Strong Treasury Technology Growth Anticipated in the Next Two Years, Survey Shows
Payment factory use is expected to approximately double among small-medium companies, with several other categories looking at strong growth rates as well.
This survey’s questions probed treasury and finance professionals on their current and planned technology use, their priorities for vendors and solutions, and their interest in various innovations. Details were gathered about practitioners’ views on AI/ML use, technology categories and hosting models, connectivity and format changes, product development, payment innovations, and more.
Among the top findings were the following points:
- Tech Use Rising Rapidly in Several Categories. TMS vendors can expect >25% growth off the current customer base and 100% growth among small-medium companies. Treasury aggregators could see >70% growth off their current customer base, although this expectation is moderated in Europe, where aggregator use is already much higher. Payment factory use is expected to double in the small-medium segment.
- Companies Are Interested in AI/ML for Forecasting, Fraud Prevention, and More. Forecasting was the top area of interest, followed closely by fraud prevention. European companies indicated significantly higher interest in use of AI/ML for fraud than North American companies, and larger companies were far more likely to view AI/ML as currently important compared to smaller organizations.
- Interest Rate Risk the Top Asset Class Exposure – Except in Europe. Overall, 63% of respondents listed interest rate risk as a significant asset class exposure, while 52% put foreign exchange (FX) on that list. In Europe, however, FX topped the list at 83%, while interest rate risk sat at just 33%.
The 2023 Treasury Technology Survey asked over 50 questions and had over 200 respondents. More extensive results from the survey are available via a downloadable report and a webinar replay featuring Craig Jeffery of Strategic Treasurer and Jon Paquette from TIS.
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