Tradeshift and C2FO Partner to Liberate Trillions in Working Capital
SAN FRANCISCO & KANSAS CITY, Mo.–Tradeshift, the fastest growing supplier collaboration platform, today announced a global partnership with C2FO, the largest market for working capital, to expand dynamic discounting solutions to a broader network of suppliers and buyers. The partnership will provide more suppliers access to the C2FO working capital market to improve cash flow and allow more buyers to increase EBITDA by paying their suppliers early. According to The Hackett Group Senior Manager Derrick Steiner, “Collaborative marketplaces that enable faster invoice processing and higher supplier participation can significantly simplify the process of dynamic discounting and help companies drive real working capital improvements.” Tradeshift and C2FO both enter into this partnership sharing a similar view that suppliers are strategic partners and that it is essential for buyers to help improve the financial health of their supplier chain. Buying organizations using Tradeshift will gain unprecedented access to C2FO’s working capital optimization tools to help their suppliers accelerate payments. “C2FO exists to provide much-needed working capital to suppliers, at a rate cheaper than any other source of capital. In just five years, our marketplace has delivered more than $15 billion in working capital and over 100 million days of accelerated payment to companies across the globe,” said Kevin Daniels, Chief Product Officer at C2FO. “Tradeshift shares our belief in helping supply chains flourish, so we are excited to form such an aligned partnership that combines two world-leading technologies into one offering.” Suppliers that use the C2FO app on the Tradeshift platform will have access to more affordable working capital and take advantage of the competitive suite of Tradeshift and C2FO collaboration tools in one place. Buyers using Tradeshift will also witness an immediate growth in early payment demand by syncing their suppliers with C2FO. At scale, the increased collaboration can help solve the global problem of delayed payments and working capital accessibility within the supply chain. “We’re committed to continually extend value to businesses on Tradeshift through an open and collaborative app platform, and the partnership with C2FO speaks to that,” said Rinus Strydom, VP Alliances & Solutions Consulting, Tradeshift. “This partnership provides Tradeshift’s ecosystem with the tools to optimize their working capital easier and faster than ever.” Learn more about the partnership on Tradeshift.com. About C2FO C2FO is the world’s market for working capital and risk-free profit. C2FO is the only working capital exchange that allows companies to optimize their working capital positions in a live, bid/ask environment. Companies across the globe use C2FO to increase their operating income while simultaneously producing vital working capital flows to their supply chain. C2FO is Collaborative Cash Flow Optimization. www.c2fo.com. Since the first C2FO transaction in May 2010, the working capital market has grown at a compound quarterly growth rate of 35% and has enabled collaborative wins between major companies including Costco Wholesale, Amazon and Walgreens and their suppliers.