Account Reporting Solution (ARS)

Platform for Integrated MultiBank Aggregation & Reporting

Introduction

Collecting bank statements from many portals with various security protocols can be tedious and time consuming. Manually integrating and normalizing the data from various sources into a single spreadsheet for analysis can be challenging and error-prone. Bank account management is difficult, but Fides is here to help.

Fides’ Account Reporting System provides you with a simple way to normalize and validate all bank transaction information. This allows the opportunity to produce the same report in a fraction of the time and it’s all at your fingertips. ARS consolidates account information such as balances, transactions, and booking texts from your banking partners around the world. The solution then consolidates the integrated statements and data into the format you require (i.e MT940/42, BAI, AFT120, etc.).

Access to the final formatted files can be offered through integration with your existing ERP or TMS, via the ARS web portal or even a hybrid model of multiple integration options. Whichever delivery method you choose, ARS will automatically optimize and perform all of these tasks so you no longer need to

“We integrate Fides with our ERP and TMS and they are a one-stop shop for us. We receive bank statements from Fides. We receive payment confirmations from Fides. We deliver payment instructions to Fides. By using Fides to aggregate, validate, and standardize our transaction data and communications, we have achieved a level of business continuity that is invaluable to our treasury operations.”
Lawrence Hirsh, Assistant Treasurer @ AES Corporation

Features & Benefits

Centralized Access

  • Global transaction transparency Using a single source for all bank communications makes it easy for companies of any size to gain visibility into global cash positions.
  • Reduced operational risk As transaction data is loaded automatically, finance professionals do not need to enter data manually. Errors are avoided and time is saved.
  • Independent provider As Fides is an independent provider of multi-banking services. The client’s transaction data and share of wallet is only visible to the client.

Bank Connectivity Service

  • Truly global reach Fides’ hybrid approach allows you to connect via SWIFT, EBICS or any other network globally to any bank. Even the smallest bank in the most remote part of the world can be accessed using ARS’ connectivity capabilities.
  • Carefree bank integration set-up Fides organizes everything you need to set up streamlined bank communications. As part of our all-inclusive service, the Fides Bank Connectivity team handles all of the manual bank set-up on the client’s behalf.

Validation Service

  • Accurate transaction data Fides has implemented tight controls to assure statement formats and content are accurate.
  • Smooth account reconciliation Thorough data validation capabilities and services ensure that opening and closing bank balances, statement formats and any other transaction data points are correct and consistent for bank account reconciliation.
  • Consistent reporting Reliable data is the basis for consistent reporting across all banks. Regardless of how clients access the platform – ERP integration, Features & Benefits Account Reporting Solution (ARS) – Single Platform for Integrated Multi- Bank Aggregation and Reporting TMS integration, direct access via the Fides ARS Web Portal, clients can access real-time insights at the click of a button

System Integration

Fides ARS provides the flexibility needed to easily and consistently consolidate account information from any of your banking partners around the world and integrate that data in a variety of ways so that you can have one central point of access:

  • TMS and ERP Integration All Fides solutions can be integrated with any treasury management system (TMS) and ERP system, even if the client uses multiple versions.
  • Web Portal Access For organizations that do not subscribe to a TMS or do not leverage an ERP, direct access via Fides’ ARS Web Portal is available.
  • Hybrid Delivery Model Clients may also leverage a hybrid delivery model whereby centralized treasury teams integrate ARS into their infrastructure while also allowing remote treasury subsidiaries to access the capabilities directly through the ARS Web Portal.

Regardless of geographic location or internal technology infrastructure, the Fides ARS solution ensures that all clients can gain complete visibility into global transaction data economically, efficiently, and securely – all at the touch of a button.

Fides converts various data formats of the individual banks into a standard format and verifies the account statements. Previous day closing balances are then checked to ensure that it matches the starting balance on the following day. The verified data is then provided to you in your preferred format (e.g. MT940/42, BAI, AFB120) and sent to you via the channel of your choice (e.g. H2H, etc.). Additionally, you can use the ARS Web application to access your account information at any time via a standard browser.

The Fides Value Proposition

Fides Account Reporting System (ARS) is ONE solution that successfully tackles MULTI-banking statement aggregation, while maintaining security, accuracy and easy access for a global treasury team.

The Fides Difference

Fides is the world leader in multibank connectivity, payments and transaction communications. A market leader for more than a century, Fides is committed to the principles of Open Banking, making treasury and financial operations as efficient, transparent and secure as possible for all organizations.

Fides provides everything organizations need for efficient cash and liquidity management, all through a single platform — along with connectivity to more than 13,000 financial institutions through an unmatched range of methods and channels. Thousands of companies around the globe rely on Fides’ connectivity capabilities and comprehensive workflow, reporting, conversion, validation and security services, for their own businesses and for extending services to their clients.

Whether you access via the secure Fides Multibanking Suite or take advantage of our seamless integration with third-party ERP, TMS and other backend systems, Fides is the only platform you need.

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