Bryan Lapidus, CFO Advisory, Allegiance Advisory Group, explains how developing relationships with business partners is critical to achieve integrated business planning.
New this year at AFP 2017 is the Payments Hub Challenge. AFP will give vendors just 15 minutes to solve a major issue: reducing B2B transactions made via check.
Let's take a look at the technology aspect of the FP&A Maturity Model—the comprehensive and fully integrated enterprise data model with timely access to centrally managed operational and financial data.
Traditional players in the payments field aren’t sitting on their hands while real-time payments infiltrate the entire infrastructure.
An overview of several accounting issues related to XaaS that impact FP&A.
Major disruption can change how treasury and finance operates as a whole.
Bryan Lapidus, CFO Advisory, Allegiance Advisory Group, discusses AFP's latest FP&A Guide, Building an Integrated Business Planning Capability, underwritten by Anaplan.
OpenText has globally transformed its treasury in order to improve efficiency, reduce costs and cut cycle times.
At AFP 2017, AFP Aware will continue its community service tradition with two great events, sponsored by BBVA Compass.
Check payments experience higher levels of fraud than any other payment method. So why are some corporate treasury professionals moving back to them?
Allstate Insurance Company, Hyundai Capital America and World Vision International have been named finalists for the 2017 AFP Pinnacle Award, sponsored by Wells Fargo & Company.
FASB’s new guidance will facilitate obtaining hedge accounting, as well as provide significantly more flexibility in how it can be applied.
Here we are again. It’s August, and many of us are staring down the barrel of another annual budgeting process. It’s enough to make an FP&A professional ask the big, existential questions: What is a budget? Does a budget even matter?
SWIFT is providing an interface for The Clearing House (TCH)’s upcoming Real-Time Payments (RTP) system.
As long as businesses continue to pay by check, fraud will still be a problem—but there are many effective ways of ensuring that your organization does not become a victim.
For FP&A, the opportunity for digitization is integrated planning—optimizing business performance by connecting an enterprise’s planning capabilities.
Treasury and finance professionals can get a preview of the 2017 AFP MindShift Breakfast with an upcoming webinar featuring blockchain guru Don Tapscott.
Most treasury and finance professionals know that big technological changes are coming to their field. But do the changes foreshadow a tsunami?
FP&A is in the people business. The job requires aligning the sources and uses of capital around the company for maximum benefit, which means FP&A must be in constant contact with all parts of the business to understand how they support the company strategy, what their needs are, and how they can support their efforts.
What’s an application programming interface (API), and why should treasury professionals care?
AFP's Magnus Carlsson discusses the new AFP Payments Guide on checks. Checks still make up 51% of B2B transactions in the United States.
For FP&A, integrated business planning offers the opportunity to avoid Digital Darwinism.
The 2017 AFP Executive Institute, sponsored by PNC Bank, will focus on helping treasury and finance executives create a roadmap for the future.
AFP never has, or will, sell your email address or phone number to anyone under any circumstances.
While much of the talk around blockchain continues to center on payments, it actually has the potential to disrupt a multitude of areas.
Given that ISO 20022 allows significantly more data to be transmitted along with payments, it may be the key to businesses finally letting go of checks.
FP&A needs to get out from behind the desk and spend time with business partners.
The 2017 AFP Liquidity Survey found that organizations have no plans to put invest in prime money funds, following the 2016 reforms. But could that change sometime soon?
NACHA is asking treasury professionals to weigh in on a timely topic—security requirements to protect ACH-related information.
One common function for FP&A is to evaluate business cases to determine which will receive a green light to proceed. In doing this, we should be aware of various biases, including the gambler’s fallacy.
Case interviews can be a useful tool to evaluate FP&A job candidates’ aptitude and approach to situations that they may face.
Corporate treasury and finance professionals received some relief last week in the form of a one-year delay for the Section 385 documentation requirements.
Finance executives said they planned to accumulate corporate cash reserves in the second quarter of 2017—and they did so, but at a greater rate than planned, according to the AFP July 2017 Corporate Cash Indicators®.
Faced with limited staff and resources, global development organizations (GDOs) must deliver treasury solutions in some of the most difficult contexts.
If you are not using a XaaS at work yet, you will be.
When Kayla Davis started as Director of FP&A at ABM two years ago, she quickly realized that disparate systems and financial planning methods used in the finance department would be a hindrance to change. Connecting those processes so data could be easily shared and worked with was a clear necessity.
In a new guide, underwritten by Kyriba, AFP takes a deep dive into fintech and how it relates specifically to corporate treasury practitioners.
Turn your planning capability into an enterprise strength with AFP’s latest FP&A Guide, underwritten by Anaplan.
The Federal Reserve Faster Payments Task Force has released the second part of its final report on achieving faster payments in the United States by 2020.
My inbox is overflowing with planning software vendors who want me to attend their webinars and demo their products. Reading through the marketing literature I find myself wondering whether everyone is using some of the basic FP&A terms consistently, so I decided to refresh my memory.