Read about the digital transformation of commercial payments and how to automate your enterprise cash cycle.
Why You Need an Accounts Receivable Process Flowchart
Feb 28, 2024 by Zazil Martinez
Consider creating a flowchart if you're looking for ways to improve your accounts receivable process. An accounts receivable flowchart visually represents the collection process, highlighting areas of inefficiency and opportunities for automation. Accounts receivable flowcharts are excellent for helping accounts receivable departments to visualize their processes. They often help pinpoint which areas are ripe for automation or improvement. Not only can they effectively keep your team on the same page and train new employees, but they can also help you see areas of inefficiency.
How to Find the Best AR Automation Software for Your Business
Feb 23, 2024 by Zazil Martinez
Finance professionals always search for ways to enhance efficiency and streamline financial operations. One powerful solution to address these challenges is finding the best AR automation software. But what exactly does this mean for CFOs and finance teams? Imagine that tedious tasks of manual invoicing, chasing payments, and reconciling accounts are in the past. The best AR automation software offers a solution that automates and optimizes accounts receivable management. This lets finance professionals focus on strategic initiatives rather than mundane administrative tasks. But with so many available options, choosing the best AR automation software can be daunting. Here's a comprehensive guide on what to look for to select the best one for your business.
Top Challenges Accounts Receivable Teams Face and How to Solve Them
Feb 20, 2024 by Zazil Martinez
In today's fast-paced digital marketplace, accounts receivable (AR) teams face numerous challenges that impact a company's cash flow and growth. Even with an optimal rhythm, some remain significant. Common accounts receivable challenges include high DSO, ledger disorganization, poor communication, and inadequate policies. Streamlining processes, offering multiple payment options, going paperless, updating customer information, and automating AR can overcome these. A structured credit policy can help identify suitable customers. A weak accounts receivable management process can cause several other unintended consequences, including:
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Accounts Receivable Automation with Paystand
Apr 2, 2019 by Mark Fisher
Here at Paystand, we pride ourselves on being the most flexible B2B payment platform available for growing businesses. When we engage with a new customer, our goal is to help the business automate manual processes and digitize their enterprise cash cycle in a flexible, customizable way.
How to Digitize the Enterprise Cash Cycle, Part 2: Payments
Mar 14, 2019 by Scott Campbell
Part 1: Invoicing Digitizing the enterprise cash cycle is a complex undertaking. Some companies avoid it entirely for fear of losing customers or incurring operational expenses. Others attempt it in an effort to save time and reduce costs but regularly miss the mark. In this three-part post, we’ll be looking at the enterprise cash cycle and what it means to truly modernize your business payments.
How to Digitize the Enterprise Cash Cycle, Part 1: Invoicing
Jan 18, 2019 by Scott Campbell
Digitizing the enterprise cash cycle is a complex undertaking. Some companies avoid it entirely for fear of losing customers or incurring operational expenses. Others attempt it in an effort to save time and reduce costs, but regularly miss the mark. To kick off 2019, we’ll be taking a look at the enterprise cash cycle and what it means to truly modernize your business relative to payments.
“Going Digital” Means More Than Just Accepting Credit Cards
Nov 29, 2018 by Mark Fisher
What does accepting credit card payments really mean for your business? To some companies, credit card payments translate to expansion into new markets. To others, credit card processing signals unaffordable transaction fees or more complex technical integrations. Fill in the blank with your own answer. But the one thing credit cards definitely don’t mean: that the business has joined the digital era just by virtue of accepting them as a method of payment.
Paper Checks Are On the Decline in the B2B Payments Space
Oct 30, 2018 by Mark Fisher
Making it easy for customers to pay their bills is a key component of any successful company. Because really, if you can’t collect payments, how will your business survive? For many B2B companies, this means accepting paper checks as the predominant method of payment. And once you start, it’s really hard to convince yourself that customers will pay any other way.
Paystand Expands Operations to Mexico With New Office
Oct 18, 2018 by Mark Fisher
PayStand Expands Footprint To Further Deliver on the Promise of a Better Global Payments System; Partners With StartupGDL To Drive Regional Economic Development SCOTTS VALLEY, CALIF. AND GUADALAJARA, MEXICO - OCTOBER 18, 2018 - PayStand, the B2B payment platform for the future of commerce, today announced the opening of a new office located in Guadalajara, Mexico. The expansion bolsters PayStand’s continued focus to deliver the most robust digital payment network for businesses and also positions the company to solve significant challenges in global payments by drawing on a diverse and experienced team. North American businesses exchange $18 trillion in paper checks alone each year, costing them over $550 billion in process and delays, while more than half of all commercial payments globally are still paper check.
Incorporating SaaS to offer Payments-as-a-Service
Aug 31, 2018 by Anindya Chanda
Software is changing our world and the way companies operate in it. Shifts in technology and the rise of modern, cloud services have reshaped entire industries. These shifts have created zero-sum situations with a new set of winners, leaving many businesses who did not -- or were unable to -- reinvent themselves on the outside looking in. For every Uber, AirBnb, and Netflix, there are many more local taxi, hotel, and video rental companies who did not embrace new software and services. To remain relevant in today’s rapidly changing business world, it is important to continually review and reimagine your business by taking advantage of the latest developments in technology. In this article we'll discuss Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and how to incorporate SaaS to offer Payment-as-a-Service.
How to Use the NetSuite Payment Plugin To Email An Invoice with a Digital ‘Pay Now’ Button in your e-Invoice
Feb 23, 2018 by Kenzie Earle
In our last article, we wrote about the features to consider when choosing a NetSuite payment plugin to cut costs, improve efficiency, and eliminate manual processing. These features will help you maximize your NetSuite investment.
The Inside Story behind our Series A Funding
Nov 20, 2017 by Jeremy Almond
We recently announced a $6M Series A round led by BlueRun Ventures with participation from Cervin Ventures, Serra Ventures, TiE, LEAP Global Partners and Capital for Founders. You can read the full press release here. Alongside the funding we also are announcing a new free product line in beta called AP. Read on to get the insider take on why we raised the capital, why we are building AP, and what's in store for the future at Paystand.
Revenue Recognition, How It’s Changing, and Why It Matters
Sep 12, 2017 by Kenzie Earle
On the surface, revenue recognition is a fairly simple concept: when it comes to presenting the true value of your business to investors, it is important to accurately report your revenue. That means reporting the actual cash earned in the course of your business. In essence, there are standards related to revenue recognition to protect potential investors from fraudulent business practices, which could allow businesses to overstate their value. If discovered, failures to properly document and report actual revenue can be severe and could damage the long-term value of your company. That's why automated accounting is becoming increasingly necessary and even expected in order to protect businesses, their shareholders, and their customers.