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How Purchase-To-Pay (P2P) Can Help Firms Unlock More Financing Options

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With tools like Purchase To Pay (P2P), businesses can do more than just organize their finances. P2P is a technological investment that allows a company to manage their purchases of goods and services. Though the clear benefits are appealing, owners cannot ignore the underlying gain of unlocking more financing options. Ways this can occur include better management of the company budget, wiser spending, increase in credibility, and saving the company’s time and money.

Budget Management

P2P allows businesses to witness all of their spending on every single product and service at the same time. It’s easier to keep track of repeated purchases and how often they occur. This information is vital in understanding which new financing opportunities can open up for a company. For example, having the total number of all repeated purchases added to the amount needed for a specific investment can provide a company with some insight on how much money to borrow from a bank.

Wiser Spending

Having a visual of how much and how frequently spending takes place can encourage businesses to shop smarter. The Purchase To Pay gives the company the chance to determine the difference between the amount of money coming in and going out. With wiser spending, shop owners can make the difference bigger. In certain cases, the final profit cannot be increased by much regardless of improved spending. Whether or not this difference grows can help businesses decide what financing options to obtain. A better profit can lead to monetary opportunities a company wouldn’t have been able to receive previously. It’s not only the type of financing option but the particular business that provides it. Some businesses won’t provide monetary aid unless a company qualifies for their specific requirements. Shop owners must know both which financing option and which company to apply for that option is best for the current situation.

 

Higher Credibility

Besides P2P being a good investment, it can lead to responsible management of the company’s capital. Financially, a business could be in good standing. This better standing is what is required to obtain certain financing options. The use of P2P can also help bolster the relationship between the business and its suppliers. Higher credibility can be obtained this way as well.

Save time and money

Originally, individuals would be hired to keep track of all of the company’s spending. Purchase to Pay can do this and more easily, efficiently, quickly, and accurately. Less labor means less spending. Even though a business has this extra money, it may not be enough for future endeavors. This extra money, however, can help determine safer monetary options that weren’t available before. Not as much money may need to be borrowed and can save on financial hardships in the long-term. The additional time gained from P2P could be spent on more significant company tasks.

Particular financing options may not be available to businesses upfront, especially if they’re small businesses. Tools like P2P can help companies improve the size of their profit as well as their standing as businesses. In turn, new opportunities for financing could arise. P2P is highly recommended for companies just starting out. Not only would capital be better-managed in the beginning, but it could also help businesses apply for new financing options in the future.

 

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Kenneth Tan

Kenneth Tan

Kenneth is a Marketer at Nufin Data, who works with Enterprises of all sizes to help them discover more working capital and competitive financing options. Learn how an effective Supply Chain Finance (SCF) program can benefit your organisation today by getting in touch with him at kenneth.tan@nufindata.com or by connecting via Linkedin at bit.ly/connectwithkenneth

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