Articles tagged with:
receivables

  • Man working with data and charts on computer

    The trouble with Excel

    The most common treasury technology is Excel; for the expert-user it is powerful, familiar and flexible. But for a large corporate trying to match and reconcile high volumes of accounts receivables transactions it is potentially a serious liability. What can be done about it?

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    One for all?

    If basic processes of payments and collections are centralised, the cost of those processes decreases; it is a simple economy of scale. But do payments on behalf of (POBO) and collections on behalf of (COBO) deliver more than just cost benefit – and are there any drawbacks of note? Treasury Today goes ‘back to basics’ with these vital functions.

  • Boost your global payments and receivables IQ

    So much is happening in the world of corporate treasury that it can sometimes be hard for the treasurer to know where to focus their efforts. In this article, we examine why global payments and receivables deserve some extra attention, and outline practical steps and solutions to help treasurers on the path to optimisation.

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    E-invoicing: what do procurement want?

    Adopting e-invoicing could bring great benefits not only to treasuries in terms of improved working capital metrics but in greater efficiencies right across the corporate organisation too. Onboarding suppliers is no walk in the park, however. To make it work, all internal stakeholders – and the procurement team especially – need to be to be onside. In a recent webinar hosted by Shared Services Link, Mark Boswell, a procurement professional from Mondelēz International, shared the secret to bringing procurement onside in your e-invoicing journey.

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    Receivables: overhauling working capital management

    With billions estimated to be tied up in excess working capital, optimising the flow of funds through the financial supply chain will surely continue to be a top priority for European companies in the years ahead. But how are transaction banks, technology solutions and treasury itself, changing in the quest for ever greater working capital efficiency?

  • Small green sprout growing

    Looking for alternatives

    Responding to the funding shortfalls facing UK SMEs, the government is considering forcing banks to share more information about their clients with alternative lenders. But does the nascent sector have what it takes to pick up the slack from regulation weary banks?

  • Panorama of old town in Warsaw, Poland

    Overhauling working capital management

    With billions estimated to be tied up in excess working capital, optimising the flow of funds through the financial supply chain will surely continue to be a top priority for European companies in the years ahead. In this Insight, Treasury Today reports from the 2014 Receivables Finance International Convention hosted in Warsaw last week, outlining the views of a panel session exploring how banking, technology and treasury itself are changing, in the quest for ever greater working capital efficiency.

  • Paid stamp on document and keyboard

    A breakthrough for e-invoicing?

    Despite the benefits, adoption rates for e-invoicing remain low in many European countries. But will recent legislative changes in Europe give the concept a much-needed boost?

  • Aztec pyramids

    Exchange is no robbery

    Supplier finance takes a new turn with a platform that promises to pay a higher return to corporate buyers investing in their own receivables. What’s the catch?

  • Close up of a dragonfly on a branch

    Life in the balance

    Many of the cash management processes and issues faced by companies operating in the SME/MME sector are the same as for their larger counterparts, but there are differences too. Treasury Today explores the life and times of treasury within a smaller company.