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Faster: Today’s payment process, tomorrow’s payment experience

With faster payments a reality, how do you keep pace with evolving consumer and supplier expectations?
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Five Guys streamlines global payment process

Before, Five Guys made 1,000 individual payments monthly. Now, it’s only 60 batch payments.
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Allstate’s good hands extend to claims payments

Allstate adds emerging payment methods.
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Put people first in your payment process

Engaged customers are loyal customers – but how can you create and maintain that engagement?
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Prepare now for Same Day ACH debits

New functionality will launch September 15, 2017.
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6 best practices to improve accounts payable

Streamline your process and maximize technology to accelerate accounts payable.
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Ditching checks? Why a payables strategy matters

More suppliers than ever accept e-payments – it’s time for a holistic payment strategy.
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Transition tactics for mergers and acquisitions

Post-deal considerations for a smooth financial integration.
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Analysis paralysis in your commercial card program?

Cure the big-data blues with a focus on three key metrics.
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Supercharge your receivables

Accept more payment types — with less effort — through a payment gateway.
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Avoid paying your suppliers late

Three steps to becoming a prompt payer.
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Annual budget process a drain on resources?

Five common pitfalls that you can avoid.
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Three cash forecasting best practices

How top performers produce faster, more accurate results.
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Real-time payments: Drivers, benefits, and the future

Insight into the influences of real-time payment adoption.
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Are you missing out on commercial card opportunity?

If your card program hasn’t changed since you established it, it’s time for change.
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The 3 P’s of Receivables Automation

Improve receivables processes with small changes in how you Present, Pay and Post.
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Inject efficiency & automation in how you post

Even when you receive electronic payments, there’s room for improvement.
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Make the most of new payment options

Balance customer preferences, back-office efficiency, and data security with a single-system approach.
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To improve receivables, first transform your bills

One process for electronic and paper bills can boost efficiency across your receivables cycle.
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Transform how you present, pay, and post

A step-by-step approach helps energy companies automate more receivables.
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Receivables automation: Continuous improvement to stay competitive

Hear how two energy companies created peak receivables processing efficiencies.
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Collaborate on your cash forecast

Three ways to make the process more interactive.
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Are you prepared for the sharing economy?

Younger workers and an increasingly digital world reshape business travel.
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Four tips for a more efficient rolling forecast

Getting to the right level of detail.
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Five reasons to accept credit card payments

See how accepting credit card payments is fast, secure, and good for your business.
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To weather tough times, apply cash automatically

Five reasons oil and gas companies improve how to receive and post customer payments.
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7 steps for a seamless commercial card roll-out

Ready your organization to launch or expand your program
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Energy company creates first class payables process

Cimarex outsources check printing and converts 400 suppliers to commercial card payments.
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After the deal: Rx for a smooth financial integration

Key considerations for treasury when consolidation impacts your hospital system.
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From effort to ease: How to streamline your royalty payments

Key to a more efficient royalty payments process is an end-to-end solution that scales easily.
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What’s next for your commercial card platform

From mobile access to customer fields, innovative technology to strengthen your program.
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6 must-have financial solutions for energy companies

Adopt the right treasury tools to weather the industry’s ups and downs.
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Size up international commercial card opportunity

Use your card program to pay suppliers, support overseas offices and improve global expense visibility.
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Dal-Tile seeks an electronic payments solution

The older generation pays by paper check; millennials want to pay by mobile phone.
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Control the cash, control the company

Hear Apple & Eve CFO Paul Rouse discuss why cash should be a priority for every organization.
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Payment optimization explained

Mining master vendor data as you migrate payments from paper to electronic and can transform AP department.
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What motivates suppliers to accept commercial card payments?

Some unexpected ways your suppliers can benefit.
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Why a single card purchasing strategy matters

Companies of all sizes can benefit from a streamlined work flow and better visibility to expenses.
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Georgia Department of Revenue saves three million tax dollars

Lockbox automation and outsourced printing produce significant savings for state.
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Make supplier payments work for you

How to boost working capital by managing payment terms.
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Champion Technologies captures $300,000 in payment discounts

Invoice automation enables this company to manage payables more effectively.
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How Millennials are changing payments and processes

Hear two leading companies discuss providing payment options for every generation.
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Cash forecasting: The view from 10,000 feet

The Hackett Group discusses guiding principles and best practices for improving your cash forecasts.
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When AR and AP join forces

Top-performing AR and AP departments differ from peers and learn about benefits and challenges of automating processes.
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Faster payments: The race is on

Demand for faster payments is building. Panel of payments experts discuss future of U.S. payments system.
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Royalty payments: Common challenges and best practices

Two top energy companies approach royalty payments from two different perspectives.
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Unlock working capital with invoice automation and collaboration

Aberdeen Group analyst and AP manager discuss how automation benefits working capital and trading partner relationships.
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Cash forecasting: The fuel that runs the organization

Learn factors that contribute to cash forecasting success from The Hackett Group.
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Getting a grip on check receivables

Dal-Tile eliminated hundreds of fax machines and improved cash availability by two full days.
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3 steps to electronic supplier payments

From payment strategy development to ongoing execution, how to digitize your company's AP payments.
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Don’t wait for the next crisis

Learn five goals now toward working capital maturity.
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Great Plains Energy increases efficiencies in receivables to unlock cash

Company consolidated online bill pay and facilitated straight-through processing for a 33% improvement.
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3 outcomes that define cash flow forecasting top performers

How do the outcomes of your mid-term forecasting process measure up against those of top performers?
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Cross-border wires

What's the best way to pay?
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How Millennials are disrupting payment practices

At 83 million strong in the U.S. alone, they have the muscle to change the world.
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DSO is #1 measure of accounts receivable performance

See what separates world-class AR performance from that of peer groups.
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Building the business case for e-B2B payments

Compare the costs of check, wire, ACH, and card B2B payments.
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Automation is key to accounts payable top performance

Do you receive invoices and make payments electronically? Top performing AP organizations do.
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Optimizing your individual premium collections

Payment convenience integrated with back-office processes creates a win-win for providers.
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Improving efficiency and working capital in your claims process

Learn how to streamline your claims payments and expedite your employer reimbursements.
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Oh, say, can you see your cash?

Cash positioning-as-a-service can give you a clear view of cash on hand.
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Ideas for implementing a rolling forecast

These considerations can help you get it right for your organization.
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75% - Survey respondents who reported their rolling forecast generally meets expectations versus 33% of respondents using a conventional method. Source: 2014 Hackett Financial Planning & Analysis Performance Survey

Why are organizations moving to rolling forecasts?

More focus and flexibility lead to a better predictive tool.
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From static to dynamic: 5 tips for building a rolling forecast

Mirroring a changing business environment requires a change in organizational mindset and approach.
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71% - Best-in-Class organizations that incorporate AR and AP into planning and forecasting. Source: Aberdeen Group, 2013

Tips for creating a modern cash forecast

Improve the forecasting process in your organization with these recommendations from Aberdeen.
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Top 5. More precision and efficiency in cash forecasting is one of finance executives' highest-ranked priorities. Source: 2016 Finance Priorities Survey, Protiviti, November 2015

Should treasury own cash forecasting in your organization?

The treasurer of a multi-billion dollar company questions the status-quo.
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Over half millennials already using or considering nontraditional payment methods. Source: Fico, 'Millennial Banking Insights and Opportunities,' 2014

Navigating the next-generation order-to-cash cycle

Younger customers, mobile devices, and new payment formats are transforming B2C and B2B.
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7 in 10 B2B buyers who prefer to use direct, instant online forms of payment (such as credit cards) rather than purchase orders and invoices. Source: Forrester Research, 'Building the B2B Omni-Channel Commerce Platform of the Future,' November 2014

Welcome to the future: Omni-channel receivables

Can you meet heightened customer expectations for billing, payment and service?
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How much do your international payments cost you?

Four best practices to meet the changing FX market.
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Are you ready for Same Day ACH credits?

Here is your to-do list for preparing to originate and receive Same Day ACH credits.
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Cementing relationships with the next generation of customers

Read how Dal-Tile is meeting millennials' need for mobile payments.
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How to meet Millennials’ payment expectations

American 20- and 30-somethings have $200 billion to spend . Help them spend it with your company.
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Optimize your card program with a team approach

Study shows optimizing your account manager improves your results.
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Utility fuels success with new receivables provider

Single-vendor solution helps improve customer service and decrease costs.
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2/3 corporate travel managers who use virtual accounts in addition to corporate cards. Source: GTBA, 'Buyer and Supplier Outlook on Virtual Payment Solutions,' May 2015

Solve T&E challenges with virtual travel accounts

Single-use commercial card payments improve insight and reconciliation with your travel agency.
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The Big Three benefits of smart safes at The Restaurant Company

Which of your cash handling issues and concerns will smart safes put to rest?
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Choose the right method for your supplier payments

A single card program supports multiple options.
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Over 2/3 - U.S. suppliers who now accept commercial card payment. Source: NAPCP and First Annapolis Consulting, 'End-User Perspective on Suppliers' Acceptance of Commercial Card Payments,' June 2014

Seven steps to automate your supplier payments

Commercial cards deliver value for buyers and suppliers.
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Real-time payments: What is the U.S. missing?

We have most of the characteristics of real-time payments, but not in one system.
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$20 per report. Cost savings with automated expense reporting. Source: PayStream Advisors, '2015 Travel and Expense Management Report,' 2015

4 must-have capabilities for your T&E card program

Convenient features support your travelers, managers and program administrators.
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New solutions to electronic receivables problems

Expect your bank to match payments and remittance advice for you.
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$377 billion - Projected commercial card spending by 2018, up from $245 billion in 2013. Source: RPMG, 2014 Purchasing Card Benchmark Survey Results

Measure the impact of your commercial card program

Use industry benchmarks to demonstrate card value to your stakeholders.
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$40+ Trillion - Over 15% of total global wealth moves through the ACH Network annually. Source: NACHA, Credit Suisse Global Wealth Report 2014

Five things you may not know about the ACH Network

Get the most use and benefit from low-cost ACH transactions.
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$142 B - Predicted value of U.S. mobile payments in 2019. Source: US Mobile Payments Forecast, 2014 to 2019, Forrester Research

mPOS is about to boom

Three new technologies are helping to drive mobile payments into the mainstream.
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The business case for smart safes

How much can smart safes save your company in payroll costs and armored courier fees?
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The future of B2C payments

Emerging paperless payment methods can reduce costs and increase security of B2C disbursements.
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Commercial card accounting: You’ve paid your vendor. Now you owe your bank.

Is your accounting system ready for commercial card transactions that are really two transactions?
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Four ways you can use multicurrency accounts

Doing business in other currencies is easier and less costly with this alternative to foreign bank accounts.
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Credit card programs top treasury managers project list

Credit cards are the hot product with both middle market and large companies.
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TF Cornerstone moves check payments to consumer online bill pay

Online payments options move more than 50% of rent payments from check to ACH.
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$4.86 trillion - Amount of debt at U.S. companies tracked by The Hackett Group.

U.S. companies’ working capital performance hits new low

Interest rates are low, debt levels are high.
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The four levels of working capital management

Are you leading, lagging, or somewhere in between?
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Are you on your way to working capital maturity?

Walk a proven path with five key goals.
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Perception versus reality in working capital management

Four areas of focus to improve your company's performance.
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Avoid these five pitfalls of working capital management

A coordinated, structured approach can yield the best results.
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Healthcare center reimagines purchasing operations

Maximizing cost-savings and aligning operations with a value-based care model.
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What’s driving DSO at your company?

Get behind the metric, focus on controllable factors.
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Balance working capital and FX risk management

Timing and predictability are key for payables and receivables.
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$4.3 million - Additional working capital an organization can release when paying supplier invoices by commercial card, based on an average $2.55 million monthly volume. Source: RPMG, 2015 Electronic Accounts Payable Benchmark Survey Results

Five ways cards can boost your working capital

Paying your supplier invoices by card helps to maximize your cash.
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How much debt has your company accrued?

Top performers are still generating cash from operations.
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Do you have oversight over total working capital?

The best organizations do. Here's how.
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AmeriPride’s three-phase initiative to automate invoices

Changes deliver measurable working capital improvements.
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Working capital management: Go further

Why strategic decision making trumps operational thinking.
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Working capital improvement of $97 million over two years

Lessons learned in establishing a treasury-led working capital program.
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Manage working capital across your organization — part one

Four ways to take the lead in a holistic approach.
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$1 trillion - Amount that top public U.S. companies have tied up in working capital. Source: 2014 US Working Capital Survey, REL, a Hackett Group Company

Use key performance indicators to monitor working capital

Six questions to help you choose the right KPIs for your business.
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7% - U.S. companies in aggregate have nearly 7% of their combined sales unnecessarily tied up in operations. Source: Ernst & Young. All tied up: working capital management, 2014.

The cost of losing focus on working capital

Why an economic recovery shouldn't slow your efforts to improve working capital management.
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Bumble Bee Foods unlocks nearly $300,000

By converting vendors to e-payments and customers to ACH or lockbox, company streamlined AP and AR, accelerated cash flow, and captured savings.
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53% - More than half of companies are working to implement e-invoicing in the coming year. Source: Electronic invoice management: A move to the middle, PayStream Advisors, Q1 2014

Four benefits of automated invoicing and payment solutions

How to gain speed, efficiency, accuracy, and control — and enhance supplier relationships.
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