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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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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

Automating O2C
O2C Automation - Part 2
According to a benchmark report by Aberdeen, best-in-class organizations are 13 times more likely than other businesses to automate major process steps in their order-to-cash cycle and reap the rewards of accurate, timely invoicing; expedited collection of payments; reduced invoice costs; and real time visibility into the O2C process.
Automating the Order-to-Cash Cycle - Part 2

PCI DSS Compliance
Is Your Customer Card Data Safe?
In 2009, Heartland Payment Systems became the victim of the largest single credit card breach when a hacker obtained more than 100 million card numbers. Luckily the hacker was caught almost immediately, but this incident is far from unique. To combat such incidents, the PCI Security Standards Council mapped out seven goals for their compliance program and created 12 security requirements to support them. The following guide is a summary of the PCI SSC requirements.
Card Payment PCI DSS Compliance

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Order to Cash Summit
Chicago, IL • June 16-19, 2015
The OTC Summit will provide billers and banks with the actionable insights and proven best practices they need to reduce operational costs, accelerate payments processing and cash application, improve reporting for forecasting and budgeting, and mitigate financial risks and potential fraud. The event is ideal for executives responsible for: bill presentment, remittance or lockbox processing, payments operations, treasury management, cash management, accounts receivables, and collections.

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
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