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Securing The Financial Health of Your Business- Balancing Risks & Profitability

About 80% of manufacturers expect that the pandemic will have a negative financial impact on their business, according to a survey of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). The collapse in demand is producing a significant cash slump throughout industries. While attempting to counter this intense pressure on working capital, finance leaders might resort to aggressive strategies to deal with their customers. Although this might feed the short-term cash forecasting goal, it will harm the company’s financial health in the long run.

Join us for this session where our speaker would facilitate the discussion around how finance, A/R, treasury, and credit leaders can work together to balance growth, profitability, and risk. During this session, we will discuss:

1. Global financial trends: Negative interest rates, demand-supply shock and the anticipated change in operations
2. Customer portfolio assessment and credit policy revision to balance credit risk and revenue growth
3. Safeguarding financials in the long run with a framework focused on proactive collections and customer satisfaction delivery
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  • Securing The Financial Health of Your Business - Balancing Risks & Profitability Nov 18 2020 8:30 pm UTC 60 mins
    Bill Weiss, VP of Business Development
    About 80% of manufacturers expect that the pandemic will have a negative financial impact on their business, according to a survey of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). The collapse in demand is producing a significant cash slump throughout industries. While attempting to counter this intense pressure on working capital, finance leaders might resort to aggressive strategies to deal with their customers. Although this might feed the short-term cash forecasting goal, it will harm the company’s financial health in the long run.

    Join us for this session where Bill Weiss, VP of Business Development will facilitate the discussion around how finance, A/R, treasury, and credit leaders can work together to balance growth, profitability, and risk.
    During this session, we will discuss:
    - Global financial trends: Negative interest rates, demand-supply shock, and the anticipated change in operations
    - Customer portfolio assessment and credit policy revision to balance credit risk and revenue growth
    - Safeguarding financials in the long run with a framework focused on proactive collections and customer satisfaction delivery
  • American Greetings Game Plan For Managing Payments In The Age Of B2B eCommerce Nov 12 2020 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Lauren Kennedy, Senior Manager, American Greetings
    The COVID pandemic has accelerated the rise of B2B eCommerce, with a record 129% YoY growth in eCommerce orders in the U.S. & Canada as of Q2 2020. In order to keep the sales flowing, B2B suppliers are looking to streamline the online purchasing experience for their customers. At American Greetings, the vision has always been to keep the customer first and foster technology adoption for a better end-user experience. A company, with an exemplary story of the customer-centric digital transformation of billing and payments, they are looking to move along the same curve in this age of eCommerce by enabling the integration of digital sales (eCommerce) to digital finance (Electronic Billing & Payments).

    Join this webinar with Lauren Kennedy, Senior Manager, Retailer Financial Services at American Greetings, as she talks about the rise of B2B eCommerce and its anticipated impact on their payment processes. In this session, she will deep-dive and give you actionable insights on finding the right partner to automate your billing and payments ecosystem, driving solution adoption within your end-users, and potentially leveraging said technology to deliver value while working on an eCommerce platform.

    Key Takeaways

    1) ‘Go Where Your Customers Are’ - The rise of B2B eCommerce and how suppliers should plan for it
    2) American Greetings automation success story: Driving e-adoption for billing and payments
    3) Strategy for 2021: How to fill the gap between your eCommerce platform and your payments system

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    Scott Colbert, Executive Vice President and Chief Economist at the Commerce Bank explains that the answer to that is not easy. From the outcome of the impending Presidential Elections to the availability of a COVID vaccine, several moving parts will steer the direction of the recovery toward the way life was back in February of this year. Join Scott in his upcoming webinar with HighRadius, where he will discuss the economic trends finance executives need to know and understand to spawn the right business decisions for now and in the post-COVID era.

    What you will learn:

    1. Factors impacting economic growth and recovery in the aftermath of the COVID pandemic
    2. Differences between the current economic crisis and past ones: What is the good and bad news?
    3. Answers every CFO and finance leader should seek right now for prosperity and growth in 2021
    4. Trends of the US economy based on what we see today: Indicators to determine if there is a light at the end of this tunnel
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    Mark Brousseau, President, Brousseau & Associates, Hernan Mayol, Managing Director, EIA Aaron Bach VP Treasury, Commerce Bank
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    Bill Weiss, VP Credit and Collections at HighRadius
    Key Takeaways:

    Looking back: How HighRadius Fortune 1000 clients ensured tighter credit control, managed customer expectations and enabled remote working during COVID
    Working in the new normal: Strategies for recovery and future proofing your A/R operations on returning to the office
    Making the right business decisions: Gartner framework to assess the potential risks and analyze the long term benefits associated with digital transformation

    A/R leaders have been continuously strategizing and pivoting to operate seamlessly despite the global pandemic. Right from enabling remote workforce transition, to changing approval workflows and process KPIs while evaluating technology options to function with minimal disruption and increased productivity- there has been a lot going on in the world of order-to-cash. As businesses start reopening while COVID is very much out there- are you looking for an action plan to support your A/R and finance operations for the next 90 days- which probably also involves your team going back to office?

    Join Bill Weiss, Vice President of Business Development at HighRadius to get a four-step action plan for A/R leaders in the post-COVID era based on recommendations captured from several industry practitioners. Also, learn about the important evaluation parameters laid out by Gartner to understand if your automation initiatives would actually provide the desired value.
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    Jim McDermott, COO/CSO at Altus Global Trade Solutions, Bill Weiss, VP Credit and Collections at HighRadius
    Collections has emerged as one of the most important priorities for A/R executives amidst the COVID crisis. As the pressure from the senior management to maintain cash flow and working capital builds, it's the collections team that is tasked with collecting on past-due invoices from most customers who are likely to pushback and delay payments. But how do collectors do their job better in an economy as uncertain as this-- where consumer expectations are changing almost at a daily level. How should collectors deal with the inability to contact all customers- simply because they have so many collection calls to make on a daily basis?

    In this webinar, we would provide the answer to these problems: Is working with a third-party collection agency going to solve the problem? Do you need automation instead? What about a hybrid solution that empowers your third party agency to collect faster while maintaining customer satisfaction? The experts from HighRadius and Altus Receivables management will get together on this panel discussion and answer all these questions and more, so that you are able to walk away from this session knowing exactly what the next step to improve your collections productivity should look like.

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    Analyzing Collections in the last quarter of 2020: What are the challenges being faced today, and what is the solution?
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  • Altus Webinar Dry-run Nov 3 2020 5:30 pm UTC 60 mins
    Jim McDermott, Bill Weiss
    Altus Webinar Dry-run
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    Hernan Mayol, EIA | Elaine Nowak, HIghRadius
    Since the advancement of technology in order-to-cash, one of the biggest challenges for A/R leaders is to get their team to adopt automation, while answering the question: “How does it impact my job?” Contrary to the belief of some, the objective of AI is not to replace existing resources, but rather enable them to perform more strategic tasks on a daily basis. In fact, history shows that often the result of the infusion of technology is an increase in productivity as well as overall positions.

    In this webinar, our expert will demystify some common myths around AI in finance, while deep-diving into the true power of humans + machines, and the skills needed for A/R teams to deliver value to their organization in the current times. Furthermore, they will also cover how credit managers can help their team evolve into a more strategic position by upskilling themselves as per the requirement of the digital age.

    Key Takeaways

    1. Artificial Intelligence is not taking away jobs, it is changing them
    2. Top skills every credit manager needs in their future workforce
    3. The six-step guide for credit leaders trying to upskill their teams for 2021
  • Securing The Financial Health of Your Business- Balancing Risks & Profitability Recorded: Oct 22 2020 34 mins
    Bill Weiss, VP of Business Development
    About 80% of manufacturers expect that the pandemic will have a negative financial impact on their business, according to a survey of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). The collapse in demand is producing a significant cash slump throughout industries. While attempting to counter this intense pressure on working capital, finance leaders might resort to aggressive strategies to deal with their customers. Although this might feed the short-term cash forecasting goal, it will harm the company’s financial health in the long run.

    Join us for this session where our speaker would facilitate the discussion around how finance, A/R, treasury, and credit leaders can work together to balance growth, profitability, and risk. During this session, we will discuss:

    1. Global financial trends: Negative interest rates, demand-supply shock and the anticipated change in operations
    2. Customer portfolio assessment and credit policy revision to balance credit risk and revenue growth
    3. Safeguarding financials in the long run with a framework focused on proactive collections and customer satisfaction delivery
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