In some cases, implementation costs, supplier reluctance or the complexities of restructuring a buyer-supplier relationship may outweigh the potential cost-savings, especially if your company already has a satisfactory rate of return on standard invoice discounts. Resources Changing the Economics of Supply Management: Strategies to Transform Accounts Payable by Deb Miller IndustryWeek, June 8, 2009 Dynamic Discounting: Transaction Cost Savings of 50 Percent are Not Enough by Troy Barton and Robert Hintz Accenture, 2006 The Missing Link? by Nick Martindale CPO Agenda, Summer 2007 An Introduction to Dynamic Discounting by Michael Hyltoft Shared Services and Outsourcing Network, May 2008 Discounting Turns Dynamic Paystream Voices, Nov. 1, 2007
- The average number of days it takes you to receive an invoice;
- The average number of days before your company pays an invoice;
- The percentage of discounts won under the existing system; and
- The percentage of discounts lost under the existing system.