When Treasury Manager Paul Banks joined Pioneer, he found
that the treasury team was using spreadsheets to handle cash
management – and accessing account balances involved using
five different banking portals.
Computershare Limited is the world’s largest stock transfer
company and provides corporate trust, stock transfer and
employee share plan services in a number of different countries.
The company currently has offices in 20 countries, including
Australia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, the United States, Canada,
the Channel Islands, South Africa, Hong Kong, New Zealand,
Germany, and Denmark
Defence Bank commenced operations in 1975 with the primary
objective of assisting Australian Defence Force personnel to
manage their money. They now operate 40 branches across
Australia and offer financial services and products to not only
the Defence Force but also the wider community. They have
over 90,000 members and more than $1.5 billion in assets
under management, making them one of Australia’s larger
Heritage Bank is Australia’s largest customer-owned bank.
It has assets exceeding $8.5 billion and currently employs
approximately 800 staff. The bank has 100 retail outlets across
southern Queensland, lending offices in every mainland state
capital, and lends to customers around Australia via a national
network of mortgage brokers..
For more than a decade, Keystart had fully outsourced
its treasury management function to an external service
provider. However, with significant improvements in the staff
capabilities and cost-effectiveness of treasury management
technologies, Keystart recognised an opportunity to
achieve additional efficiencies by bringing treasury
MSF Sugar Limited is an integrated grower, processor, marketer
and exporter of raw sugar based in Far North Queensland,
Australia. The company holds a wide range of assets from
sugar mills and agricultural infrastructure property, through to
investments in distribution and exporting operations. MSF Sugar
is the third largest producer of raw sugar in Australia producing
around 550,000 tonnes of raw sugar per year, and contributes
Simply tracking daily cash can be daunting when dealing
with the legal structures and massive volumes that exist in
this industry. For a company like BCS Insurance, which is the
premier source for insurance and reinsurance for Blue Cross
Blue Shield Plans across the 50 states, tracking daily cash
positions is a critical business function.
Baird Wins Award for Payments API Innovation with GTreasury
Chicago – April 26, 2019 – Baird, an international financial services firm with $211 billion in client assets, was recognized this week with a silver Alexander Hamilton Award for API-enabled payments posting, which it collaborated on with GTreasury, provider of a SaaS platform for integrated cash management and risk management. The project is profiled in Treasury & Risk magazine, which also presented Baird with the award in a webcast on April 24.
“Having really good collaboration with the vendor makes or breaks a project like this,” Huse says in the Treasury & Risk profile. “It’s very important to challenge the norms. Treasury needs to think creatively and partner with internal colleagues and internal clients to come up with ideas for better treasury solutions, and then find a vendor that will help bring those ideas to fruition.” Baird built a hosted, external facing API server and collaborated with GTreasury to integrate an API-enabled transaction assignment and posting engine for automated reconciliation matching. Because GTreasury is a multitenant SaaS treasury management system (TMS), this functionality is now available to all GTreasury clients.
“Baird exemplifies the kind of innovative thinking by corporates who are leveraging new technologies that are available today,” says Roger Comins, Senior Product Manager at GTreasury. Comins, who is responsible for GTreasury’s Payment Factory and Partner Ecosystem solutions, opened the award webcast with an overview of innovative technologies and how they can be applied by corporates.
“We work in a real-time environment, with wires coming in throughout the day,” explains Baird Director of Client Reporting Steve Huse in the firm’s Treasury and Risk profile. “These payments are very time-sensitive—they might meet a margin call or fund an imminent purchase.” An automated receivables-posting process now allows Baird to better service clients while saving time and reducing risk. “We have more time to spend on value-added tasks like reporting and forecasting,” Huse comments.
Treasury and Risk also reports that “Baird didn’t find any SaaS-based treasury systems that provided these types of connections. However, a thorough due diligence process revealed that GTreasury was interested in accommodating the company’s needs. The vendor provided a proof of concept to demonstrate how the system could work, and Baird decided to move forward.”
GTreasury is the leading innovator of integrated SaaS treasury and risk management solutions for the digital treasury organization. Using GTreasury’s modern technology platform, treasury organizations can configure any combination of Cash Management, Payments, Financial Instruments, Accounting, Banking, Risk Management, and Hedge Accounting, in one, integrated SaaS solution. Having acquired Sydney-based Visual Risk, GTreasury’s global footprint now spans North America, EMEA and APAC, with headquarters in Chicago. GTreasury is backed by San Francisco-based growth equity firm, Mainsail Partners.
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Waterton is an entity-heavy, private equity real estate investment fund management firm. It manages cash across
more than 200 bank accounts with up to 12 bank relationships at any given time. Working with GTreasury, Waterton was able to reduce data collection by 90%. Improve cash forecasting, and future-proofed its treasury function.