By Pieter Cronje, Director & Head of Cash, Liquidity & Forecasting, TreasuryONE

Real-time visibility into cash positions and liquidity is an absolute necessity. Yet, numerous organisations grapple with the challenge of attaining this vital insight. The inability to secure a clear, real-time view of financial standings, especially across diverse business units or geographical locations, can significantly hinder a company’s financial agility and decision-making prowess.

The Challenge of Achieving Real-Time Visibility

The crux of this challenge resides in the intricate nature of contemporary business structures. Companies frequently operate across multiple regions, each characterised by its own financial systems, currencies, and regulatory landscapes. While this diversity is advantageous for business expansion, it creates a labyrinth of data and processes that obscures real-time financial visibility. Moreover, the reliance on outdated or disparate financial systems compounds the issue, leaving companies with a fragmented view of their financial health.

The Impact of Limited Visibility

The repercussions of this restricted visibility extend far beyond the surface. Without a clear, real-time understanding of cash positions and liquidity, organisations often make decisions based on outdated or incomplete information.

This can result in several adverse outcomes:

  • Suboptimal Decision Making: Choices made without a comprehensive financial picture can lead to missed opportunities or misguided strategies, affecting overall business performance.
  • Increased Risk Exposure: Limited visibility obscures potential financial risks, leaving companies vulnerable to market volatility, currency fluctuations, and other financial uncertainties.
  • Delayed Response to Liquidity Needs: In the absence of real-time data, effectively responding to immediate liquidity requirements becomes challenging, potentially impacting operational efficiency and financial obligations.
  • Missed Investment Opportunities: Lack of a clear view of available resources may cause organisations to overlook timely investment opportunities that could drive growth and profitability.

How we can help

At TreasuryONE, we help organisations overcome the hurdles and gain much-needed real-time visibility:

  • Comprehensive Analysis: Our experts conduct a thorough analysis of your existing financial structures, identifying complexities and areas for improvement.
  • Tailored Solutions: Collaboratively, we develop and implement strategies to streamline your financial systems, ensuring a unified and real-time view of cash positions and liquidity.
  • Ongoing Support: Our commitment extends beyond implementation. We provide continuous support, adapting our solutions to your evolving needs, ensuring sustained clarity and efficiency.
  • Strategic Insights: With real-time visibility, your organisation can make informed decisions, seize opportunities, and navigate challenges with confidence, driving long term success.

About our Cash & Liquidity team

The TreasuryONE Cash, Liquidity and Forecasting team has the required skilled resources to help any treasurer and/or finance teams manage their liquidity so that they can focus on strategic matters.

Our 2023 track record speaks to our title as SA’s leading treasury outsourcing provider:

  • 65+ Experienced Treasury Resources in our team
  • R330bn+ FX traded
  • R37bn+ in Money Markets
  • 10k+ bank statements received and processed daily
  • R5m+ saved in bank fees

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