Survey Research & Economic Data
The 2016 AFP Financial Planning & Analysis Benchmarking Survey, which is the first in a series of FP&A Surveys was conducted in April 2016 to uncover the cost, efficiency and methodologies FP&A functions spend, exhibit and use in their day-to-day operations.
Underwritten by J.P. Morgan, the 2016 AFP Electronic Payments Survey conducted in May 2016 examines the extent to which and the ways in which treasury and finance professionals are taking advantage of payments innovations to accommodate the pace of change in the current complex business-to-business environment.
Underwritten by State Street Global Advisors (SSGA)
The 11th annual AFP Liquidity Survey conducted in May 2016, assesses the current and emerging trends in organizations’ cash and short-term investment holdings, and gauges how treasury and finance professionals are managing cash and liquidity in the prevailing economic environment.
The 2016 AFP Compensation Survey Report revealed that finance professionals realized a 3.6 percent gain in their base salaries during 2015, a decrease from the 4.1 percent increase in 2014.
Underwritten by Bloomberg
Treasury Management Systems (TMS) are usually automated systems or software packages that allow companies and their treasury departments to communicate and/or interface with banking partners, vendors and customers in real time.
Underwritten by J.P. Morgan
In 2015, fraud activity was at an all-time high after steady declines from 2009 to 2013. Criminals are managing to successfully attack organizations’ payment systems. Though checks continue to be most often subject to fraud, there is an increase in fraud via wire transfers and corporate/commercial credit cards.
Underwritten by SWIFT
Finance professionals are more guarded about the outlook for the U.S. economy and their companies' business prospects in 2016 than they were a year ago. Less than half expect business conditions will improve during 2016, while 20 percent anticipate business conditions to weaken next year.
Supported by Marsh & McLennan Companies
The global economy has been facing severe headwinds this past year and has likely contributed to the view held by 89 percent of finance professionals that exposure to earnings uncertainty is greater or the same as it was three years ago.
Underwritten by Bottomline Technologies
The 2015 AFP Payments Cost Benchmarking Survey Report provides transaction volumes and detailed cost data for key payment methods.
Underwritten by CGI
Transaction banking has evolved and is continuing to change in the wake of new regulations. Banks have pulled back on their strategies, reduced staff, and exited businesses in various markets.
Supported by Oliver Wyman
The 2014 AFP Strategic Role of Treasury covers detailed statistics on key reasons for Treasury’s more strategic role, functions where Treasury plays a lead role, key areas of focus for Treasury, leadership skills required for treasurers and Treasury’s access to executive management.
Underwritten by Capital One Bank
The recent interest surrounding data intelligence cannot be ignored - the wealth of available data, immense computing power and strong analytical capabilities drive organization decision making that supports product development and customer satisfaction and contributes to growth.
The AFP Treasury Benchmarking Program launched in 2008, a partnership between AFP and the IBM Corporation. In 2013, AFP and IBM continued this valuable research with the sixth annual AFP Treasury Benchmarking Program survey.