The ROI of Treasury Management Software: $3.9M in Average Savings Over 5 Years

November 16, 2017
L. Erik Bratt
ROI Business Case

Organizations considering using Kyriba’s leading cloud treasury and financial management platform expect to gain an average of 464 hours per month in global productivity while achieving $3.9 million in total savings over a five-year period, according to a review of business case data conducted with 49 U.S. companies.

Kyriba’s business case analysis, offered for free to any qualified prospect, is conducted in a totally transparent manner using the prospect’s own data points and assumptions. The business case spells out the specific value and ROI that a business could expect to gain from treasury management technology across a number of mission-critical functions. It specifically looks at three areas:

  • Financial ROI – Estimated increases in interest income, decreased interest expenses, reduced banking fees or IT costs, and more.
  • Productivity gains - Reduced time spent on non-value added tasks, i.e., eliminating manual processes for cash positioning, forecast generation, fund transfers, and more.
  • Risk mitigation and controls enhancements - Improved financial controls combined with a reduction in financial and operational risk, FX risk, etc.

“These aggregated results mirror those seen by our existing clients and leave no doubt that investing in a treasury management solution (TMS) is one of the best decisions a treasurer and CFO can make,” said Remy Dubois, SVP of Worldwide Sales and Marketing at Kyriba. “As the role of treasury continues to grow and evolve in a more strategic direction, so will the value of an integrated TMS solution.”

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The participants in the business case reviews range from SMBs to Fortune 500 companies, and span a number of industry categories, including construction and real estate, retail, manufacturing, financial services, technology, education, and more.

The estimated five-year savings ranged from $1.4 million for a major public university to $22.4 million for a global healthcare and pharma research firm. The average savings for one year was $778,086, while the average payback period for investing in treasury technology is a scant 4.1 months, according to the analysis.

Looking at the aggregated results, the biggest hard dollar savings typically came in the form of reduced borrowing costs, due to improved cash visibility, while the biggest soft dollar value came from a dramatic reduction in hours related to daily cash positioning, forecast generation and analysis, accounting, funds transfers (payments), debt, investments, FX, and more, according to the data.

In terms of risk mitigation and controls, Kyriba was able to show how it could reduce or eliminate a multitude of medium and high-risk factors, including payments fraud, compliance, business continuity risk, and treasury’s impact as a business partner.

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“The key to a successful business case analysis is working closely with the client to clearly understand their goals and objectives, and then properly map our solution to meet their needs in a way that shows clear, tangible value,” said Dory Malouf, Treasury Operations Value Engineer, who runs the program. “Everything is conducted very transparently so there are no questions about the benefits and ROI we can deliver.”

Request a free business case analysis, or visit www.kyriba.com to learn more.

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