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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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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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4 ways to make sure you’re getting the most from your data

Data: we have a lot of it, we gather more of it every day and we look for ways to get even more. But what are you actually doing with it to ensure you optimize your order to cash process?

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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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From company-centric to customer-centric through innovation and smart partnering

Use innovation such as artificial intelligence and robotics, and smart partnering to really focus on customer-centric instead of company-centric

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Bottomed Out: Insolvencies Rising in Uncertain Financial Markets

Make sure your invoice gets paid. Use technologies around finance and payments and above all keep communicating with customers and in turn help restore the consumers faith in this uncertain economy.

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Covering credit risks: more than one road leads to Rome

What can businesses, and particularly the credit management department, do to keep credit risks to an absolute minimum.
Bert van der Zwan, CEO of Onguard, and Remco Beuvens, CDO of Aon, talk about this in their blog.

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The future of Credit Management

AI, robotics (RPA) and blockchain technology are set to impact the credit management field. Not only changing the day to day processes but also the role of credit managers and the future of the industry.

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Complaint handling and workflows in CreditManager

A complaint handling procedure as part of your dunning strategy is essential. The quicker a complaint is picked up and resolved, the happier the customer becomes, resulting in a faster-paid invoice.

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Infographic Artificial Intelligence and Robotics

A major revolution seems to be taking place within the world of finance. New technology in the form of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and Artificial intelligence is being introduced and is likely to transform the future of finance. Onguard’s FinTech Barometer 2018 collected data based on the interviews of over 1000 finance professional. 

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Platforms providing an easier life

A world without platforms has become unthinkable. All the correct information available in one system without switching between applications. Read about the pros and cons of using B2B platforms.

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Successful connections within the platform economy

Successful connections within the platform economy People have always sought to connect with one another. In prehistoric times there was safety in numbers. Living together in communities made them stronger and significantly increased the chances of survival. However, prehistoric communities formed on a relatively small scale and human interaction was limited. Today’s interconnectedness has exponentially […]

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The future of MatchMaker

Onguard’s MatchMaker is benefitting from the fast-growing adoption of automation technology that has cascaded throuhout the entire financial ecosystem. Onguard is committed to making investments in MatchMaker’s future, adding to its functionality and making it more useable and flexible.

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MatchMaker: A new era for reconciliation

Within the finance and accounting departments of many businesses and organisations throughout the world, reconciliation is one of the most time-consuming tasks of the day. It is viewed as an arduous task met with sighs and resistance. It is the never ending and ever-expanding work load which entails matching invoices with payments.

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How Robotics and AI could instigate a revolution in the finance sector

How Robotics and AI could instigate a revolution in the finance sector A major revolution seems to be taking place within the world of finance. The introduction of new technology in the form of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and AI looks set to overhaul the way we work. Businesses have traditionally been limited to IT […]

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Credit scoring; why, how, what and its advantages

Credit scoring: why, how, what and its advantages If you’re new to credit scoring, you’re likely to have some questions. Here we answer all your questions and show exactly how credit scoring will benefit your business’ cashflow. As a collector, you come into contact with all kinds of customers. Some regularly pay their suppliers on […]

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Infographic Customer Engagement

It is about time businesses realise that the entire organisation is responsible for ensuring customer engagement. Moreover, it is a company-wide responsibility that the customer journey is a positive experience. Subsequently, the same applies to the credit management department, an important intermediate station where organisations can truly make a difference.

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Credit Management and Marketing – It’s all relative

It used to be that segmenting and profiling was purely exclusive to the marketing departments of the world. However, as technology has naturally grown and evolved, so has this perception. Anyone who still holds on to the belief that these tools are limited only to marketing departments is very much out of date with the latest methods of credit management.

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Order-to-cash synonymous with collaboration, integration and performance

Integration with Order2Cash
In a time when consumers can choose from a tremendous variety of products and services, organisations need to differentiate themselves. Responding quickly by means of digital platforms is a must. After all, the goal is to not only to sell to customers, but to retain them.

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Providing credit managers with a new sense of visibility

The relationship between a company and its customers goes far beyond just a signature on a quote. Of course it is important that products or services reach the customer, but a relationship is only really tested when a customer no longer pays the invoices. A good customer relationship and a personal approach can in that case be decisive. The credit manager needs more than an Excel spreadsheet with financial and invoicing data..