On 20-21 October, SAP organized its annual ‘Treasury and Working Capital Management Live’ which, due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, was again a digital event. Zanders traditionally has a strong presence at this event and again this year we hosted two interesting presentations.
Despite the tremendous push towards fully automating trade confirmations between banks and corporates in recent years, many transactions are still confirmed manually. Manual confirmations are slow and error-prone, putting both sides of the trade at risk. In addition, many international regulations such as EMIR and Dodd-Frank have demanded an increase in automation.
Founded in 1949, ASICS is a global sports brand on a mission to champion the benefits of movement on the body, and the mind. It’s why the company is called ASICS which stands for ‘Anima Sana In Corpore Sano’, or a ‘sound mind in a sound body’. In 2020, ASICS had a turnover of 328,784 million yen. With subsidiaries all over the world, ASICS wanted to standardize and make its treasury operations more efficient.
For many treasurers, dealing with transfer pricing regulation adds yet another compliance burden to their list of responsibilities. With the development of the transfer pricing solution for intercompany loans, Zanders aims to unburden treasurers from this task. The SAP integration makes this task even easier. The integration allows corporates to price their intercompany loans in line with regulation in a few clicks, without having to leave their SAP environment.
Currently, for many organizations, operational resilience is at the top of the agenda of the Board and senior management. The COVID-19 pandemic clearly showed how vulnerable societies and organizations can be to unexpected and unforeseen events.