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TREASURY TECHNOLOGY
Common Treasury Technology• Cash Forecasting• Collection of Bank Balances & transactions  data• Automated reconciliations•...
Treasury Technology• Management Reporting  – Daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, annual• Portfolio Analysis & Marking to ma...
Time sensitive treasury activities• Cash Management, reconciliation, payments,  trading, reporting to support these activi...
Time sensitive treasury activities• Treasury technology is not a substitute for  proactive risk management• In some cases ...
Spread Sheets• Most common technology tool today• Popular because they enable the user to  create formulas• Users conduct ...
Spread Sheets• They have potential weaknesses• Erroneous calculations may and have actually  resulted in significant losse...
Spread Sheets• Spread sheets are often used for cash  forecasting• When information is organized in a particular  format• ...
Reporting Software• Reporting tools are used to access data from a  database• Users can create new custom reports  databas...
Data Services• Reuters, Bloomberg, provide REAL TIME  information in the shape of prices, volume• They also provide analyt...
Pricing Models• Simple/complex pricing models are also  supplied by vendors as part of tr. Software• Models developed by v...
Banking Services• E-services provided by FIs generally include  – Acct. Balance & transaction reporting  – Payment initiat...
Electronic Bill Presentment• Permits companies to send bills and invoices  electronically and securely• Receipt of the inv...
Treasury Workstations & Software• Specialized Treasury Software• Assists in managing many treasury tasks such  as cash for...
Benefits of new treasury system• Efficient market access for pricing & liquidity• Better CF forecasting; min. idle cash in...
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  1. 1. TREASURY TECHNOLOGY
  2. 2. Common Treasury Technology• Cash Forecasting• Collection of Bank Balances & transactions data• Automated reconciliations• Collection & Disbursement of Cash• Sale and Purchase of Securities• Derivatives including analysis of hedge effectiveness
  3. 3. Treasury Technology• Management Reporting – Daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, annual• Portfolio Analysis & Marking to market• Trade Finance Documentation• Straight-through processing from transaction initiation to settlement
  4. 4. Time sensitive treasury activities• Cash Management, reconciliation, payments, trading, reporting to support these activities• These activities tend to be reactionary and arise from – Market movements in case of trading – Cash management – Cut-off time in case of payments – reconciliations
  5. 5. Time sensitive treasury activities• Treasury technology is not a substitute for proactive risk management• In some cases technology may introduce new sources of risk• In most cases there are no flash bulbs or bells to alert the user• The best technology systems are useless without adequate monitoring and supervision
  6. 6. Spread Sheets• Most common technology tool today• Popular because they enable the user to create formulas• Users conduct analysis rapidly without any programming knowledge• Used for cash forecasting, pricing, and financial analysis• Easy to use and flexible
  7. 7. Spread Sheets• They have potential weaknesses• Erroneous calculations may and have actually resulted in significant losses• Reliance on spreadsheets, combined with lack of controls can create unexpected operational exposure, resulting in an increase in risk• Counterchecking of results of spreadsheet against alternative pricing systems
  8. 8. Spread Sheets• Spread sheets are often used for cash forecasting• When information is organized in a particular format• It can be inconvenient to re-arrange the spreadsheet data to view the cash flow data differently• It can be time consuming• It can introduce opportunities for errors
  9. 9. Reporting Software• Reporting tools are used to access data from a database• Users can create new custom reports database• On each run, the report reads the latest data from the database, which is updated at regular intervals• Reporting software allows users to access these data in different ways
  10. 10. Data Services• Reuters, Bloomberg, provide REAL TIME information in the shape of prices, volume• They also provide analytical tools and pricing and technical analysis, charting services• They also provide historical price and volume data• If real-time data is not necessary or not available, then delayed data may be provided – Intraday, or end-of-day
  11. 11. Pricing Models• Simple/complex pricing models are also supplied by vendors as part of tr. Software• Models developed by vendors• Licensed from other sources (3rd part)• Can be used as add-ins in the reporting software• Also available as add-ins for spread-sheets
  12. 12. Banking Services• E-services provided by FIs generally include – Acct. Balance & transaction reporting – Payment initiation, wire transfer, ACH initiation – Viewing account balances, Inter Acct Transfers – Monitoring incoming payments – Initiating borrowing/investing transactions – Initiating Forex transactions – EDI which permits both data and payments to be transmitted between EDI enabled organizations
  13. 13. Electronic Bill Presentment• Permits companies to send bills and invoices electronically and securely• Receipt of the invoice is acknowledged• Payment is made electronically
  14. 14. Treasury Workstations & Software• Specialized Treasury Software• Assists in managing many treasury tasks such as cash forecasting and reporting• Possibility of integration of pricing models• Solutions based on institutions servers• Subscription (web)based service solutions• No new IT professionals/hardware/software• Cost of WEB-based < cost of server-based soln
  15. 15. Benefits of new treasury system• Efficient market access for pricing & liquidity• Better CF forecasting; min. idle cash investing for longer periods-better yields, borrowing for shorter periods• Portfolio analysis tools and reporting• Better record keeping & audit trail• Risk management tools and reporting• Enforced controls for approvals, confirmation, segregation of duties• Compliance of regulatory framework;SECP,IFRS

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