Energy producers typically get paid more than 30 days after supplying electricity. Blockchain technology can change that.
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.
Chick-fil-A’s finance department embarked on a robotic process automation (RPA) pilot for multiple use cases. It was a massive success.
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.
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.
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.
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) .
Here's a look back at everything that happened at AFP 2019 in Boston, including the keynote speakers, AFP MindShift, AFP Aware, and more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts opened AFP 2019 with a powerful message of perseverance.
Hyundai Capital America won the AFP 2019 Pinnacle Grand Prize for excellence in treasury and finance. The Pinnacle Grand Prize is sponsored by MUFG.
Robotic process automation (RPA) is ideal for treasury and finance, in that it can streamline many repetitive, manual processes.
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.
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.
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.
AFP’s new guide on Implementing a Planning System includes ideas on how to vest people in the success of a project.
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.
The new FP&A guide focuses on the planning and reporting system, which is foundational to FP&A’s mission of supporting business decisions.
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.
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.
How should FP&A organizations measure their effectiveness, and what does an effective measurement system look like for an FP&A team or department?
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.
The latest installment of #AFPJargonWatch looks at citizen data scientists.
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.
In AFP's first virtual roundtable book review, FP&A practitioners discussed the book, “Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction.”
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.
Receivables are the lifeblood of a company. A comprehensive receivables risk assessment is incomplete without three key elements.
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.
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has identified key risks that the looming Libor transition poses to market participants. Corporate treasury and finance professionals should take note.
AFP 2019 speaker Mike Powers of Abt Associates Inc., explains why FP&A is the lever that the CFO office has to drive change and help manage the business.
Tom Hunt, CTP, Director of Treasury Services at AFP, discusses three key points in the 2019 AFP Liquidity Survey, underwritten by State Street Global Advisors.
The Federal Reserve is developing a round-the-clock, real-time payment and settlement service to support faster payments efforts in the United States. Dubbed the FedNow℠ Service, it will likely make its debut in 2023 or 2024.
Journal entries represent the foundation of financial statements. Journal entries also represent an understanding of transactions, and transactions are the bridge between the choices people make and the wealth they try to accumulate.
AFP 2019 speaker Fareed Zakaria of CNN Worldwide joined the AFP Conversations podcast to discuss the political risks of today and how they mirror key developments throughout human history.
Finance is maturing from a traditionally siloed department of number-crunchers to a strategic and respected adviser to the business. While crunching numbers will always be baked into the role, these two functions are no longer mutually exclusive.
During the second quarter of 2019, U.S. companies continued to build cash and short-term investment holdings, according to the AFP Corporate Cash Indicators®, underwritten by BMO.