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Accounts Receivable (AR) Management is the foundation of a consistent and solid cash flow, keeping business in a situation to drive growth, work better, and increase productivity. In the new COVID economy, it has become evident that some AR measures are obsolete, being intensely dependent on paper and manual processes that restricted cash flow and scalability in such challenging times. As such, AR automation has become a cornerstone to ensure agile and resilient operations.  The…

Data has the potential to change the role of the modern corporate treasury by providing actionable insights allowing treasurers to manage their functions better. The spike in digitisation has positioned data as the epicentre of success for companies no matter which industry they belong to. It is changing the face of the world, helping to cure a disease, make a building more efficient, boost a company’s revenue or for those targeted ads you keep seeing every…

Corporate treasury has evolved from being transactional to a strategic one. Corporate treasury is gaining more attention like never before as its ability to control business operations has gone up including its data that bring greater insight into the financial risks facing the organisation. The unprecedented financial crisis has frequented the economy in short periods forcing the treasuries to rethink their strategies and plans to remain unaffected and prolong the cash liquidity. Technology provided the…

Companies are continually being questioned on the need to introduce measures on how to manage their liquidity at times of distress. Optimised liquidity with centralisation has always been one of the critical pillars of the corporate treasury. With economic downturn and recessions, that long-held premise is being put to the test as treasurers across the globe respond to a sudden increase in demand for funds to manage business activity. Unforeseen economic recessions like these, have…

Corporate treasuries miss out on investment opportunities using their company assets that have the potential to be a game-changer. Read to know more to turn the tables. The treasuries of large private corporations must be proactive and rethink their investment strategies – a trick that they can learn from the Indian government who is taking constructive measures to tackle issues like seamless payments for SMEs and creating investment options out of the payments. Companies striving…

In recent times the need for a corporate treasurer to adopt an integrated, holistic approach has gone up instead of temporary solutions for individual issues. The role of a corporate treasurer was confined to solely risk and cash management, but the speed and volatility of global business have transformed the responsibilities into something much bigger. Treasurers need to cope with the growing complexity of financial instruments, volatile financial markets, and the introduction of new regulations…

Dynamic discounting is a workable solution that gives buyers more flexibility to choose how and when to pay their suppliers in exchange for the best possible discount for the goods and services purchased. What Is Cash Discounting? Cash Discounting is an offer presented by sellers to encourage the buyer for clearing payments within a stipulated time period. It is also known as an early payment discount. Businesses aiming to encourage regular payments may offer a…

Companies can be affluent by playing in fewer industries, venturing fewer geographical markets, and having simpler product portfolios than peer firms. Economic downturns are a common phenomenon these days and companies are compelled to make substantial changes to their cost structures.  Most companies these days have been experiencing a significant rate of growth in costs that is proving to be too difficult to maintain. With new economic and challenging factors emerging, CFOs must act fast…

Data empowerment can assist organisations in proactively applying positive pressure on all areas of the business. Read to know the impact of data on a CFO’s role.  The current market set-up demands every organisation to strategise and develop a trait for innovations as it has been a mainstay for businesses to maintain a strong foothold in the long run. Going beyond the confines of the finance department, a CFO is anticipated to help the company…

Optimising and streamlining business processes related to international trade is inevitable; global trade solutions (GTM) enable organisations to centralise their global trade operations. Read to know the difference they can bring to global trade. International trade involves a network of several suppliers across the borders with every process being a combination of a digital and manual process. With humongous trade data at stake, centralising it gives unparalleled visibility with control over orders and shipments, ensuring…