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Merging Global Trade Management with Global Finance
With the acquisition of Vastera, JPMorgan Chase may be the first global financial institution to offer a complete integrated cash, trade and logistics solution

trade finance  Global Trade Management with Global Finance Vastera Acquired by JPMorgan Chase Bank On January 7, JPMorgan Chase Bank , N . A . (NYSE: JPM), a leading global financial services firm with assets of $1.1 trillion (USD) and operations in more than 50 countries announced an Agreement and Plan of Merger with Vastera (NASDAQ: VAST). What is significant about this merger, is that JPMorgan is a leader in investment banking and financial services and Vastera is the only publicly traded software company

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Confronting Core Global Trade Problems: Order, Shipment, and Financial Settlement


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trade finance  letters of credit, and trade finance requests will be tied directly to orders and transportation documents such as transport orders, shipping notifications, and physical supply chain events. This will create a unified view of all global trading activity from one central dashboard. With the application's increased configurability, customers will supposedly be able to tailor more comprehensive event plans that automatically detail all expected activity associated with a global transaction across the order, Read More

The Renewed Finance Function: Extending Performance Management Beyond Finance


The role of the finance team has changed recently, due to increased oversight from regulators, more active investors, and company-specific changes in business operations. What steps are companies taking to respond to the internal and external forces? Find out how finance often repairs core finance and operating activities, as exposed in the results of a survey and a series of interviews among senior finance executives.

trade finance  privacy, security, environ- mental, trade, labor, and other regulations) had a dra- matic impact on their companies' business activities in the last two years. Although we are now five years beyond the passage of Sarbanes-Oxley, and most com- panies have concluded their initial investments and internal controls assessments, the stringent audit requirements of Sarbanes-Oxley still draw finance teams away from activities that support decision making and presumably generate value for customers and Read More

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trade finance  assess existing and emerging trade data and document solutions. As part of that exercise, we discussed, with each segment, their views on international supply chain finance. There are four transformative forces driving corporate global supply chains: Globalization Outsourcing Security and regulatory mandates, and Technology Our discussions with corporation after corporation indicated that many have drastically changed their global supply chain models in a relatively short time. The degree of Read More

Global Trade Regulatory Software: Vendor Obstacles and User Recommendations


The acquisition of Vastera by JPMorgan Chase indicates that finance in GTM is just as important as the physical movement of goods. However, there are still a number of issues that need to be reconciled or at least addressed

trade finance  encroachment into the global trade management (GTM) software market illustrates that finance is as valuable as the actual movement of goods in the flow of goods, information, and funds. The ability to finance this multi-echelon inventory, can, for example have significant implications on cash flow, taxes, and other balance sheet items, which will ultimately draw the attention of chief financial officers (CFOs) and investors. Therefore banks, financial, and insurance institutions are in the process of Read More

Controlling Complex Trade Promotion Management Issues For Suppliers To The Retail Chains


Almost $75 billion (USD) is spend on trade and promotion funds every year. Unfortunately most enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are not equiped to handle the complexities of promotion causing false reports and inaccurate invoices. Small and medium businesses (SMB) have had limited choices, until now.

trade finance  Complex Trade Promotion Management Issues For Suppliers To The Retail Chains SYSPRO Trade Promotions provides a comprehensive mechanism to manage complex promotion pricing and control promotions, special offers and rebates within the sales environment. Source : Syspro Resources Related to Complex Trade Promotion Management Issues For Suppliers To The Retail Chains : Retailing (Wikipedia) Controlling Complex Trade Promotion Management Issues For Suppliers To The Retail Chains   Giving small Read More

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Sales and operations planning (S&OP) is the key integrated process that the supply chain organization (specifically the vice president of supply chain) can use to achieve visibility across the entire organization and the value chain. This white paper highlights the results of over 220 companies participating in a survey on S&OP initiatives, and compares the views of the supply chain and finance organizations.

trade finance  and Operation Planning: Integrate with Finance and Improve Revenue Sales and operations planning (S&OP) is the key integrated process that the supply chain organization (specifically the vice president of supply chain) can use to achieve visibility across the entire organization and the value chain. This white paper highlights the results of over 220 companies participating in a survey on S&OP initiatives, and compares the views of the supply chain and finance organizations. Read More

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During these challenging times companies need to do more with less. This need extends throughout the organization-and companies' accounting and finance organizations are rising to the challenge. Know the most critical challenges faced by the CFO organization of companies in improving staff productivity and effectiveness of their operations according to research conducted by the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA).

trade finance  to the Challenge: Productivity in Accounting and Finance Organizations During these challenging times companies need to do more with less. This need extends throughout the organization-and companies' accounting and finance organizations are rising to the challenge. Know the most critical challenges faced by the CFO organization of companies in improving staff productivity and effectiveness of their operations according to research conducted by the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA). Read More

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trade finance  of-breed Approach to Finance and Accounting Introduction CODA Group , a finance and systems specialist headquartered in the United Kingdom, offers financial solutions that help companies grapple with international business issues such as language, currency, and compliance. Designed to be an upgrade friendly system , CODA applications offer open and standards-based reporting tools. CODA's alliance with Microsoft Corp . has allowed it to deliver a range of financial and management accounting systems, Read More

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trade finance  Trade Applications in Global Credit Crunch - Part III Part II of this blog series allowed members of the two global trade management (GTM) software providers, TradeBeam and Precision Software , to voice their outlooks on the market (in light of the recent global trade decline ). But at the end of the post I introduced the question of the possible threat to GTM providers coming from the large enterprise resource planning (ERP) providers. Given that SAP, Infor and Oracle now have their own GTM Read More