Bernd Hampele, Senior Project Manager, and Bernd Bublies, Head of Front Office, at Heidelberg-based Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG about automation and e-trading in their group-wide treasury operation.
Bernd Hampele, Senior Project Manager, and Bernd Bublies, Head of Front Office, at Heidelberg-based Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG about automation and e-trading in their group-wide treasury operation.

e-Forex talks with Bernd Hampele, Senior Project Manager, and Bernd Bublies, Head of Front Office at Heidelberg-based Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG.

e-Forex talks with Bernd Hampele, Senior Project Manager, and Bernd Bublies, Head of Front Office at Heidelberg-based Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG.

First Published: e-Forex Magazine 18 / Case Study / April, 2005

Gentlemen, you have recently undertaken work to further integrate and automate your treasury operations with a view to providing improved STP for your group treasury business. What factors played a role in that decision?B.H.: At Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG we are working on a continuous streamlining of treasury process integration and automation. Our aim is to run a lean operation with high levels of efficiency and low risk. Having achieved this to a great extent by fine tuning our SAP Treasury Management System, we were then looking to leverage STP by executing and capturing most of our daily flow business in electronic format. Since Q4 2004, we have been trading electronically via 360T’s Multibank Portal TEX. Executed trades on 360T are seamlessly processed into SAP in real-time since early 2005.Does Centralisation play a role in your treasury organisation and, if so, how can this be reflected by your e-strategy?B.H.: We have started centralising our treasury operations in 1998. The benefits from...continued

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