Basware launches easy and flexible financing tool to improve SME cash flow and business agility

2 November 2015

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SMEs to benefit from quick online access to invoice financing through Basware Advance

LONDON, UK, November 2, 2015 - Basware, the leading provider of e-invoicing and purchase-to-pay solutions, today announced Basware Advance, an online solution for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to gain better control and management of their cash flow. Basware Advance gives SMEs timely access to robust financing options, offering companies the liquidity they need to maintain a stable cash flow.

SMEs today know that good cash flow management is crucial to their ability to react and to operate flexibly, and their ultimate success. Either as a long-term or ad hoc strategy, access to financing options without bank agreements offers a simple and effective way to achieve this. Basware Advance connects SMEs to the Virtaus cloud financing tool through the Basware Network, to get funding for invoices.

Using the Basware Advance solution within the Basware Network, where they can also send e-invoices, SMEs can see the status of invoices, specify the details of the financing required, sign the agreement and use the dashboard to track the status of the financing. The process enables them to receive payment within days, maintain visibility over the entire process and as a result gain greater visibility into cash flow.

Ad van der Poel, SVP, Basware Financing Services comments: “To date, the market has not worked in favour of businesses’ ability to retain good cash flow. Businesses are seeking more agility and flexibility, with more visibility of cash flow and more instantly available information to enable faster decisions. However, traditional financing options have not reflected this need so far and this has impacted the flexibility of those businesses, and sometimes even their ultimate survival. Combining easy online access to invoice financing, together with the existing invoicing and approval process, makes Basware Advance unique against alternatives in the market. This proposition benefits businesses, especially SMEs, by creating visibility over the entire financial process.” 

Basware Advance is the latest innovation in Basware’s Financing Services product suite, following previous launches of Basware Pay and Basware Discount. Basware Advance connects businesses with the financing engine Virtaus, a joint venture between Basware and Arrowgrass Capital Partners LLP, offering an e-invoicing based, supplier-driven invoice financing solution. Basware Advance is designed to optimise cash and working capital through digital participation in the open Basware Network. It is a global solution which will be available initially in the UK in early 2016.

More information:

Basware Financing Services: www.basware.com/financing-services
For more information on Basware Advance, please sign up at: www.basware.com/basware-advance-signup

About Basware
Basware is the global leader in providing purchase-to-pay and e-invoicing solutions in the world of commerce. We empower companies to unlock value across their financial operations by simplifying and streamlining key financial processes. We help our customers to succeed and create added value to their business through better financial management. Our Basware Network, the largest open business network in the world, connects 1 million companies across 100 countries and enables easy collaboration between buyers and suppliers of all sizes. Through this network, leading companies around the world achieve new levels of spend control, efficiency, and closer relations with their suppliers. With Basware, businesses can introduce completely new ways of buying and selling to achieve significant cost savings and boost their cash flow.

Find out how Basware helps money move more easily and lets commerce flow at www.basware.com.

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Contacts:
Sirje Ahvenlampi-Hyvönen
Communications Director, Basware
sirje.ahvenlampi@basware.com, tel. +358 50 557 3822

 

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