"Treasury Today always gives the corporate treasurer and finance director the âinside trackâ on the issues they face" said Richard Parkinson, Treasury Todayâs Managing Director. "Although they recognise the potential to deliver huge operational and cost benefits, finance people are understandably cautious. Confusion and uncertainty stop people making the most of email, let alone the net. Our message is that you donât need to be a âteckyâ, or spend thousands on new software to improve efficiency and cut costs."
Angela Berry, Publisher added: "When it comes to the Internet, security tops the Treasurerâs priority list. e-treasury 1.0 is designed to give the Treasurer confidence to take a view on current company practice, and to assess new products and services coming to market. The more you know, the better-placed you are to make sure that you get the solutions that work best for you."
e-treasury 1.0 is published with the support of systems house SunGard and online financing newcomers Direct-Issue. Helen Sanders of SunGard aid: "Talking about STP is fine but operational efficiencies are only half the story. The horizons of the treasury function are expanding; we see that a centralised technology structure can add significant value in these new areas." Paul Crouch, Direct-Issueâs Managing Director agreed. "Tools that reduce funding costs and deliver greater control must be worth investigating. I know that treasurers need to be cautious about new ways of raising finance, but they cannot afford to ignore new opportunities created by the web."