Treasury systems are a must for the larger corporates. However, there are wide variations between systems and it is important for the corporate to have a system which is full in terms of currency coverage and is appropriate to its requirements, both for managing exposures and for trading. Currency systems should provide not only an accurate record of the daily overall position, but should also flag current and imminent exposures.
For all but the smaller corporates, the treasury system is an essential tool for funds transparency and management. ‘You cannot manage what you cannot see’!
Systems are alternatively provided by Banks as part of their offerings, or by external providers. The pluses and minuses, costs and efficiency, of each need to be evaluated by reference to the corporate’s own requirements.