To achieve a true integration of people and technology, Chatham continually focuses on uniting the guidance and expertise of our advisory teams with the data and efficiency of our advanced platform. This quarter, we continue to improve the user experience and maximize insight for our client organizations.
Enhanced management reporting for business intelligence
Global treasurers frequently tell us that a risk system is only as good as its reporting capabilities. Treasury teams need quick access to real-time data about their risk management program so they can make the best decisions and adeptly explain the program to key stakeholders.
Distilling 18 months of insight from global treasurers and risk professionals from Fortune 500 enterprises, Chatham’s best-practice overview dashboard captures the information most requested across interest rate, FX and commodity asset classes. This enhanced reporting system puts crucial data at your fingertips, including an overview of your hedging program across asset classes and the ability to drill into details at any level you require. You can compare your exposures and hedge positions and see how they evolve over time. You can also design and publish custom reports and easily share them across your organization.
The bottom line: You’ll enjoy a powerful tool built with input from global treasurers—customized to deliver just the information you need.
This quarter, Chatham will introduce journal-entry mapping, which aggregates journal entries calculated in ChathamDirect and produces the information needed to populate client-defined general ledger fields. This downstream integration with general ledger systems further streamlines your period-end accounting process. It is part of our ongoing effort to tighten integration across the treasury technology stack.
The bottom line: You can enjoy greater connectivity through downstream integration with your general ledger.
Automated custom month-end processing
ChathamDirect now supports custom month-end calendars on the Web. Whether your organization follows a calendar or fiscal month-end, a 4-4-5 calendar or any non-standard calendar, you can automatically drive accounting and cash-flow exposure management functionality through ChathamDirect. This automated process flows straight through from cash-flow exposure management to accounting, dynamically linking your exposures and hedges.
The bottom line: Now you can automatically run your month-end processes on a custom calendar and project them out as long as you want.
Improved user experience
We continue to work behind the scenes to improve speed, security and stability. As our user base grows, we continue to rigorously monitor page-use analytics and other metrics to ensure optimal performance and responsiveness, even during peak times.
The bottom line: Users will enjoy improved speed, security and stability throughout our platform.
Stay tuned for some new developments, including enhanced support for creating embedded derivatives. Our advanced technology is designed to give your treasury team an edge and we are committed to remaining at the forefront of efficiencies and insights available in the marketplace.
ChathamDirect is a groundbreaking Treasury Risk Management and hedge accounting platform that supports foreign exchange, interest rate and commodity hedging programs. ChathamDirect provides a clear view of your entire hedging program, including cash flow forecasts, balance sheet exposures and hedge requests—all securely available on a leading SaaS platform. ChathamDirect is backed by Chatham Financial, an employee-owned, independent market leader with a global team of capital markets experts, risk management advisors, CPAs, lawyers, quantitative analysts and technology developers who serve more than 2,500 clients annually.