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Cloud
Hugosave granted Major Payment Institution license
Hugosave has been granted a Major Payment Institution (MPI) licence from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS).
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Compliance
MetricStream announces new product for improved GRC
MetricStream has announced a new product to simplify the ability to navigate the rapidly growing importance of governance, risk, and compliance (GRC).
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CRM
Decision Inc. Australia partners with CPM company OneStream
Decision Inc. is to offer OneStream's CPM solutions as part of an expanded portfolio of services and offerings, providing new software and implementation.
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Cloud
Fintech innovation is bridging financial divides in Asia Pacific - report
A new report shows fast-paced fintech innovation in Asia Pacific has a measurable, positive impact on access to financial services in the region.
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Accounting
Blackline achieves ISO/IEC certifications for security & data privacy
“Achieving ISO/IEC 27018 and 27701 certifications reaffirms our longstanding commitment to comply with information security protocol."
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SYSPRO
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams — SYSPRO's advice for today's financial leaders in the manufacturing sector
We chat to SYSPRO CFO and CRO Sanjay Galal about the challenges and benefits of being a manufacturing financial leader in the current economic climate.
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Ransomware
Ransomware, supply chain and trojans top cyber risks against financial institutions
2021 has seen a steady rise in cross-border cyber attacks perpetrated by increasingly sophisticated threat actors. 
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Financial software
Automate or perish: why it’s past time for finance departments to scrap the spreadsheets
Around A/NZ, CFOs are making finance transformation a priority and those that don’t will be doing their employers a disservice, writes BlackLine VP Claudia Pirko.
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Gartner
Three security essentials for financial services
Financial services organisations must provide the best possible customer experience in terms of mobile and online application availability, performance and security, writes Gigamon country manager for A/NZ George Tsoukas.
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Cybersecurity
92% of financial services firms increased cybersecurity investment this year
The report revealed that 45% of respondents saw an increase in cyber-attacks since the pandemic first emerged.
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Cloud
Intuit QuickBooks' new ML-powered tool predicts SMB cashflows
Intuit QuickBooks has rolled out a machine learning-based cashflow prediction tool to assist thousands of small and medium businesses with getting back on the road to recovery.
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IT Automation
Turning automation into a business strategy
It won’t bring benefits if it is not well understood, argues Pete Hirsch, Chief Technology Officer at financial controls and automation software leader BlackLine.
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Gartner
BlackLine named as Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant
BlackLine has been selected by Gartner as a Leader in the 2019 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Financial Close Solutions for the third year running.
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Financial software
BlackLine & Workiva integrate financial reporting capabilities
The integration will allow organisations to connect and transfer data between the two platforms, resulting in time savings and risk reduction.
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IT Automation
Google Cloud to power cloud-native capabilities for BlackLine
BlackLine and Google Cloud have announced a partnership to bring cloud-native capabilities to BlackLine’s financial automation platform.
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Financial software
Trintech financial solutions see strong growth across APAC
"Whether companies are looking to accelerate and simplify their existing financial processes or embark on a full financial transformation, the customer conversations have fundamentally evolved. Organizations are looking to build for the future.”
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Artificial Intelligence
More than half of financial services firms lack the skills needed to implement AI
“Not every problem requires an AI solution, but it is important for risk professionals to be knowledgeable of the available technologies."
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Fintech
NZ has a bright future in fintech
“We are seeing a real openness to open banking and a number of the banks have 20 or 30 collaborative Fintech projects on the go.”
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Artificial Intelligence
How AI is reshaping financial services
AI is rapidly changing the way financial services institutions attract and retain their customers.
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Cybersecurity
Eight signs your organisation has outgrown its financial processes
Rajeev Mitroo, Anaplan A/NZ managing director outlines some of the red flags that indicate a need for enhanced financial processes.