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Survey: 88% of Organizations Targeted by Cybercrime
According to the 2019 AFP Cyberrisk Survey, underwritten by Wells Fargo, most organizations have been targeted by cyberattacks in the past 18 months.

12/03/2019

As E-Commerce Grows, Retailers Rethink Their Approach
Attendees of the AFP 2019 Retail Industry Roundtable, sponsored by Fifth Third Bank, lamented the decline that traditional brick-and-mortar retail is experiencing.

12/02/2019

Gaining Organizational Support for a Planning System
Even if the need for a planning system is known, the organization may be unwilling to support the investment. Here are several ways to build support.

11/22/2019

Artificial Intelligence: Treasury Use Cases
There are many treasury use cases for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), and even more will likely be revealed as practitioners familiarize themselves with the technology and what it can do.

11/22/2019

FP&A Challenges in APAC and Beyond
Hsiao Yun Liew, FP&A, FP&A manager of Wood Mackenzie, discusses earning the FP&A certification, her overall career, and the challenges that the FP&A function faces across industries and regions.

11/21/2019

FP&A Business Partnering: Creating the Right Structure
FP&A leadership needs to make the investment to create a business-partnering organization that is designed to succeed.

11/19/2019

Treasury’s Role in Raising Bank Acquisition Finance
Acquisition financing can be one of the most challenging aspects of treasury’s role—but it is also one of the most rewarding.

11/19/2019

Finding the Value in Disruptive Technology
For treasury departments to adopt disruptive technologies like AI and RPA, there needs to be a clear use case for them.

11/19/2019

Streamlining Payments with Smart Contracts
Energy producers typically get paid more than 30 days after supplying electricity. Blockchain technology can change that.

11/12/2019

How Unique Situations Can Improve Financial Analysis
People may believe that financial analysis can be improved strictly from education and employment. But often, life can provide unique situations that allow finance professionals to improve their analysis.

11/12/2019

RPA Case Study: Chick-fil-A
Chick-fil-A’s finance department embarked on a robotic process automation (RPA) pilot for multiple use cases. It was a massive success.

11/12/2019

2019 AFP E-Payments Survey: Surprising Results for B2B
The 2019 AFP Electronic Payments Survey, underwritten by J.P. Morgan, found that check usage hit a new low for B2B transactions. Meanwhile, respondents believe that faster payments have a bright future in the B2B space.

11/05/2019

Integrating a Planning System with Current Processes
For FP&A to interact and contribute to the company, its systems and data need to interact as well. Any new system must be successfully integrated into current processes.

11/05/2019

FP&A Roundtable: Moving Up the Technology Ladder
FP&A professionals shared stories of frustration and success at moving up the technology ladder during an AFP 2019 roundtable, sponsored by IBM on behalf of QueBIT.

10/29/2019

Study: U.S. Firms Remained Cautious with Their Cash in 3Q19
During the third quarter of 2019, U.S. businesses continued to accumulate cash and short-term investment holdings, though at a gradual pace, according to the AFP Corporate Cash Indicators®, (CCI) .

10/28/2019

AFP 2019 Recap: Treasury & Finance's Most Important Event
Here's a look back at everything that happened at AFP 2019 in Boston, including the keynote speakers, AFP MindShift, AFP Aware, and more.

10/28/2019

Bridging the Finance Talent Gap with Millennials
While finance may not be as alluring as some marketing and design jobs, it has a lot going for it. But in order to attract millennials, the function may need to engage in an image makeover.

10/27/2019

Fareed Zakaria: Navigating an Era of Global Disruption
While geopolitical risk never felt more tangible, Fareed Zakaria is calm, cool, and focused on the economic growth of the world. In a keynote address Tuesday afternoon at AFP 2019, he painted a hopeful picture of the future to attendees.

10/23/2019

FP&A Roundtable: Executing on M&A
During Monday’s AFP 2019 FP&A Roundtable on M&A, there was no discussion of modeling economic benefits and strategic rationale. Instead, four themes came through clearly.

10/22/2019

Rana el Kaliouby: Building AI We Can Trust
Rana el Kaliouby, Co-Founder and CEO of Affectiva, provided attendees of AFP 2019 with insights on emotional intelligence AI in the MindShift keynote address, sponsored by Capital One Commercial Banking.

10/22/2019

Payments Symposium: Will Real-Time Catch On?
A panel at Sunday’s AFP 2019 Payments Symposium, sponsored by Nacha, looked at the struggle that faster payments have had in the United States and attempted to gauge whether greater adoption is imminent.

10/21/2019

Robin Roberts: Everybody’s Got Something
Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts opened AFP 2019 with a powerful message of perseverance.

10/21/2019

Hyundai Capital America Wins 2019 AFP Pinnacle Award
Hyundai Capital America won the AFP 2019 Pinnacle Grand Prize for excellence in treasury and finance. The Pinnacle Grand Prize is sponsored by MUFG.

10/21/2019

Robotic Process Automation: Ideal for Treasury & Finance
Robotic process automation (RPA) is ideal for treasury and finance, in that it can streamline many repetitive, manual processes.

10/15/2019

Extreme Automation: How to Execute on a Vision of Finance
Introducing a roadmap that provides a way to act upon your view of a digitally enabled finance organization, along the parameters of people, process and technology.

10/11/2019

Why the Use of AI in Banking Will Benefit U.S. Businesses
Thanks to banks increasingly adopting new technologies that make use of artificial intelligence and machine learning, companies' cah flow struggles could soon be a thing of the past.

10/11/2019

Tools & Techniques of a Global Tech Leader
The tools and technologies now available to FP&A allow organizations to spend far more time on value-added activities like strategic business partnering and forecasting.

10/07/2019

Getting Support for a Technology Project
AFP’s new guide on Implementing a Planning System includes ideas on how to vest people in the success of a project.

10/01/2019

RTP Begins to Gain Traction with Treasurers
The arrival of widespread payments settled in real time appears inevitable in the United States, and support of the primary initiative to achieve that goal looks to be snowballing.

10/01/2019

Laying the Groundwork for a Planning System
The new FP&A guide focuses on the planning and reporting system, which is foundational to FP&A’s mission of supporting business decisions.

09/24/2019

Managing Risk Exposures as China Opens Up
Regardless of how the trade war between China and the United States plays out, we can remain confident that China will continue in its journey of opening up.

09/20/2019

8 Steps for Creating a Rolling Forecast
The process for creating a rolling forecast takes practice and sufficient time to complete. By utilizing eight key steps, companies can build rolling forecasts more effectively.

09/20/2019

Effectively Measuring Your FP&A Efforts
How should FP&A organizations measure their effectiveness, and what does an effective measurement system look like for an FP&A team or department?

09/16/2019

Survey: Check Use Drops to a New Low for B2B Payments
Check usage continues to decline for B2B transactions, falling to an all-time low of 42 percent, according to the 2019 AFP Electronic Payments Survey, underwritten by J.P. Morgan.

09/10/2019

#AFPJargonWatch: Citizen Data Scientist
The latest installment of #AFPJargonWatch looks at citizen data scientists.

09/09/2019

Treasurers, Are You Ready for the CCPA?
With the California Consumer Privacy Act’s (CCPA) effective date quickly approaching, companies nationwide have a lot of work ahead of them or they face potentially major disruptions.

08/29/2019

Superforecasting: 3 Key Takeaways
In AFP's first virtual roundtable book review, FP&A practitioners discussed the book, “Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction.”

08/27/2019

AFP 2019 Pinnacle Award: Baird, Expedia Group & Hyundai Capital America
Baird, Expedia and Hyundai Capital America are finalists for the AFP 2019 Pinnacle Award. Sponsored by MUFG, the Pinnacle Award was established in 1997 to recognize excellence in treasury and finance.

08/20/2019

3 Elements of a Comprehensive Receivables Risk Assessment
Receivables are the lifeblood of a company. A comprehensive receivables risk assessment is incomplete without three key elements.

08/19/2019

Changing It Up: Key Benefits of Greater TMS Functionality
It may be difficult for treasury to shed old, manual practices in favor of utilizing its TMS to its full potential. But doing so can result in huge benefits.

08/15/2019

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