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September 2007

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  • The Ins and Outs of Insourcing

    Robert Rosenberg

    Finance executives are starting to choose a new staffing model to plug the holes in their department's skill set: bringing highly skilled outsiders into the organization to work alongside their core staff on a project basis. The result? Better control

  • Don't Blame the Tool

    Steve Deedy

    ERP Implementations are always time-consuming, but they can prove less frustrating with a well-conceived process and experienced team

  • The Race Among Treasury Vendors

    Richard Gamble

    The race is on for treasury vendors to keep up with best-practices treasuries, which are sprinting ahead to develop the outlines of the systems they ...

  • A Way to Live Long And Large

    Staff Writer

    Given the potential for many baby boomers to outlive their retirement savings, companies should consider adding annuities to 401(k) plans, according to a recent report by Watson Wyatt Investment Consulting.

  • Taking a Long View

    Pat Wechsler

    Martin Mannion of Summit partners talks about the potential role for private equity as outside advisors with skin in the game

  • Finding a Smart Mix

    Robert Rosenberg

    Schlumberger CFO Simon Ayat makes the case that a global company should be a blend of centralized and decentralized activities

  • Making Health Pay Off

    Robert Rosenberg

    When it comes to wellness programs, money talks. And now that the the rules governing cash incentives have been clarified, a growing number of companies are making offers few employees can refuse

  • Editor's Letter

    Pat Wechsler

    After six years as editorial director of Treasury & Risk, there are days when you feel like you've heard it all. Vendors promising this or ...

  • Merck's Payment Automation Project

    Richard Gamble

    Merck & Co.'s revolutionary payments automation project is part of corporate-wide initiative in which senior management decided that instead of running a respectable technology shop, ...

  • EIPP Illuminated

    Richard Gamble

    Corporate resistance to EIPP is fading as CFOs recognize its value and vendors rise to the occasion. Now, companies can receive up to 95% of invoices electronically regardless of how they are delivered

  • Treasurers Turn the Tables on Banks

    Richard Gamble

    The mantra at treasuries today is, "One format, one pipe" to make payments anywhere on the globe, and banks and treasury technology companies are trying their best to comply

  • Careers

    Staff Writer

    Cisco Systems Inc., the $28.5 billion networking equipment producer based in San Jose, Calif., has appointed Frank Calderoni CFO. Calderoni, the former senior vice president ...

  • Know Your Clauses

    Robert Rosenberg

    Staying on the right side of a contract is a central governance issue for finance and legal at major corporations. Open Text now offers a tool that creates a contract and then helps you live up to it

  • Filling in a Big Gap

    Robert Rosenberg

    FiREapps is slated to release a new version of its foreign exchange management tool in September that addresses a treasurer's need to forecast FX exposures months, and even years, out

  • The Fuss Over FAS Heats Up

    Staff Writer

    The clamor may be dying down following the latest Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) guidance, but debate over what many see as excessively complex and costly U.S. financial reporting procedures persists in less boisterous tones.

  • Give 'Em A Tax Break?

    Staff Writer

    As if things weren't already tough enough for hedge funds and private equity firms, what with liquidity drying up faster than you can say Death Valley in the face of the subprime meltdown, yet another congressman is proposing yet another commission to study the impact of these funds on the...

  • Quality Time for Data

    Beth Karlin

    Distress over data quality and information integrity has jumped to the top of the list of IT concerns for the CFO, as companies recognize the impact that data quality has on shareholder value

  • Treasury & Risk's 2007 Cash Management Survey

    staff Writer

    Although corporate treasuries generally give good grades to their banks, especially in such areas as domestic wire transfers, balance reporting and online access, some services clearly need improvement.

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