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Welcome to The Accounts Receivable Network (TARN), the essential, all-inclusive power resource for thousands of accounts receivable managers, collectors, directors, controllers and vice presidents. TARN's must-have downloadable tools, research and special reports will help you optimize receivable processes, maximize ROI, evaluate and implement the latest technologies, meet emerging compliance demands and prevent fraud. Representative TARN Member Organizations. Take a 3-minute Site Tour now.

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The Facts of Factoring
AR Processes
Suppose your budding business needs more capital to operate comfortably, or perhaps your company is established, but overhead costs are constricting your cash flow. Accounts receivable factoring may be the answer you need. A five percent fee is a small price to pay for cash in as little as 24 hours. And best of all, factoring doesn't accrue debt!
When, Why, and How to Factor

Unclaimed Property Requirements
Unclaimed Property Rules, State by State
Compliance | Resource Table
As states are becoming more aggressive in the volume and intensity of unclaimed property audits, their auditors are zeroing in on accounts receivable items. AR professionals are becoming painfully aware of their obligations and the stiff financial penalties for noncompliance. Compliance requirements can be overwhelming, as each state has its own rules. Fortunately, TARN's unclaimed property resource tables reflect up-to-date requirements for each and every state. See,
State Escheatment Requirements

O2C Automation
Order-to-Cash Automation: Part 6
It’s no secret that order-to-cash automation can free up considerable time and money, but the question remains: are the savings worth the cost? Simply evaluating your current processes for inefficiencies can help you determine where money falls through the cracks, e.g. cost of paper and postage, time and labor spent filing, etc. Understanding how your process works manually will help you better gauge which options on the market can meet your budget and efficiency needs.
Automating O2C: Cost Considerations and ROI

Cash Application Benchmarks
Metrics and Benchmarking
In Accounts Receivable, getting the cash in is often the hard part, but applying the cash and clearing paid invoices is a critical next step. An under-performing Cash Application function impacts important areas like cash flow and sales. So how good is cash application across the board? The latest TARN benchmarking survey provides you with the details.
AR Benchmarks: Cash Application

O2C Automation
Order-to-Cash Automation: Part 4
Automating a customer-facing process such as the O2C cycle does not mean providing diminished customer care. The invoice will look and feel similar to a manually processed invoice.
Automating the Order-to-Cash Cycle: Part 4

Collections Best Practices
Maximizing Collections Staffs' Effort Remains Best Practice
Today's gradually improving U.S. economy still presents special challenges to controllers and their collections staff. It’s clearly a good time to review collection best practices with your staff.
Maximizing Collections Staffs' Effort Remains Best Practice

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Upcoming Events

Order to Cash Summit
Chicago, IL • June 17-19, 2015
Organizations are under pressure like never before to better manage their cash. That’s why IOFM/TARN created the first-of-its-kind Order to Cash (OTC) Summit. The 2015 IOFM OTC Summit will feature best practices and forward-looking strategies for optimizing the order-to-cash cycle, including accounts receivables processes. The event will offer peer-driven case studies, panels and roundtable discussions offering actionable strategies.

Payments Summit
Chicago, IL • June 17-19, 2015
IOFM/TARN’s Payments Summit will examine the opportunities, challenges and business drivers for emerging payments automation technologies and processes. Billers and banks need strategies for managing multiple payment channels and transitioning their remittance and lockbox operations from paper checks to multi-channel electronic payment inputs.

For more information on the upcoming events see the Event Calendar.
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Member-2-Member Network
Have a question about billing? or collections? or application? Or maybe you have experience to offer. Join your colleagues in the TARN Forums.
Order to Cash (O-T-C) -The cycle or steps in the accounts receivable process; it starts with the sales order and ends when payment (cash) is received.
See TARN's Glossary for definitions of accounts receivable-related terms and accounting terminology.

Accounts Receivable Calculators
Links to several useful calculators.
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Sales and Use Tax Rate Update - October 2014

Full Members Only State-by-State EFT Requirements for Sales Tax Remittance

Full Members Only The Facts of Factoring

Full Members Only Sales and Use Tax Rate Update - August 2014

12 Benefits of a Shared Service Center Approach to Credit, AR and Collections

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