Vendor Supply Chain Finance (SCF) constitutes the transfer of a (trade) payable position towards the SCF underwriter (i.e. the bank). The beneficiary of the payment can then decide either to receive an invoice payment on due date or to receive the funds before, at the cost of a pre-determined fee.
The debtor’s bank account will only be debited on due date of the payable; hence the bank finances the differential between the due date and the actual payment date towards the beneficiary for this pre-determined fee. This article elaborates on why and how corporates set-up an SCF scheme with their suppliers.
Risk management, compliance and governance within e-commerce and treasury
In our first article on our e-Commerce initiative, we concluded that in many organizations the fast growth of e-Commerce activities has led to an increased need for integration with the existing treasury framework. In this article we will focus more on how to organize your risk management around e-Commerce in the Treasury organization.
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.
Treasury technology implementation
As a result of the increased demand for (real time) treasury data, in combination with an ever changing regulatory landscape, treasurers are looking to increase their visibility on liquidity and financial risks. Technology plays a crucial role in managing the increased complexity in treasury operations more efficiently to meet these goals. Hence, to strengthen control and visibility of treasury related activities throughout the company, many corporates aim to centralize and standardize their treasury activities as much as possible by deploying appropriate treasury technology. For example, by implementing a new TMS, upgrading their current TMS to the latest version or implement a specialized / add on functionality in a different best of breed system.
A Q&A with Nomentia
We recently discussed the increasing feasibility of establishing a stable of best-of-breed treasury management solutions as an alternative to utilizing an all-in-one TMS, as published in The Treasurer magazine (December 2020 edition). In this article we sit down with Nomentia, a provider of treasury management solutions, to discuss how they fit into the evolving treasury systems landscape.