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How treasury management systems can bring value instead of stress

With the main business conference Eurofinance coming up in October in Copenhagen, it is time to warm up with some business intelligence. We are living and working in the fourth industrial revolution with rapid changes as a consequence of digitalization, automation and machine learning. The impact of technology on treasury is significant. If your corporation … Read more

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How will open banking impact treasury?

Interview with Karsten Kiefer, BELLIN, on open banking, APIs and the future of bank connectivity. With financial data increasingly digitized and moved to the cloud, disruptive approaches have become available to fintechs and corporates have gained access to new and revolutionary opportunities. One such opportunity is open banking, also known as API banking. In this … Read more

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Market watch: A heavier slowdown than expected

The global economy is significantly slowing down, but we have still no recession. Economies are growing, although at a more moderate pace. But indicators keep going down. Most clearly is this seen in the yield curves. In the beginning of this year I wrote about the pessimism in the economy. I then assessed it was … Read more

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Working capital optimization part 4: Deploying a solution

When undertaking a working capital optimization project, it’s essential to deploy your solution effectively so that you can achieve the desired outcomes. In particular, you’ll need to include all relevant stakeholders in the implementation and communicate with them effectively. While this may sound straightforward in theory, this aspect of the project can be challenging – particularly for … Read more

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How to get treasury more effective

International corporates need to handle internal loans, currencies and payments in several countries – safe and easy. How do you meet this challenge? The answer is integrated and transparent treasury systems, using machine learning and automation. We are in the midst of the fourth industrial revolution. It is a rapid and profound change of the … Read more

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Supply chain finance: Five reasons why you’ll benefit from a third-party solution

Third-party solutions are growing on a global scale, challenging traditional banking business models. But why is this happening now, and how can buyers and suppliers benefit from this? Here are five reasons why you should consider a third-party solution when initiating or expanding a supply chain finance programme. 1. Digital transformation Technological advancements, changing customer … Read more

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Five takeaways from 1TC and Nordic Cash and Treasury

We have started this year by attending two interesting conferences: the Bellin user conference 1TC and the business conference Nordic Cash and Treasury. So has Johan Isaksson, Group Treasurer of Itab, one of Europe’s leading suppliers of shop concepts. We called him up to get his main takeaways from these events. Bellin 1TC is a … Read more

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Supply chain finance: Why third party solutions are growing

Third party solutions for managing payments and working capital are growing on a global scale. As a buyer you might ask yourself: How can we benefit from this? In this article I’ll show you how, and explain why third party solutions are growing. I recently opened an account with a connected bankcard with a neobank, … Read more

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Working capital optimization part 3: measuring success

We’ve looked at the importance of setting clear goals in a working capital optimization program, as well as the need for a strategic approach and the issues to consider when choosing a partner. Now let’s explore how you can measure the success of your program. Working capital metrics The basic metrics used in any working … Read more

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The cash flow revolution

In times of uncertainty, businesses tend to look inwards. Decisions are made to reduce outgoings, capex and R&D projects are shelved, and costs savings are made where possible. Invariably, suppliers are caught up in the cash conservation initiatives, as businesses tend to push out payment terms to improve days payable outstanding (DPO) figures. But this … Read more