27 July 2016

44975

Retired Member

1,901Posts 6,085,137Views 2,105Comments

Straight Through Processing. How did we do without it?

17 July 2014  |  3228 views  |  0

How many of us can remember working in a pre-computer payroll office?

Endless rows of filing cabinets. Walls covered in handwritten charts that had to be constantly updated by some unlucky person.

Ashtrays on desks – anyone remember those?

No computers of course – instead, personnel and payroll information was stored slap bang in the middle of your desk (next to the ashtray) in ugly, imposing Kardex card cabinets like this one.

Then, on the first working day of each month the office was securely locked, a huge pile of cash was tipped out onto the floor and you would spend all day – and night – counting coins (and the occasional note), and filling pay packets for the staff.

What do you mean, you don’t remember pay packets?

Back to the future…

Computers came and changed everything, of course. They saved time, reduced errors, and freed us up to do more important things.

But of course, early computer technology wasn’t perfect either. Reporting, for example could involve having to learn a basic computing language and writing lengthy programs to get fairly basic information.

And guess what? Things still aren’t perfect. Treasurers up and down the country have staff manually rekeying the same information into their banking portals. And they do this week in, week out. Staff are still wasting time and effort – and still making errors.

But we now have the power to make inefficient working practices like this thing of the past. The answer? Straight Through Processing…

Straight Through Processing – a modern solution

Imagine! No processing delays. No human error. No manual rekeying. No paper forms…

Straight Through Processing is a key technological advancement that can help businesses reduce complexity and increase staff efficiency…

Manual transaction processing and rekeying is time consuming, prone to errors and susceptible to fraud. Straight Through Processing, on the other hand, automates the entire process from start to finish, eliminates redundancies and mitigates the risk of human error.

With Straight Through Processing, information only needs to be entered manually once, which means no more rekeying ever again!

Straight Through Processing allows treasurers and their staff to become proactive; freeing up their time to focus on strategic analysis and long term planning. Surely a good thing! How ever did we do without it?

TagsPaymentsInnovation

Comments: (0)

Comment on this story (membership required)

Latest posts from Retired

Content Marketing to promote your App

16 May 2016  |  5979 views  |  0 comments | recomends Recommends 1 TagsMobile & online

Crypto-Finance will transform financial services!

11 May 2016  |  2475 views  |  0 comments | recomends Recommends 4 TagsBlockchainPayments

Marketing your App using Social Media

21 April 2016  |  3251 views  |  0 comments | recomends Recommends 0 TagsMobile & online

2 easy ways to use Google AdWords in your app marketing strategy

15 April 2016  |  3747 views  |  2 comments | recomends Recommends 0 TagsMobile & online

Retired's profile

job title
location
member since 2014
Summary profile See full profile »

Retired's expertise

What Retired reads
Retired writes about

Who's commenting on Retired's posts

Graham Seel
Ketharaman Swaminathan
Gerard Hergenroeder
Konstantin Rabin
Matt Schofield
Anna Robert
Steve Patel
Aparty Behera
Karim Maalouf
Brendan Burge
Stephen Hart
Paul Zaman