14 Ways To Reduce “On-time, In-full” Chargebacks and Deductions

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What is “On-time, In-full” (OTIF) It’s the mechanism, the exacting metric, and penalty scheme that large retailers are using to rate and penalize their suppliers for non-compliance with purchase order quantity and delivery requirements. Accounts receivable deduction management software and compliance systems are more important than ever to counter the profit leakage due to OTIF… Read more »

“Wash” Credits and Debits ?

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What is a “Wash” of accounts receivable credits and debits? An accounting “Wash” is a process of taking a series of credit and debit transactions of roughly equal dollars and mass-matching them (the “wash”) to clear the books, resulting in a zero balance. In accounts receivable, this refers to unapplied cash and credit memos vs…. Read more »

Improving your bottom-line with AR automation

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Advanced technologies, including robotic process automation (RPA), will forever change accounts receivable, collections, and deduction management. For many companies, partly manual accounts receivable operations represent “low hanging fruit.” Like most other back-office functions, receivables management was a manual affair as recently as twenty or thirty years ago, working off printed agings, typing reconciliations and letters,… Read more »

Leveraging Order-to-Cash For Shareholder Value

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Improve the Order-To-Cash Process to Increase Shareholder Value   The Order-To-Cash (O2C) process is an area that that remains largely untapped by many businesses. However, smart and effective management of the O2C process could help to improve business performance and the bottom line. It is no surprise that more and more corporations are beginning to… Read more »

On Time-In Full Violations (OTIF)

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On Time-In Full On Time-In Full (OTIF)  is a metric for supply chain delivery performance that measures what percentage of the time a supplier delivers orders that meet the customers’ requirements for fill rate and specified delivery windows. For all suppliers but especially for food and consumer packaged goods companies, the importance of Walmart’s On… Read more »

E-Signatures in Credit Application Systems – A Best Practice

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e-signatures Electronic Signatures Digital Signatures   Companies today routinely use e-signatures to streamline and speed commercial transactions. However, we still sometimes get a question as to whether electronic signatures are binding in the United States and Globally.  The following information is provided from U.S Government websites as well as our Smyyth companies corporate e-signature partner,… Read more »

Credit Applications End-to-End Automation

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Best Practices – Online Credit Applications Credit Application Software Credit Application Systems 80% faster credit approvals 90% less manual work 5% more sales from new accounts Online credit applications are relatively new and even the simplest offer a browser-based application filled out by the customer and then processed by the creditor (but usually completed off-line,… Read more »

B2B Credit Scoring Best Practices

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There are many excellent reasons to incorporate automated credit scoring in your credit (and collection) operations, including faster and better quality decisions, enhanced customer service, more effective compliance and controls, and significantly reduced overhead. Employing credit scoring in a B2B environment is in itself a credit management  “Best Practice”, especially if you have many customers…. Read more »

11 Trends in Credit Decision Automation

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Here are 11 trends you need to know about the future of credit decision automation, many of which are already available in a best-of-class risk management platform. Using Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Robotic Process Automation (RPA) to replace manual tasks and improve accuracy in B2B credit checking,  the best technology can revolutionize the credit approval process… Read more »

Collection Practices That Reduce DSO and Increase Cash Flow

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Accounts receivable collection at many companies is still done the way it was in the green eyeshade era, leaving a great deal that can be done to improve results. Like many repetitive processes, collections is a “production” operation, and can be “re-engineered” to improve cash flow, reduce DSO and slash the disputes that result from letting unpaid accounts go stale…. Read more »