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Zanders Project Management Framework

If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together

At the birth of any project, it is crucial to determine the most suitable project management framework by which the treasury objectives can be achieved. Whether the focus is on TMS implementation, treasury transformation or risk management, the grand challenge remains – to ensure the highest quality of the delivered outcome while understanding the realistic timelines and resources. In this article we shed a light on the implications of project management methodologies and address its main concepts and viewpoints, accompanied by experiences from past treasury projects.

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Managing Virtual Accounts using SAP In-House Cash

How to setup virtual accounts in SAP, part III

In the previous part of this series on ‘How to setup virtual accounts in SAP’, we delved into the details of a scenario where virtual accounts are managed on GL account level using SAP FI module only. This article investigates how SAP In-house cash (SAP IHC) module can be used to manage virtual accounts in your ERP.

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Integration of ESG in treasury

Responsible investing is widely known as the integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into investment processes and decision-making. ESG factors cover a wide spectrum of topics that traditionally are not part of financial analysis yet may have financial relevance. Environmental factors relate to a company’s role in climate change, its use of natural resources, its pollution and waste, and the environmental opportunities it pursues. Social factors cover topics concerning human capital, product liability, stakeholder opposition and social opportunities. Governance factors include aspects regarding the corporate governance and behavior of a company.

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Today’s crucial role of a collateral management strategy

Collateral management solutions have evolved over the past decades, from spreadsheet calculations to cloud-based solutions. The most important driver for this evolution is the continuous change and the complexity of the requirements in this space. Not only have the solutions for collateral management evolved, the scope of companies that need to manage their collateral has widened too. Today, the COVID-19 related market stress has highlighted how crucial it is to adopt a collateral management strategy.

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Can you automate SAP for free?

Even though ERP systems automate most of the handling of accounting and financial activities, many of us still have the drive to seek even further for automation. Even the shortest routines that need to be carried out daily can become irritating and become source of avoidable errors. Wouldn’t it be nice to limit repetitive clicking and typing to the minimum and have more time to focus on what really matters? When looking into automating activities in SAP, the first idea might be to simply ’write a program’ to take care of executing the task at hand. But how can you automate SAP safely, successfully and for free?

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