Technology has been changing and developing quicker than ever before. This rise of emerging technologies is applied in increasingly familiar guises, such as artificial intelligence, blockchain and machine learning. However, these can only be successfully deployed when implemented by people who understand the power of technology and are open to change. Applying technology is all about the combination of competences and mindset. What does that mean for treasury technology? It is time to explore the more human aspects in successfully deploying treasury technology.
Testing is a critical activity in any implementation, and it has a significant impact in any overall project success. However, testing often takes longer than planned, due to poor execution or unexpected issues that arise in a later project stage. Such problems usually occur when not all the variables necessary for a successful test journey have been considered.
As sustainability is gaining momentum as a business priority, numerous corporates are re-assessing their business models and strategic goals. One of the key subjects in this re-assessment is the implementation of tangible and transparent Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors into the business.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, online sales reached new heights. As a result, more and more companies have had to rethink their sales strategy, forced by among others the closure of the physical outlets. There was little time to maneuver in the face of increasing pressure to maintain sales levels by deploying online channels. Luckily, today’s technology offered the opportunity of plug-and-play e-commerce platforms to both enable and accelerate the roll-out of online offerings.
One of the key finance related challenges that most corporates currently face is the IBOR reform. How can SAP technology support organizations with the consequences of IBOR reform? In this article we outline the SAP enhancements relating to the IBOR reform, discuss how to implement these enhancements, and pinpoint specific areas of attention based on our most recent SAP projects on IBOR reform implementation.