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  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Budgeting And Forecasting 2010 Survey Results

    In the book The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable, author Nassim Taleb reminds us that human nature places too much weight on the odds that past events will repeat, and does not give credence to the fact that most of the "really important events are rare and...

    Provided By Association for Financial Professionals

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    A New Approach To Reliable Cash Flow Forecasting

    With the credit crisis evolving, it is no surprise that cash flow forecasting is a top priority for banks and companies. In times of tight credit, it is vital to know where, when and how much cash will be available. Reliable cash forecasting is not only a prerequisite for efficient...

    Provided By Association for Financial Professionals

  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Leveraging Existing Assets: Accounts Payable And Receivable Shared Service Model

    Corporate finance professionals, similar to parents of multiples, are currently looking at what can't be shared within their organisations - and, more importantly, what can be shared. In other words, a shared services model for various functions - specifically operating several finance functions under the same umbrella. Traditionally, finance functions...

    Provided By Association for Financial Professionals

  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Accounts Payable: A Vehicle To Drive Competitive Advantage

    In response to the current protracted economic downturn, financial executives are refocusing their efforts on the efficiency of their business operations as a source of potential savings. Improving the accounts payable (A/P) process has become an increasingly critical function for optimising cash flow and providing financial management support in an...

    Provided By Association for Financial Professionals

  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Enhancing Receivables For Improved Business Performance

    Since the start of the financial crisis, working capital management has become a dominant theme for corporate treasurers. In a constrained credit market with a high cost of borrowing through overdrafts or the capital markets, corporate are forced to look internally for ways to address costly inefficiencies in the financial...

    Provided By Association for Financial Professionals

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Why SMEs Should Protect Credit With Automated Accounts Payable

    As organisations look to tighten control of costs in the current downturn and protect lines of credit with their suppliers, the need for accurate financial processes has become imperative. A recent survey among Accounts Payable (A/P) professionals cited cost reduction, process improvement and increased control as the three major challenges...

    Provided By Association for Financial Professionals

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Open Standards For Payables And Receivables

    Regarding message standardisation of corporate-to-corporate and corporate-to-government financial supply chains, there is a similar trend of collaboration between multiple standards organisations. UN/CEFACT is the most logical candidate to be the umbrella for such standards. Banks, public administrations and a few corporations are collaborating to ensure that the existing EDI-based invoicing...

    Provided By Association for Financial Professionals

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Emerging Trends And Developments In Liquidity Management

    Emerging trends and continued developments in payments and receivables systems deployment, workflow and automation technology are making this initiative more manageable, less expensive and faster to execute. Large organisations typically have many back office systems (Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) or Accounts Payable (AP)/Accounts Receivable (AR) systems, cash management, payroll, etc.)...

    Provided By Association for Financial Professionals

  • White Papers // May 2008

    Treasury Management In China: A Survey Of Organizations Doing Business In China

    Just as rules and regulations have changed in China, so too have approaches to establishing a business in that country and to banking there. While the outlook for business growth is positive, the majority of responding organizations still have a great deal of work to do on their treasury management...

    Provided By Association for Financial Professionals

  • White Papers // Apr 2008

    Accounts Payable: Time To Automate

    No part of business today is immune from pressures to contain costs while increasing productivity and complying with regulatory initiatives. This means that companies' finance and purchasing functions increasingly have to offer their internal operations up for scrutiny and review. In order to cope with this new level of scrutiny,...

    Provided By Association for Financial Professionals

  • White Papers // Apr 2008

    The Topsy-Turvy World Of EIPP: Embraced By Payables Functions

    The premise for Electronic Invoice Presentment and Payment (EIPP) is that it benefits suppliers and improves their receivables processes. By removing paper from their processes, suppliers save paper and handling costs, including mailing expenses. It is easier and more efficient for purchasers to pay electronic invoices via electronic payments, which...

    Provided By Association for Financial Professionals

  • White Papers // Apr 2008

    Electronic Invoicing + Electronic Payments = Successful A/P Automation

    As organisations in the US increasingly weigh the benefits of electronic invoicing, understanding the importance of automating the payments process that completes the invoice-to-pay cycle is critical to ensuring success. By automating payment processes through the use of web-based payments platforms, organisations can leverage new-found control and visibility to maintain...

    Provided By Association for Financial Professionals

  • White Papers // Apr 2008

    Strategic Impact Of Accounts Payable Automation

    Who would have imagined that removing paper from the workplace would be more challenging than putting men on the moon? But that has been the unfortunate reality in corporate financial processes, which have long been mired in labour and paper-intensive process. Not anymore. Accounts Payable (A/P) departments, which came under...

    Provided By Association for Financial Professionals

  • White Papers // Apr 2008

    Optimising Accounts Payable To Ride Out A Recession

    As a finance executive, you play a pivotal role in the survival or demise of your company. In a market like today, cash is king and as the gatekeeper to that cash, prudence will be a virtue worth its weight in gold. When developing cash flow strategies, the first area...

    Provided By Association for Financial Professionals

  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Leveraging Existing Assets: Accounts Payable And Receivable Shared Service Model

    Corporate finance professionals, similar to parents of multiples, are currently looking at what can't be shared within their organisations - and, more importantly, what can be shared. In other words, a shared services model for various functions - specifically operating several finance functions under the same umbrella. Traditionally, finance functions...

    Provided By Association for Financial Professionals

  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Accounts Payable: A Vehicle To Drive Competitive Advantage

    In response to the current protracted economic downturn, financial executives are refocusing their efforts on the efficiency of their business operations as a source of potential savings. Improving the accounts payable (A/P) process has become an increasingly critical function for optimising cash flow and providing financial management support in an...

    Provided By Association for Financial Professionals

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Why SMEs Should Protect Credit With Automated Accounts Payable

    As organisations look to tighten control of costs in the current downturn and protect lines of credit with their suppliers, the need for accurate financial processes has become imperative. A recent survey among Accounts Payable (A/P) professionals cited cost reduction, process improvement and increased control as the three major challenges...

    Provided By Association for Financial Professionals

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Open Standards For Payables And Receivables

    Regarding message standardisation of corporate-to-corporate and corporate-to-government financial supply chains, there is a similar trend of collaboration between multiple standards organisations. UN/CEFACT is the most logical candidate to be the umbrella for such standards. Banks, public administrations and a few corporations are collaborating to ensure that the existing EDI-based invoicing...

    Provided By Association for Financial Professionals

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Emerging Trends And Developments In Liquidity Management

    Emerging trends and continued developments in payments and receivables systems deployment, workflow and automation technology are making this initiative more manageable, less expensive and faster to execute. Large organisations typically have many back office systems (Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) or Accounts Payable (AP)/Accounts Receivable (AR) systems, cash management, payroll, etc.)...

    Provided By Association for Financial Professionals

  • White Papers // Apr 2008

    The Topsy-Turvy World Of EIPP: Embraced By Payables Functions

    The premise for Electronic Invoice Presentment and Payment (EIPP) is that it benefits suppliers and improves their receivables processes. By removing paper from their processes, suppliers save paper and handling costs, including mailing expenses. It is easier and more efficient for purchasers to pay electronic invoices via electronic payments, which...

    Provided By Association for Financial Professionals

  • White Papers // Apr 2008

    Electronic Invoicing + Electronic Payments = Successful A/P Automation

    As organisations in the US increasingly weigh the benefits of electronic invoicing, understanding the importance of automating the payments process that completes the invoice-to-pay cycle is critical to ensuring success. By automating payment processes through the use of web-based payments platforms, organisations can leverage new-found control and visibility to maintain...

    Provided By Association for Financial Professionals

  • White Papers // Apr 2008

    Strategic Impact Of Accounts Payable Automation

    Who would have imagined that removing paper from the workplace would be more challenging than putting men on the moon? But that has been the unfortunate reality in corporate financial processes, which have long been mired in labour and paper-intensive process. Not anymore. Accounts Payable (A/P) departments, which came under...

    Provided By Association for Financial Professionals

  • White Papers // Apr 2008

    Optimising Accounts Payable To Ride Out A Recession

    As a finance executive, you play a pivotal role in the survival or demise of your company. In a market like today, cash is king and as the gatekeeper to that cash, prudence will be a virtue worth its weight in gold. When developing cash flow strategies, the first area...

    Provided By Association for Financial Professionals

  • White Papers // Apr 2008

    Accounts Payable: Time To Automate

    No part of business today is immune from pressures to contain costs while increasing productivity and complying with regulatory initiatives. This means that companies' finance and purchasing functions increasingly have to offer their internal operations up for scrutiny and review. In order to cope with this new level of scrutiny,...

    Provided By Association for Financial Professionals

  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Enhancing Receivables For Improved Business Performance

    Since the start of the financial crisis, working capital management has become a dominant theme for corporate treasurers. In a constrained credit market with a high cost of borrowing through overdrafts or the capital markets, corporate are forced to look internally for ways to address costly inefficiencies in the financial...

    Provided By Association for Financial Professionals

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    A New Approach To Reliable Cash Flow Forecasting

    With the credit crisis evolving, it is no surprise that cash flow forecasting is a top priority for banks and companies. In times of tight credit, it is vital to know where, when and how much cash will be available. Reliable cash forecasting is not only a prerequisite for efficient...

    Provided By Association for Financial Professionals

  • White Papers // May 2008

    Treasury Management In China: A Survey Of Organizations Doing Business In China

    Just as rules and regulations have changed in China, so too have approaches to establishing a business in that country and to banking there. While the outlook for business growth is positive, the majority of responding organizations still have a great deal of work to do on their treasury management...

    Provided By Association for Financial Professionals

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Budgeting And Forecasting 2010 Survey Results

    In the book The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable, author Nassim Taleb reminds us that human nature places too much weight on the odds that past events will repeat, and does not give credence to the fact that most of the "really important events are rare and...

    Provided By Association for Financial Professionals