A Recession Lesson for Working Capital Management
An analysis of automakers' changes to managing working capital after the Great Recession offers lessons for other industries ahead of the next downturn.
Robotics Is Going Mainstream in Finance
More than 4 in 10 companies have an enterprise-wide automation strategy in place, with finance leading the way, a survey shows.
CFO’s Tech Companies to Watch 2018: Tipalti
Our third selection, Tipalti, is solving the mounting payables problem faced by growing midmarket businesses.
No Pain, Just Gain for Supply Chain
Supply chain financing lets companies stretch payment terms without hurting their suppliers’ cash flow.
Metric of the Month: Accounts Payable Cost
Manually entering invoices into the general ledger has a negative influence on the total cost of processing accounts payable per invoice.
AP Benchmarks Reveal Opportunities for Fraud
An APEX Analytix survey uncovers some weak spots in global accounts payable departments.
Metric of the Month: Financial Shared Services Centers
Not only do the top-performing financial shared services centers process more invoices and receipts with fewer people, those people accomplish much more.
Survey Finds Cash Flow Management Lacking
Executives at manufacturers and distributors believe optimizing working capital is important but less than half have implemented a plan to manage cash flow.
Over a Barrel
Thanks to the slumping oil and gas industry, the working capital performance of America’s largest companies is at its worst level in years.
Metric of the Month: Accounts Payable Process Performance
Nothing destroys relationships with critical vendors like payment delays.
Will Virtual Cards Finally Find a Big Market in AP?
Payments-industry observers say it's an idea whose time may have come.