Mark Flawn, assistant treasurer at National Grid, said cloud-based access fit with a group-wide initiative to use remotely hosted solutions. “We are able to achieve better results by using a cloud platform, as it removes the overhead of maintaining the infrastructure on our own servers which in turn frees up both our treasury and IT resources.”

Rapid on-boarding allowed the utility to save on implementation time and cost, get live—and see benefits—quickly, and thus helped build a strong internal business case for SWIFT access.