The current era of digital finance requires human and artificial intelligence to work hand-in-hand to achieve better analytical results.
In fourth quarter 2019, U.S. businesses built cash and short-term investment holdings at a rapid pace, according to the AFP Corporate Cash Indicators®, (CCI) .
New York Times Bestselling author and FinNext 2020 opening keynote Daniel Pink recently joined the AFP Conversations podcast. Here are five takeaways on the importance of having good timing.
The 2019 AFP Project Investment Decisions Survey reveals that corporate finance is shortening the timeframe and decision criteria of analysis, but calculating the hurdle rate remains unchanged.
Artificial intelligence (AI) has incredible potential to improve many processes within treasury and finance, but it has yet to catch on.
FinNext 2020 speaker Geetanjali Tandon, Finance Director for Bayer Crop Science, discusses her career as an FP&A professional, and FP&A’s role in an organization’s strategy.
Alongside considering faster payments’ impact, companies may want to start taking initial implementation steps.
In order for any corporate to successfully pursue its strategic objectives, it must be sufficiently funded. This requires implementing a strong funding strategy.
Aurora Gregory provides five best practices you can use to ensure that your AFP 2020 session proposal is conference-ready.
The prospect of adopting real-time payments is alluring. However, many treasury departments are still on the fence due to several key issues.
Rolling forecasts are especially useful in periods of uncertainty. They remind FP&A to look further out so that it is not running the risk of taking a myopic view.
Faced with new risks to their supply chain caused by the U.S./China trade dispute, companies are assessing their positions going forward.
What do treasurers need to consider when working with their team, their banks and their technology partners when attempting to protect themselves from today's cyberthreats?
According to the 2019 AFP Cyberrisk Survey, underwritten by Wells Fargo, most organizations have been targeted by cyberattacks in the past 18 months.
Attendees of the AFP 2019 Retail Industry Roundtable, sponsored by Fifth Third Bank, lamented the decline that traditional brick-and-mortar retail is experiencing.
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.
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.
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.
FP&A leadership needs to make the investment to create a business-partnering organization that is designed to succeed.
Acquisition financing can be one of the most challenging aspects of treasury’s role—but it is also one of the most rewarding.
For treasury departments to adopt disruptive technologies like AI and RPA, there needs to be a clear use case for them.
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.