Treasury Management Systems Insights

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FSA compliance could provide the foundation for better CPM systems & improved business performance

6th February 2012

Company: bobsguide
By Dean Dickinson, managing director of Advanced Business Solutions The financial services sector is often driven by regulation these days. Organizations in the sector can be forgiven for focusing their resources on ensuring compliance with Financial Services Authority initiatives such as Treat your Customers Fairly (TCF), Know your Customers... read more
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Smartphones: What Security Risks Do They Pose?

2nd February 2012

Company: bobsguide
By Alan Thomas, a technology & media executive at the specialist insurer Hiscox Travel anywhere on a plane or train these days and you’ll no doubt notice that you are surrounded by people using a smartphone. They are an extremely useful modern tool that is used by many companies and individuals alike to keep in touch and do work while on the... read more
Focus: Big Data is a big deal, says SIIA FISD Real-Time Technology Roundtable

Focus: Big Data is a big deal, says SIIA FISD Real-Time Technology Roundtable

24th January 2012

Company: bobsguide
At the Real-Time Technology Roundtable, held at BT’s headquarters in the City of London last week on 19 January, the focus on ‘big data’ this year continued. It is expected to be one of the top technology topics for 2012 in what is predicted to be a tough 12 months for IT spending.Organised by the Financial Information Services Division of... read more
IDC predicts tough year ahead for fintech firms as EMEA FIs cut spending

IDC predicts tough year ahead for fintech firms as EMEA FIs cut spending

19th January 2012

Company: bobsguide
The future profitability of financial technology providers is in jeopardy this year believes IDC Financial Insights as IT spending by EMEA banks will decrease to a growth rate of just 2.9% in 2012. The gloomy prediction, made at the Pewterers’ Hall last night in the City of London during IDC’ s 2012 Predictions for EMEA Financial Services... read more
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Instinet Market Structure Research: Seven Global Market Structure Trends to Watch for in 2012

6th January 2012

Company: Instinet
As 2011 drew to a close and we at Instinet pondered what’s to come for traders, it seemed that 2012 would not so much see an emergence of entirely new trends but instead a continuation of many of the same developments from the past few years. The environment is unquestionably challenging. There are, however, some pockets of opportunity in which... read more
Cloud computing in financial services: a reality check

Cloud computing in financial services: a reality check

22nd December 2011

Company: IBM
A rapid shift in attitude towards cloud computing is happening within the financial services industry. A recent Gartner survey (1) found that cloud is the top priority for global FS CIOs, yet the hype surrounding the topic often suggests otherwise. IBM’s Nick Davis cuts through the noise to answer the question – what is really happening with... read more
Automating the P2P process with document management

Automating the P2P process with document management

21st December 2011

Company: V1
By Julian Buck, managing director, Version OneAmidst a turbulent economic climate, UK businesses are looking at ways to cut costs while ensuring greater control over spending. Procurement is under close scrutiny in many UK organisations, however somewhat surprisingly, some companies’ procure to pay (P2P) processes remain paper heavy and labour-... read more
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Trading data for cash

20th December 2011

Company: Cordys
By Richard Helliar, UK managing director for Global Business Operations, Cordys.The global credit crisis has forced change in the dynamic between credit and cash management and as a result the market now rewards companies that are liquid and less reliant on external funding. Recently Citigroup stated that companies with higher liquidity are... read more
CFOs are able to rest assured with a holistic view of reconciliation

CFOs are able to rest assured with a holistic view of reconciliation

16th December 2011

Company: Fiserv
By Andy Mellor, senior product manager, financial control solutions, FiservAccountability or responsibility? So maybe it’s not what Shakespeare had in mind, but surely this is the question. The question that keeps CFOs awake at night, that is. And CROs, CEOs, line of business managers, and auditors, as well. Recent news articles have highlighted... read more
E-business suitability myths and strategies for the insurance industry

E-business suitability myths and strategies for the insurance industry

15th December 2011

By Randy Croce CPCU, CIC, Tata Consultancy Services The insurance industry is cautious by nature; after all, it is a business based on managing risk. Slower to embrace e-business strategies compared to securities, brokers and investment companies, this industry has made circumspective steps in progressing towards an online presence; primarily, by... read more