Citi Enhances Cash Flow Forecasting in its TreasuryVision® Global Liquidity Portal
Innovative Cash Flow Forecasting Module simplifies the forecasting process, yielding more accurate forecasts, and better work flow control
New York, NY - October 16, 2012 – Citi has enhanced the Cash Flow Forecasting module of its award-winning TreasuryVision® Global Liquidity Portal. This new module provides users with greater flexibility to define how and when they generate forecasts. It also features enhanced analytics, including optional predictive forecasting that uses statistical algorithms and “what if” stress-testing capabilities. The work flow functionality has also been enhanced to more easily support a global treasury organization.
“Citi is at the forefront of the industry, assisting clients in understanding their needs and priorities in relation to cash flow forecasting,” said Elyse Weiner, Global Head for Liquidity & Investments with Citi Transaction Services. “We are pleased to introduce the new Cash Flow Forecasting capabilities on the TreasuryVision® Global Liquidity Portal. This significant release delivers vital new functionality that enables clients to further reduce funding and liquidity risk with the tools they require for high quality analysis and decision making.”
The new Cash Flow Forecasting module is fully integrated within the TreasuryVision® Global Liquidity Portal and offers a flexible and intuitive user experience that delivers real-time visibility into forecasts. With this updated release, clients will be able to:
- Improve analytics and scenario stress-testing: Perform “What-if” analysis, compare budget vs. actual variance analysis, and monitor intraday updates for cash positioning.
- Achieve greater flexibility preparing forecasts: Create a forecast at any level of detail to match business and other trading model dynamics, for top-down and bottom-up approaches to forecasting.
- Control global workflow process: Enable globally dispersed treasury and business staff to provide forecast input on templates tailored to the needs of the central or regional treasury.
“Cash flow forecasting remains one of the most challenging treasury processes due to lack of visibility into the patterns of operating cash flows, difficulty in measuring accuracy for continuous improvement and coordination of internal participants,” said Cindy Gerhard, head of Liquidity & Investments Product Management at Citi Transaction Services. “With this new Cash Flow Forecasting module, we have now enabled our clients to solve these challenges and achieve more reliable results,” she added.
Developed as a direct response to client needs in conjunction with pilot clients, this solution is a key Citi differentiator and an example of the bank’s leadership in client solutions. Since its release, Citi’s TreasuryVision® Global Liquidity Portal has been recognized by the industry as an innovative solution for clients with recent awards from Financial World Innovation and Celent “Model Bank” Awards, among others.
Citi’s TreasuryVision® Global Liquidity Portal provides enterprise-wide visibility into cash and investments, allowing clients to improve overall control of financial data, and optimize global cash allocations and credit usage. Powerful, customizable analytics and forecasting functionality enable clients to more effectively manage liquidity and risk. Sophisticated treasury workflow tools, such as cash flow forecasting, bank account management and intercompany lending management help clients achieve organizational efficiency.
For more information about Citi’s TreasuryVision® Global Liquidity Portal, visit http://www.transactionservices.citigroup.com/transactionservices/home/treasuryvision/index.jsp
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