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Executive Briefing: The Next Gen Architecture for a Digital Treasury

07-01-2021 | TIS |

 

Read TIS’ new executive briefing The Next Gen Architecture for a Digital Treasury
and find out how to digitalize treasury with a best-of-breed ecosystem!

 

Leverage the expertise of multiple specialists with seamless API integration and cloud technology. Find out more about:

  1. Advantages of specialist vendors compared to All-in-One solutions for treasury
  2. How seamless data flow through API integration can deliver better user experience and faciliate strategic business decisions
  3. How to set up a best-of-breed solution that is tailored to your company’s treasury needs and future growth

About TIS

TIS (Treasury Intelligence Solutions GmbH), founded in Walldorf, Germany in 2010, is a global leader in managing corporate payments. The Financial Times named TIS as one of “Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies” for 2019 and 2020. Offered as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), the TIS solution is a comprehensive, highly-scalable, cloud platform for company-wide payments and cash management. The TIS solution has been successfully used for many years in both large and medium-sized companies, including Adecco Group, Hugo Boss, Fresenius, Fugro, Lanxess, OSRAM and QIAGEN. More than 25% of DAX companies are already TIS customers.

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Press Release: TIS among growth champions in Germany

| 08-12-2020 | TIS |

The cloud-based corporate payments expert establishes itself on the ranking by FOCUS-BUSINESS and Statista for the fourth time in a row.

Walldorf, December 8, 2020. FOCUS-BUSINESS has recently announced growth champions for the sixth time. For the fourth time in a row, TIS (Treasury Intelligence Solutions GmbH) was in the published ranking among the 500 fastest-growing German companies. Its above-average growth in turnover and staff and its innovative business model were important factors for the ranking.

As in previous years, Statista, the Hamburg-based statistics portal, selected a list of 12,000 German companies from all sectors with a particularly strong growth in sales or workforce in recent years. In April, there was a call for participants and on October 13, FOCUS-BUSINESS Growth Champions published the results. TIS ranking again among Germany’s top 500 fastest-growing companies shows that for mid-sized companies to large corporates, a streamlined and secure global payments strategy is becoming a must. From a technology standpoint, TIS’ cloud-based platform is the leading solution for corporate payments. Looking into the future, TIS will further accelerate its business growth in Europe and in the United States.

“With this year soon coming to an end, I must say that 2020 has been characterized by extraordinary challenges,” says Joerg Wiemer, co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer at TIS. “The concept of ‘Working from Home’ has highlighted the importance of digitalization. The current situation has made the decision makers in companies realize that cloud-based solutions are not only indispensable for business-critical processes such as payments, but the automation and standardization enabled by such solutions also boost efficiency and enhance security for these processes.”

About TIS

TIS (Treasury Intelligence Solutions GmbH), founded in Walldorf, Germany in 2010, is a global leader in managing corporate payments. The Financial Times named TIS as one of “Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies” for 2019 and 2020. Offered as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), the TIS solution is a comprehensive, highly-scalable, cloud platform for company-wide payments and cash management. The TIS solution has been successfully used for many years in both large and medium-sized companies, including Adecco Group, Hugo Boss, Fresenius, Fugro, Lanxess, OSRAM and QIAGEN. More than 25% of DAX companies are already TIS customers.

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Press Contact:

Treasury Intelligence Solutions GmbH

Liang Fang

Altrottstraße 31

69190 Walldorf

Germany

 

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Treasury Delta’s corporate treasury RFP platform: How does it work and why collaborate?

| 18-11-2020 | treasuryXL | Treasury Delta | Having a hard time dealing with complex and time-consuming RFP processes?

Miltenyi Biotec standardizes corporate payments and bank management with new payments platform

| 10-11-2020 | TIS |

Globally operating biotech company consolidates its banking landscape and creates more transparency and security in finance and international payments with TIS (Treasury Intelligence Solutions).

Walldorf, November 10, 2020. Miltenyi Biotec, headquartered in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany, has selected the TIS payments platform to manage all its bank accounts, bank statements, payments and conduct detailed financial analyses. The decision for TIS was made after thorough market observation. Its usability, high security standards, and effective SAP integration clearly stood out.

Miltenyi Biotec has grown steadily in recent years, especially in international markets. The company was founded in 1989 in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany, and specializes in products and processes for cellular research and cell therapy applications. Today, it has more than 3,000 employees worldwide, with 700 employees in research and clinical development. Miltenyi Biotec distributes its products through direct sales in 28 countries. The company’s ongoing growth, increasing number of affiliates, banking partners and accounts led to a need to standardize the company’s finance processes and to make them more efficient.

Besides accounts and payments consolidation, the company also wanted to make its payment processes more professional. In Germany, payment processes were structured with the Treasury Management System. Internationally, however, subsidiaries and affiliates used SAP and other ERP systems for payments and connected to banks via different online banking tools.

Daniel Pier, Group Leader Treasury at Miltenyi Biotec: “For our renewed banking landscape we looked for a centralized payments platform to make international payments more transparent and secure. With TIS, we can automate and standardize payments and monitor the processes from group treasury whenever necessary. For us, the core value of this solution is to enable us to follow closely the company-wide liquidity status at the push of a button.”

Jörg Wiemer, co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer at TIS: “For fast growing companies, it is especially important to manage resources efficiently and meanwhile also ensure security and transparency in corporate payments and liquidity management. With its effective SAP integration and extensive bank connectivity, TIS offers powerful benefits to its customers. We are happy to welcome Miltenyi Biotec, a leading innovator in biomedical research and cellular therapy, to the TIS community.”

About TIS

TIS (Treasury Intelligence Solutions GmbH), founded in Walldorf, Germany in 2010, is a global leader in managing corporate payments. The Financial Times named TIS as one of “Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies” for 2019 and 2020. Offered as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), the TIS solution is a comprehensive, highly-scalable, cloud platform for company-wide payments and cash management. The TIS solution has been successfully used for many years in both large and medium-sized companies, including Adecco Group, Hugo Boss, Fresenius, Fugro, Lanxess, OSRAM and QIAGEN. More than 25% of DAX companies are already TIS customers.

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https://www.tis.biz

Press contact

Treasury Intelligence Solutions GmbH

Liang Fang

Altrottstrasse 31

69190 Walldorf

Germany

If you want to know more about TIS, visit www.tis.biz

Read the complete press release also here

 

treasuryXL announces collaboration with Treasury Delta

| 5-11-2020 | treasuryXL | Treasury Delta | VENLO, The Netherlands, November 5, 2020 – treasuryXL, the community platform for everyone who is active in the world of treasury, and Treasury Delta, an Irish FinTech company, which has brought to market an innovative platform that uses digital technology to connect companies, banks and treasury management […]

SpendLab Analyzer: Each invoice is tracked at VAT cost line level throughout the entire administration

| 04-11-2020 | treasuryXL | SpendLab Recovery |

Last May, we welcomed Spendlab Recovery as our Premium Partner, in order to provide our treasury community with expertise in the field of Liquidity, Accounts Payable and Risk Management. SpendLab is the Dutch market leader in spend justification. The company is a former spin-off from the Dutch government with a 98 year old heritage in procurement. It currently specializes in generating liquidity for clients by analyzing -and identifying anomalies in accounts payable data. By having insights in the accounts payable and being able to recover unjustified liquidity, treasurers will be able to identify and control (liquidity) risks in their vendor data. In this article, the focus lies on the role of VAT.

Specific VAT regulations for small caravan sites, VAT application on invoices within the Social Domain or system integrations after municipal mergers. “Every municipality has specific characteristics and risks in VAT processing,” says André Weitjens, VAT manager at SpendLab and specialist in financial administrations and applications. “The insights and experiences from a municipal project are validated and made applicable for subsequent projects. Also with regard to the interpretation and application of the changing VAT regulations, it is the combination of data research and tax expertise. ” (Blog continues in Dutch)

De grootste uitdaging wordt gevormd door het juist inregelen van de btw-tabel binnen de financiële applicatie. Zeker omdat deze tabel de ingeregelde btw-regelgeving automatisch toepast bij de verwerking van een inkoopfactuur. Als gemeente moet je exacte kennis hebben van de in beweging zijnde btw-regelgeving om dit correct binnen de btw tabel te vertalen. Daarnaast zorgt de variabele stroom van inkoopfacturen, welke via de workflow aan budgethouders ter codering en goedkeuring wordt aangeboden, vaak voor kwetsbaarheden in de btw-verwerking. Budgethouders richten zich op de inhoud van de factuur en zijn zich om die reden veelal niet bewust van de gekozen btw-verwerking bij het coderen van de factuur. Veelvuldig wordt de btw hierdoor onterecht kostenverhogend geboekt.

SpendLab Analyzer

De meest genoemde reden om de SpendLab Analyzer® in te zetten is om zeker te weten dat de btw-verwerking te vertrouwen is. Wij hebben een enorme databank opgebouwd waar alle btw-problematiek wel voorbij is gekomen. Specifieke btw-regelgeving uit hoofde van het BCF, het van toepassing zijn van een mengpercentage, de keuze voor ondernemer of overheid, niet of verkeerd verlegde btw. Veel regelgeving vraagt om specifieke keuzen binnen in een financiële applicatie, welke zich door de toenemende digitalisering niet eenvoudig laat controleren.

De SpendLab Analyzer® beoordeelt de inregeling van de relevante btw-regelgeving bij een gemeente op basis van jurisprudentie, belastingexperts en gevalideerde kennis uit andere projecten. De opdrachtgever is in principe de kennisexpert, maar als we vaststellen dat de btw-boekingen optimaler kunnen, dan adviseren we onderbouwd met de jurisprudentie en of motivaties vanuit andere projecten. Interessant is dat niet de grootboekrekening of kostenplaats het startpunt is, maar de totale boekingsdata in relatie tot boekingsregels. Het grootste verschil met reguliere controles is dat de SpendLab Analyzer® de btw verwerking volgt vanaf het moment van de eerste vastlegging tot de betaalbaarstelling, om vervolgens de data analyse op te bouwen.

De SpendLab Analyzer® beoordeelt integraal alle kostenregels van de facturen op een juiste btw-verwerking. Elk btw bedrag dat onterecht kostenverhogend is geboekt of mogelijk onterecht in aftrek is genomen of is gecompenseerd wordt inzichtelijk gemaakt. Dit gaat al snel over tienduizenden btw-regels bij een kleine organisatie. Handmatig is dit niet meer te doen. Gemeenten en hun accountants doen dit op basis van steekproeven, terwijl SpendLab alles fijnmazig op basis van honderd procent van de factuur data analyseert.

De belastingdienst is voornemens om dergelijke integrale controles in de toekomst zelf vorm te geven, en dat is precies wat wij al doen. De SpendLab Analyzer® gaat vijf volle boekjaren terug en beoordeelt ook de betaalbaarstelling. Zo werkt SpendLab met zijn integrale controle complementair aan de fiscalist en accountant. Zo is een gemeente ook nog eens proactief en zeker van een juiste verwerking van btw in de toekomst.

 

 

Live 30-minute Demo Session – Cash is King | 6 and/or 20 November 2020

| 29-10-2020 | TIS |

When the world is getting flat and the business landscape is changing almost real-time, what are the challenges and opportunities for CFOs and Treasurers?

Learn:

  1. How to keep your finger on the pulse of the global cash flow.
  2. How to orchestrate thousands of domestic and cross-border payments worth millions while staying informed and compliant.
  3. How to leverage important data for better business decisions and how to play a leading role as change agent in your company’s digital transformation.

You can choose from two dates in November 2020.

 

 

 

Top 4 most useful Key Performance Indicators for Accounts Payable

| 14-10-2020 | treasuryXL | SpendLab Recovery |

Nowadays all businesses use Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) to measure the performance of internal -and external processes and thereby operational success. In the Accounts Payable unit of an organization this should not be any different.

‘If it cannot be measured, it cannot be managed’. Establishing and tracking KPI’s in the Accounts Payable department enables an organization to identify weak processes and operational inefficiencies. A KPI should be specific, quantifiable, time-bound and should be agreed upon by all project members. KPI’s need to be measured on a regular basis to ensure that the Accounts Payable process matches with the goals set by the organization and to identify areas of improvement.

In general, but also in specific cases such as mergers and acquisitions, organizational restructuring and new technology implementations (e.g. Robotic Process Automation, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning) it is imperative to make use of Accounts Payable KPI’s that enable organizations to measure the impact of changes on the Accounts Payable process.

In the last couple of months, SpendLab Recovery has requested their clients to share the KPI’s that are most important to them in the Accounts Payable department. From the reactions that we received, we have compiled a list of KPI’s that secure the most meaning from available data, which can be used to strengthen the Accounts Payable process.

  1. The cost per processed invoice

The cost per processed invoice is the cost of processing one invoice in the (entire) organization. This cost can vary depending on the type of business as well as the factors that are taken into account. Important to understand is the fact that the cost per processed invoice may appear to be low, just because the hidden costs that negatively impact the profit have not been taken into account.

One example related to hidden costs is an organization that has a high level of manual invoice processing. This type of organization needs to take into account labour- and operational costs, the risk of human errors, and lengthy processes. In addition, the cost per processed invoice needs to take into account the time spent by employees in the Accounts Payable process. Several other contributors to the cost per processed invoice are systems and equipment, overpayment, errors, lost supplier discounts as well as audit costs.

A second example encompasses invoices that are sent by suppliers, but do not meet the requirements set by the client. This inefficient process results in a chain reaction that increases the number of activities that have to be conducted. Consequently, the costs of processing an invoice will increase.

Over the past 10 to 15 years, the processing costs of an invoice have decreased significantly. Whereas the costs of processing an invoice in the Accounts Payable department ranged between $20,00 and $30,00, some organizations are now able to process an invoice for $10,00, and top performing organizations for $5,00, according to the results of a survey published in 2018.

Accounts Payable departments can reduce the manual handling of invoices by implementing and utilizing paperless Accounts Payable automation software.

  • The lead time per processed invoice

The cost of processing invoices increases when an organization processes invoices slowly. The lead time per processed invoice in the Accounts Payable department tracks the total time that it takes for an invoice to be received, processed, finalized, and made ready for payment in the financial ERP system. Processing speeds vary based on the size as well as the industry an organization works in.

If a specific Accounts Payable automation solution manages the total process, starting from receiving the receipt to posting in the ERP, this metric can easily be tracked throughout the system. However, if process steps happen outside of the Accounts Payable automation solution, it might get tricky, but still an exceptional way to measure the overall efficiency of processing invoices in the Accounts Payable.

The key to achieve a reduction in the lead time per processed invoice is automation. By mapping the Accounts Payable process, removing manual process steps and implementing an automation solution that takes on the workload in the back-end of the organization, organizations are able to save valuable time and ensure that the resources in the Accounts Payable can focus on value-adding activities.

  • The number of invoices processed per employee per day

One of the KPI’s that should not be neglected is the number of invoices that an Accounts Payable employee processes on a daily basis. This KPI provides key insights into the strengths and opportunities in the Accounts Payable department.

There are a significant number of negative downstream effects in relation to low performers in this KPI. For instance, until an invoice is processed, approved and filed into an ERP system, other departments are not able to assess the development and/or stage of the process the invoice is in.

This lack of insights and therefore visibility leads to organization-wide problems such as missed supplier discounts, late payment fees, mismanaged cash flows, and overall poor relationships with suppliers.

Optimizing this KPI is therefore a must.

  • Percentage of invoice exceptions

Invoice exceptions are a plague for Accounts Payable departments and therefore organizations in general. The result of invoice exceptions is twofold. First of all, invoice exceptions cause a reduction in the processing efficiency, having to discuss and agree on the invoice with peers and, in the worst case, creating disputes with purchasers and suppliers. Secondly, invoice exceptions drag down employee morale, especially when the exceptions have to do with structural problems that are related to the workflow. A few examples of invoice exceptions are the following: discrepancies in the purchase order (e.g. wrong supplier codes, receipt dates or zip codes), incorrect, duplicate and missing purchase orders and non-purchase orders.

The bottlenecks that are a result of invoice exceptions are able to bring entire Accounts Payable departments to halt. Being able to reduce the impact of discrepancies requires organizations to track and control invoice exception rates.

About SpendLab Recovery

SpendLab Recovery is the Dutch market leader in spend justification. The company is a former spin-off from the Dutch government with a 98 year old heritage in procurement. It currently specialises in generating liquidity for clients by analysing -and identifying anomalies in accounts payable data.

In terms of certification, SpendLab is GPR compliant and is ISO-certified for Information Security Management (ISO/IEC 27001) and Quality Management (ISO 9001:2015).

By having insights in the accounts payable and being able to recover unjustified liquidity, treasurers will be able to identify and control (liquidity) risks in their vendor data.

For more information visit SpendLab.com

 

KYRIBA Global Summit

| 07-10-2020 | treasuryXL | Kyriba |

We are excited to invite you to the first ever Kyriba Global Summit, a free virtual event bringing together treasury, finance and IT teams from around the world to discuss their successes and the latest innovations in cash management, payments, bank connectivity, FX risk management and working capital management.

Hear successes and stories of transformation from some of the most recognized companies in the world with a globally diverse group of speakers.

REGISTER HERE

About Kyriba

Kyriba empowers CFOs and their teams to transform how they activate liquidity as a dynamic, real-time vehicle for growth and value creation, while also protecting against financial risk. Kyriba’s pioneering Active Liquidity Network connects internal applications for treasury, risk, payments and working capital, with vital external sources such as banks, ERPs, trading platforms, and market data providers. Based on a secure, highly scalable SaaS platform that leverages artificial and business intelligence, Kyriba enables thousands of companies worldwide to maximize growth opportunities, protect against loss from fraud and financial risk, and reduce costs through advanced automation. Kyriba is headquartered in San Diego, with offices in New York, Paris, London, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Dubai, Singapore, Shanghai and other major locations. For more information, visit www.kyriba.com.

TIS and Orchard Finance strengthen their partnership

| 06-10-2020 | TIS |

Both companies see huge opportunities with continuous growth in the BENELUX region.

Walldorf, October 6, 2020 – TIS (Treasury Intelligence Solutions GmbH), a leading cloud-based platform for corporate payments, and Orchard Finance Consultants BV, a leading, independent Dutch consultancy organization in the field of Debt Advisory, Treasury and Staffing, announced today that they have extended their partnership agreement.

Aderito Duarte, Senior Sales Executive BENELUX from TIS: “We are very happy about the collaboration with Orchard Finance and we believe the partnership will further strengthen our positioning in BENELUX to serve the best interest of our customers in treasury and corporate payments.”

Ariane Hoksbergen, Practice Lead Treasury Technology from Orchard Finance, is very excited about the prospect of the partnership: “Orchard Finance is expanding its ecosystem with selected knowledge and technology partners and TIS is one of our technology partners in the field of bank connectivity solutions for corporate treasury. We look forward to strengthening our collaboration!”

About Orchard Finance Consultants BV

Orchard Finance is a leading, independent Dutch consultancy organization in the field of Debt Advisory, Treasury and Staffing. We offer advisory, project management and (temporary) staffing services, tailored to the needs of our clients. Since the start in 2003, we have grown substantially, due to long-term partnerships with customers and well performing employees. Call us today and discover what we can do for you.

https://en.orchardfinance.com/

About TIS

TIS (Treasury Intelligence Solutions GmbH), founded in Walldorf, Germany in 2010, is a global leader in managing corporate payments. The Financial Times named TIS as one of “Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies” for 2019 and 2020.  Offered as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), the TIS solution is a comprehensive, highly-scalable, cloud platform for company-wide payments and cash management. The TIS solution has been successfully used for many years in both large and medium-sized companies, including Adecco Group, Hugo Boss, Fresenius, Fugro, Lanxess, OSRAM and QIAGEN. More than 25% of DAX companies are already TIS customers.

Your world of Payments. ONE Login.

https://www.tis.biz

Press contacts

Orchard Finance Consultants BV

Ariane Hoksbergen

Tower Athens – 5th floor

Bisonspoor 3002 – A601

3605 LT Maarssen

The Netherlands

Treasury Intelligence Solutions GmbH

Liang Fang

Altrottstrasse 31

69190 Walldorf

Germany

 

If you want to know more about TIS, visit www.tis.biz

Read the complete press release also here