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阿尔卡特-朗讯 的全球支付策略 (A Global Payments Strategy at Alcatel-Lucent)

Xavier Hourseau——阿尔卡特-朗讯公司信息系统与运作部主管

2005年之前,阿尔卡特一直使用其主要资金管理银行之一提供的银行系统来处理大额支付,当时我们并没有打算立刻改变。然而,2005年12月,该银行宣布次年将不再使用该系统,这意味着我们不得不改变支付方式。我们有两种选择:一是转用银行提议的基于网络的新型银行系统,二是寻找一种银行也不知的替代工具,来处理与银行的通讯 。我们审视了基于网络的新型银行工具,认为它不如我们想象的那样方便用户使用,我们也看到了独立于银行的系统的吸引力。我们还需要一种解决方案,能在SEPA(单一欧元支付区)支持IBAN(国际银行帐户号码),这一点是银行系统做不到的。

我们要处理的另一个问题是缺乏整个企业的现金可见性,我们需要一个全球财资管理系统(TMS)来取代现有的软件。我们进行了遴选,选定了一家供应商;却正好遇上阿尔卡特和朗讯合并。朗讯已有一个TMS,所以我们决定将项目冻结,直至2006年12月合并生效。自那以后,我们重新启动TMS项目,选定SunGard的AvantGard Quantum来贯彻整个业务的实施。

支付自动化及银行连接

作为转用新型银行通訊工具项目的一部分,我们认识到了进一步将支付操作自动化的需求和机遇。我们考察了市场上现有的技术解决方案(特别是在我们向法国航空公司等该系统的现有用户了解后,知道他们对这个基于ETEBAC 3格式的解决方案非常满意),确定了最优秀的解决方案Trax,即现今的SunGard AvantGard Payments。

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A Global Payments Strategy at Alcatel-Lucent

by Xavier Hourseau, Director, Information Systems and Operations, Alcatel-Lucent

Until 2005, Alcatel had been using a banking system provided by one of its primary cash management banks for high volume payments and we had no immediate plans to change. However, in December 2005, the bank announced that the system would be decommissioned during the course of the following year, which meant that we had no choice but to change the way in which we made our payments. We had two options: either to migrate to the new web-based banking system that the bank proposed, or find an alternative, bank-agnostic tool for bank communications. We reviewed the new web-based banking tool, but decided that it was less user-friendly than we would have liked, and we saw the attraction of a bank-independent system. We also wanted a solution that would support IBAN (International Bank Account Numbers) in anticipation of SEPA (Single Euro Payments Area) which the bank’s system did not do.

Another issue which we needed to deal with was the lack of visibility over cash across the business, for which we needed a global treasury management system (TMS) to replace our existing software. We went through a selection project and chose a vendor; however, this coincided with the merger between Alcatel and Lucent. Lucent already had a TMS in place, so the decision was made to freeze the project until the merger become effective in December 2006. Since then, we have returned to our TMS project, selecting SunGard’s AvantGard Quantum to implement across the business.