Technology for Working Capital Optimization



Author: Amy Hoke
Published on: October 15, 2013


New research from Mercator Advisory Group examines how technology is facilitating payments discounting and supply chain financing

Advancements in the technology for electronic accounts payable (EAP) solutions have come to the aid of companies looking to optimize their working capital.

Mercator Advisory Group’s newest Research Report, Technology for Working Capital Optimization, examines how cash management is benefited by solutions in the market place that facilitate business-to-business payments. These solutions help companies optimize their working capital by providing technology that supports dynamic discounting and supply chain financing.

The need for tight cash flow management and visibility into spending is critical to running a profitable business,”  comments Amy Hoke, Director of the Commercial and Enterprise Payments Advisory Service at Mercator Advisory Group and author of the report. “Optimization of trading relationship contracts, payment terms, and speed of payment can yield a significant cash management benefit for buying and receivable organizations.”

This report contains 21 pages and 12 exhibits.

Companies mentioned in this report include: Ariba, Bora Payment Systems, Direct Insite, Hap-X, PrimeRevenue, Taulia

Members of Mercator Advisory Group’s Commercial and Enterprise Payments Advisory Service  have access to these reports as well as the upcoming research for the year ahead, presentations, analyst access, and other membership benefits.



Highlights of the report include:

  • Challenges companies face in making on-time payments
  • Evolution of electronic accounts payable (EAP) technology
  • Overview of dynamic discounting and supply chain financing (SCF)
  • Key solution providers in the marketplace today offering dynamic discounting and SCF
  • Recommendations on how to evaluate which solution is right for a buyer organization



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