Rise of the Vendor Portals

Is Your Accounts Receivables Department Adapting or Reacting? In the past several years, most major retail organizations have moved to portal software to manage their accounts payable function. Ideally, this solution allows their suppliers to: Maintain and update their contact and payer information Submit invoices electronically Log in and check the status of payments due… Continue reading>

Expected credit loss reporting: not just for banks?

According to a case study published by PwC last fall, banks and financial institutions are not the only entities impacted by new credit loss reporting rules. The case study demonstrated that IFRS 9, going into effect for financial reporting after January 1, 2018, will affect some non-financial services entities even if they have simple financial… Continue reading>

The Credit Department, Inc. Proactive Trade Credit Analysis Saved This Toys R Us Supplier from US Bankruptcy Court

In the fall, many suppliers are shipping merchandise for the busy fourth quarter retail holiday season. It was late on a Friday afternoon when retailer Toys R Us quietly announced that the company was filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection from their creditors. Many creditors of Toys R Us were caught unaware of their precarious… Continue reading>

Are Your Trade Receivables “Audit Ready?”

Most companies subject to audits of their financial statements view it as a necessary evil. They also assume it comes with a baseline cost. Sophisticated companies, however, are always looking to lower the costs of such audits, particularly in light of regulatory changes that further complicate the audit process. For example, according to a report… Continue reading>

Why You Need to Analyze Your Credit Risk

Logic tells us to look at management when a company is consistently underperforming. Hindsight shows that bringing in new leaders may not solve the whole problem. CFOs, CEOs and owners need better access to critical data to make operational decisions. A study by Ernst & Young found that 62 percent of CFOs believe they contribute… Continue reading>