the resilience and strategic approach of all firms with the added challenge of greater personal accountability for senior individuals. While the detailed risks run by firms are, by their nature, firm-specific and unique, there are a series of high-level risks applicable to all financial services firms irrespective of geography or sector. Read more

Data as jet fuel: An interview with Boeing’s CIO
It isn’t always comfortable, but data analytics is helping Boeing reach new heights. Boeing CIO Ted Colbert is something of an evangelist for the power of data analytics. He recently spoke with McKinsey’s Aamer Baig about how he has been spreading the word within Boeing, and why even companies overflowing with analytical talent sometimes have to work hard to reap its full reward Read more

McKinsey Quarterly FIVE FIFTY
A quick briefing in five – or a fifty-minute deeper dive. In this Edition: This Year’s Model Established business models are under attack. How can companies innovate new ones? Read more

Competing in a world of sectors without borders
Digitization is causing a radical reordering of traditional industry boundaries. What will it take to play offense and defense in tomorrow’s ecosystems? Rakuten Ichiba is Japan’s single largest online retail marketplace. It also provides loyalty points and e-money usable at hundreds of thousands of stores, virtual and real. It issues credit cards to tens of millions of members. It offers financial products and services that range from mortgages to securities brokerage. And the company runs one of Japan’s largest online travel portals—plus an instant-messaging app, Viber, which has some 800 million users worldwide. Retailer? Financial company? Rakuten Ichiba is all that and more—just as Amazon and China’s Tencent are tough to categorize as the former engages in e-commerce, cloud-computing, logistics, and consumer electronics, while the latter provides services ranging from social media to gaming to finance and beyond. Read more

Competing in a world of digital ecosystems
New players and blurring sector borders are starting to influence the competitive outlook in a wide range of industries. Here’s a close-in look at changes afoot in automobiles and banking. Four emerging technology clusters will define how automotive manufacturers, suppliers, and digital attackers compete and cooperate for growth. In banking, enlarged platform spaces will offer customers access to a wide range of products and services through a single gateway. In both industries, established players will need to rethink strategy, either by joining existing ecosystems or forging their own. Read more