Spreadsheets may be the financial team's trusty old friend, but just because they're cheap doesn't mean that they're the best option for managing treasury. From both an efficiency standpoint and also the level of risk that spreadsheets bring into an organization, it may be time to reduce your dependency on them and adopt a dedicated treasury management system.
The current climate for corporate treasury is one of considerable uncertainty. While this uncertainty is manifesting itself in different ways, the outcome of last year’s Brexit referendum has particularly underscored the need for treasurers to be prepared for every eventuality. Unfortunately, this is not always the case: more than half of CFOs had not put in place a Brexit contingency plan before the vote, according to research published by Deloitte in April 2016.
The ability to enter into new markets geographically can help drive top line revenue growth, or offer cost-cutting advantages in production and output. Companies expand internationally in one of two ways: organically or through M&A activity. International growth carries with it a number of added risks, the most prominent being currency. With the constant volatility in markets and geopolitical uncertainties in every geographic region (Trump, Brexit, North Korea, Venezuela riots), companies are struggling to centralize this risk.