Measuring the benefits to the business. The Al Tayer Group operates over 200 stores in the Middle East and has successfully introduced more than 80 brands to the region. When I joined Al Tayer in November last year, a Treasury Management System (TMS) provider had already been identified through an RFP process. My predecessor had done a thorough job with this, ensuring that the chosen software provider was well suited for the Group’s requirements. I cannot stress enough the importance of this – if you meet your company’s specific needs, you can avoid unwarranted costs and ensure a much smoother
Back in the old days, I remember when you could rely on a “committed” bank facility to give you confidence that your business had sufficient funding headroom to underpin the board’s going concern statements in its financial accounts. Recently, doubt has started to creep in – in particular, does “committed” really mean what it used to?
Over the course of the next few newsletters I’m going to be sharing a few tips with you which I’ve learned over the years to help me study successfully.This month I want to share “Mind Mapping®” with you. Invented by Tony Buzan who’s an expert in memory and the mind, it’s a great technique which you’ll find yourself using all the time. Mind Mapping® can be used to:
- remember things (great for revising)
- structure things (like an exam answer or a work report)
- take notes in a meeting or a lecture
I’m sorry – last month’s blog should have said, “Oh yes and watch the Swiss”.
2014 It seemed to go much better this time. After a number of companies had to scramble to place sterling and euro cash at year-end 2012 and there being some pressure at end 2013, ACT Policy & Technical have the impression that more attention from all sides has meant 2014 year-end has seemed unremarkable.