In a world driven by fast-paced and constantly shifting financial dynamics, staying ahead of the curve requires practitioners to maintain regular and comprehensive insights across the business landscape. In order to help facilitate these insights, TIS (Treasury Intelligence Solutions) has just launched the first issue of the TIS Magazine, a quarterly publication dedicated to providing extended analysis and expert viewpoints on a broad range of topics within the world of treasury and finance.

The first issue of the TIS Magazine features Citi’s perspective on the top priorities for treasury groups heading into H2 2023, as well as key findings from the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) 2023 Payments Fraud & Control Survey. This release also provides expert input from StoneX Payments on developing cost-efficient FX Payment workflows and simplifying compliance with SWIFT’s Customer Security Programme (CSP). Finally, readers can dive deep into the latest award-winning treasury technology projects undertaken by consumer goods giant Unilever and the global pioneer in renewable energy, Siemens Gamesa.

Treasury Priorities in H2 2023 and the Keys to Accurate Cash Forecasting

Navigating one crisis after another has become the new norm, thrusting Treasury into a constant state of adaptation. Citi’s contribution to the TIS Magazine examines how Treasury’s role has shifted against this backdrop, with an emphasis on how the treasury function is being transformed into an important and strategic value generator for the company. Citi’s analysis also addresses how to best meet these new expectations and evaluates which of treasury’s responsibilities will be most important heading into H2 2023 and H1 2024. An enhanced cash forecasting process can be a powerful tool in this context, as exemplified in our article on Unilever’s impressive cash forecasting transformation. Within the short timeframe of just six months, the global consumer goods giant managed to boost worldwide forecast accuracy  from ~50% to over 80%, and as a result, achieved millions of dollars in savings. Complete analysis of Unilever’s project can be found by downloading the full magazine.

New Technologies, Outstanding Benefits, & Successful Early Adoptions  


In addition to Unilever, another equally impressive technology project just recognized through the 2023 EuroFinance awards is showcased through Siemens Gamesa’s contribution to the TIS Magazine. Together with TIS, Siemens Gamesa achieved full harmonization of their disparate back-office systems landscape across all 235 entities worldwide, while simultaneously building a state-of-the-art payment factory and bank connectivity infrastructure. Readers can find out more about their approach and remarkable achievements – including 100% real-time cashflow visibility and a significant rationalization of their bank account landscape – by downloading the full Magazine.

Increased Efficiency at Every Juncture: from Streamlined FX Payments to Simplified Compliance with SWIFT’s Customer Security Program


With their contributions to the magazine, TIS partner StoneX Payments addresses two very different pain points that Treasurers experience in their daily operations: FX payments and the reporting requirements for SWIFT’s customer security program (CSP). Today, FX payments can be a costly and time-consuming task, often characterized by a lack of transparency for both the payment sender and the payment receiver. StoneX Payments tackles this subject in their featured article by demonstrating how a streamlined approach to cross-border and cross-currency transactions can be executed in the modern environment. At the same time, StoneX also highlights several key recommendations for treasury groups to consider as they look to simplify compliance with SWIFT’s reporting requirements for the Customer Security Program (CSP).

Combatting New Fraud Schemes with Enhanced Technology Solutions


A full spread of key findings from the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) 2023 Payments Fraud and Control Survey are also highlighted in the TIS magazine. Based on this year’s findings, it’s clear that new and sophisticated fraud attempts are threatening a majority of organisations, and Business Email Compromise (BEC) is the fraud scheme that should definitely not be underestimated. In addition to reviewing the main survey results, readers of the magazine can also discover how new innovations in API technology, applied in the form of a Vendor Master Data Screening workflow, can efficiently mitigate many of the threats created through these schemes.

All of these topics and many more are explored at length in the first issue of the TIS Magazine!

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