Supply Chain Finance Blog

Why Payables Financing is Key to Improving Working Capital and Supplier Relations

woman shopping in a fashion clothing store - payables financing

Multinational corporations with regionally dispersed and large supply chains are expanding growth opportunities with supply chain finance programs. By supporting their suppliers with better terms and faster payments in a way that doesn’t impact working capital allocation, senior finance leaders are better able to manage a complex supplier network. Modern CFOs are turning to their treasury team, who manage the funding of payments to their suppliers, for technology enabled solutions that deliver supplier payments on a secure platform to reduce risk and generate free cash flow.

Daniel Shaffer
April 19, 2018

CFO Perspective: Why Real-Time Decision Support Is Critical To Your Board

Board of Directors and CFO

Capital management is dominating financial news of late. Pundits everywhere are digging into the impact of the current economy on corporate repatriation, higher inflation expectations, equipment expenditure levels, stock buy-back plans and more – all of which likely require involvement from the board when it’s time to make a move.

Michael Dinkins
January 25, 2018

How Treasury Management Technology Can Fuel a More Progressive Finance Strategy

CFO consultation with CEO

As one experienced CFO to another, I think we can probably agree that there is an urgent need for progressive finance strategy. Companies are operating in a global business environment of growing complexity. Things have dramatically changed on the outside. In response, there needs to be more innovation from the inside to create growth while continuing to balance opportunity and risk with sound judgement and right timing.

Michael Dinkins
January 4, 2018

Unlocking Capital through Supply Chain Finance Technology

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Financing the supply chain is an age-old challenge for corporations, banks and suppliers, and the CFOs and treasury teams who manage procurement budgets. What has changed in recent years is the adoption of innovative technology solutions that create a dynamic layer of visibility in the supply chain, adding opportunities for suppliers who have otherwise funded their receivables up to 140 days or more before they had any notification that they would be paid by their customers.

Daniel Shaffer
December 7, 2017

Why CFOs Should Adopt SCF to Meet Cash Requirements

Corporate buildings

CFOs today depend on the strategic function of treasurers than in previous years. One reason why treasurers’ role has become more aligned to the CFO’s agenda is a direct result of the treasurer’s ability to unlock value within the organization at a low cost, and drive strategic objectives of the CFO, such as offering a more comprehensive view of cash and payments, acquisition strategies and capital allocation strategies.

Greg Person
November 20, 2017

HCSC’s Treasury Transformation and Other AFP 2017 Highlights

AFP 2017 conference view from Kyriba's booth

The sun has set on another AFP annual conference, and the insights, education and networking, as usual, were invaluable: detailed discussions with hundreds of customers, prospects and partners; jam-packed customer presentations; and a big announcement from Kyriba on the launch of new industry first capabilities for payments fraud detection. Here’s a quick recap of our experience at the conference:

HCSC’s Strategic Evolution

Erik Bratt
October 19, 2017

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