Beware These Corporate Deadbeats
Some large U.S. companies had unusually high days payable outstanding (DPO) in their last reported financial quarter.
When Your Big Customer Wants to Pay Late
Big businesses increasingly are making small suppliers wait longer to get paid. Here are seven strategies for pushing back.
The Hidden Cost of International Payments
U.S. businesses have two big misconceptions about international trade: that paying in U.S. dollars is optimal, and that trying to time foreign-currency transactions is a no-no.
Six Ways to Stretch Your Payment Terms
When it comes to working capital improvements, accounts payable may yield an abundant crop of low-hanging fruit.
The Check May or May Not Be in the Mail
Recent data shows that collecting cash is no easy feat these days.
IBM Seeks the Solution Within
The computer giant deploys its core technical expertise on its own internal systems.
The Best Is EDS
A pioneer of reengineering, Electronic Data Systems has instituted best practices in every facet of finance. The result: lower costs, greater effectiveness, and three REACH Awards, including Overall Excellence.