C2FO Working Capital Outlook Survey Finds SMEs Focused on Growth despite Brexit in Europe and US Elections

 C2FO, the world’s market for working capital®, today announced the results of its annual Working Capital Outlook Survey, which found that the majority of small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) are more concerned about competition from emerging markets and higher interest rates…

Integrated ERM Expertise: Oxial, Squirro & Qumram Unite for Innovative Enterprise Risk Management Partnership

Hammer Team, the Swiss software incubator, today announces its support for a new partnership that will combat the challenges of Enterprise Risk Management. The partnership consists of a trio of proven B2B financial technology providers within the Hammer Team group, namely, Oxial (governance risk and…

SimCorp Provides Clients with Full Foreign Exchange Netting Capabilities via FX Connect

SimCorp SimCorp, a leading provider of investment management solutions and services for the global financial services industry, today announced that it has enhanced its partnership with FX Connect® to provide SimCorp Dimension® users with full foreign exchange netting capabilities.


SAS a Leader: Gartner 2016 Magic Quadrant for Merchandise Assortment Management Applications

SAS For the third consecutive year, SAS is a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Merchandise Assortment Management Applications.

“With the retail sector becoming increasingly more competitive, there is a greater pressure on retailers to better understand customers,”…


Shaping the next generation of digital banking: GFT and Fidor form an innovation partnership

Together toward the future of digital banking. Effective immediately, Fidor AG and GFT Technologies SE have reinforced their cooperation and signed a strategic partnership agreement to focus on developing mobile financial and banking apps, as well as the related sales and marketing. It’s an…

Objectway Wins the IDC Financial Insights Real Results Awards for the Chebanca! Hybrid Advisory Project

Objectway Financial Software Objectway, the leading provider of investment management and digital software solutions to the worldwide financial services industry, won the 2016 IDC Financial Insights Real Results Award in the Digital Transformation category for the new “Yellow Advice” hybrid…

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Industry Veteran Peter Moss Named CEO of The SmartStream Reference Data Utility

SmartStream Technologies SmartStream Technologies, the Transaction Lifecycle Management (TLM®) specialist, today announced with immediate effect the appointment of Peter Moss as CEO of The SmartStream Reference Data Utility (RDU).

Peter joins the first industry-formed data management service, established…

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Bitcoin and blockchain: the future of money or overhyped? Join the debate

Are we facing the next frontier of currency? Like bartering and banknotes before it, blockchain could revolutionise the way we distribute wealth and account for our transactions. A recent World Economic Forum survey found that most experts think blockchain, the technology that underpins bitcoin, will become mainstream by 2025. But for every person who thinks blockchain is the future of money, there’s another that thinks it’s all just fantasy hype. We’ll be putting these opinions head-to-head.

The FT is hosting a debate that includes you, our readers, in an integral role. On Wednesday, September 14 at 1pm UK time, Izabella Kaminska of FT Alphaville will face Simon Taylor, co-founder and blockchain director of 11FS. Izabella thinks blockchain and bitcoin are an utter waste of time; Simon believes strongly in the future of crypto-currencies. The debate will be live for one hour, moderated by Carola Hoyos, editor of the FT’s report on accounting.

We want you to join in and help us write the story. Share your questions and opinions in the comments here (under Live Reader Comments), or by emailing ask@ft.com, before and through the debate. Together they will form the front page story of the FT’s report on accountancy to be published on September 22.

Here is a terminology glossary for reference from Blockchain Technologies.

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