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16 07, 2019

The Fear of Financial Loss and Saber-Toothed Tigers

2019-07-16T10:54:44-04:00July 16th, 2019|Blog|

As humans, more often than we’d like, we use our amygdala when confronted with the need to make quick and urgent decisions.  This is the Fight/Flight/Freeze portion of our brain. This part of the brain is designed to help keep us safe from nasty predators and other life-threatening scenarios. Thousands of years ago, it protected us from saber-toothed tigers. Today, we engage that portion of the brain when confronted with very different types of frightening situations. Neuroscientists have discovered that the portion of the brain that is activated when suffering financial losses is the same portion as when our ancestors were being confronted by that saber-toothed tiger.* Humans are hard-wired to treat financial loss as a life-threatening predator. This is why, when faced with the decision to implement a new financial technology or solution that has a cost, but the potential for significant value, we either: FIGHT: Deny the information Read More

11 04, 2019

Turn your AR Process into a Competitive Advantage

2019-04-11T13:59:53-04:00April 11th, 2019|Blog|

Let’s face it, few company leaders wake up in the morning and say “Today, we are going to be known for our best-in-class back-end AR process”. It’s not that accounts receivable isn’t important. We all know that capital on hand is working capital, and the sooner you get your hands-on working capital, the sooner it can, well, work for you. The problem is that many companies don’t know there is a best-in-class AR process. Their AR process works, after all. Their teams are busy. They’re dialing, emailing, dialing, emailing, and so on. They are doing the job the best they can, the only way they know how. Isn’t everybody? No, not anymore. Companies like yours are realizing that, not only is there a better way to manage accounts receivable, but it can actually give you a competitive edge. The Cost of Doing Business? Today’s standard AR process is riddled with Read More