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Working Capital Solutions Update: Efficiencies Will Take Time

  • ID: 3287917
  • Report
  • Region: Global
  • 20 Pages
  • Mercator Advisory Group
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Examining The State Of Corporate Working Capital Solutions


  • Ariba
  • Basware
  • Taulia
  • Traxpay
  • MORE
As the economic environment continues to recover, companies of all sizes continue to be faced with how to most effectively manage their buyer/supplier relationships. Management of working capital and payment terms is a daily set of activities that is gaining visibility from solution providers globally.

This newest research, Working Capital Solutions Update: Efficiencies Will Take Time, is a report that looks at the options available to companies and recent advances that have taken place to manage the complexities of the corporate payments system and potential impacts to the mix of providers to the segment.

"We have seen a significant increase in the number of solutions working to increase the level of visibility and automation in managing corporate payments,” comments Richard A. Hall, author of the report. “Truly providing value for both buyers and suppliers remains challenging. Providers focused on managing working capital have a number of factors to address. In order to make a real impact, all parties are going to have to rethink how to approach things and move beyond traditional siloes of responsibility.”

Highlights of the report include:

- Evaluation of the current corporate payments environment
- Options for managing buyer/supplier payment relationships
- The importance of setting and managing performance metrics
- Potential impacts to existing participants in corporate payments
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  • Ariba
  • Basware
  • Taulia
  • Traxpay
  • MORE
1. Executive Summary

2. Introduction

3. Optimism About Improving Revenues Sparks a New Look at Oversight

4. Key Elements of Working Capital Demonstrate Discrete Opportunities
- Inventory
- Accounts Receivable
- Accounts Payable

5. The Need for Dynamic Payment Discounts
- Current State of On-Time Payments
- Challenges Still Exist for Companies to Gain Needed Efficiencies

6. A Look at the Discounting Options Available
- Factoring
- Supply Chain Finance
- Dynamic Discounting
- Early Payment Discounting

7. Evolution of EAP and Growth in Use Sets Stage for Effective Discounting

8. Determining Which Solution Is Right for a Buyer Organization: Criteria and Recommendations
- Selecting a Solution Type
- Selecting a Solution Provider

9. Profiles of Providers of Industry Solutions That Facilitate Discounting
- AribaPay
- Basware
- Taulia
- Traxpay

10. Implications for Key Stakeholders
- Existing Technology Solution Providers
- Commercial Card Issuers
- Banks Lending to Companies Financing Supply Chains

11. Conclusions
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Figures and Tables

Figure 1: Equation for Calculating Working Capital
Figure 2: A Framework for Key Performance Indicators for Working Capital
Figure 3: Industry Standard Payment Terms
Figure 4: Factoring (Receivables Financing): An Illustration
Figure 5: Supply Chain Finance (Reverse Factoring): An Illustration
Figure 5: Early Payment Discounting vs. Dynamic Discounting
Figure 7: Traxpay Order-to-Cash Solution Overview

Table 1: Discounting Program Options: Criteria and Overview
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- Ariba
- Basware
- Taulia
- Traxpay
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