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Why Platforms Need to Monetize Their Supplier Ecosystem

Because P2P solutions started giving away supplier portals, cash flow optimizers, analytics, support, etc., they closed a revenue door. Trying to build a sustainable business model when half your ecosystem is not monetized is very challenging, even as P2P platforms add features and functionality. Sure, many platforms are trying to figure out payments, and that is something that scares the bejeebers out of them due to regulations and compliance rules. (Don’t pay that blacklisted vendor or person, or else.) But payments is not a profitable business for platforms, it’s a service.

Few Lift Kimono to Show Real Data in Alternative Business Finance

Trying to determine just how much alternative business finance is occurring in the form of payable and receivable solutions versus mainstream lending is not a straightforward task. As we mentioned in a previous post, for the majority of alternative finance B2B providers, information on size, volumes, etc. is kept private, no different than trying to find the payment terms and commercial agreements between a Bechtel and a Sunoco or IBM and one of its engineering suppliers. That data is just not public.

C2FO’s Marketplace Model Attracting Attention

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