Category: Financial Operations

Advice for Treasurers to get more out of accounts payable

Getting More Out of Accounts Payable: Lessons for Treasurers

As discussed in the previous post and throughout the series, as the function of accounts payable evolves, Treasury is positioned as an ideal partner to help transform it into a profit center. Here are the...

/ May 21, 2018
Accounts payable trends

3 Trends Impacting Your AP Department in 2018

For accounts payable (AP) departments, the pressure is on. Traditional responsibilities are shifting and AP is being tasked with driving greater value, cost savings, and efficiencies across business functions. Three industry trends are the driving...

/ May 14, 2018
A look into B2B payment and working capital management trends

B2B Payments & Working Capital Management Strategies

Nearly half of all corporates see a bank’s B2B payables offerings as being an important factor in the bank selection process. Strategic Treasurer’s B2B Payments and WCM Strategies Survey captured the responses of 335 corporate and...

/ May 9, 2018
Using payment aggregation to drive extra value in your payment infrastructure

Driving extra value from your payment infrastructure – it’s a ‘hell yeah’ decision

We’ve all been faced with the dilemma of trying to ascertain whether or not we should purchase something. Is it really needed? Is it a priority? Is one supplier’s product any better than the other’s...

/ April 24, 2018
Important AP Metrics

Navigate Your Way to Success with AP Metrics that Matter

The GPS is a technological advancement that never ceases to amaze me. You tell it where you want to go and it tells you how to get there, no matter how lost you may be....

/ April 16, 2018
Managing Multiple Payment Schemes With Cloud Technology

Managing Multiple Payment Schemes With Cloud Technology

Living in a digital world where technology and connectivity have become integral to every aspect of our personal and business lives, the ability to keep pace and adapt can be a real challenge. There has...

/ April 2, 2018

Securing the payment processing lifecycle

In this recurring SmartPayments feature we sit down with professionals from the corporate and banking space to talk with them about the issues they face on a daily basis. In this instalment we interviewed Camille...

/ April 2, 2018
Turning AP into a profit center

Transforming AP into a Profit Center

As discussed in the previous post, understanding the need to optimize working capital requires AP and Treasury to work together. So how can a historic cost center like AP become a profit center? The approach...

/ March 27, 2018
anti-money laundering

Evaluating Anti-Money Laundering Providers: Getting the Answers You Need to Make a Smart Choice

A lot of change is affecting the banking industry, which is always followed by new and tougher regulations, often related to anti-money laundering. In January alone two new regulations were discussed by the Senate regarding...

/ March 19, 2018
Accounts payable

Why the Partnership between Treasury & AP Matters

As discussed in the previous post, Treasury understands that AP has a significant impact on working capital and accordingly, their stake in the success of AP is high. Optimizing working capital and liquidity requires that...

/ March 19, 2018