Webinar: Bank Fee Management Webinar Series: ECR and Fee Optimization
Companies are well-served by understanding the competitive position of interest rates, ECR, and bank fees in times of stability. It is far more urgent in times of rapid change and high volatility that treasury groups monitor this activity more closely and secure competitive rates quickly. As the steward of good bank management, today’s treasurer wants to feel confident that the team is optimizing bank relationships, including fee structure. Being armed with data allows you to have a reasonable discussion with your banker about the overall compensation you are providing them. Any relationship with your bank includes a number of crucial factors, and not just fees alone. Key factors include the level of credit extended; advice and guidance provided; services and service level delivered; commitment to the relationship; fees, rates, and overall compensation. Strategic Treasurer’s series on bank fee management will educate the profession on the following: Fair transparent market pricing and data for reasonable discussions with your banks.Tracking ECR to make good investment/budget decisions.How has ECR been changing generally and with the rates paid to banks?How delayed ECR movements or shifts are, if at all?Optimizing your service lineup for efficiency and controls.Reducing fees by eliminating unnecessary services.Ensuring fee spend matches banking priorities (share of wallet).
Webinar: Analyst Report Series: Supply Chain Finance & Cash Conversion Cycle | March 16
Optimizing working capital, driving up efficiency in the cash conversion cycle (CCC), and supporting vital suppliers are all important to many companies today – but they are also all difficult. However, several types of technology solutions can help further these goals, notably supply chain finance (SCF) solutions and those addressing various portions of the CCC. This webinar will cover the pain points these solutions address, the various SCF models, the navigation of supplier participation issues, the problem of competing KPIs within the CCC, and the use of working capital councils to improve these areas.
Webinar: Thriving in Uncertain Times | February 16
You’ll hear industry experts discuss how you can pull the right levers to keep your business growing. This is a special, live-streamed webinar from Craig Jeffery’s panel discussion at the 2023 Working Capital Leadership Conference in Orlando, FL.
Webinar: Analyst Report Series: Treasury Aggregators | February 16
Treasury departments require massive amounts of connectivity both to internal and external groups. As the company meets with changes and growth, these connectivity needs result in heightened complexity. From payment types and formats to compliance and fraud, this complexity can become overwhelming for treasury staff. This webinar will discuss how treasury aggregators (TA) address these pain points by supporting efficient and controlled operations even in the midst of complexity. Additional topics will include the role of a treasury aggregator within the larger treasury technology landscape, factors affecting the future of aggregation, and leading practices for successfully implementing a TA.
Webinar: Evolving Payments: From Making Payments Globally to Virtual Cards | January 31
The payments landscape has been evolving more rapidly of late. Handling these changes has been a significant challenge, but newer payment types have also brought new opportunities and benefits. This session will cover the experiences, expectations, and plans of payment and treasury professionals. Companies are adapting in order to better manage payments across a range of geographies and currencies. Meanwhile, the scope and scale of fraud has sped the rise of virtual cards. This session will expand on the results and implications of two payment-related surveys.
Webinar: Platform Conversion & Customer Experience | January 24
When banks undertake a conversion of systems or banking platforms, the changes can significantly impact their customers. Far too frequently, these changes lead to a less than optimal experience for many clients. Why is this so frequently the case? What can be done to make future changes (major ones) a better customer experience than historical examples? This session will explore the nature of platform changes and identify some significant leading practices to support the success of treasury system and digital platform conversion projects. This session will be presented by Superior, a leading service company that has helped many banks with their platform and client transitions, and Strategic Treasurer, a leading consultancy that has worked with companies to help manage the requisite changes brought about by bank platform upgrades.
Webinar: 2023 Outlook for Treasury: Strategies for Success | January 17
As we leave 2022 behind us, we find 2023 starting with both high volatility and increased expectations for managing risks. What does this vulnerability mean to treasurers? What types of outcomes should we expect across the domains of credit, FX price volatility, elevated inflation, and increasing interest rates?
As treasurers examine the environment and how to address it, this dialogue will look at strategies for managing FX volatility, ways companies are thinking about data and artificial intelligence/machine learning, faster and real-time treasury (hype vs. the reality of everything moving faster), and the annual challenge of forecasting liquidity. Join Bob Stark, Kyriba, and Craig Jeffery, Strategic Treasurer, as they share their thoughts and draw out distinctions, useful frameworks for thinking, and practical approaches to help your organization succeed in 2023 and beyond.
Webinar: Analyst Report Series: Treasury Management Systems and Enterprise Liquidity Management | January 12
Treasury management systems (TMS) are a vital part of many treasury departments’ technology stacks, and adoption rates across companies of various sizes are expected to remain high for some time. Meanwhile, some TMSs seem to be outgrowing the category, creating the new enterprise liquidity management (ELM) solution type. This webinar will give a wide-ranging overview of the current TMS space, its importance in today’s era of volatility, leading practices for selection and implementation, and innovative technologies impacting the TMS landscape, as well as briefly discussing the emergence of ELM as a separate category.
Webinar: Top 5 Actions to Improve Cash Application and Forecasting | December 8
‘No man is an island,’ said John Donne. Cash application and cash forecasting are also connected in important ways. This session will cover five of the top actions companies should take to improve their cash application process and rates and tighten up their forecasting activities and accuracy. Slow cash application and low auto-assign and auto-apply rates negatively impact efficiency standards and month-end working capital metrics. They also impede accurate cash forecasting. Both efficiency in cash application and prioritization of cash forecasting have been top goals of AR groups and treasury teams for over five years. Listen in for some key steps that you can take to up your financial game in these areas.
Webinar: Stages of Cash Forecasting: Improving the Process, Tightening Your Accuracy | November 8
Forecasting cash flows has been one of the top two priorities for treasury groups for nearly 10 years. During disruptive times, it becomes even more important. Managements expects greater accuracy and more “scenarios,” yet many treasury groups are providing less than the admitted “minimum standards.” What can be done? What should be done? This session will outline the stages of cash forecasting and the foundational elements required to reach each stage – and the next level. Access to data and powerful new tools must be combined with a broader understanding of forecasting to optimize your forecasting process and accuracy.