Resources | About C2FO | June 30, 2022

It Pays to Partner! Ivalua + C2FO: A Powerful Strategic Payments Pair

Starting this summer, C2FO’s early payment capabilities can be accessed through Ivalua’s revolutionary cloud spend management platform.

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Starting this summer, C2FO’s early payment capabilities can be accessed through Ivalua’s revolutionary cloud spend management platform. 

Hundreds of the world’s leading brands use Ivalua to manage their procurement process. With new accelerated payment capabilities via C2FO, Ivalua users can more readily capture supplier discounts, support growth and strengthen the supply chain. 

Read this FAQ to learn more about the collaboration between the two teams! 

Why is this new partnership important?

The partnership enables C2FO to offer businesses the ability to improfve returns on their cash, in the moment and organically, as part of Ivalua’s robust source-to-pay experience. Ivalua’s global reach of buyers and their suppliers helps C2FO deliver on our core mission: providing access to working capital to businesses so they can grow and thrive.

How will the partnership benefit businesses?

Buyers on the Ivalua platform can pay their suppliers early and proactively set goals for return on their cash. By improving their margins, users will enjoy a positive direct impact to their bottom line. They can also set up agreeable terms for suppliers that align with their overall diversity and sustainability missions. 

Suppliers, meanwhile, enjoy faster access to payment, which boosts their working capital and reduces their need to take on debt. 

What sets this partnership apart? 

The on-demand, flexible C2FO working capital platform is a significant component of Ivalua’s modern strategic payments experience. Higher cash yields and favorable direct impact to strategic financial KPIs — such as EBITDA and days payable outstanding (DPO) — equals more supplier liquidity and health. 

As a result, Ivalua customers’ buyers can strategically align their finance, procurement and treasury teams to drive a holistic, tightly integrated procure-to-pay strategy. 

Even better, the data from C2FO cycles back into the Ivalua platform and adds more vendor management and risk intelligence.

Does this partnership have an impact on the supply chain?

Absolutely. The partnership will benefit large enterprise buyers and their suppliers, no matter how big or small they are. 

The C2FO and Ivalua partnership will create more working capital options for the enterprise. For example, if the buyer is leveraging Ivalua’s solutions, then C2FO can be added anywhere in the supply chain relationship to improve supplier access to working capital. The finance team can focus on the release of low-cost finance and target yield-based saving programs. Procurement can use C2FO to reduce the risks within the supply chain, and onboard diverse, environmentally conscious or innovative suppliers.

What are the key takeaways from this new partnership?

Ivalua’s premier procure-to-pay platform and our leading working capital solution have combined to offer a streamlined epayment experience to solve complex challenges and roadblocks. The results are higher cash returns for buyers, more liquidity for suppliers and a virtuous cycle of increased working capital. 

For more information, read our blog, or visit Ivalua’s FAQ page.

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