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Enterprise Payment Optimization (EPO) is the key to improving information availability, cash visibility and liquidity management

11-06-2021 | TIS |

Data Silos restrict the flow of information

One of the challenges for global enterprises, is that many areas or departments have become data silos, full of key information that is truncated and not being shared. These data “pockets” reduce information visibility and prevent optimization of processes for the company as a whole. Senior management has a vision and a strategy; however, an information feedback loop cannot function effectively or efficiently if there is a lack of organizational transparency.

The right technology platform supports end-to-end data visibility and accessibility

To achieve “perfect,” end-to-end organizational visibility for payments and payments information would mean a standardization, concentration and centralization of systems, processes, (banking) partners and even locations. That is neither possible nor practical.

“Given the often-fragmented ERP and systems landscape, a holistic view of payments information via a hub is the only realistic way to gain a consolidated view, a single source of truth across all corporate departments, subsidiaries, and geographies,” remarks Jörg Wiemer, CSO and TIS Co-Founder.

Companies can achieve many of the desired benefits of end-to-end visibility by using an Enterprise Payments Optimization Platform (EPOP).

The TIS Enterprise Payments Optimization Platform functions as a global, multi-functional ecosystem

 The TIS Enterprise Payments Optimization Platform is a global, multi-channel, multi-bank connectivity ecosystem. The platform supports a solid foundation for connectivity to ERPs, TMSs, HR and other payment input systems as well as financial institutions. Data is uploaded from ERPs etc. through plug-ins or agents and passed on through the TIS platform to banks. The platform provides connectivity by creating and maintaining formats (host-to-host, EBICs, and other local “flavors”) and partnerships (e.g., SWIFT). The EPOP streamlines and automates the processing of a company’s payments, removing complexity while adding an array of additional benefits.

Enterprise Payment Optimization is key to having the right kind of data available

“The ability to actively use payments’ data is key for better decision making throughout the organization. The finance function has a very valuable commodity at their fingertips in the form of information stored on the EPO platform,“ says Erik Masing, CEO.

This data is the basis for managing cash, monitoring liquidity, engaging in cash forecasting, as well as supporting the information needs of treasury, finance, risk, compliance, and the CFO. This information can also benefit procurement, for example, during negotiations of contract terms and conditions. With full information, the importance of suppliers can be measured through the relative spend across the entire company. Managers can make better and more informed decisions by using business intelligence and data analytics, impacting both the top and the bottom line.

Bank Account Management (BAM) puts treasury in charge of its banking relationships globally

For the finance function, a clean master data repository is essential to manage hundreds (if not thousands) of bank accounts across various subsidiaries and geographies. Corporate treasury can store the organization’s global bank account data in the EPOP’s bank account management (BAM) module. During regular operations, the activity of every listed user is tracked and traced through an immutable audit log that helps to avoid unauthorized actors abusing the system’s controls. There is also a processing function that scans all user permissions within the platform. If any irregular configurations are identified (e.g., a user having the ability to review and approve his own payments), the system will generate an alert and flag the user. BAM can become a successful collaboration between headquarters and departments as well as subsidiaries, orchestrated by a governance process. If the company has stored its data in a TMS, downloading the master data can be done in a matter of seconds.

Clients deserve tailored solutions that meet their requirements

The TIS vision is that their clients can operate in an open, innovative, and multi-tenant ecosystem, accessing a rich array of platform-based products and services. This new, game-changing world is not accessible if you are inflexible and locked-in by a TMS. Clients need a place where all stakeholders can collaborate and exchange information. TMS suites have historically grown into what they are today i.e., an aggregation of solutions attached to a central structure. A TMS covers many different disciplines, however, it usually offers too much, or too little i.e., not a tailored solution or the “right” fit. If a customer wants to optimize their payment process and use this information to support cash forecasting only, why should it implement a full TMS “monolith”.

Flexibility, innovation and collaboration become the new normal

By helping to break down the silos created by company-centric and e.g., bank-proprietary applications, an open, innovative, and cloud-based architecture lays the foundation for “best-of-breed” solutions.

“Access to company-wide, real-time data via a scalable and versatile platform gives decision makers additional possibilities to analyze data and to collaborate,” states Erol Bozak, CPO and TIS Co-Founder.

It also provides the basis for entities to take advantage of a wide range of best-of-breed products.  Value-added-services such as cash forecasting or FX / Hedging etc. are available. Innovative platforms such as the TIS Enterprise Payments Optimization Platform acts as ecosystems, making the products and services from specialized vendors available using a single sign-on. It also allows platform participants and partners to work to together sharing information in order to reduce the risk of fraud using products such as Payee Community Screening (PCS).

In summary

Ten years ago, cloud was in its infancy and Treasury Intelligence Solutions became an early adopter and a leader in SaaS. TIS believes that cloud-based, open ecosystems that support best-of-breed applications enabled by APIs, will become the new normal.  Enterprise payment optimization remains key to improving information availability, cash visibility and liquidity management. The Enterprise Payments Optimization Platform is the bridge that closes the gaps between internal as well as external functions, partners, and peers.

Visit tis.biz and find out more about the TIS Enterprise Payment Optimization Platform.

About TIS

TIS is reimagining the world of enterprise payments through a cloud-based platform uniquely designed to help global organizations optimize outbound payments. Corporations, banks and business vendors leverage TIS to transform how they connect global accounts, collaborate on payment processes, execute outbound payments, analyze cash flow and compliance data, and improve critical outbound payment functions. The TIS corporate payments technology platform helps businesses improve operational efficiency, lower risk, manage liquidity, gain strategic advantage – and ultimately achieve enterprise payment optimization.

Visit tis.biz to reimagine your approach to payments.

 

Press release | New Cashforce office in Warsaw, Poland fuels its cash forecasting product excellence

08-06-2021 | treasuryXL | Cashforce

Cashforce, an innovative Cash Forecasting and Working Capital Analytics solution provider, has announced it will open a new office in Warsaw, Poland to expand the company’s activities. This new office will further accelerate Cashforce’s growth and market presence on a global scale with the addition of a new technical team. For this expansion, various product-focused positions are becoming available, ranging from Chief Architect and team leaders to analysts and front-end/back-end engineers.

“We are delighted to share the news of the opening of our product-focused branch. Together with our new platform which launches soon, we continue to push the frontier of Cash Forecasting & Working Capital product excellence,” said Nicolas Christiaen, CEO of Cashforce.

Cash forecasting remains a top priority of any corporate and Cashforce offers a unique solution to assist finance and treasury departments in this challenge. Building upon years of experience, we’re reinforcing the vision to save time and cash by offering automated Cash Forecasting technology. Our new platform is equipped with real-time data processing capabilities, an intuitive user-experience that lowers the barrier to entry and enhanced (AI-powered) scenario building capabilities.

Jan Bakker, COO of Cashforce, adds: “It’s great to see our global presence ramping up. By reinforcing the product team with various technical positions, we’re ready to further integrate the latest and greatest technologies into our product.”

As a Fintech scale-up disrupting the treasury space, we are experiencing substantial international growth. To make our ambitious vision a reality, we are looking for motivated candidates to join us in creating a world-class product. Of course, it all starts with the amazing people. You can become a part of a dynamic and global team that encourages ownership, diversity and personal growth. Learn more about our company culture here.

WANT TO BE A PART OF OUR FINTECH EXPERIENCE? FIND OUT MORE ON OUR OPEN POSITIONS HERE.

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Cashforce is a ‘next-generation’ Cash Forecasting & Working Capital Analytics solution, focused on automation and integration. Our cloud-based software enables corporates to unlock their data and create smarter decisions, saving time and money. By integrating internal & external company data (ERPs, TMS, data lakes etc) and processing them through machine learning techniques, our SaaS solution provides insight into Cash Flows & Working Capital, automates manual and cumbersome Treasury tasks and enables AI-powered-scenarios. Cashforce is used by midsize and large corporates and has users in over 120 countries.

When Cash is key, Cash Forecasting and Working Capital leads your company towards a crystal-clear future. When Cash is key … Cashforce.

 

Press contact
Benjamin Bergers
benjamin.bergers@cashforce.com
+32 (0) 479 66 27 21

 

Texpo Webinar | Dark Data- Search, Collate, Conquer – Making Sense of Unstructured Cash Forecasting Data

| 08-06-2021 | treasuryXL | Cashforce

Our Partner Cashforce is holding a webinar hosted by Texpo, in which the topic ‘Dark Data: Search, Collate, Conquer – Making Sense of Unstructured Cash Forecasting Data’  is presented together with  David Jacoboski, CTP (Drew Marine).  Dark data is defined as unused or hidden data from relevant departmants in your business, which might have intrinsic value. Watch the full webinar below 👇🏽

 

Overcoming Resistance | Integrating Data in Cash Flow Forecasting

| 17-05-2021 | treasuryXL | Cashforce |

Treasurers at mid-cap Corporates looking to use large-scale data analysis to enhance cash flow forecasting are finding colleagues hesitant.

The advantages of using sophisticated data analysis in cash flow forecasting are clear to a growing number of treasurers intent on improving accuracy and eliminating human error. But implementing and executing a data-driven approach often requires collaboration with teams outside treasury, such as AR and credit collections—and some NeuGroup members are meeting resistance.

  • Solid support from leadership and showing the benefits of data analysis may make the transition smoother and help get members of other teams on board.
  • That key insight emerged from a recent discussion at a meeting of NeuGroup for Mid-Cap Treasurers, sparked by a presentation about data-enhanced cash flow forecasting from Cashforce. Read an earlier article from Neugroup here.
  • “A data mindset requires an analytical filter,” one member said, and if another team does not thrive on data, it takes some effort to get colleagues to buy in.

Overcoming intimidation. “I like to be very data-driven,” one member said. “Sometimes that doesn’t go over well in our company. It can be intimidating to people.”

  • “When you start questioning trends, it doesn’t always make people feel very good,” she continued. “I think there can be a lot of defensiveness.”
  • Another treasurer said that, in his experience, “having access to data and showing it to [staff] kind of scares them. People say they want to change—people don’t want to change.”
  • Though there can be a learning and implementation period, he said he was able to find success by stressing how much time data analysis could save in the long run.

Navigating collaboration. Some members said teams that consistently set low expectations for cash flow are often obstacles to using data that produces different, more accurate forecasts. “There can be sandbagging in the forecast, people can be resistant to being more optimistic,” one member said.

  • Another said that, though she would like to see the company implement a more data-focused model for cash flow, it would be too great a challenge to work with functions that don’t fit under the treasurer and do not share the data mindset.
  • One treasurer said his company is having these issues with its AR team, which does not report to him. “When you compare quarters, [we are] 10-15% over our forecast,” he said. “There’s a disconnect.”

Teamwork, dream work. That member said he was able to work with his company’s AR team to incorporate data and effectively eliminate the issue, though there was initial reluctance.

  • He recommends a single individual in a management role spearhead this kind of change. “If it is more driven by one leader, it is easier to shield criticism and make a right decision.”
  • The member said another source of friction can be FP&A and other finance or business leaders outside of treasury who want to maintain oversight of forecasts.
  • Though there is value in working together to incorporate data for forecasting, he said, “the entire organization needs to be ready to become more objective rather than try to manage divisions.”

 

Digitalizing Treasury with a Best-of-Breed Ecosystem

24-03-2021 | TIS |

The idea that best-of-breed selection, as opposed to a traditional “full stack” TMS, is the way forward gets the TIS “Executive Briefing” treatment in its latest paper. Are treasurers ready to abandon their love of TMS’ and migrate to best-of-breed solutions instead?

Read the Executive Briefing and 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

Leverage the expertise of multiple specialists with seamless API integration and cloud technology.


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 one of “Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies” in 2019, 2020 and 2021. 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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Webinar recording: Cashforce & TIS are Partnering Up to Deliver Best-of-Breed Technology

| 17-03-2021 | treasuryXL | Cashforce | TIS

Cashforce & TIS are partnering up to deliver best-of-breed technology. Watch the webinar recording with Nicolas Christiaen and Joerg Wiemer and get to know more about this best-of-breed approach and how this partnership can help you tackle your challenges in cash flow forecasting and corporate payments.

 

 

 

Cashforce & TIS – Partnering Up to Deliver Best-of-Breed Technology

| 29-01-2021 | treasuryXL |

In July 2020, Cashforce, the “next generation” cash forecasting & working capital analytics company and TIS, well known as a leading bank connectivity & payments provider formed a strategic alliance. This collaboration provides a unique solution for corporates looking for a rich cash forecasting and payment experience with seamless integration to their banks and enterprise systems (ERP, TMS etc.).

Join the webinar with Nicolas Christiaen, CEO & Co-founder at Cashforce and Jörg Wiemer, CSO and Co-founder at TIS and get to know more about this best-of-breed approach and how this partnership can help you tackle your challenges in cash forecasting and corporate payments.

Register Here

 

Date and Time
  • Tuesday, March 2nd 2021
  • 16:00-17:00

 

 

 

Three Basic Principles your Company needs to follow to prevent Payments Fraud

| 20-01-2021 | TIS |

Even the best tech solutions may not help you prevent and detect fraud, if your basic security procedures are insufficient. Based on our experience helping world leading brands set up proper controls against payments fraud, we believe that payment security is a much broader topic than just fraud. Therefore, payment fraud prevention or detection can only be a meaningful exercise when it is an integral part of a company’s overall payment security strategy.

 

Fraudsters come up with new ideas to scam companies all the time. As digitalization transforms the way payments are being made, the risk for cybercrime also increases. Recently, companies have become prey to business email compromise attacks (BEC): Someone will impersonate a high-level manager and tell an employee that due to extraordinary circumstances they need to make a payment right then and there. As the name suggests, this is usually done via email, but fraudsters have become more creative. In some instances, a voice imitation software was used to convincingly fake a manager’s voice on the phone. Because of nefarious scams like this, it is important to raise awareness for security and fraud prevention among your employees.

 

However, fraud is not always an external threat. Often, fraud happens within a company. For big companies it can be a struggle to keep track of all payments that are made across their worldwide subsidiaries – especially, if they are made manually. Unfortunately, fraudulent payments made by employees are usually detected afterwards – if they are detected at all.

It is therefore important to build a payments security strategy that works on all levels. But what does that mean? Where should a company begin?

A good start is to make sure that you have a system where each step of a payment process is visible and well-documented. Remember: Transparency and visibility are the enemies of fraud. You should always have control of all your payments. Standardization of payment processes and workflows is one step closer to better visibility and control. This way, fraud can be stopped before it has even happened. The following three basic principles can lay the groundwork:

1. Segregation of duties

This is a no-brainer. When responsibilities are shared, people can keep an eye on each other. Ideally, every critical payments’ process should involve multiple people or even multiple departments. Suspicious transactions are spotted at once.

2. A single payments’ gateway

Even if your payments are not fully centralized, it is very helpful to have a single payments’ gate. Combined with value-added services such as validation, multi-step authorization and routing, payments can be managed end-to-end. Additionally, centralized data visibility supports internal controls and audit compliance and the monitoring of transactions becomes much easier.

3. Appropriate designation of signature authority

Multi-level approval processes need clearly defined designation of signature authorities. Make sure that your workflows are sufficient and flexible enough to accommodate your company’s needs.

The TIS corporate payments platform has designed many enablers and features for its cloud-based platform to support payment security.  You can standardize and automate your payments processes, enforce segregation of duties, and manage signature authorities from wherever you are.

 

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.

 

 

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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Read the complete press release also here