e5 Solutions: Group World Class Treasury Solutions Built Around SAP Treasury Applications

CIO VendorJaime Ryan, Co-Founder and Managing Principal
Today, corporate treasuries face numerous challenges, including the financial crisis, globalization, and an increasingly complex regulatory environment. In such scenarios, enterprises depend on SAP's comprehensive portfolio of treasury applications to manage financial risks while remaining compliant with complex regulations. To complement SAP's suite of treasury applications, e5 provides support services and add-on software that help companies maximize their ROI. In its unique treasury-focused approach, e5 leverages the best implementation methodology principles and focuses them to better serve the specific needs of SAP treasury customers. “We have refined our methodology for SAP treasury projects with an extensive cache of treasury-specific project management tools known as “e5 Accelerator Plus™” that streamline solution design, system implementation, and productive solution deployment,” states Jaime Ryan, Co-Founder and Managing Principal of e5 Solutions.

Anchored in treasury best practices, Accelerator Plus™ provides a framework optimized for delivering world class cash management, treasury, and risk management solutions. e5 applies its wide-ranging system knowledge and project experience to map customer requirements toSAP standard functionality and identify potential future pitfalls. This gap/fit analysis uncovers barriers to a successful implementation early on, allowing clients to proactively address issues before key project decisions are finalized.

To complement SAP’s treasury applications, e5 has partnered with SAP to develop and deliver a comprehensive suite of SAP add-on software to enhance the effectiveness of treasury operations. “Our treasury software add-ons have been incorporated into clients’ solutions and best practices throughout our fourteen year history and have become a cornerstone of e5’s value-added approach to customer service,” remarks Ryan. As an example, e5’s Bank Management Suite5 supports establishment of best practice bank account administration, electronic Bank Account Management (eBAM) and bank fee analysis processes directly in SAP—without the need to select, implement, integrate, and learn a boutique solution. “We are proud of our software partnership with SAP. The collaborative approach between our organizations has led to many of our add-ons being specifically certified by SAP and in some cases transferred to SAP where it has been included in their standard offering,” informs Ryan.
Focusing exclusively on treasury solutions using SAP as the core system, e5 is more intent on maintaining its unparalleled knowledge in SAP treasury rather than diluting its attention across multiple software platforms.

“Besides providing clients with world class solutions and best practices, we also help clients become self-sufficient so that they don’t need to engage consultants for never-ending implementations. When an e5 client is ready to add new functionality, implement a global region with special nuances, or merge an acquisition into their treasury processes, they know to come back to e5 and can trust we assure a successful implementation,” states Ryan.

Anchored in treasury best practices, e5’s Accelerator Plus™ provides a framework optimized for delivering world class cash management, treasury, and risk management solutions

With more than 200 implementation projects to their credit, the company’s clients span multiple industries across the globe. For one electronic solutions company with facilities in more than 20 countries, e5 implemented a SAP treasury solution that included cash management for more than 600 bank accounts, electronic banking, in-house cash, debt and investments, foreign exchange and interest rate swaps. The treasury implementation helped in re-engineering and standardizing accounts payable and treasury payment methods and house banks across the enterprise.

With treasury technology evolving at a dizzying pace, e5 will continue to keep up with technology advances in SAP which include HANA, Business Objects and SAP Fiori. Additionally, e5 will continue to partner with leading non-SAP providers such as electronic trading platforms that can help clients optimize solutions in an increasingly integrated technical and financial landscape. The company is also looking to pursue the full promise of eBAM through further expansion of its Bank Management Suite5 add-on and involvement in industry-wide standards and harmonization efforts.

e5 Solutions

Blue Bell, PA

Jaime Ryan, Co-Founder and Managing Principal and Troy Baak, Joe Lincoln and Peter Wolf Co-Founders and Managing Principals

Provides solution design, implementation services and add-on software for SAP ERP financials and treasury applications.