On an average, 25.2% of payments by dollar value in the region are made by cheques. The current payment turnaround time from invoice generation to receiving payment stands at 57 days on average across the region. It has been observed that increased digitisation and adoption of electronic payments would improve efficiency and speed of payments.*
*Visa Cash Flow Visibility Index 2016 (A survey where a total of 806 of the top 1,000 revenue ranked corporations across Australia, Mainland China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore and Taiwan were interviewed)
Invoice management capabilities help businesses capture information from paper and electronic invoices while automating invoice processing and data entry. It includes best practice workflows for discrepancy processing, resolution and accounting details and real-time integration with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), other finance processing systems and supplier portals.
It ensures accurate invoicing for suppliers based on client agreements and purchase orders, driving shorter Days Sales Outstanding (DSO)2 times. It also assists suppliers to expand their businesses as the system opens up eCommerce opportunities with cross-border customers.