BELLIN around the web
Building Bridges to the Data Prize
TMI | Interview between Eleanor Hill and Martin Bellin | Jun 2019
In this interview with TMI’s Eleanor Hill, Martin Bellin talks about the gap between corporations’ needs and the services offered to them. He casts an eye to the future and the new technologies making their way into the treasury sector, while at the same time pointing out the enormous potential existing solutions pose if leveraged better.
Der Treasurer | Shaahin Mohammadi, Teut Deese | Jun 2019
How do you optimize a TMS’s UX design in order to improve the user flow and provide cash managers with an evolutionary degree of efficiency and security? By turning it upside down, for example, and attaining an entirely new level of process automation.
Case study: BELLIN and Mubea drive automotive market
bobsguide | Mar 2019
Discover how Mubea, the German multinational automotive parts producer, utilized tm5 to expedite payment transactions worldwide, covering a variety of banks and supporting the specific cash management demands of a variety of jurisdictions.Source: https://www.bobsguide.com/guide/news/2019/Mar/19/case-study-bellin-and-mubea-drive-automotive-market
Successfully navigating your treasury through a carve-out
The Global Treasurer | Matthias Deschner | Mar 2019
Carve-outs shape new organizational structures, divested from larger structures. What does this mean for treasury? These are the short- and long-term measures you should take.
Functionality or processes - a chicken or egg issue?
The Global Treasurer | Nikolai Diekert, Philipp Friedrich | Feb 2019
What is more important in a treasury management system implementation: functionality or processes? We look into why you need the right functionality as well as corresponding workflows and processes. Far from mutually exclusive, the two interact and complement each other.
Burying the intercompany hatchet
Intercompany trade can be complicated. Unresolved disputes between subsidiaries due to unpaid invoices can drag on for years. The solution: a standardized and system-based dispute management process as part of a netting process.Source: https://www.bobsguide.com/guide/news/2019/Jan/28/burying-the-intercompany-hatchet/
Transparent project management key to successful treasury implementation
Bobsguide | Michael McCaw | Jan 2019
New bobsguide case study: how BELLIN client Douglas transformed their corporate treasury thanks to project management and a structured implementation process to achieve complete financial visibility.Source: https://www.bobsguide.com/guide/news/2019/Jan/8/transparent-project-management-key-to-successful-treasury-implementation/
Cash optimization with multi-currency and virtual accounts
Bobsguide | Frank Song & Richard Sun | Dec 2018
In one of our articles featured in Bosbuide titled: Cash Optimization with Multi-currency and Virtual Accounts, discover how the utility of multi-currency accounts meshed with virtual accounts caters to the demand for balance consolidation and account rationalization, as well as the hurdles involved with notional pooling.Source: https://www.bobsguide.com/guide/news/2018/Dec/10/cash-optimization-with-multi-currency-and-virtual-accounts/
How technology makes bank fee analysis cost-efficient
The Global Treasurer | Marcin Cichon | Nov 2018
Bank fee analysis remains a mundane yet extremely important topic for treasurers. In this piece, we dive into how technology has made bank fee analysis more precise and time-efficient, and what the future of technological innovation may yield.Source: https://www.theglobaltreasurer.com/2018/11/19/how-technology-is-making-bank-fee-analysis-more-efficient/
Implementing a netting solution
bobsguide | Alexander Schächtele | Nov 2018
This Bobsguide article sheds light on how a netting system can be the perfect solution for treasurers to maximize efficiency and reduce fees with intercompany commerce. The following 2-part series will cover the basics of a netting solution, the requirements to implement, and the structure of a system itself.Source: http://www.bobsguide.com/guide/news/2018/Nov/21/implementing-a-netting-solution/
Multilateral Netting Reloaded
tmi | Interview with Martin Bellin | Oct 2018
In this tmi Executive Interview, Martin Bellin highlights why multilateral netting is one of the most underestimated ways to optimize intercompany payments and group performance.Source: https://www.treasury-management.com/article/1/409/3494/multilateral-netting-reloaded.html
Best Practice TMS Implementation: Why Processes Are King
tmi | Rüdiger Schlecht | Sep 2018
Every company is unique in its set-up, stakeholders, and workflows, meaning that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to implementing a treasury management system (TMS). What all corporates have in common, however, is the opportunity to leverage a TMS implementation project to maximise the benefits of cutting-edge technology, whilst optimising treasury processes and structures. Read on to discover how this can be achieved – with very little additional effort.Source: https://www.treasury-management.com/article/1/407/3470/best-practice-tms-implementation-why-processes-are-king.html
The Treasurer | Lena Pennington | Aug 2018
In this article, Lena Pennington explains how treasury technology facilitates more reliable and speedier access to data, improves visibility across organizations and offers corporate treasurers the potential to become more integrated within their business, enhancing information flow and collaboration.Source: https://www.treasurers.org/thetreasurer/how-treasury-technology-enhances-teamwork
Four Steps to a Successfull TMS Implementation
The Treasurer | Teut Deese | Jul 2018
What are the ingredients that go into a successful rollout? In this article, Teut Deese outlines the key stages of a successful TMS implementation.
Fit for the Future
CEO Insight | Jul 2018
In this article, CEO Insight takes a look at what the future holds for BELLIN and how this company of excellence is a master at interpreting and responding to wider macro socio-economic trends – developing solutions that are pertinent to the next generation of treasurers.Source: https://ceo-insight.com/companies-of-excellence/bellin-fit-for-the-future-2/
Robo Treasury: Hail or Hype?
tmi | Martin Bellin | Apr 2018
Do treasurers need to fear for their future? Are they all about to be replaced by faceless robots? In this tmi article, Martin Bellin discusses the influence of various new technologies and how they are likely to shape the future of treasury.Source: https://www.treasury-management.com/article/1/401/3393/robo-treasury-hail-or-hype-.html
The end of the one ERP system strategy
The Global Treasurer | Axel Goedecke | Apr 2018
In this article, Axel Goedecke outlines why corporates who want to achieve global reach, transparency and efficiency should focus on a one treasury management system strategy rather than on a one ERP system strategy, which might appear compelling in theory but does not live up to reality.Source: https://www.theglobaltreasurer.com/2018/04/16/end-one-erp-system-strategy/
Global Leaders in Treasury Management
CEO Insight | Mar 2018
In this interview, Martin Bellin talks about the evolution of BELLIN and building on everything that has been achieved over the last two decades. He outlines how BELLIN remains well placed to provide customers with pioneering approaches to reduce cost, increase efficiency and shape treasury in the years to come.Source: http://ceo-insight.com/front-page/martin-bellin-from-treasury-vision-to-treasury-mission-2/
Martin Bellin: From Treasury Vision to Treasury Mission
CEO Insight | Henry Martin | Mar 2018
CEO Insight has published a profile of Martin Bellin – telling his story as former treasurer turned treasury management system entrepreneur and innovator. Highlighting his career journey to date, the values he lives and works by, his ambitions for the company and vision for treasury.Source: https://ceo-insight.com/profiles/martin-bellin-from-treasury-vision-to-treasury-mission-3/
The common denominator: the must-consider aspects of a treasury management system implementation
The Global Treasurer | Katja Franz | Mar 2018
In this article, Katja Franz explains the issues and requirements in connection with treasury management system implementation that are of importance to all companies and that transcend customer specifics.Source: https://www.theglobaltreasurer.com/2018/03/27/the-common-denominator-the-must-consider-aspects-of-a-treasury-management-system-implementation/
Optimizing cash management with a virtual account structure
bobsguide | Frank Song | Mar 2018
In this article, Frank Song outlines that services such as physical cash sweeps and notional cash pooling have allowed corporates to achieve optimal account structures that minimize fees while allowing efficiencies in accounting and control. He discusses the concept of virtual accounts, a relatively new possibility that expands the efficiency frontier.Source: http://www.bobsguide.com/guide/news/2018/Mar/7/optimizing-cash-management-with-a-virtual-account-structure/
The First Twenty Years
CEO Insight | Henry Martin | Mar 2018
As BELLIN celebrates its twentieth anniversary, CEO Insight has published an article about BELLIN’s journey over two decades which outlines how BELLIN has been pivotal in elevating the importance of the treasury function.
ICRC: Payments on the Frontline
tmi | Jan 2018
BELLIN client, International Committee of the Red Cross – or ICRC – recently appeared in TMI magazine. The case study outlines how the nonprofit organization ensures that funds are available for operations in an increasingly complex and unpredictable environment with transparent processes.Source: https://www.treasury-management.com/article/1/397/3363/icrc-payments-on-the-front-line.html
Shifting the mindset of SMEs to embrace treasury technology is one of our priorities
CFO Brain Interview | Arturo Pallardó | Jan 2018
Martin Bellin outlines how small and medium-sized businesses can make the most of the technology and services offered by Treasruy as a Service, TaaS.Source: https://www.kantox.com/en/shifting-the-mindset-of-smes-to-embrace-treasury-technology-is-one-of-our-priorities/
The Next Treasury Chapter at HeidelbergCement
tmi | David Flory | Nov 2017
In this tmi article about BELLIN client HeidelbergCement, David Flory, Head of Group Cash Management HeidelbergCement, outlines how his treasury’s priorities have evolved since 2014, when he discussed the evolution of the company’s cash pooling strategy in a similar article.Source: https://www.treasury-management.com/article/1/395/3347/the-next-treasury-chapter-at-heidelbergcement.html
Overcoming global transaction banking challenges
bobsguide | Sebastian Niemeyer | Nov 2017
In this article, Sebastian Niemeyer introduces the BELLIN Virtual Network Bank and outlines how corporates can identify suitable banking partners and set up relationships with participating banks upfront in a streamlined and standardized way.Source: http://www.bobsguide.com/guide/news/2017/Nov/20/overcoming-global-transaction-banking-challenges/
The digital fortress
FX-MM | Martin Bellin | Nov 2017
In this article, Martin Bellin talks about how finance departments can be a ‘gateway’ to cyber crime, and how even the most fortified systems can still fall victim to attack. To avoid this, all three pillars of cyber security need to be taken into consideration: people, technology and governance.
Global Transparency in Banking with the Virtual Network Bank Concept
FX-MM | Sebastian Niemeyer | Sep 2017
In this article, Sebastian Niemeyer outlines the new BELLIN virtual network bank concept – a groundbreaking new approach in Global Transaction Banking that enables corporate clients to select banks in the countries they require and to assemble a portfolio that exactly meets their needs.
How to Apply a Virtual Network Bank
tmi | Sep 2017
tmi published a treasury insight article about how BELLIN client Aalberts Industries N.V. applied a virtual network bank for the group in order to achieve an efficient banking structure.Source: https://www.treasury-management.com/article/1/390/3305/how-to-apply-a-virtual-network-bank.html
Building a virtual network
Treasury Today | Sebastian Niemeyer | Sep 2017
In this article, Sebastian Niemeyer outlines the new virtual network bank concept developed by BELLIN and explains how the solution enables BELLIN’s customers to identify suitable banking partners and set up relationships with participating banks in a streamlined and standardized way.Source: http://treasurytoday.com/2017/09/building-a-virtual-network-ttst
FX-MM | Expert View with Martin Bellin | Sep 2017
In this Expert View article in FX-MM's Intelligent Treasury Special Report, Martin Bellin shares his insights on how technology is revolutionizing treasury management and helping corporates achieve independence from banks.
Fraud bad news keeps on coming: the simple structures and processes to protect you
CTMfile | Jack Large | Aug 2017
In his newsletter Jack Large explains how simple structures and processes can protect corporates against cybercrime and fraud and refers to our video on BELLIN TV "Curing the digital disease: How to outwit cybercrime."Source: https://ctmfile.com/story/fraud-bad-news-keeps-on-coming-the-simple-structures-and-processes-to-prote
What do you want from your TMS supplier's web-site?
CTMfile | Jack Large | Aug 2017
“It’s Treasurytainment.” on CTMfile (Cash & Treasury Management file – Source for information, analysis & comment): under the headline “What do you want from your TMS supplier’s web-site?”, Jack Large takes a look at the BELLIN website and its “comprehensive coverage”.Source: https://ctmfile.com/story/what-do-you-want-from-your-tms-suppliers-web-site
Executive Interview with Martin Bellin
tmi | Jul 2017
In this interview with Helen Sanders, Editor, Martin discusses the issue of security, which has become front of mind for corporate treasurers and finance managers globally.Source: https://www.treasury-management.com/article/1/387/3281/security-%96-a-major-focus-for-treasurers.html
CEO Insight Interview with Martin Bellin
CEO Insight | May 2017
In this interview, Martin BELLIN discusses how BELLIN is championing innovation in treasury, the meaning of “Heimat” and how that translates at BELLIN, the emergence of “social treasury,” and how technology is simply the means to an end in treasury.
New Avenues for the Future of Treasury
CEO Insight | Martin Bellin | May 2017
Martin Bellin shares his insight on a variety of topics influencing the future of treasury including: digitization and automation, efficiency gains and outsourcing, the importance of group-wide networks, regulations, new technologies and ultimately building the treasury of tomorrow.
The modern treasury network
FX-MM | Interview with Martin Bellin | Apr 2017
FX-MM published an expert view with Martin Bellin about how treasury will develop in the future. The transformation of treasury towards a network of people who are going to interchange information, experience and knowledge takes center stage.
In-House Banks: Staying in control
FX-MM | Interview with Martin Bellin | Mar 2017
In this article published by FX-MM, Martin Bellin shares his thoughts on best-practice in-house banking.
Sustainable Treasury Thanks to KPIs
CEO Insight | Nancy Bredin | Jan 2017
Nancy Bredin has written an article about how the right KPIs can improve the performance of treasury management. The article was published by CEO Insight magazine.Source: http://flickread.com/edition/html/58807898ecaca#92
Unique treasury solutions
The European | Interview with Martin Bellin | Jan 2017
The European interviewed Martin Bellin about how he started his company and the key differentiators of BELLIN's services and solutions.Source: http://www.the-european.eu/story-11456/unique-treasury-solutions.html
From Treasury Vision to Treasury Mission
Business Worldwide | Martin Bellin | Nov 2016
It has been nearly 20 years since Martin Bellin founded BELLIN in 1998. Today, the group is the global leader in providing web-based treasury software and services for multinational corporations and inspires more than 15,000 companies with over 25,000 users in 150+ countries. Modern, web-based treasury platforms serve all corporate treasury functions, from liquidity planning to global payments, netting and risk management. After all these years, Martin Bellin is still in charge and BELLIN is still entirely family-owned. So who is the man behind this unique success story? And how did he and BELLIN get to where they are today?Source: http://www.bwmonline.com/2016/11/07/martin-bellin-from-treasury-vision-to-treasury-mission/
Treasurers Can’t Pass The Compliance Buck To Banks
PYMNTS B2B Newsletter | Interview with Martin Bellin | Nov 2016
PYMNTS B2B Newsletter has written an article on the partnership of BELLIN and Accuity and published an interview with Martin Bellin about compliance and security in treasury.Source: http://bit.ly/2edd4Nr
The Future of Treasury Management Systems
Virtual Roundtable FX-MM | with Martin Bellin | Oct 2016
FX-MM brings together leading industry experts to discuss the future of treasury management systems (TMSs) and examine how technology is enabling treasurers to ditch the data-gathering and take on a more strategic role within their organizations. Our panel examines how technology is also helping to democratize the use of TMS, with Software-as-a-Service offerings enabling corporates large and small to enjoy the benefits of the cloud and more user-friendly systems.
TreasuryToday Guide to Digitization Handbook | Martin Bellin | Sep 2016
The age of innovation in corporate treasury has promised many things, most notably the ability to streamline and automate processes, driving efficiency across the business and allowing treasurers to better fulfill their strategic mandate. But sometimes there is no need to reinvent the wheel, and old ideas, with a little help from new technology, are all that are needed.
BELLIN: Two-Fold Approach to Strategic Treasury
CEO Insight | Beate Haumesser | Sep 2016
Treasurers are under increasing pressure to support global growth strategy and objectives. BELLIN’s response to these developments is two-fold: the concept of Load Balanced Treasury and Treasury as a Service, TaaS.
A treasured relationship
EuropeanCEO | Martin Bellin | Aug 2016
Treasurers are too often wasted on data collection. Simplifying subsidiary relations through a centralized system is the best way to ease the reporting burden and involve the treasury department on a strategic level, writes Martin Bellin, CEO of BELLIN Group.
My Life in Treasury - Royston Da Costa
tmi | Royston Da Costa, Group Assistant Treasurer with our client Wolseley | Jul 2016
Royston Da Costa,who has built up many years of treasury experience with international businesses, published a very well-received article in "tmi" on the treasury technology transformation in which Wolseley has been engaged, updating readers on progress since his previous article in 2013. In this edition, Royston discusses his career and experiences in treasury with Helen Sanders, Editor.
The Treasurer | About our client Reall | May 2016
The past few years have been good to Reall. Previously Homeless International, in 2014 the charity rebranded and relaunched, shifting its business model from a development charity funded by grants to a social enterprise. Using a business-focused model to provide philanthropic support to its partner network, Reall expanded its operating budget tenfold and increasing its expansion efforts twentyfold over its 2010 numbers. Meanwhile, future growth projections have highlighted the need to standardize and modernize the methology used for tracking investments in partner companies.
BELLIN reorganize management team with new appointment
tmi | May 2016
Starting with the financial year 2016, Michael Juen, Executive Director of Sales & Consulting and treasury expert with over 20 years of experience, joins Martin Bellin and Roland Person as Managing Director of BELLIN. Sharing responsibilities between three managers strengthens sustainability and expertise in the group, while at the same time creative growth and innovation.
Continuing Wolseley's Treasury Transformation
tmi | Royston Da Costa, Group Assistant Treasurer with our client Wolseley | May 2016
In November 2013 (TMI edition 221), Royston Da Costa published an article in TMI outlining the journey that Wolseley's treasury has undertaken to enhance both financial and operational efficiency, leveraging a combination of treasury technology and banking solutions. In this edition, he provides an update on the most recent stages of this journey.
CEO Insight Awards
Winners 2016 - BELLIN | May 2016
BELLIN awarded "Best Finance Software Solutions Provider"
CEO Insight | Interview with Martin Bellin | May 2016
CEO Insight interviewed Martin Bellin, founder and CEO of BELLIN in the May edition.
The full service
FX-MM | Cover interview with Martin Bellin | May 2016
Martin Bellin, founder and CEO of BELLIN, explains to FX-MM’s Peter Garnham how the firm’s expertise and the evolution of technology has enabled it to offer Treasury as a Service, the next generation of systems that will free up corporate treasurers to concentrate on the important, strategic issues facing them today.
Treasury as a Service
Why do corporate treasuries implement software solutions? The specifics may vary, but the underlying intention is always the same: corporates seek to automate and streamline their processes, reduce and eliminate manual processes and boost efficiency.
Servicing the corporate treasury
FX-MM | Interview with Martin Bellin | Mar 2016
Cloud technology has opened up the breadth and sophistication of options available to the corporate treasurer. FX-MM's Frances Faulds looks at recent evidence of a growing interest in new models.
Building from the Ground up
World Finance | Oct 2015
In the hyper-competitive field of treasury management, Martin Bellin, CEO and co-founder of BELLIN, along with this team, has achieved a long list of firsts, and overcome an array of corporate obstacles.
Martin Bellin on succeeding in treasury management
WorldFinance | Oct 2015
An interview with Martin Bellin
The Role of BEPS for Treasury Management
CEO Insight | Martin Bellin | Oct 2015
Martin Bellin discusses the future of treasury and tax matters.
Top 20 Companies
CEO Insight | Oct 2015
The Top 20 Companies
CEO Insight | Interview with Martin Bellin | Oct 2015
Founded in 1998 in Ettenheim, Germany, BELLIN has over 150 employees focused on creating solutions that reflect the pragmatic, efficient nature of Germany engineering. The company leverages its core strength – its knowledge of treasury – to build solutions that work locally and apply globally. Its solutions are designed to be easy to use by both treasurers and non-treasurers and permit as many users as the treasury has need of, at no extra cost. This increases involvement of subsidiaries with the treasury, automates global data collection, enforces group-wide rules and compliance, and enhances transparency. In the interview, BELLIN founder and CEO Martin Bellin discusses the company and its tm5 software, a modular platform that encourages the distribution of workload so that the central treasury gets better numbers, faster.
Is the dream of centralization finally a reality?
Bobsguide TMS Guide | Sep 2015
We are at a tipping point for corporate-to-bank communication. SWIFT has already transformed intra-bank communication, and SWIFT for corporates promises to do the same for bank to corporate communication. However, the real big step comes with the combination of SWIFT and a treasury managemnet system with a comprehensive payment factor – allowing truly centralized payment structures and global bank visibility.
Entrepreneur of the Year
tmi | Sep 2015
Award for Martin Bellin
The Judges’ Comments
tmi | Sep 2015
TMI Awards for Innovation and Excellence
TMS Functionality Matrix
Bobsguide TMS Guide | Sep 2015
The immortality of spreadsheets
Bobsguide TMS Guide | Sep 2015
The connectivity and efficiency benefits of a treasury management system (TMS) are well known but treasurers still cleave to Excel spreadsheets for some cash management tastks due to its ease of use. Neil Ainger investigates whether spreadsheets will ever die or whether they will be co-opted into TMSs.
Co-operation with Thomson Reuters
tmi | Aug 2015
BELLIN, a global leader in providing web-based treasury software and services for multinational corporations, announced a new co-operation with Thomson Reuters, in which BELLIN integrates Thomson Reuters’ pre-trade insight, feeds and straight-through-processing connectivity to Thomson Reuters’ FXall to provide a comprehensive solution to corporate treasurers.
BELLIN, Germany-based provider of treasury management systems and services has announced a strategic partnership with the renowned Japanese provider of consolidated accounting systems, DIVA Corporation. DIVA will launch BELLIN’s “Treasury as a Service” (TaaS) as the first of its kind in Japan; it will also market and implement BELLIN’s web-based treasury management system (TMS) tm5. With subsidiaries in Canada and England as well as partners in the Netherlands, Sweden, South Africa, and now Japan, BELLIN’s treasury operations truly span the globe.
Treasury Workstations Build In Bank Fee Analysis
Global Finance Magazine | Jul 2015
Along with understanding the value they provide their banking partners, most companies want to know what they are spending in banking fees each year, and how this compares to the contract rates. Bank-fee analysis software can automate the process.
Treasury Today | Nov 2014
For the treasury function, information is key. With the constant evolution of technology and the rise of big data, have there been any notable changes in the way that treasury departments obtain their information? Also, how can treasurers manage enhanced data and turn it into tangible business information?
Cash Management Goes Global
tmi | Martin Bellin | Aug 2014
Ten years ago, it was still a great innovation. Today almost all companies have one – a system for cash management. It allows the company tp plan current account balances and manage all payments orders on a unified system – in short, it is the basis for electronic banking. Long gone are the days of monstrous Excel spreadsheet and paper-based payments orders. Today, such a solution is a basic necessity and many corporate headquarters have optimized their cash management. What is the next step?
tm5 and payments at L’Occitane: A True Story
tmi | Jul 2014
The L'Occitane group is a global, natural and organic ingredient-based cosmetics and well-being products manufacturer and retailer with strong regional roots in Provence, France. The group has five brands in its portfolio and is committed to developing and retailing high-quality products with traceable origins and respect for the environment. Today, the company employs approximately 7,000 people in over 2,300 boutiques worldwide and generates sales of over 1 billion euros.
Global Payment Standards with BELLIN and SWIFT
tmi | Case study with our client Dentsu Aegis | Jul 2014
Headquartered in London, Dentsu Aegis Network is a combination of Aegia Media and Dentsu Inc.’s non Japanese media business which was formed following the c. 3.2 bn pounds acquisition of Aegis Group plc by Dentsu Inc. in March, 2013. Dentsu Aegis Network is one of the world’s leading media and digital angecies, generating annual turnover in excess of 16 bn pounds across a worldwide network covering over 80 countries and employing 20,000 employees.
Looking Behind the Cloud: Understanding the Technology of Treasury
tmi | Hugh Russell | Jul 2014
By Hugh Russell, Regional Sales Director, North America, BELLIN
The Cost of Reform: Wallet Sizing & Basel III
GTNews | Michael Bach | Jun 2014
Basel III will increase costs. Don’t doubt this. The most talked-about aspect of the regime – the capital requirements – alone are significant, but combine that with liquidity requirements and the costs of banking is going to increase. The Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) is estimating a 15-point increase in lending spread. These increased requirements will make it important for corporates to find alternative avenues of capital.
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