Category Archives: Supply Chain

Beyond A/P Alone: Summarizing the Core Benefits of Finance and Procurement Alignment

So far in this series examining finance and procurement alignment, we noted that the coordination between the two functions, especially within the accounts payable and transactional purchasing areas, can bring greater savings opportunities that can be achieved with each individual function pursuing its own initiatives. In particular, we observed that when procurement and accounts payable had aligned systems, processes and goals (ideally in that order) they achieved savings significant beyond what each function can deliver individually.

On–Demand, Event Triggered Finance With Network Models – A Game Changer?

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The talk about supply chain finance and in particular new ways of financing commercial transactions, be they international or domestic, has mostly just been that, talk. Most of the developments have been around financing suppliers off an approved buyer invoice, which makes the risk easier to manage. Could on-demand, event triggered finance with network models be the ultimate game changer? Find out with this new, downloadable paper from Trade Financing Matters.

Nipendo’s Early Pay Solution Opens New Opportunities

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The Nipendo model represents a next-gen procure-to-pay platform, and is in line with the new trend of companies developing early pay solutions in order to create liquidity to their supply base. Find out more about Nipendo's spend coverage, validation solution and the innovative discounting solutions that can capture the long tail of procurement with this new, downloadable paper from Trade Financing Matters.

Mixing Apples and Oranges: 8 Differences Between Dynamic Discounting and Supply Chain Finance Programs

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Discover what separates innovative discounting and supply chain programs with these 8 easy-to-digest differences. While these 8 differences aren't the be all, end all, they will give vendors and consultants a better idea of where discounting and supply chain programs stand and how they can benefit each other in a corporate setting.

A New Beginning

Welcome to TradeFinancingMatters (“TFM”). When Jason and I began discussions about creating a sister site to Spend Matters dedicated to trade credit and trade finance, we both felt the time was right to discuss the issues around the convergence of Banking and Finance with Supplier Networks, einvoicing, eProcurement, Purchase to Pay, and Order to Cash technologies. TFM will be dedicated to Trade Credit issues impacting Corporates, Banks, Vendors and Investors. We will work hard to help Corporates and Financial institutions better understand each other and be up to date with the relevant trade credit issues of the day.