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    Discounting for the 21st century

    A number of misconceptions exist around dynamic discounting. Here, we aim to dispel these myths and get to the heart of why dynamic discounting can be beneficial for both buyers and suppliers.

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    Supply chain finance heads East

    Supply chain finance has really taken off across the US and Western Europe in recent years. Now it’s beginning to gain traction in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) too. Here, Treasury Today asks what unique SCF challenges this region poses.

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    Dynamic discounting: winning over corporates

    Dynamic discounting is a concept that has the ability to revolutionise how companies finance their supply chain. But what is dynamic discounting and what is driving the solution forward?

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    Addressing the reputation of supply chain finance

    Supply chain financing (SCF) is occasionally tarred as a technique that large companies use to push smaller competitors out of the market. We talk to Acarate’s David Blair who says that this misconception couldn’t be further from the truth, and explains how corporates – both small and large – can benefit from SCF.

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    An alternative take on ‘alternative’ finance

    Are alternative finance providers really ‘lenders of last resort’? Or do they have something more to offer, even to businesses with strong bank relationships? In this article, industry experts explain why the business case for alternative finance is growing and what this means for the receivables finance industry.

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    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?