Archive for Supply Chain Finance

From OB10 to Tungsten. What has been accomplished in 2014 sofar?

Every now and then OB10 Tungsten provides us with an update on their transition from an e-invoicing service provider to a supply chain finance provider. As as a supply chain finance provider the e-invoice is just a means (though a very important one) to provide the valuable services in the near future.

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Wowsers! Fundbox wants to streamline a 12 trillion dollar B2B (e)invoicing market.

Fundbox acts as a microlender for small businesses that cannot afford to wait for money from clients that can often take up to 90 days to arrive. Fundbox identified this as an underserved space, in that banks tend to be reluctant to lend to small businesses, particularly in small amounts.
Fundbox says that the business-to-business invoice area is worth $74 trillion, a much bigger market than the $3 trillion business-to-consumer one that includes competitors like Visa, Paypal and Square.

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Introducing eFinans: the first and only finance solution for Turkish e-invoices

eFinans,provides e-Invoice Integration, tailor-made e-Invoice support, e-Invoice archiving, e-Ledger application services – as well as online banking solutions through its e-Commerce portal in Turkey. Since Septem­ber 2013, com­pan­ies in Turkey have to com­ply to new mandatory require­ments in e-invoicing. Please click here to download and examine the detailed offering of eFinans, especially for BCCT (Britisch Chamber of Commerce of Turkey) members.

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What has Tungsten achieved since it bought OB10? Time for an update

Some of the achievements sofar are listed in this article. Like its compliance in 44 countries. But also: Their focus on a purely digital approach means that Tungsten shall be shutting down the legacy interoperability arrangements that benefit its competitors more than they benefit Tungsten’s customers and which could introduce non-compliant invoices into the Tungsten network. Hmmmm, interesting.

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Breaking: Tungsten/OB10 receives USD 200mln funding for -UK- supply chain finance

Breaking: Tungsten/OB10 receives USD 200mln funding for -UK- supply chain finance

Today Tungsten (the organisation that acquired OB10 last year September) announced that Blackstone Tactical Opportunities has agreed a $200mln funding deal that will allow Tungsten to provide customers supply chain finance. Tungsten, valued at $225mln before this deal was made public, is aiming to acquire the UK arm of the First International Bank of Israel to create an invoice discounting business.
The deal shows that OB10, now a Tungsten company, is looking what lies well beyond e-invoicing: supply chain finance.

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