All Guides

What’s Next? A Practical Guide to Prepare for Change in 2023
Underwritten by Kyriba

This guide highlights the main issues affecting treasury in 2023 and identifies the key questions to ask as you seek to build resilience in your organization in the face of uncertain times.

2022 TMS Buyer's Guide

The 2022 AFP Guide to Treasury Management Systems provides corporate practitioners with a closer look at the process of selecting a TMS. This new guide gives you a glimpse into the latest technologies and trends, which will help you make the right decision when it comes time to choose a TMS for your organization.

Money Fund Reform: The Broader Implications
Underwritten by Allspring Global Investments

The 2022 AFP Executive Guide: Money Fund Reform: The Broader Implications, underwritten by Allspring Global Investments, identifies the likely effects of the various SEC proposals to help treasurers prepare for possible change.

AFP Payments Guide to Cryptocurrency and Non-fungible Tokens for Corporate Payments
Underwritten by MUFG

The 2022 AFP Payments Guide to Cryptocurrency and Non-fungible Tokens for Corporate Payments, underwritten by MUFG, is designed to help treasurers navigate the risks associated with managing cryptocurrency and digital assets. 

People Side of Business Continuity
Underwritten by Kyriba

This guide seeks to identify how treasury professionals prioritize tasks to safeguard company assets and outlines strategies for dealing with the great resignation in the changing employment environment.

AFP FP&A Guide: Get Your Data Right
Underwritten by Workday

The 2022 AFP FP&A Guide: Get Your Data Right, underwritten by Workday, presents six case studies that show how others have addressed common data challenges of creating consistency and clarity out of the multiple sources, varieties and tools in the data value chain. The guide creates a progression through the critical steps in the digital transformation process.   

2022 AFP and Zanders Whitepaper: Payments Innovation and Corporate Treasury Impacts — Beyond the Hype
In collaboration with Zanders

There is so much more to payments than just the monetary transaction between two parties. Payments can provide real opportunities to leverage data, create value and stay relevant to the consumer.

The Transition from Accounting to FP&A

For those interested in transitioning their careers from accounting to FP&A, the 2022 FP&A Guide: The Transition from Accounting to FP&A, lays out the differences and steps needed to make the change. Learn what it takes to transition and how there are many skills needed to make it successful. 

AFP Payments Guide to Making a Business Case for Real-time Payments
Underwritten by MUFG

The 2022 AFP Payments Guide to Making a Business Case for Real-Time Payments, underwritten by MUFG, explores the immediate “must-know” information for practitioners to make the business case for real-time payments and set businesses up as adopters.

A Treasurer’s Guide to Centralization
Underwritten by Standard Chartered

In the 2022 AFP Executive Guide: A Treasurer’s Guide to Centralization, find illustrative case studies to help understand cost control, operational efficiency and treasury digitalization leading to the main takeaways: a three-step route to optimization.  

AFP 2022 FP&A Handbook
Underwritten by Jedox

The AFP 2022 FP&A Handbook: The Who, What and Why of FP&A, defines the core functions of FP&A and contains case studies of current FP&A Professionals around the globe. It gives you an inside look into real-life FP&A.

Treasury Opportunities in Strategic Cash Forecasting
Underwritten by Kyriba

Explore the fundamentals of strategic cash forecasting, and how treasury can collaborate cross-functionally with FP&A and other finance teams to plan for their organizations’ futures. Explore different types of cash flow forecasting models and methods and how cash flow forecasting has changed throughout the pandemic.

AFP Payments Guide to Unlocking the Cash Conversion Cycle
Underwritten by MUFG

This guide starts by outlining the core working capital relationship: the cash conversion cycle (CCC). It then explores why managing the CCC is important and identifies ways treasury can influence it via the three key levers: accounts payable, accounts receivable and inventory management.  

Navigating KYC Compliance
Underwritten by Kyriba

Corporate treasurers recognize that banks have to perform KYC checks, but want to manage banks’ requirements as efficiently as possible, while retaining control over company and personal data. Knowing your customers and suppliers is a critical protection against the risk of financial loss and a key protection against regulatory action.

AFP Payments Guide to Dealing with Miscellaneous Payments
Underwritten by MUFG

This guide examines what miscellaneous payments are and why they arise, before outlining a process that can help treasury and finance manage them effectively.

Corporate Treasury Technology Preparedness for LIBOR Transition
Supported by PMC

LIBOR is in the process of being retired and replaced with new alternative rates. The Corporate Treasury Technology Preparedness for LIBOR Transition White Paper, supported by PMC Treasury, details the transition away from LIBOR and its impacts on the corporate treasurer.

Managing the LIBOR Transition
Underwritten by ION Treasury

LIBOR will cease to be calculated for most settings at the end of 2021. This means organizations with exposure to LIBOR, in both financial and commercial contracts, will have to move to a new reference rate.

Becoming a Value-focused Finance Organization
Underwritten by Workday

The finance organization has been in flux for decades, striving to expand its role from financial control to a business advisor who adds value through quantitative and strategic acumen. This guide presents several pathways to address these challenges as articulated by global finance thought leaders. 

The Digital Transformation of Treasury: A Critical Imperative
In collaboration with Zanders

The aim of this 4-part whitepaper, produced in collaboration with Zanders, is to both define and demystify the enabling technologies in addition to highlighting the relevance and the fact that adoption of new technology is no longer a choice, but a critical business strategy.

Identifying Value for Treasury: Automation, Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence
Underwritten by Kyriba

Corporate treasury departments rely on technology to maintain effective operations. Digital treasury tools, including robotic process automation (RPA) and machine learning (ML) are automating treasury, which leads frees time for skilled treasury practitioners to focus on strategic development.

AFP Guide to Financial Modeling and Model Supervision
Underwritten by Board

Finance leaders depend on modeling for a variety of needs including financial reporting, performance analysis, capital planning and budgeting, and M&A. Models can be a means to better align the entire work process with our overall corporate objectives and, at the same time, lower enterprise risk.

Unclaimed Property
Underwritten by MUFG

While the time and energy spent actively managing potential unclaimed property and filing annual compliance reports may seem high, the potential costs of non-compliance may be higher. As with any legislative or regulatory requirements, companies are best placed to comply if they have a coherent policy and set of procedures to help them to do so. This AFP Payments Guide, underwritten by MUFG, explores best practices to help any organization comply with unclaimed property requirements and discusses the range of potential sources of unclaimed property that organizations can have.

Virtual Accounts Management
Underwritten by J.P. Morgan

With organizations more focused on cash than ever before, finance is under pressure to operate as efficiently as possible. To that end, virtual accounts are an available technology that has helped organizations use cash and working capital with greater functionality.

Scenario Planning
Underwritten by Workday

Scenario planning is a complementary tool to budgeting and forecasting, based on the recognition that multiple outcomes are possible. This guide presents practical, actionable steps to integrate scenario planning into your overall planning process.

Making Preparations for a Post-Libor World
Underwritten by Kyriba

In 2017, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) announced that it no longer plans to compel banks to submit London Interbank Offered Rate (Libor) quotes past 2021. This Treasury in Practice Guide provides a look at how we got to this point, which rates will be taking its place, what actions regulators have taken and how treasury departments should prepare.

The Changing Face of Cross-Border Payments
Underwritten by MUFG

While new initiatives and technological innovations have emerged in recent years to move cross-border payments forward, multiple obstacles remain in place and new ones are quickly becoming more apparent. This AFP Payments Guide explores the cross-border payments infrastructure, and the challenges it has faced in recent years.

Treasurers Look to E-Payments Heading into an Uncertain 2021
American Express and Coupa

As treasury and accounts payable departments head into 2021 and many organizations continue to work remotely, the calls to permanently move on from legacy payment methods, such as paper checks, have grown stronger.

Measure Total Cost of Risk to Drive Smarter Decisions
In Partnership with Marsh

Many organizations can benefit from quantifying their total cost of risk (TCOR). This new whitepaper provides financial professionals with an in-depth look at the TCOR metric and how it can enable organizations to make better decisions.

Rethinking Bank Relationships in a Dynamic Environment
Underwritten by CIT

Banks are stepping up to meet the changing needs of treasury teams. This Executive Guide explores how the relationships between treasury departments and their banking partners are evolving in the COVID-19 world.

Combating Fraud in a Remote Working Environment
Underwritten by MUFG

With many businesses having moved to a remote workforce, fraud is skyrocketing. This AFP Payments Guide examines how fraudsters have adapted to the current, remote working environment and what you can do to thwart their efforts.  


Career Pathing

Old advice about career advancement won’t work in tomorrow’s volatile business landscape. FP&A practitioners need a career strategy that is agile, flexible and adaptable. The AFP Guide to Career Pathing will show you how to build an effective career plan.

Agile Business Continuity: Keeping Operations Running in Unprecedented Times
Underwritten by Kyriba

During the coronavirus pandemic, many treasury departments realized their business continuity plans didn’t account for a crisis of this magnitude. In this Treasury in Practice Guide, we’ll look at how even the strongest business continuity plans often need to be adjusted once a crisis hits.  

Treasury as a Strategic Ally to the Business
Underwritten by Kyriba

This Treasury in Practice Guide examines the ways in which treasury is a strategic ally to the CFO, the entire C-suite, and the business as a whole. Establishing trust, investing in technology and defining accurate measurements of success help treasury in this role.

Increasing FP&A's Effectiveness by Integrating Risk Management

FP&A is naturally connected to risk management, as it already addresses volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity. Recent trends in risk management also bring FP&A and risk closer together. AFP's latest FP&A Guide looks at how FP&A can improve its craft by incorporating risk management principles.

Managing AR and Reducing DSO
Underwritten by MUFG Union Bank

This new Payments Guide provides treasury and finance professionals with insights into calculating and managing days sales outstanding (DSO), what causes certain customers to pay later than expected, and advancements in technology that can streamline the DSO process.

2020 AFP Asia-Pacific Treasury Management Handbook
Sponsored by Kyriba

The 2020 AFP Asia-Pacific Treasury Management Handbook provides an overview of the elements of treasury management and includes guidance on the core tasks of a regional treasury center. Split into two parts, the first part analyzes 12 elements of treasury management, while part two offers profiles of 15 different countries throughout the APAC region.

How Strong Policies Support Best Practices in Treasury
Underwritten by Kyriba

A treasury department is only as good as the policies and procedures it has in place. This Treasury in Practice Guide looks at how policies around cash management, payments and risk support best practices in treasury.

Electronic and Real-Time Payments in Practice
Underwritten by MUFG Union Bank

The new Payments Guide focuses on the impact of real-time payments and settlement. It explores key issues that companies should consider, and insight into the initial steps to begin implementation.

AFP Guide to Implementing a Planning System: Part 2, Selecting the Software

After gaining support for a planning system implementation, you are ready to select the software. In Part 2 of this series, we cover how to structure the process, understand the interactions among the various players, and negotiate the contract.

Emerging Technologies Part 2: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Underwritten by Kyriba

Treasury and finance executives are being forced to evaluate how emerging technologies can enhance their operations. The second part of this Executive Guide explores artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Navigating Technological Innovation: Case Studies in Payments
In Partnership With ACTS

Innovation in payments is a good example of both the opportunities and challenges treasurers face today. This whitepaper identifies key developments in treasury technology and payments and illustrates how treasurers can take advantage of them.

Emerging Technologies Part 1: Robotic Process Automation
Underwritten by Kyriba

This Executive Guide, which explores why and how emerging technologies are reshaping finance, will be released in two parts. The first section looks at robotic process automation and how treasury departments are applying it to improve their processes.

AFP Guide to Implementing a Planning System: Part 1, Laying the Groundwork
Underwritten by Adaptive Insights

The first in a series on technology change, this guide focuses on the planning and reporting system, which is foundational to FP&A’s mission of supporting business decisions by deploying resources to the most efficient use. 

E-Invoicing & AP Automation: Streamlining Payments Operations
Underwritten by MUFG Union Bank

Although treasury departments may not yet see the value in investing in technology to improve payments operations, the time and money savings are undeniable. The latest Payments Guide looks at how AR and AP processes can be enhanced by electronic invoicing and AP automation.

The FP&A Maturity Model

The AFP Maturity Model 2.1 presents the tools and activities of FP&A mapped against Foundational, Emergent or Leading Practices states. See where you stand in modeling, planning and forecast development, data planning or business partnering.

After the Fact: How Treasurers Can Respond to Fraud
Underwritten by MUFG Union Bank

As fraudsters’ schemes continue to evolve, companies’ responses to these threats must also advance. In this new Payments Guide, we will examine the ways that fraud is changing and how treasury departments are responding.

How FP&A Can Become a Better Business Partner
Underwritten by Workiva

FP&A is increasingly recognized as a true business partner. This guide examines each of the building blocks FP&A needs to construct a strong business partnership.

New Generation of API Banking Solutions in Asia
Underwritten by DBS

Since PSD2 came into effect in Europe the concept of Open Banking and API connectivity have been spreading around the world. What implications does this development have in the APAC region? How can API-enabled services and payments initiation capabilities benefit corporates? This guide addresses some of these questions.

Is KYC Technology Resonating with Treasury?

The latest Executive Guide looks at some of the most prominent KYC technology out there and attempts to gauge what it will take for it to truly resonate with treasury professionals.

The New Generation of Third-Party Providers
Underwritten by DBS

One goal of PSD2 is encouraging competition by allowing new players to enter the European Single Market. Who are these new players? What opportunities and risks do they present? How can corporates determine which one to work with? This guide will address these questions.

Integrative Intelligence
Underwritten by Microsoft

Integrative Intelligence is the act of defining work, disseminating it among a collaborative and fluid team, then re-aggregating it to drive decisions. It is a change in the way that work is accomplished in several aspects. Discover the trends that are driving Integrated Intelligence.

APIs: The Search for Ubiquity and Standardization
Underwritten by MUFG Union Bank

This AFP Payments Guide will explore why APIs can and will be so useful for corporate treasury professionals. It will also delve into why API standards are a necessity—and how a number of prominent players in the payments space are working to make them a reality.


Leveraging Business Statistics: Use Cases for Finance
Underwritten by Workiva

The power of statistics is the ability to understand the world and make meaning from the increasing piles of data that accumulate around us.  In this guide, underwritten by Workiva, we asked FP&A and finance professionals to identify the statistical tools that are most overlooked or misused; then, we asked them to explain these tools and how they benefit professionals.

Best Practices in Treasury Connectivity
Underwritten by Kyriba

In this Treasury in Practice Guide, underwritten by Kyriba, we will explore the best practices in treasury connectivity. 

The Road to Liboration

Corporate treasurers soon will be experiencing significant change – the departure of LIBOR as they know it. New products will be coming to market, replacing many of the variable-rate products treasurers are used to. 

Operating Regional Treasury Centers
Underwritten by Thomson Reuters

This AFP Executive guide outlines the factors organizations need to consider when establishing and structuring a regional treasury center. 

The Advent of New Cross-Border Payments Systems
Underwritten by MUFG Union Bank

The new AFP Payments Guide, underwritten by MUFG Union Bank, provides an in-depth look at cross-border payments systems, to help you determine if you should consider shaking up the way you pay internationally.

Your Roadmap to the Future of Finance

New macro forces are creating new capabilities resulting in new models for work. To succeed, you need to master key dimensions of FP&A.

Treasury's Impact on the Financial Statements
Underwritten by Chatham Financial

This guide outlines how treasurers are playing a more proactive role at their organizations, and how treasury practitioners generate value and impact the bottom line. 

Making Excel Work for FP&A
Underwritten by Vena Solutions

There have been advances in Excel in recent years that many financial professionals may not know about. AFP's new FP&A Guide examines those recent advances, along with add-ins and third-party solutions/offerings, to help you get the most out of this ubiquitous application.

Navigating the Top Tasks in Treasury
Underwritten by GTreasury

AFP’s latest Treasury in Practice Guide explores critical tasks in treasury.

Planning in the Age of Volatility
Underwritten by Workiva

There are myriad ways that volatility can impact a business. This guide examines how FP&A can prepare for volatility, and react quickly when it occurs.

Better Card Management Solutions
Underwritten by MUFG Union Bank

This guide covers effective management of card-related fees and other costs, prevention of fraud and chargebacks, and implications of faster payments.

Fraud in Record Numbers: Why Treasury Needs to Act Now
Underwritten by Kyriba

AFP’s latest Treasury in Practice Guide explores common fraud schemes that are plaguing corporate treasury departments and provides a host of best practices. 

How FP&A Can Develop Effective Presentations
Underwritten by Workiva

Presentations are a key cog in the FP&A department’s overall communication plan. This guide explores tactics that FP&A can use for delivering effective presentations, both to other business units, and to upper management and the board of directors.

Fintech: Breaking Down the Barriers
Underwritten by Kyriba

In this Treasury in Practice guide, underwritten by Kyriba, AFP takes a deep dive into these emerging technologies and how they relate specifically to corporate treasury practitioners.

Building an Integrated Business Planning Capability
Underwritten by Anaplan

Financial planning and analysis plays a unique role in the organization, facilitating the deployment of capital to its highest use among internal and external constituents. This guide examines integrated planning and its role in FP&A. 

Not Going Anywhere: Why Checks Still Matter
Underwritten by MUFG Union Bank

This guide examines why so many corporates still use checks, why checks are the payment method most susceptible to fraud, and what treasury professionals can do to protect themselves when paying by check.

Investment Strategy and Policy
Underwritten by J.P. Morgan Asset Management

This guide has been written to help treasury practitioners develop an investment policy that permits the adoption of an investment approach, which reflects the company’s various different tolerances for risk.

Implementing an Interest Rate Hedging Program
Underwritten by Chatham Financial

In this Treasury in Practice Guide, we will look at the way that most companies have viewed interest rate risk over the past nine years, and why that approach is no longer sustainable. Then we’ll look at what companies need to begin doing to prepare for this paradigm shift. 

M&A Checklist for Treasury

A practical guide for helping treasury departments through the mergers and acquisition process. 

Global Transaction Banking
Underwritten by BNP Paribas

This guide aims to help treasury practitioners navigate the process of initiating and managing a good set of bank relationships.

Faster and Better: Faster Payments Initiatives Take Off in 2017
Underwritten by MUFG Union Bank

This guide aims to give practitioners the insights they need as they evaluate the challenges and opportunities in faster payments solutions.


Putting Your Connectivity on Lockdown
Underwritten by Kyriba

Maintaining the security of bank connections is vital for any treasury department. Treasurers move money every day, and if that movement is not secure, there’s no telling whose hands it could end up in.

Capital Structure: Striking the Right Balance
Underwritten by Thomson Reuters

This guide has been designed to support practitioners in achieving the right balance between the use of debt and equity to fund their organizations.

Guide to Treasury Technology
Underwritten by Bloomberg

This guide will help you navigate the treasury technology environment and identify the most cost-efficient solution for your organization.

In-House Banking: Is it Right for Your Treasury Function?
Underwritten by Thomson Reuters

This guide is intended to be a back office look at in-house banking, providing a glimpse into what multinational corporate treasury teams do on a daily basis to manage their cash and FX needs around the globe.

AFP Guide to Zero-Based Budgeting 2.0

There’s a new brand of zero-based budgeting (ZBB) out there. It’s at once more strategic and more targeted.

Trust, But Verify: How to Stop Business Email Compromise Attacks
Underwritten by MUFG Union Bank

This guide will examine the basic steps companies can take today to minimize—if never completely eliminate—cyberthreats.

How Treasury Can Ease The KYC Burden
Underwritten by Thomson Reuters

We can’t make KYC just magically go away—but we may be able to help you make the process more manageable.

Payback: Securing Your Payment Channels
Underwritten by MUFG Union Bank

Incidents of payments fraud are escalating at an alarming rate as fraudsters continue to outpace technology developers and law enforcement. 

Executive Perspectives on Reassessing Your Investment Policy

Despite having years to prepare, many treasury departments still do not have a handle on how their investment policies will change come October 2016, when money market fund (MMF) reforms finally kick in.

Netting, Pooling & In-House Banking

Netting and cash pooling techniques have changed over recent years as banks have altered their propositions, regulations have been liberalized, and technology has enhanced the benefits of these approaches.

CTC Guide to Global Treasury Structures

Treasury is facing increased pressure to support global business as companies look for growth outside the US and Europe. This guide will explore how treasury is restruct

CTC Guide to Treasury Metrics

Treasury metrics are hard to find. Only 50% of companies measure their treasury's performance according to AFP research.

AFP Guide to Big Data

The use of big data in finance is not a question of whether but of when. Discover how Providence Health & Services and Payless ShoesSource are adopting big data strategies to help support smarter business decisions

AFP Guide to Driver-Based Modeling

Driver-based modeling links business drivers to financial outcomes, allowing FP&A teams to come up with more accurate forecasts and drive better decisions.

AFP Guide to Addressing the FP&A Talent Gap

FP&A chiefs are facing a gap between the talents they need to move finance to it's next level and what they seem to find in the market place.

AFP Guide to Implementing a Rolling Forecast

The world moves faster and the economy has become less predictable. In such an environment, companies are realizing that traditional fiscal year-end forecasts have become less useful.

AFP Guide to Improving Analytics

Analytics tools for FP&A professionals are more precise than ever.

AFP Guide to Shortening the Budget Cycle
Sponsored by Workiva

The traditional budgeting process is losing traction. Companies realize that a 12-month budget does not mesh with today’s dynamic environment.

AFP Guide to FP&A Organizational Structures
Sponsored by Workiva

This guide explores the various approaches to an FP&A organizational structure.

AFP Guide to Demystifying Risk-Adjusted Forecasting
Sponsored by Workiva

By incorporating a wide range of assumptions, risk-adjusted forecasting can provide companies with a greater understanding of potential risks and mitigation strategies.

AFP Guide to Making Capital Allocation Decisions

With companies sitting on vast reserves of cash, capital allocation decisions will have a big impact on individual company performances in particular and on economic growth more broadly.

AFP Guide to FP&A Systems

This FP&A guide explores the trends that are driving system development and emerging software capabilities, from cloud computing to mobile access.

Business Continuity Planning: Why Treasury Needs a Plan B
Underwritten by Kyriba

Disaster can strike at any time. In today’s ever-changing world, extreme weather, power outages, cyber events and other incidents can severely disrupt operations.

Business Email Compromise Scams

Business email compromise (BEC) scams are among the top fraud threats to corporate treasury and finance, as both the frequency of attempts and the total dollar amounts stolen have increased dramatically in recent months.

Best Practices in Cash Forecasting

Companies are relying on multiple sources to help put together their cash forecast and are facing new challenges

Insights and Best Practices, Vol. 1
Underwritten by KeyBank

In this comprehensive guide, AFP has compiled the case studies, best practices and practitioner insights from the past six Treasury in Practice installments.

Key Regulations That Impact Treasury Operations
Underwritten by KeyBank

Over the past couple of years, treasury has been facing a virtual onslaught of new federal regulations affecting everything from liquidity to risk to bank account and relationship management. How are you preparing?

Becoming Check-Free: How Treasury Can Move to E-Payments
Underwritten by KeyBank

Pressured by the need to reduce cost and maximize working capital, more companies are embracing electronic payments. Discover the practical implications, challenges, and benefits of making the shift away from paper.

How to Conduct a Successful RFP for Banking Services
Underwritten by KeyBank

Conducting a request for proposal (RFP) for banking services is one of the most time-consuming tasks treasury teams face.

Treasury's Role in Mergers & Acquisitions
Underwritten by KeyBank

This guide identifies key insights for treasurers to discharge effectively their critical role in the M&A process. Whether the goal is to increase product distribution, consolidate operations, or enter new markets, Treasury is well positioned to drive success.

Bank Account Reconciliation Best Practices
Underwritten by KeyBank

It’s easier than ever for companies to automatically match their cash accounts to bank records.

Improving Bank Account Management: Best Practices
Underwritten by KeyBank

Without first creating a rationalized account structure, treasury cannot do an effective job of administrating the accounts and keeping track of all relevant account information.

An Opportunity to Shine: Improving Bank Fee Analysis

Bank fee analysis may not be the sexiest aspect of treasury management, but it’s a critical part of the process and often has a very high ROI, especially at the outset.

AFP Guide to Mobilizing Global Cash

In today’s volatile and dynamic market environment, global treasury operations are consistently being challenged with optimizing liquidity.

AFP Guide to Strategic Global Cash Position Forecasting

There are many organizations which need to develop a global cash position.

AFP Guide to Creating a Payables Strategy (Part 2)

This guide offers a more advanced view of payments types, especially electronic payments, straight-through processing (STP), industry leaders and facilitators, all while advising companies to “future-proof” their strategy.

AFP Guide to Creating a Payables Strategy (Part 1)

This guide outlines the rationale for developing a comprehensive payments strategy.

AFP Guide to Utilizing a Payments Factory

This guide describes options for organizing payments functions, explains nuances of the various concepts related to payment factories and shared service centers (SSC), and provides guidelines for implementing successful payment factory programs.

AFP Guide to Implementing a P-Card Program

This guide explains the evolution of purchasing card (p-card) use, reveals the benefits of p-cards for companies, and illustrates best practices for implementing successful p-card programs. It also provides insight and tips from p-card practitioners.

AFP Guide to Optimizing Your Relationship with Your Acquiring Partner

This guide focuses on strategies for managing payment acceptance costs and negotiating with merchant account providers.

AFP Guide to Business Commerce Portals

Second in the AFP Payments Decision Guide Series, this guide on Business Commerce Payments Portals addresses the various portal models and the potential benefits for companies.

AFP Guide to Payroll Card Programs

Learn to better manage your role in justifying and deploying new or updated programs at your company. Topic areas include setting goals, determining project scope, making the business case, and establishing program features and requirements vendor selection.

Negotiating and Complying with Credit Agreements
In Collaboration with Hunton & Williams LLP

This guide, produced in collaboration with Hunton & Williams LLP, traces the steps companies take in negotiating their credit facilities and how they prepare for and execute their compliance responsibilities

Executive Perspectives on Protecting Earnings from FX Swings

Foreign exchange (FX) risk poses a challenge for all exporting companies, regardless of size or experience. In today’s tough business environment, U.S. multinationals know this to be all too true.

Executive Perspectives on the 2014 Money Market Funds Reform

Regulatory reform continues to raise questions regarding the fate of treasury investments in money market funds.

Executive Perspectives on the 2013 AFP Liquidity Survey

Find practitioners’ reactions on the survey results addressing managing short-term cash in a volatile regulatory environment, Money Market Funds proposals, and expiration of TAG.

Executive Perspectives on the 2012 AFP Liquidity Survey

A summary of interviews including peer insights and comments on the 2012 AFP Liquidity Survey results.

Executive Perspectives on the 2011 AFP Strategic Role of Treasury Survey

A new report from AFP’s Corporate Treasurer’s Council (CTC) reaffirms that treasury is growing in importance within the organization, and is transcending its traditional functions.