How is Receivables Automation Helping in Unlocking Trapped Liquidity?

How is Receivables Automation Helping in Unlocking Trapped Liquidity?

By CFO Tech Outlook | Wednesday, July 08, 2020

Advanced in accounts payable and receivable technologies have helped companies streamline financial processes even during the pandemic.

FREMONT, CA: The coronavirus pandemic has not only disrupted individual lives but has also had an impact on a corporate level, resulting in the hit to balance sheets, together with outdated, manual receivables processes leading to decreased earnings and lack of visibility into trapped liquidity. Many would claim that the role of Accounts Receivable has been overlooked and underfunded, but the pandemic is showing a new sense of urgency to this mostly manual function.

Banks are often looked up to as a trusted source of data and technology for their corporate clients, and they have the opportunity to help corporate clients regain control and visibility into receivables, enabling companies to unlock the trapped liquidity they need.

Like most of the business, the companies that bankers serve want to be able to sell, excel, and reach the top in their market. But then if there are problems in the cash application process, it does not allow the excess cash, which can help in fund growth. Machine learning is a type of AI because it takes a lot of the manual work and figures out how to make the manual processes is out of the equation. Machine learning can scan at all the data that a bank already has, such as open receivables data, payment data, and remittance data that gets forwarded to the user and scan it as well.

By embracing an Integrated Receivables solution, banks can help their customers not only easily combine and organize payment data from all the sources, but also give a holistic view of all the data in one place.

Companies get enticed by the possibilities of faster payments. However, it is essential to be cautious and keep in mind that payments still have to be brought into the accounting system exactly, so that the customers get billed correctly. It’s not as simple as it sounds. Therefore, the corporations need to think through the entire process and find where and how automation might help most.

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