Manage Order-To-Cash to Increase Shareholder Value

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OTC as an Untapped Opportunity The Order-To-Cash (O2C) cycle is an opportunity that remains largely untapped by many businesses, especially middle-tier companies. Strategically realigning OTC and including new technologies can improve business performance and the bottom line. Companies that recognize this are reviewing how to streamline OTC to assure future business success. Order-To-Cash is complex… Read more »

What Is The Order-To-Cash Cycle?

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Whether you’re a manufacturer or distributor, keeping your products moving is critical. One key to this is to streamline the order-to-cash cycle with advanced automation. Simply put, order-to-cash (or O2C) is the business process through which you convert your inventory into cash, ensuring you get paid for what you provide. It is the engine that… Read more »

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 »