Data from a recent HSBC survey titled 'Fit for the future: monitoring transformation to Treasury 4.0' suggests that many treasury and finance professionals believe that Industry 4.0 will be predominantly data-driven, combining the skills of treasury teams and emerging technologies to execute a successful treasury transformation.
Despite initial industry scepticism, treasurers are beginning to get acquainted with artificial intelligence’s (AI) potential use cases. Nikolai Diekert, BELLIN, looks beyond the hype to provide a candid view on where the technology can add value.
Zuellig Pharma receives a very high volume of customer remittances at month end, which was causing accounts receivable (AR) reconciliation delays. Zuellig responded by implementing HSBC’s dynamic virtual accounts (VA) solution together with robotic process automation (RPA), which has enhanced throughput, customer satisfaction and the company’s working capital position.
The enforced switch to remote working and virtual treasury operations has increased the incentive for treasurers to move forward with their digitisation journeys. Karen Braithwaite, Global Head of Transaction Banking, Corporate Banking at Barclays, shares informed insight on how treasury departments can reach the next level.
Sandy Kemper, C2FO is a man that thinks outside the box, a sentiment supported by his creation of the world’s first working capital marketplace. Here, Kemper shares his vision for the future of the company – and explains how corporates can leverage technology to turn receivables into cash flow and payables into income.