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How to create a business case for software implementation

It is important to know how to create a successful business case to justify the expense of new software and ensure it delivers true value to an organisation. Carl Lancaster, Head of credit management at Peninsula, shares his experience with implementing Onguard’s CreditManager and the importance of a clear and organised business case.

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5 key success factors for the smooth implementation of a credit management strategy

An ineffective credit management strategy can impede a business’ growth. Therefore, it is crucial to ensure the smooth implementation of a credit management strategy. This blog lays out 5 key factors to make sure your business makes this happen.

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The pros and cons of cloud software

In recent years, more and more businesses have begun to adopt cloud software. In this post, we look at the benefits of implementing cloud-based solutions and how their use can help businesses add value.

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Provision of financial information: from on-time to real-time

The digital revolution makes it possible to make decisions based on real-time information provision. Will finance cycles change from on-time to real-time?

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Infographic: Current trends in the order-to-cash process

What trends are expected to have the greatest impact on the order-to-cash (O2C) process? And what kind of impact will they have? Onguard explains their answers in this infographic.

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Infographic Digital Transformation in Insurance

How do finance professionals working in the insurance industry and financial services view the current trends and developments in digital transformation? Check out our infographic.

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A guide to better gap analysis: Measure the performance of your credit management

How do you measure the performance of credit management within your organization? There are different ways which each have their benefits and drawbacks. Two popular methods are gap analysis and benchmarking.

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From Excel to Excelling with Credit Management Software

Companies are looking to the future and as a result, are updating their systems and moving away from legacy systems. We are seeing a growing number of companies turning their back on Excel and alternatively bringing in new credit management systems with a focus on improving time management.

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Benchmarking: where do you start?

How do you measure the performance of credit management within your organisation? There are different ways which each have their benefits and drawbacks.

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Three New Credit Management Trends for 2019 and Beyond

Credit management evolves and grows as new technologies and innovation become available. Thanks to advances in technology, new trends are emerging on the credit management scene. Looking to the year ahead, we foresee three trends having a major impact on the world of credit management.

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Credit management for insurers: how to keep costs down and ensure happy customers

Stay relevant to your customers. Embrace digitisation within your credit management. Keep your costs down and ensure happy customers.

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Customer segmentation: how, what, why

It is easy to underestimate the value of data you have on customers. But in fact, it is the best way of building up a solid profile of your customers that can have a major impact on credit management.

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How to ensure better results from credit management

For truly successful credit management, you must implement the right technology, processes and policies. So, how do you ensure you get the most from credit management software and processes? We’ve highlighted some key areas to get you started.

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Relationships matter in order-to-cash

Order to Cash: it sounds like such a simple thing doesn’t it? An order comes in, and then a little while later some cash follows it. If only it were that easy! In fact, order to cash (O2C) is a complicated process that requires a lot of work to get it to flow smoothly – and one important part is customer relationships.

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Three business hacks to maintain customer satisfaction, even in the event of payment problems

How do insurance companies make sure they get their invoices paid and keep their customer satisfied and on-board. Onguard gives you three business hacks to implement.

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Big data in finance: from descriptive to prescriptive analytics

Combine large sets of (un)structured data from different sources, and use this as a basis for informed decisions, and also to predict customer and debtor behaviour. Onguard looking back add the last Academy with Altares Dun & Bradstreet.

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Infographic order-to-cash

The order-to-cash process starts with the customer placing an order and concludes with the payment of the invoice. Onguard gives you a simple overview of the steps in the order-to-cash process.

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What to know about Finance and IT in 2025

What does the market look like in 6 years? What developments need to be factored in? And how do we ensure that our company keeps adding value? What will the world of finance and IT look like in 2025? Our CEO Bert van der Zwan tells you more.

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Infographic Big data

Decision-making in finance is impacted by big data. This infographic gives you insights from more than 1,000 finance professionals in what big data is, how it figures in organisations, its influence, its potential and the pitfalls.

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Three reasons why finance professionals need to get to grips with big data

Finance professionals can benefit from big data. Data is the oil of the 21st century and forms the basis for fact-based decision making. Read why you should embrace big data.

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The enormous potential of big data in finance

Big data in finance has an enormous potential. What are the benefits ? And, more importantly, how can they be harnessed by finance professionals? Read in our blog.

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Treat debtors the same as clients and open up a world of opportunities

It is essential to pay attention to a customer after they have placed an order and before payment is made. Often this is seen as a negative action, however it is really an opportunity to convey a sense of warmth to customers. Show what you stand for as an organisation and transform this experience into a positive one.

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5 steps to a more persuasive email

Email is fantastic for invoicing and payment. Electronic invoices can save you lots of time and money, and invoices will be with your customers almost immediately and might be paid faster.
That means to get the most of your emails, you need to be as persuasive as possible. How do you do that? Here are our suggestions.

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Using CreditManager for Reporting and Monitoring

Monitoring payments and invoices and reporting on them is crucial in credit management. With our software tool CreditManager, you are able to automate monitoring and reporting. Read about some of the key benefits and features.

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