Middle and Back Office Solutions Insights

Automating the P2P process with document management

Automating the P2P process with document management

21st December 2011

Company: V1
By Julian Buck, managing director, Version OneAmidst a turbulent economic climate, UK businesses are looking at ways to cut costs while ensuring greater control over spending. Procurement is under close scrutiny in many UK organisations, however somewhat surprisingly, some companies’ procure to pay (P2P) processes remain paper heavy and labour-... read more
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Trading data for cash

20th December 2011

Company: Cordys
By Richard Helliar, UK managing director for Global Business Operations, Cordys.The global credit crisis has forced change in the dynamic between credit and cash management and as a result the market now rewards companies that are liquid and less reliant on external funding. Recently Citigroup stated that companies with higher liquidity are... read more
CFOs are able to rest assured with a holistic view of reconciliation

CFOs are able to rest assured with a holistic view of reconciliation

16th December 2011

Company: Fiserv
By Andy Mellor, senior product manager, financial control solutions, FiservAccountability or responsibility? So maybe it’s not what Shakespeare had in mind, but surely this is the question. The question that keeps CFOs awake at night, that is. And CROs, CEOs, line of business managers, and auditors, as well. Recent news articles have highlighted... read more
E-business suitability myths and strategies for the insurance industry

E-business suitability myths and strategies for the insurance industry

15th December 2011

By Randy Croce CPCU, CIC, Tata Consultancy Services The insurance industry is cautious by nature; after all, it is a business based on managing risk. Slower to embrace e-business strategies compared to securities, brokers and investment companies, this industry has made circumspective steps in progressing towards an online presence; primarily, by... read more
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OTC markets: Increasing transparency in the valuation process

15th December 2011

By Anthony Belcher, director, EMEA Valuations, Interactive DataIn the post-crisis world there has been a much greater demand for information in the financial markets. Clients, auditors and regulators are seeking a holistic view and are calling for more openness and insight into the investment activity of financial firms. The need for greater... read more
And so here comes the egg before the chicken

And so here comes the egg before the chicken

15th December 2011

Company: Fixnetix
Snippets from pending regulatory environments in Europe and USKaren Bertoli, chief marketing officer, Fixnetix and Bob Fuller, chairman of the MiFID IT Sub Group and director, FixnetixNews is news when it first occurs and we have all heard the phrase “old news is no news”. One would be hard pressed to not see, hear or read the daily worldwide... read more
Securing mobile payment app provisioning: The forgotten side of the security coin

Securing mobile payment app provisioning: The forgotten side of the security coin

13th December 2011

By Steve Brunswick, strategy manager,Thales e-SecurityWith more people owning mobile phones than bank accounts, it is clear that mobile payments will become an increasingly important part of our daily lives. Juniper Research, a European based provider of business intelligence, released a study forecasting that mobile contactless payment... read more
Who will own NFC?

Who will own NFC?

7th December 2011

Company: Sybase
By Matthew Talbot, Senior Vice President for mCommerce at Sybase 365 Google officially launched Google Wallet, “the app that makes your phone your wallet,” at the end of September (for customers of US telecom operator, Sprint, with a Nexus S 4G phone). Hot on its heels was the announcement from Isis, AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon consortium, that... read more
The ‘mobile wallet’ - how can banks drive consumer adoption?

The ‘mobile wallet’ - how can banks drive consumer adoption?

5th December 2011

Company: bobsguide
Technology is a constant source of debate for the banking industry and the ‘mobile wallet’ is a key area of discussion. It is one of a number of innovations which can afford financial institutions and IT vendors as many headaches as it does opportunities. The adoption of mobile by the banking industry has increased dramatically over the last 18... read more
Liquidity risk management to boost performance

Liquidity risk management to boost performance

5th December 2011

By Nancy Masschelein, head of Product Strategy, FinArch and Nele Matthys, business analyst, Product Strategy, FinArch The financial crisis revealed weaknesses in liquidity risk programs at financial institutionsThe causes and the unfolding of the financial crisis have highlighted a number of concerns and issues for practitioners, policy makers as... read more