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Duration of outstanding invoices is increasing

The number of days that an invoice remains open will increase in the coming months, according to one in three finance professionals (32%). This is evident from a recent poll by fintech company Onguard among more than 300 finance professionals. At the beginning of this year, only one in seven thought that the duration of outstanding invoices would increase.

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CreditManager shortlisted for the 2020 Credit Connect Technology Awards

We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for the 2020 Credit Connect Technology Awards, with our intelligent cloud-based CreditManager solution joining the shortlist for the Innovation in Credit category.

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Onguard announces Tim Blok as new CTO

Onguard has announced the appointment of Tim Blok as the company’s new chief technology officer (CTO) as of September 1st.

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Onguard expands UK sales team with Andy Bass

Onguard has announced the appointment of Andy Bass as New Business Development Manager as the company continues its UK expansion and exploits new opportunities in the region.

Onguard expands sales team with Luc Godfroid

Onguard has appointed Luc Godfroid (41) as International Business Development Executive effective June 15. In his role, Godfroid is responsible for new matters through the partner channels. With the arrival of Godfroid, the sales team is cemented and the organisation gains over fifteen years of experience in Credit Management at both national and international levels.

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Data-driven business operations are a multi-year plan for two-thirds of finance professionals

Amsterdam, 2 June 2020 – Data-driven business operations are a multi-year plan for two-thirds of finance professionals (66%).

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Onguard improves agility and customer support with Rackspace

Onguard, the fintech company specialising in order-to-cash and credit management, has selected technology services company Rackspace to boost the agility of its customer operations.

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Visma, Onguard measures related to coronavirus (COVID-19)

Visma, and by extension Onguard, takes the concerns regarding the coronavirus seriously and is committed to protecting its customers, partners and employees. We are closely monitoring the state of affairs and will follow the recommendations of the authorities.

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Onguard shortlisted as B2B Supplier of the Year at 2020 CICM Awards

We are delighted to announce, for the second year in a row, Onguard’s 2020 Britsh Credit Awards nomination. Onguard joined the shortlist of Business to Business supplier of the year.

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Marieke Saeij nominated at Women in Credit Awards

2020 Credit Week, London. The 2020 Women in Credit Awards honours the work of incredible women across the entire credit and financial services industry. Onguard CEO, Marieke Saeij is shortlisted as Business Leader of the Year.

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Visma continues strong growth in the Netherlands by acquiring Onguard

Visma has signed an agreement with Main Capital to acquire Onguard, market leader in cloud-based order-to-cash solutions in the Netherlands. The acquisition strengthens Visma’s position in the Dutch market and allows Onguard to extend its platform across Europe.

Almost half of finance professionals lack awareness of blockchain and its benefits

Almost half of finance professionals lack awareness of blockchain and its benefits and 48% either have no idea what blockchain is or fail to understand its uses in finance, according to Onguard’s anual FinTech Barometer.

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The financial world will be completely reliant on big data within five years

Over a third of CFOs see big data as a threat to employment. Almost two-thirds (64%) of CFOs expect that within the next five years the financial world will no longer be able to operate without big data.

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Marieke Saeij speaking about the newest version of PolicyManager at the NextStep OutSystems event Amsterdam 2019

Onguard CTO Marieke Saeij, Aon’s Remco Beuvens, and Valuga Consultant Alexander Bouma discussed their recent partnership on Policy Manager.

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Marieke Saeij appointed as new Onguard CEO

Marieke Saeij has been appointed to CEO of order-to-cash specialist Onguard, effective as of November 1st. Saeij has been the CTO at Onguard for three years and is the successor of Bert van der Zwan, who held the positions of Chairman of the Board and CEO for over four years.

Onguard extending their reach with new additions to Sales and Business Development

After September 1st, Onguard will have added two new faces to their Sales and Marketing departments. The appointments of Nicole Xavier and Martin Williams aim to further facilitate growth in the UK and German markets.

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Customer experience should be priority number 1 for CFOs

The ultimate goal of improving the customer experience is named less frequently as the reason for starting digital transformation (45%). Many CFOs have yet to begin the journey, missing the opportunity to improve customer experience and reap the rewards.

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Almost two-thirds of CFOs expect digital transformation to impact employment

Finance professional job loss fears increased by 630% from last year. This result is shown by the 2019 FinTech Barometer, an annual survey conducted by order-to-cash specialist Onguard.

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Many UK businesses pay late or not at all due to difficulties in cash flow

44% of UK businesses avoid or delay paying bills due to cash flow issues. A personal approach and a range of payments options should speed up payments.

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Onguard to release crash course on credit management

Do you struggle with maintaining your cash flow due to customer’s late payments? Do you wish you could effectively contact them without jeopardizing your customer relationship? Then it’s time to rethink your credit management processes! Join our FREE video Crash Course on ‘Customer Centric O2C’ and receive 10 powerful pieces of inspirational and practical tips & tricks.

Onguard continues to invest in UK growth strategy with latest appointment

Onguard, the FinTech company that offers a platform which streamlines the entire order-to-cash process, has announced the appointment of Colin Sanders as a senior business executive as it continues to invest in its UK growth strategy.

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Big data: the game changer reshaping the financial industry

Big data is not just a passing trend. It is important that finance professionals learn how to harness it in their work. The ability to interpret the available data can add value.

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Financial institutions will transform into IT businesses within 10 years

Finance professionals expect the economy to look completely different within the next 10 years according to Onguard’s FinTech Barometer, a survey of over 1000 finance professionals.

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CreditManager shortlisted at CICM British Credit Awards

As 2018 comes to a close, we are delighted to be ending the year on a high with the announcement that Onguard’s CreditManager has been shortlisted for the Best Use of Credit Technology at the 2019 CICM British Credit Awards.

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Changing role of the finance professional

It is not relationship management or service orientation, but the analytical ability of a finance professional that is the most important skill to develop. The Onguard FinTech Barometer shows that these new skills must be developed in order to add value in the future.

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