There’s something delicious about an exclusive interview – especially when it involves Ole Matthiessen, Global Head of Cash Management, Deutsche Bank, candidly discussing the eyebrow-raising results of the bank’s latest corporate treasury survey.
A frequent user of bank guarantees to support its business, the treasury function at Arup was frustrated by using Excel spreadsheets for the application, maintenance and reporting of guarantees. Automating the process through a module from Trezone was the key to greater efficiency – and to reinforcing Group Treasury’s reputation as a proactive centre of excellence.
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?