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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

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Treasury management system: Changing from routine to strategic work in six months

Changing treasury management system or moving from several different treasury systems to a single integrated system can be a long and complicated process that drains both time and energy. But Intrum, a credit management services company with headquarters in Sweden, was able to change treasury management systems quickly, conveniently and seamlessly. “We just slid right … Read more

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Market watch: A slowdown but still on high levels

All economic indicators now seem to be heading in the same direction: downwards. But it appears to be more of a slowdown than a full recession coming up. We can see this pattern in Sweden as well as global. With a few variations it is a quite similar picture throughout the economies.

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Nordic Cash and Treasury Management: Digitalization starts with the analysis

Before you embark on a digitalization project, there are a few key things to consider. First you must know where to digitalize and how to prioritize your ongoing changes. To understand this you must identify the time that absorbs too much energy in your business. This is the belief of Lars Beckman, CEO at Core … Read more

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Working capital optimization part 2: Choosing the right approach

Not all working capital optimization projects are equal. Once your company has decided to tackle this area, a number of decisions will need to be made. From setting out your objectives to adopting a strategic approach, here’s what you need to consider: Set clear goals First and foremost, it’s important to be clear about your … Read more