SAP S/4 HANA Deployment Options for Treasury Management – Cloud, On-Premise or Hybrid?

With SAP recently focusing heavily on developing its S/4HANA Cloud solutions, now is an opportune time for corporate executives to investigate the deployment options and weigh up the investment versus the benefit of each. Changing IT infrastructure and systems is costly, and executives need the right knowledge to make informed decisions to best meet their current and future demands at the optimal price point. What are the best options?

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How to setup a Vendor Supply Chain Finance Process in SAP

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.

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The case for a forward-looking approach in savings modeling

A key challenge for risk modelers is to assess whether the available historical data is representative for the (near) future. This determines to a large extent whether a more backward-looking or a forward-looking approach is needed.

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Digital transformation through a corporate treasury lens

The corporate landscape is being redefined by a plethora of factors, from new business models and changing regulations to increased competition from digital natives and the acceleration of the consumer digital-first mindset.

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Climate change risk

The pivotal role of banks in the transition to a sustainable economy

Amidst the aftermath of the corona pandemic and the unfolding tragedy in Ukraine, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published its latest report1 on climate change on 28 February 2022, containing a more alarming message than ever before.

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