Visual GuidesStrategic Treasurer puts out a mix of visual guides, focusing on eBooks and white papers. While white papers are more formal in approach, both provide a concise view of a specific topic. eBooksWhite Papers
NEW – Working Capital Management: Optimization & Alignment
Bringing intentional working capital management to your organization can be transformative for your liquidity and for various operational factors – but where do you start, and how can you help your organization achieve truly excellent working capital?
This mini eBook covers the different definitions of working capital and their purposes; the appropriate aims of a working capital management program contrasted with the red herrings; stories that demonstrate working capital issues and solutions; and leading practices and necessary steps.
Its guidance is aimed at helping you lead your organization into a thriving state of efficiency and excellence by optimizing working capital and aligning goals.
Payment Security & Fraud Prevention: The Principles of SECURE CLAMPS
As fraud attacks proliferate and take many forms, and as criminals become savvier and more relentless, all companies must approach securing payments as a vital and ongoing process. To carry out their role as the “superintendents” of payment security, treasury professionals must be equipped not only with current information, but also with stable, enduring principles for security.
This book brings you twelve payment security principles, distilled from one portion of Strategic Treasurer’s SecureTreasury™ course. The cores of these twelve foundational principles for securing your payment processes remain consistent amidst constantly evolving threats and leading practices.
The Treasurer’s Blueprint for Transformation
Change is a constant, and there is a certain pattern to how technology changes. Recognizing and anticipating this pattern can help organizations understand what is happening, when to anticipate a tipping point, and what to expect.
The goal of this eBook is to discuss the pertinent details and lay the foundation for treasury professionals to understand the environment and evaluate their needs and solution structures more quickly and accurately.
Leading from Crisis to Recovery
The crisis permanently changed the corporate landscape. As treasury and finance practitioners seek to lead their companies into recovery, they are not returning to 2019. Instead, they must realize what’s changed and consider how to recover toward a different set of leading practices and a different future state. The information in this eBook is intended to help with exactly that.
In this eBook, you will find survey findings and insights from Coalition members on topics such as 1) harnessing the recovery to spur improvements in your processes, 2) how your peers are responding and what practices are rapidly becoming standard, and 3) how to weather the increased fraud and remote work vulnerabilities.
Implementation: Pitfalls to Avoid
This eBook is the final installment in the TMS Toolkit Series. Your treasury team has come a long way on a journey to a new treasury and risk management system. They have successfully compiled and presented a business case, assessed their needs and parameters, identified the type of solution necessary, and narrowed it down to the right vendor.
This last hurdle, however, can be challenging, requiring clear-sighted planning and hard work to ensure on-time delivery, in-budget costs, and successful attainment of the planned scope of functionality. The best way to ensure success is to understand the most common pitfalls and plan strategies to avoid them.
With fraud on the rise and payment processes scattered throughout different departments, a treasurer must function as the ‘superintendent’ of payment security, overseeing the policies, controls, and practices others are putting into action.
This eBook is intended to help treasury understand and fill that role most effectively by covering the current situation, the threat levels of various types of fraud, common areas of vulnerability, and frameworks and tactics for constructing a solid defense.
TMS Selection: Leading Practices
Since modern TMS typically last for well over a decade and affect the efficiency and effectiveness of treasury operations on a daily basis, the stakes in selecting the right solution and vendor are high. This eBook, the third in the TMS Toolkit series, covers the key principles necessary for a selection that will result in lasting success and walks the reader through each step of the selection process. Topics include finding a vendor who can partner with your firm long-term, product road maps, critical business requirements, and getting the most out of RFI, RFP and demonstration experiences.
Making the move: Transitioning from Excel to a Treasury Management System
As technology continues to democratize, many firms currently using Excel may discover that, for the first time, they now have a better option than to limp along with inefficient, error-prone manual processes. This eBook walks firms through the new calculus of deciding when it’s time to make the switch from Excel to a TMS and offers guidance on preparing for the transition and gathering support when the time comes.
Technology Stack: Digital Backbone
This eBook, the second in its series, shifts our attention to the crucial place a TMS can occupy in a treasury department, serving as a part or whole of a digital backbone in the technology stack. This understanding will also prove helpful in addressing the material of the third and fourth eBooks, which will relate to TMS selection (3rd eBook) and implementation (4th eBook).
TMS Toolkit Series: Building the Business Case
This first installment in the TMS Toolkit series identifies major shifts in the technology environment that are driving significant spend on treasury technology. It addresses key considerations for showing an ROI and provides a multi-step plan for moving forward.
Reducing the Pain of Payments
This eBook provides an extended look into the primary challenges associated with treasury’s B2B payment operations, including what is causing these challenges and how they are evolving over time. This resource also offers insight to the leading solutions and techniques available today for overcoming these challenges and maximizing efficiency across B2B payments workflows and procedures.
Accurate Cash Forecasting: Challenges and Solutions for Treasury
This eBook provides an extended look into the practice of cash forecasting, with analysis of both the primary challenges impacting treasury as well as the key solutions that companies can implement to alleviate their strain and enhance their workflows.
Is Your Treasury Technology Aligned with Your Needs?
This resource offers insight to the primary challenges impacting companies as they look to implement treasury technology, and provides an overview of the key factors to consider before undergoing an implementation.
Acquiring Treasury Technology
In an environment where the expectations placed upon treasury continue to grow, practitioners must learn how to develop an effective business case for acquiring enhanced technology and be able to discern one solution from another in today’s competitive technology market.
Tax & Treasury: Managing Tax Liability via Tax Equity Investments & Tax Credits
This comprehensive visual guide will walk you through the landscape of tax credits and tax equity investments. You’ll learn how corporate treasury can play a pivotal role in supporting their tax department by introducing and stewarding the utilization of these unique assets. Learn more in the eBook.
With Greater Payments Complexity Comes the Need for Efficiency
Today, the ability to quickly & accurately exchange information between parties isn’t optional; it’s a vital necessity. Download this eBook for more info!
Leading Practices for Treasury in the Financial Supply Chain
Treasury is charged with acting as a careful steward over a range of financial liquidity requirements, operational performance goals, and protection of the organization’s most liquid assets. Learn more in the eBook.
Running Corporate Treasury in an Environment of Elevated Risks
The risk environment faced by organizations is diverse and significant. These elevated and continually increasing expectations placed on treasury must be addressed.
Treasury’s Role in Transforming Accounts Payable Into a Profit Center
Due to the moniker, “cost center,” Accounts Payable (A/P) is rarely funded at a level that matches other finance areas. Treasury typically owns working capital and needs to help drive and support the right type of organizational emphasis on A/P. View this white paper for more info!