Next generation treasury functions will work in real-time, with highly integrated, automated systems. Treasury teams will leverage intelligent tools; data will power forward-looking decision-making; and manual legwork will give way to strategic thinking. But how can treasurers deploy innovations associated with the Fourth Industrial Revolution, also known as Industry 4.0, to work towards this vision of Treasury 4.0?
Industry 4.0 is changing the way businesses operate and compete, powering a new breed of treasury management solutions and strategies. Without a robust understanding of the challenges and opportunities that Industry 4.0 – and importantly Treasury 4.0 – brings, companies risk losing their competitive edge.
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Long seen as 'vanilla', technological developments and solution-driven innovations are starting to push the traditional boundaries of transaction banking. What does the future hold for the space and why do corporate treasurers need to be paying close attention?
The combination of better, increasingly real-time data and easier, more bespoke ways of exchanging this data, has an alchemic effect. Increasingly, treasurers’ role becomes less one of transaction execution and more one of analysis to drive value-added decision-making.