Analyze to Optimize

On page 74 in the October issue of AFP Exchange (page 76 in the online version) you will find Amber Christian's article that addresses 3 key challenges to working capital optimization. The key takeaways: Working capital optimization affects many business processes; it cannot thrive in a silo. Cross-functional teams provide a governance structure for your [...]

By | 2018-01-31T17:41:09-05:00 November 30th, 2016|

When is a picture worth a thousand numbers?

Guest blog by Gauthier Vasseur We’re familiar with the adage, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” But in Finance and Treasury, we are people of numbers. If colors and shapes made it to reports, it is purely for cosmetic reasons. What matters are the cold hard facts. Flashiness could hurt the credibility of a [...]

By | 2018-01-31T17:41:13-05:00 October 19th, 2016|

Getting off that dead end road

“Waiting for organization wide C-level decision makers to seek out procurement has been, and will continue to be, a dead end road.” That is refreshingly direct, Jeanette, and it doesn’t just apply to procurement! Jeanette Jones, Founder, Cottrill Research provides thought provoking commentary about how procurement should leverage supply market intelligence as part of the [...]

By | 2018-01-31T17:41:14-05:00 October 13th, 2016|

Could a mashup have predicted the Hanjin collapse for procurement?

Over the last few weeks, we have been reading about the collapse of Hanjin Shipping Company. When the 7th largest shipping company in the world declares bankruptcy, many take notice. Hanjin is part of a chaebol in South Korea that also owns Korean Airlines. We read headlines about ships stranded in ports with goods essentially [...]

By | 2018-01-31T17:41:14-05:00 October 7th, 2016|

How Big Data Analytics is Transforming Cash Flow Forecasting

Guest Blog by Gauthier Vasseur, Trufa Many functions of enterprise rely on cash flow forecasting. It is the life-blood of businesses, big or small. For managers, cash flow forecasting enables them to confidently fund projects or obtain new financing. In foreign exchange roles, it is important to know the volumes of incoming and outgoing currencies [...]

By | 2018-01-31T17:41:17-05:00 June 26th, 2016|

#ASUGSpeakers – Amber Christian | Ace, LLC

Don't forget to jump in to one (or all!) of Amber's #ASUGSpeaker sessions: FIN - SID# 4800-Data & Analytics for the Treasurer: Change the game in Working Capital Management Wednesday, May 18 , 11-noon in S320B With Bob Leonard, Gauthier Vasseur and Amber Christian Panel Discussion: The data revolution is impacting treasurers. What opportunities can [...]

By | 2018-01-31T17:41:18-05:00 May 15th, 2016|

Working Captial discussion panel – #ASUGSpeakers

So, I hear you plan to attend #ASUG2016 SAPPHIRENOW annual conference in Orlando. Then make time for this panel discussion on Wednesday, May 18 , 11-noon in S320B. We asked +Gauthier Vasseur, who is presenting with +Bob Leonard and +Amber Christian, to give us a preview of this discussion panel. Take a peek at what [...]

By | 2018-01-31T17:41:18-05:00 May 3rd, 2016|

3 reasons to attend this Working Capital discussion

If you plan to attend #ASUG2016 SAPPHIRENOW annual conference in Orlando then make time for this panel discussion on Wednesday, May 18 , 11-noon in S320B. We asked +Bob Leonard, who is presenting with +Gauthier Vasseur and +Amber Christian, to give us a preview of this discussion panel: Why is this session topic exciting to [...]

By | 2018-01-31T17:41:18-05:00 April 28th, 2016|

Interview: Jiming Wu, MSBA program California State University, East Bay

Analytics is a booming business, thanks to the rise in big data. And I see that Department of Management at California State University, East Bay is keeping up by establishing a Master of Science in Business Administration: Business Analytics (MSBA). What is the backstory in creating this program? In Fall 2013, the ITM (information technology [...]

By | 2018-01-31T17:41:18-05:00 April 22nd, 2016|