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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…

Companies doing business both within and outside India must have a thorough understanding of the laws and regulations which govern their imports and exports. Read to know how to remain competitive in dealing with global trade. In today’s global marketplace, several reasons demand the attention of Trade Compliance. Countries have the right and are required to protect critical products, technology, and information from falling into the wrong hands. It’s equally essential to safeguard the competitive…

The cascade of manual processes underlying global trade has a lot of scope for a CFO to automate them. Read to know how CFOs can bring a difference in Global Trade Management. Today, the expectations of a CFO’s role have diversified and increased encompassing a wide range of issues, from risk management to more significant support of the organisational strategy. As such, the rapidly expanding array of data being gathered within all major functions has…

Hector Beverages, popularly known as Paperboat, is a name synonymous with nostalgic childhood memories with its brand of traditional Indian beverages and foods produced by them. Today, Paperboat has become a household name with their drinks which are filled with Indian tastes and traditions available to every household. With beverages like aam panna, jaljeera, aamras without the use of any artificial colouring or preservatives, the company has managed a taste closer to Indian homes and…

Global Trade Management (GTM) is gaining pace with digitisation and in the process has significantly increased the business opportunities, the following blog highlights the factors influencing it. The Indian economy has become global as economies around the world are increasingly expanding their businesses and services. An even more justifiable reason is the evolving new information technology and technology-based business models. Businesses can make their presence felt and grow their revenue by finding new avenues and…

Over the years, corporate finance leadership has witnessed a shift towards higher roles and responsibilities. This wave is because of the merging of world markets and the globalisation of the economy in the past couple of decades. As such, the role of a CFO has evolved with time. One such person who has achieved path-breaking growth with his calculated strategies is Amitesh Sinha, Head of Finance, India, of one of the largest networking platforms in…

Understanding the significance of digital transformation by CFOs is the key in the radical reshaping of companies. Today’s CFOs are under the scanner due to constant pressure being raised on the need to decide funding requests to prioritise how much to invest in digital transformation efforts. According to a report by IDC, between 2018 and 2021, companies worldwide will have collectively spent nearly $6 trillion on digital transformation initiatives. The numbers are staggering and indicate…