Integrated Receivables helps us operate more efficiently at lower costs across the invoice-to-cash cycle – which is essential to meet our growing business needs.
September 06, 2017
Danone North America is one of the world’s largest food and beverage manufacturers. With a wide range of products that enjoy an undisputed leadership worldwide, Danone works with the mission of “bringing health through food to as many people as possible”.
The finance leadership at Danone North America was tasked with the dual objectives of improving cash flow to further invest in growth and innovation, while bringing automation across the invoice-to-cash operations to integrate their diverse business units.
With these objectives in mind, Danone North America automated the processes for collections, cash application and deductions management and broke down departmental silos using HighRadius™ Integrated Receivables platform.
The Integrated Receivables approach led to rich dividends, by reducing DDO by 55%, cutting cash posting costs by 75% and improving productivity by 50%-100% across various invoice-to-cash processes.
Mike Pettyjohn, Director of Customer Financial Services, Danone North America will share this journey on September 7, 2017 at 1:00 PM CT in a special webcast titled “How Danone Cut Cash Application Costs by 75% using Integrated Receivables and ACH.” The webinar will be co-presented by Robert Unger, AAP, Senior Director Corporate Relations and Product Management, NACHA and Elaine M. Novak, Director of Product Management, HighRadius.
“Integrated Receivables helps us operate more efficiently at lower costs across the invoice-to-cash cycle – which is essential to meet our growing business needs. With automation applied to processes across cash application, collections and disputes management, not only have we achieved an improvement in team productivity and efficiency, but we have also leveraged the speed and cost benefits of electronic payments by driving buyer ACH adoption,” states Mike Pettyjohn.
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