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.
Founded in 1949, ASICS is a global sports brand on a mission to champion the benefits of movement on the body, and the mind. It’s why the company is called ASICS which stands for ‘Anima Sana In Corpore Sano’, or a ‘sound mind in a sound body’. In 2020, ASICS had a turnover of 328,784 million yen. With subsidiaries all over the world, ASICS wanted to standardize and make its treasury operations more efficient.
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.
With house bank accounts treated as master data instead of configuration objects including the latest enhancement, the bank account subledger concept, SAP S/4HANA Bank Account Management (BAM) aims to shift responsibility of bank account management life cycle from the technical teams to the cash and banking teams.
The need to formulate a treasury technology roadmap for your organization has never been more critical. This is particularly relevant for large complex organizations that are running SAP. The SAP S/4HANA move is complex and presents great opportunities and challenges. For the treasury within these large complex organizations it does not make sense to wait for the enterprise to formulate a roadmap as then the likelihood of the treasury requirements not being properly prioritized are high.