BP is using The Wall Street System treasury engine as the common platform for managing its group treasury, cash management, foreign exchange and funding operations worldwide. The vision to create a ‘virtual treasury’ operation began in early 2000. This followed BP’s merger with Amoco in 1998, and acquisitions of ARCO in 1999 and Burmah Castrol in 2000. A key objective was to consolidate the many disparate and highly manual legacy treasury processes and systems being used across the organization. The new group’s finance team – BP Finance – now consists of 200 employees based in London and Chicago as well as Hong Kong and Singapore. All locations now use BP’s virtual treasury – based on The Wall Street System – which went live at the end of 2001.
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