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DealTrack post merger and acquisition

The Deal EconomyMay 11, 2017

We are witnessing a huge volume of Merger and Aquisition activity. A great deal is written about the operational, organisational and process challenges post merger or acquisition by Bain, McKinsey, PWC, KPMG, Ernst Young and other M&A consultancies who assist businesses with best practice for Integration Management Offices (IMOs). This blog introduces a paper we have written that is focused on just one of the issues that IMOs have to deal with: ERP integration post-merger. In the document,...

Seven ways to grow your building materials business

The Deal EconomyApril 26, 2017

Growth in many businesses is about smart purchasing and profitable selling and that is so true in the building materials sector. Of course, on the face of it, this should be relatively easy — were it not for the way that deals are struck with suppliers in this sector. Manufacturers of building materials supplies often use rebates as a mechanism for maintaining their stated price. It is very common to see a trading deal struck with a standard price and negotiated rebates and retrospective disco...

Five sales tips for building materials distributors

The Deal EconomyApril 19, 2017

The worldwide building materials sector is buoyant at the moment. According to StrategyR the global construction materials market is expected to grow to $US1.1 trillion by 2020. The biggest growth area is expected to be AsiaPac, closely followed by the US. This should be music to the ears of those in the building materials distribution industry as the demand for construction materials will ripple through to increased demand for industrial, plumbing, HVAC, electrical and other building supplies....

129 million reasons to address the symptoms of poor rebate accounting

The Deal EconomyMarch 28, 2017

Today it was announced that Tesco has agreed to a £129m fine to avoid prosecution by the FCA for overstating its profits in 2014. The root of the problem is believed to be premature recognition of rebate income from suppliers. For organisations that benefit from supplier or vendor rebates, the spectre of incorrectly reported rebate income and any resulting audit investigation should weigh heavily on the minds of finance teams and at board level. There have been calls from the Financial Reportin...

Six ways to improve your rebate accounting processes

The Deal EconomyMarch 22, 2017

The complexities involved in managing complex trade agreements and accounting for rebates and retrospective discount payments are often difficult to model in manual systems such as spreadsheets and basic accounting software. Organisations opting to calculate, forecast and accrue rebate income in this way leave themselves at risk of inaccuracies, missed opportunities and supplier disputes. Here are 6 ways to improve rebate accounting processes in order to: remove the risks associated with manual...