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.
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.
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.
From 6-8 October, the SAP Treasury and Working Capital Management event took place, for the first time as a virtual event because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Spread over three days, it featured the latest insights and developments from SAP as well as a wide array of customer case studies to address key industry challenges, hot topics and future development.