Commercial Insights
Article

Finance and Treasury

How to Grow and Manage Cash Reserves

March 30, 2023 (updated January 26, 2024) • 6 min
Better manage cash reserves and short-term liquidity with these capital management strategies.Read the article

Finance and Treasury

How to Reduce Foreign Exchange Risk and Costs

March 24, 2023 (updated September 21, 2023) • 5 minutes
Global companies are familiar with exchange rate complexity and fees. But multi-currency accounts simplify payments, are cost-effective, and reduce risk.Read the article

Finance and Treasury

Is Crypto Over?

April 13, 2023 • 5 mins
Despite recent collapses and fraud incidents, cryptocurrencies have enormous potential for market capitalization growth.Read the article

Finance and Treasury

Maintaining Positive Cash Flow with Digital Payments

November 28, 2023
Automated accounts receivable and accounts payable simplifies processing, enhances reporting and helps maintain positive cash flow.Read the article

Finance and Treasury

Reaching Economic Stability in an Uncertain Economy

June 14, 2023 (updated March 01, 2024) • 10 mins
Is economic stability possible when the U.S. is experiencing financial uncertainty? Answering three key questions will help businesses develop strategies to combat inflation.Read the article

Finance and Treasury

Foreign Exchange Risk: Don’t Get Caught in the Supply Chain Web

August 31, 2022 • 2 min
Global businesses, suppliers and vendors usually pay in a variety of currencies. How do you mitigate FX risks in the supply chain?Read the article

Finance and Treasury

International Trade: Funding Your Expansion

July 13, 2022 • 3 min
Are you considering international expansion, but not sure of the risks, how to proceed or get funding? Here’s what you need to know.Read the article

Finance and Treasury

Reading Between Currency Rate Headlines

July 04, 2022 • 2 min
Currency management can be confusing. You’ll constantly hear about markets and currencies in a volatile economy. Keep these associations in mind as you read or listen to current headlines.Read the article

Finance and Treasury

Managing Cash Flow More Efficiently

April 18, 2022 (updated February 23, 2024) • 6 mins
Managing cash flow is a balancing act. These tactics will ensure your business has cash when you need it.Read the article

Finance and Treasury

How CFOs are Shifting the Finance Paradigm for Greater Business Impact

March 05, 2021 • 4 min
The modern CFO is evolving from financial guru to visionary. With a focus on four key areas, these captains of finance are leading the way to more profitable business models.Read the article

Finance and Treasury

Spend Management with Cards

June 21, 2021 • 4 min
Companies have been slow to transition from manual purchasing and reimbursement processes, but now might be a good time to upgrade to a better tool.Read the article

Fraud and Risk Management

Is Your Government Agency Safe from Fraud?

April 26, 2021 (updated February 23, 2024) • 8 mins

Fraud and Risk Management

Holiday Scams: 'Tis the Season to Be Wary

October 11, 2022 • 8 min
Two holiday scams resulted in $265 million in losses just two years ago. Can you spot them?Read the article

Fraud and Risk Management

Payment Fraud: Spot It and Stop It

October 06, 2022 (updated January 17, 2024) • 7 min
Protect your business and payment data with these proven payment fraud prevention tips.Read the article

Fraud and Risk Management

Preventing Deepfakes and Rising Online Fraud

November 15, 2021 • 5 min
It's not enough to know what fraudsters are up to now. The real question is “what are fraudsters up to next?” Deepfakes and three other types of online fraud are on the rise.Read the article

Fraud and Risk Management

Is an Employee Stealing from Your Company?

May 24, 2021 (updated April 28, 2023) • 6 min
One of the costliest financial crimes might be happening in the office next to you. Would you recognize the signs?Read the article

Fraud and Risk Management

How to Protect Your Business from Ransomware

May 14, 2021 (updated September 15, 2023) • 5 min
Colonial Pipeline’s cyberattack should’ve been a wakeup call. But in 2022 the U.S. led the world in ransomware attacks. Here’s how to protect your business.Read the article

Fraud and Risk Management

Three Ways the Pandemic has Changed Business Fraud

April 19, 2021 • 6 min
The COVID-19 outbreak provided the perfect cover for thieves to exploit economic, public health and political conditions for their personal gain. But businesses can fight back.Read the article

Fraud and Risk Management

How to Protect Your Business from Pandemic-Related Fraud

April 12, 2021 • 3 min
Since the pandemic began, anti-fraud professionals have seen an increase of 77% in related business crimes. These recommendations will help neutralize the top threats.Read the article

Fraud and Risk Management

Employee Theft: The Whys and Hows

February 12, 2021 (updated April 24, 2023) • 7 min
Most businesses are aware of external fraud risks. But do you know how many are targeted by employees and why?Read the article

Innovation

Sustainable Agriculture: Good for Earth, Growers, Economy

August 14, 2023 • 7 mins
The sustainable agriculture market will grow to $31.4 billion by 2031. What does this mean for the future of farming?Read the article

Market and Industry Insights

Consumer Confidence Changing Buyer Behavior

August 22, 2022 (updated May 05, 2023) • 5 min
Consumer confidence has improved, but high prices persist. Americans are adapting buyer behavior to cut costs. Here’s what businesses can expect and what to do.Read the article

Market and Industry Insights

Economic Outlook: What is Happening with the U.S. Economy?

June 08, 2023 • 5 min
Information on the U.S. economy is seemingly limitless. But what does it mean for businesses? Synovus’ Senior Trust Portfolio Manager, Dan Morgan, explains what matters most.Read the article

Market and Industry Insights

Are We Headed for a Recession?

August 20, 2022 (updated April 03, 2023) • 3 min
There’s a lot of talk about recessions, but what defines a recession and what causes it? Here’s what you need to know.Read the article

Market and Industry Insights

How Manufacturers are Coping with COVID-19

July 05, 2022 • 5 min
The problems of COVID-19 will not disappear overnight, but nimble manufacturers will survive and learn to thrive.Read the article

Market and Industry Insights

Covid-19 Rocks Transportation: How to Keep Rolling

July 05, 2022 • 4 min
After Q1 2020, transportation and logistics leaders anticipated disruptions to their business. But a few practical steps can help to minimize risks throughout the remainder of the year.Read the article

Market and Industry Insights

Fighting Rising Interest Rates with Informed Cash Flow Management

June 28, 2022 (updated May 11, 2023) • 3 min
The Feds have raised rates nine times and they’re currently the highest they’ve been since 2007. An actionable cash management plan can help unlock trapped cash when interest rates are increasing.Read the article

Market and Industry Insights

Medical Devices Breathe New Life into Healthcare

June 27, 2022 • 5 min
Medical device innovators increase sales 24% faster than competitors. Lessons learned during the pandemic are fostering new ways of thinking and growth in the healthcare industry.Read the article

Market and Industry Insights

Sun Belt States Florida and Georgia Heating Up Commercial Real Estate

May 20, 2022 • 6 min
What type of commercial real estate is the best investment? Investors think it’s industrial/logistics (60%) and multifamily housing (27%). Metros in two Sun Belt states are targets.Read the article

Market and Industry Insights

Restaurant Industry Innovation is on the Menu

April 07, 2022 • 3 min
Eighty-seven percent of restaurant operators, owners and managers say technology adoption was a key factor in surviving the pandemic.Read the article

Market and Industry Insights

Where to Look for Real Estate Investing Opportunities

September 20, 2021 • 5 min
The suburbs are swelling, with new homes popping up everywhere. That’s great for residential real estate. But what’s attracting commercial investors?Read the article

Market and Industry Insights

How to Improve the Health of Your Practice’s Accounts Receivable

September 03, 2021 (updated July 14, 2023) • 5 min
It’s a tough time for medical practices and hospitals. Revenues are dropping and payments are lagging. Now’s the time to improve accounts receivable management.Read the article

Market and Industry Insights

U.S. Meat and Dairy Production: Satisfying the World’s Appetite

June 21, 2021 (updated July 24, 2023) • 6 min
Meat products are an important ingredient in global meals. U.S. meat and dairy producers are helping to meet the growing demand. See how they’re faring now and what’s expected.Read the article

Market and Industry Insights

Are Construction Material Costs Slowing Building Pace?

April 14, 2021 • 7 min
2020 saw a rise in new home construction and a slight drop in commercial building. But lingering supply chain disruptions are causing building material shortages, as well as increases in pricing. Will these factors impact construction this year?Read the article

Market and Industry Insights

U.S. Crop Production Hungering for Growth

June 12, 2023 • 8 min
The pandemic interrupted food supply chains. Even with eased constrictions, the next few years will be challenging for Southeastern producers. Farmers and other growers must be prepared to adapt to market conditions.Read the article

Market and Industry Insights

Outlook 2021: Georgia’s Winding Path to Stability

January 25, 2021 • 9 min
Like 49 other U.S. states, Georgia has weathered some hard knocks during the pandemic-induced depression. What, if any, economic relief will 2021 bring?Read the article

Market and Industry Insights

Multifamily Housing in the Pandemic: Setting the Stage for 2021

December 07, 2020 • 7 min
Pre-existing conditions and unprecedented market forces are affecting the multifamily sector. What trends will 2021 bring?Read the article

Operations

Business Problems CEOs Will Face in 2024

January 04, 2024 • 8 mins
Will the 2024 business outlook be a repeat of last year’s? These are the seven problems that CEOs are tackling.Read the article

Operations

What Are the Top Business Challenges in 2023?

April 03, 2023 • 7 mins
Every year brings new opportunities and challenges. Business leaders will focus their attention on five key areas this year.Read the article

Operations

The Great Resignation vs. the C-Suite

November 14, 2022 • 7 min
Seventy-one percent of CEOs believe labor shortages are disrupting business. In addition to hiring, they are focused on reducing employee resignations.Read the article

Operations

Supply Chain Disruptions Can Be Overcome

October 06, 2022 • 5 min
Prolonged supply chain disruptions can cause businesses to lose 30%-50% of earnings before interest, taxes, and depreciation. Here’s how to remain profitable.Read the article

Operations

Eight Business Online Banking Provider Must-Haves

September 01, 2022 (updated May 04, 2023) • 3 min
Does your business need online banking? Carefully consider these essentials before you choose.Read the article

Operations

Business Process Automation Checklist

April 12, 2022 • 5 min
Don’t rush digitalization. Careful consideration and some tips will help to accomplish your goals when making the shift.Read the article

Operations

How to Find the Right Commercial Banking Partner

April 07, 2022 (updated February 01, 2024) • 9 min
Discover a commercial banking relationship with the expertise and capital to help your business succeed.Read the article

Operations

Customer Experience Management: How Digitalization Helps

March 02, 2022 • 3 min
Consumers expect a flawless customer experience. Focusing on improving CX could deliver double your revenue in 36 months.Read the article

Operations

Disruption in the C-Suite: Four 2022 Priorities

February 16, 2022 • 1 min
Late last year CEO economic outlook rose to its highest level in 20 years. But four disruptors are concerning.Read the article

Operations

Digitalization: Why Should You Care?

February 04, 2022 • 5 min
The race to digitalization is well underway. Is your company positioned to maximize the benefits of digital tools and processes? Your future may depend on it.Read the article

Operations

Talent Acquisition and Retention in the New Normal

November 22, 2021 • 5 min
Employers of every type are reporting historically high quit rates and they are feeling the pain of staff shortages. Some businesses are adopting new strategies to attract and keep the employees they need.Read the article

Operations

Protecting Customer Data is Key to Reputation Management

September 24, 2021 • 6 min
Your brand reputation ultimately lives in the hearts and minds of consumers, but there are ways it can be influenced. One of the most effective ways to do so? Respect your customers’ personal information.Read the article

Operations

Five Tactics for Business Continuity

March 22, 2021 • 5 min
During the pandemic, we’ve witnessed untold interruptions to life and business. These five recommendations offer a holistic approach to business continuity planning.Read the article

Operations

Leave Your Payroll System to the Pros

January 11, 2021 (updated April 21, 2023) • 4 min
Payroll automation may seem like a luxury. But it reduces costs, saves time, and increases employee satisfaction.Read the article

Payments

Receive Faster Payments, Improve Cash Flow with AR Automation

July 12, 2021 (updated February 09, 2024) • 6 mins
AR automation enables faster payment to help businesses improve cash flow, as well as practice better cost management.Read the article

Payments

Five Payment Strategies for Business Growth

January 13, 2023 (updated February 15, 2024) • 7 mins
Better manage payment processing, reduce fraud, improve customer satisfaction and fuel growth with these strategies.Read the article

Payments

How to Reduce Foreign Exchange Risk and Costs

March 24, 2023 • 5 minutes
If you run an international business, you’re familiar with exchange rate risks, complexity, and fees. Multi-currency accounts simplify payments, are cost-effective, and reduce risk.Read the article

Payments

Real-Time Payments Move Money Faster and More Efficiently

March 10, 2022 (updated January 03, 2024) • 9 min
These real-time payment methods provide rapid access to funds and improve business liquidity.Read the article

Payments

Is Crypto the Future of B2B Cross-Border Payments?

March 09, 2022 • 4 min
Thirty-seven percent of multinationals use cryptocurrency for cross-border payments. Payments could be 75% cheaper and 96% faster for businesses. But mainstream adoption is a battle.Read the article

Payments

Straight-through Processing Supercharges Payments

December 10, 2021 (updated April 10, 2023) • 7 min
Organizations that send and receive payments spend a lot of time and effort on manual processing. Integrating STP with AI delivers more value with less effort.Read the article

Payments

Waiting…and Waiting…to be Paid

July 06, 2021 (updated June 29, 2023) • 4 min
Payment delays are a challenge many organizations face. Adopting some best practices will ensure you’re paid in a timelier manner.Read the article

Strategic Advice

Why is a Succession Plan Important?

May 20, 2022 (updated February 22, 2024) • 7 mins
Succession plans can increase a company’s valuation. But many businesses don’t have one. These seven steps can ensure your succession plan is correctly done.Read the article

Strategic Advice

Four Steps for Effective Market Planning

November 05, 2021 (updated January 04, 2024) • 7 min
Launch new products, minimize risk and drive business growth with four effective market planning steps.Read the article

Strategic Advice

Five 2022 Business Planning Trends

October 08, 2021 • 4 min
Over a year into the pandemic, companies are still adapting to economic, labor and supply chain challenges. In the next year, CEOs and other business leaders will focus on sales, spending, supply chain management, staffing, and flexible work arrangements.Read the article

Strategic Advice

Scenario Planning Dos and Don’ts

September 03, 2021 • 2 min
First used in the 1950s to assess potential effects of a nuclear war, scenario planning offers practical benefits for CFOs and other finance professionals today. Consider these dos and don’ts when beginning the scenario planning process.Read the article

Strategic Advice

Scenario Planning: Preparing for What’s Next

August 11, 2021 (updated January 04, 2024) • 6 min
The scenario planning process helps answer business questions to better prepare for the future.Read the article