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Making sense of babble. Nov 1, 2012 1070
Swift heads for the cloud: will alliance lite 2 steal treasury business from SWIFT service bureaus? Nov 1, 2012 1936
Polishing forex hedging: as FX volatility grows, companies look for hedging solutions that provide a mix of automation, outsourcing and personal attention. Sep 1, 2012 1050
A tech transformation: Itron's treasury amped up its use of technology to cope with the company's growing size and global exposures. Sep 1, 2012 1365
Hiring decisions that pay off: treasuries look for more exotic skills among new hires and try to make the most of their budgets by leveraging talent. Jun 1, 2012 1066
Harnessing data more effectively: as businesses drown in piles of data, reporting methods are evolving to analyze and present information more effectively, and even suggest what steps to take next. Jun 1, 2012 2276
No safe harbor for cash: when unlimited FDIC insurance comes to an end, a huge wave of corporate cash could make a move. But where will it go? Apr 1, 2012 1184
Advanced matchmaking: lockboxes put technology to work to link more payments to the right invoices. Mar 1, 2012 1081
Chucking checks: companies succeed in persuading suppliers to accept ACH payments, eliminating the cost and effort involved in paper checks. Feb 1, 2012 1113
Stepping up to best practices: middle-market companies like the Columbus Regional Airport Authority and TriNet aggressively pursue treasury efficiencies. Feb 1, 2012 2237
Analytical makeovers: Amway and Omnicom use web-based technology and swift to gain real-time visibility into their many bank accounts. Dec 1, 2011 1031
Moving up with SaaS: Eastman Chemical updates and streamlines its treasury with software-as-a-service and hedging technology. Nov 1, 2011 1085
The hunt for short-term yield: with rates so low, some companies use retail products or turn to outside managers to boost returns on their cash. Oct 1, 2011 1079
Early start on day's data: KeyBank now offers customers a single, earlier presentment of the transactions in their controlled disbursement accounts. Sep 1, 2011 1131
The cloud invasion: as software as a service proliferates, the fortress mentality succumbs to the drive for efficiency despite security breaches. Sep 1, 2011 2288
Beefing up payment systems: health benefits administrator SHPS streamlined its systems just before rising unemployment caused a spike in its payments volume. Jul 1, 2011 1083
Crisis mode in Japan: to keep operations running, treasury pros had to move quickly to shore up liquidity, cover currency exposures and investigate supply chain damage. now comes the recovery. Jun 1, 2011 2449
Hedging in a crisis: in a volatile world where currency movements are unpredictable, companies like travel arranger Tauck must react quickly. May 1, 2011 1089
Plugged-in treasury: Gen y likes the speed and convenience of mobile communication, but security-conscious senior managers aren't convinced yet. Apr 1, 2011 1070
Invoice pile-up: while revamping its payments process, Southeastern Freight Lines finds slowing down billing actually means getting paid faster. Mar 1, 2011 1078
Straight-through stars s drill down: As the liquidity crisis fades, companies are leveraging the latest technology to push treasury's semiautomated processes to straight-through status. On treasury automation, Microsoft and Google shine. Here, the two treasurers talk about their award-winning operations in detail. Mar 1, 2011 818
The dawn of eBAM: BNY Mellon's pilot of electronic bank account management with three companies shows the technology is ready for prime time. Feb 1, 2011 1060
Cashing in on technology: middle-market companies like Biomet, SFN and CareerBuilder are back on the hunt for proven high-end tools that will help them grow globally, while saving time and money. Cover story Feb 1, 2011 578
Wires get smarter: wire remittances will be able to carry lots more data later this year, but it's not clear whether banks are onboard. Dec 1, 2010 1110
Gutsy rescuer Freeport looks forward. Dec 1, 2010 1332
Detail detector Eastman stays steady. Dec 1, 2010 1413
ACH settlement accelerates: as same-day product ramps up, speed bumps loom: banks fear losing float, while companies see the program as too narrow. Nov 1, 2010 1073
Microsoft marches to XML: Software giant calls on its banks with a detailed timeline for moving to strictly standardized and more detailed reporting. Chronology Oct 1, 2010 1083
Going for the big bang; dell aims to connect via SWIFT with all its accounts across the globe, using the full range of reporting and payment messages, and transform its whole payments structure at once. Company overview Oct 1, 2010 3459
A lifeline for suppliers; supply chain finance programs flow into the mainstream as a working capital solution that keeps suppliers afloat in a rough credit environment. Oct 1, 2010 2339
Better supply chain view: clouds offer real-time transparency into a company's working capital and more opportunity for dynamic discounting. Sep 1, 2010 1051
Citi's balance sheet makeover: in the midst of the financial crisis, Eric Aboaf stepped in to transform the bank's liquidity and funding profile and centralize its treasury operations. Cover story Sep 1, 2010 2371
Fast forward with XML: as practical applications begin to flow, treasury operations managers see the next giant leap just ahead, when different applications can be seamlessly linked. Sep 1, 2010 2491
Reg Q wipe out: Dodd-Frank's repeal of the ban on paying interest on business checking accounts could reshape the competitive landscape. Sep 1, 2010 1958
Saving trees and fees: Chico's reduced its costs and its monthly pile-up of paper statements by going electronic and analyzing its bank charges. Financial report Jul 1, 2010 424
Downgrading rating agencies: even with reform, rating agencies have a long way to go to regain their credibility, leaving treasurers to fend for themselves on credit assessments. Jul 1, 2010 2015
Working on the cash train: companies like Amtrak are tracking more granular information on more factors affecting cash flow and how they correlate. Financial report Jun 1, 2010 1088
Frankly speaking: restoring a rundown financial system. Interview Jun 1, 2010 1060
The big cleanse: treasurers are hoping for minimal invasive tactics, but sweeping financial reform will likely bring major professional changes. Cover story Jun 1, 2010 2069
OTC derivatives lessons: the coalition for derivatives end-users fights proposed regs by explaining how companies use the hedging tools. May 1, 2010 392
Reengineering with SaaS: Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield's treasury put together two hosted software solutions to ramp up efficiency and visibility. Apr 1, 2010 1115
Rock solid on OTC derivatives regs: companies have staked their ground on the negative impact various proposals could have on end users. Now it's up to Congress. Apr 1, 2010 2003
New game of no TAG: as banks OPT out of unlimited FDIC protection on corporate accounts, treasurers scramble to find safe havens for cash. Mar 1, 2010 1110
A vision for tomorrow's treasury taking on new dimensions: tomorrow's treasurers will need a global outlook, a strategic mind-set, an analytical approach, broader shoulders, a team spirit and agile technology that can increase visibility and control. Mar 1, 2010 4200
Ready, set, eBam: processes must be automated for companies to achieve great efficiencies when swift's connectivity for bank account administration launches. Feb 1, 2010 1069
Increasing mid-market visibility: smaller companies, including National Financial Partners, Carlile Transportation and Columbia Sportwear, are turning to technology to drive efficiency and improve cash flow. Feb 1, 2010 3420
Digitizing remittances: companies can add payments and documents that require special handling to their lockbox flows with virtual remit. Nov 1, 2009 417
Beware of fee hikes; pressured banks need revenue and profits, and transaction banking and treasury management are seen as likely sources. Oct 1, 2009 1068
Shoring up the weakest link: on full risk alert, treasuries are exploring constructive ways to spread available liquidity up and dozen the supply chain to avoid a bad break. Oct 1, 2009 3516
All eyes on FX risk: as turbulence rocks the currency markets, companies look to new tools to find hidden exposures and new tactics for hedging. Sep 1, 2009 1107
Hungry for a world of digital data: this craving for information is driven by companies' aggressive liquidity management in the face of tight credit as well as credit concerns around counterparties and supply chains. Sep 1, 2009 3397
SWIFT's new sweet spot: corporates: as more companies seek to connect to multiple banks through one platform, SWIFT is providing more ways and more reasons to link up. Sep 1, 2009 2699
Paperless pitch: CB Richard Ellis arranged an automated invoice and payment processing system using products from four different vendors. Jul 1, 2009 1107
Developing a 360-degree view of credit risk: companies are expanding the use of all tools at their disposal as they seek to gain greater visibility into all exposures, develop creative strategies and take mitigating action quickly. Company overview Jul 1, 2009 2307
Payments flow faster: a California Water District and Union Bank develop a hybrid lockbox that streamlines check processing and ensures same day credit. Jun 1, 2009 434
Treasury keeps Ford from running on empty: while its Big Three competitors struggled, Ford's treasury filled up on cash when the markets were easy, which allowed the auto maker to reduce its debt without destroying shareholder value and steer clear of government loans. Cover story Jun 1, 2009 2506
Putting checks to the test: a manually intensive process turned out to be the best way for educational non-profit ETS to ensure payment before exam day. May 1, 2009 436
Skillful revamping: Diebold's treasury boosted productivity by reorganizing its 150 staffers according to the tasks they perform best. Apr 1, 2009 1087
Can you bank on your bankers? With credit availability limited and some financial institutions still on shaky ground, treasurers are sorting out which relationships can work ... Apr 1, 2009 2769

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