Help ensure on-time payment by electronically sending invoices
Streamline commerce transactions by electronically receiving orders and sending invoices in the manner that is most convenient to you.
The Business Network provides new options for how you submit invoices to customers that will speed processing and help ensure on-time payment. The Business Network provides a range of options including: electronic invoicing for structured transmission, receipt, and processing of invoice data using EDI, XML, PDF, Excel, or other formats; supplier self-billing for lower volume suppliers; Purchase order flip typically for smaller and infrequent suppliers; and online entry.
Accelerate cash flow – when you need it
Enhance cash flow by receiving early payments on an invoice-by-invoice basis with Accelerated Payments.
Once registered for the Accelerated Payments Facility (APF) in The Business Network you can decide if you want to take early payments on an invoice-by-invoice basis. When cash flow is tight, you can simply request early payment in return for a clearly stated discount. It’s always available to you and always your choice. No setup fee, no complicated documentation, cash received same day or next working day.
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Obtain 24x7 access to the current status of your invoices
Improve visibility of your account, including invoice and payment status, to better predict and manage your cash flow.
If your current customers use The Business Network invoice status, you will be able to see exactly where your invoices stand in the receipt, approval and payment cycle. It allows access to published details of your account, including invoice and payment status, transaction history, etc. No need to send emails or to telephone your customer to answer simple questions about approved/paid statuses or rejection/exceptions. This will help you to resolve queries rapidly and to better predict and manage your cash flow.
Reduce potentially costly ordering errors or payment delays
Ensure information and data is always up-to-date, approved and available to use.
Master Data Exchange ensures that buyers are always working with your latest approved information, reducing potentially costly ordering errors or payment delays. Simply update your profile and catalogue information using The Business Network’s management tools, and Master Data Exchange takes care of updating the buyer’s ERP. This will enable you to make sure buyers have all the right information for working with your organisation without confusion.