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.
With house bank accounts treated as master data instead of configuration objects including the latest enhancement, the bank account subledger concept, SAP S/4HANA Bank Account Management (BAM) aims to shift responsibility of bank account management life cycle from the technical teams to the cash and banking teams.
The need to formulate a treasury technology roadmap for your organization has never been more critical. This is particularly relevant for large complex organizations that are running SAP. The SAP S/4HANA move is complex and presents great opportunities and challenges. For the treasury within these large complex organizations it does not make sense to wait for the enterprise to formulate a roadmap as then the likelihood of the treasury requirements not being properly prioritized are high.
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.