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Pay Early, Earn more
“Pay Late, Collect Early” is a business mantra that most businesses have been taught to follow. But this strategy can also come at a cost. Delayed payments to vendors could mean delayed supplies because many smaller vendors would need the cash to keep their machines going. This could in turn lead to missed sales due to delayed input supplies.  Not just that, suppliers could adjust anticipated delays into their pricing and service levels.  

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Pay Early, Earn more
Predict the unpredictable through data
Predict the unpredictable through data
Data is the new oil. Companies that put data to use effectively can predict and analyze trends accurately to make sharper(or data-backed) decisions that accelerate business growth.  The modern CFO today is not only expected to manage near past and present transactions but effectively play the role of a strategist in predicting future trends and aligning financial decisions to long-term business goals. Here, predictive analytics can help CFOs make

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Vayana to launch ITFS platform in FY 22-23 - A breakthrough in cross border trade finance
The International Financial Services Centers Authority (IFSCA), established at GIFT City Ahmedabad, had floated guidelines to set up International Trade Finance Service (ITFS) platforms for facilitating Trade Finance between Exporters and Importers, through Financiers from anywhere across the globe, in a currency of their choice and at lowest possible rates discovered through a transparent, online auction mechanism. The concept of the ITFS platform is one of its kind initiative and will have a far reaching

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Vayana to launch ITFS platform in FY 22-23 - A breakthrough in cross border trade finance
Help your partners get GBS
Help your partners get GBS

A chain is as strong as its weakest link and strong supply chain partners are critical to an organization’s success. Find out how Vayana Good Business Score (GBS) can help you assess your supply chain partners.

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Play 'The Trade Finance Ladder' Game
Running a business is just like playing a game of snakes and ladders. One wrong move could put you back by years or simply lead to a shutdown. Play ‘The Trade Finance Ladder’ – A fun game to understand how to overcome working capital hurdles

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Play 'The Trade Finance Ladder' Game
Last Mile Finance – A win-win for all
Last Mile Finance – A win-win for all

Take a walk through the nearby market in your locality, and you will spot several Kirana Stores and Grocery shops. But in spite of store owners’ hard work, these stores look the same over the years. Ever wondered why?

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Vayana Network and Federal Bank bag the ‘Most Effective Bank-Fintech Partnership’
Vayana Network, India’s largest trade finance platform, and Federal Bank, a leading Private Sector Bank, have been awarded the ‘Most Effective Bank-Fintech Partnership: Agile and Adaptable’ at the IBSi-Global Fintech Innovation Awards 2021. Vayana rapidly scaled up the bank’s Supply Chain Finance portfolio

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Vayana Network and Federal Bank bag the ‘Most Effective Bank-Fintech Partnership’
The CFO is an ally, not an adversary
The CFO is an ally, not an adversary

Many functional heads view the CFO as a daunting figure, since it is the CFO’s task as the financial conscience-keeper of the company, to ask the tough questions on revenues and costs. However, Finance Heads can gain a larger understanding of how other functions work.

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Put your receivables on auto-pilot
Why are most channel financing programs ineffective? Find out how simple integration can dramatically increase finance coverage and utilization across distribution channels.  

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Put your receivables on auto-pilot
Vayana raises Rs.283 Crore in Series C funding round
Vayana raises Rs.283 Crore in Series C funding round
Vayana Network, India’s largest trade finance platform has raised Rs. 283Cr in a Series C funding round. The participation was led by some existing and new investors, including Marshall Wace, March Capital, CDC group, Chiratae Ventures and Jungle Ventures and some of the family offices from India and abroad. The fund raise is a testimonial to our growing presence in B2B Trade, and a path for fulfilling our strategic missions. Over

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Is your supply chain future-proof?
Are your supply chain partners capable of helping you achieve your ambitious growth plans? How do you assess their current and future capabilities? How often do you measure their strengths? Take this Quiz to find out

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Is your supply chain future-proof?
It pays to pay on time
It pays to pay on time
Delaying payments comes with hidden costs, but timely payments could earn the company more. “Pay Late, Collect Early” is an age-old mantra that most businesses follow. However, there are several hidden costs in doing so, especially for the companies with large supply chains. Delayed payments result in delayed inward supplies, which in turn lead to missed sales, and sometimes vendors buffer for these delays through higher pricing. This

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Vayana disburses $8bn in trade finance
Vayana is India’s largest trade finance platform. We have disbursed over $8bn across 950+ Corporates, 25+ sectors, 20,000 MSMEs, across 20+ countries Vayana started with a vision of democratizing access to finance to each member of the supply chain. It took us a year to disburse $1bn and now we doing more than a billion every two months! Moreover, we work across several multiple sectors and tiers of supply chain. All this is

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Vayana disburses $8bn in trade finance
Trade Finance: A growth maximiser
Trade Finance: A growth maximiser
The role of trade finance is often seen as one of ensuring predictable cashflows. While this is obvious and important, there are a number of collateral benefits of trade finance programs that act as powerful drivers of growth. In fact, trade finance is a powerful lever that CFOs can use to impact both toplines and bottom lines of their companies. Chasing growth, not cash Ensuring that your Receivables ecosystem is well financed removes

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Technology and the CFO
Technology and the CFO – a short take While it may not always have been apparent, technology has always had a role to play in the finance function, money could be ‘wired’ as early as the 19 th century; COBOL has been around for over 60 years, digital stock exchanges appeared over 50 years ago, companies and banks have used mainframes for decades. However, what has changed in the past decade or so, has been the

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Technology and the CFO
Vayana: Lending Hands to Exporters
Vayana: Lending Hands to Exporters
We call ourselves as the perfect ‘partners’ for exporters like you. We walk beside you in your export journey, helping you in your every step towards excellence. Delivering Export Financing Solutions right at your doorstep Overview One of the major challenges that exporters often come across is long payment terms that in turn can affect the working capital. Exporters find it challenging to manage the up-front cost of manufacturing, shipping, and delivering

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Everything You Need to Know About Receivable Financing
Our Receivable Financing Solution Ample cash flow is a necessity for most businesses. It allows you to pay your expenses regularly and on a timely basis. Whereas if a cash crunch hits you, it can not only dwindle the trust of the stakeholders, it will also make procuring necessities for your business difficult. If a cash shortage hits you due to your accounts receivable, you can consider hiring a partner to collect invoices on your

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Everything You Need to Know About Receivable Financing
GST APIs – They can transform how you have been doing business!
GST APIs – They can transform how you have been doing business!
GST is not just another type of tax collection. Yes, you read it right. GST is way more than what you’ve thought. It isn’t merely a type of indirect tax collection. Instead, GST is the most advanced, progressive tax reform ever implemented in India. GST can change how you interact with your vendors and customers, transform the mechanism of vendor assessment before onboarding them, and revamp the entire landscape to put

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Three Years that Changed How India does Trade
Since the beginning of the GST regime in 2017, there has been a dramatic shift in how India Inc. does business. Specifically, the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have gained a lot from GST. To put simply, as opposed to 17 levies such as excise, VAT, service tax, and various other cesses, SMEs now have to comply with a single tax. The relief from GST does not restrict to passing the bill in 2017. Since

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Three Years that Changed How India does Trade
My buyer is offering me vendor financing. Should I take it?
My buyer is offering me vendor financing. Should I take it?
Several large organizations today offer vendor financing to facilitate access to early payments for their suppliers. However, before taking it up, you must consider several nuances to ensure it is suitable for your business in the long term. Let’s first understand what is Vendor Financing? Vendor financing is a working capital facility that allows you to receive early payments against invoices raised to your buyer. Buyers partner with the top financial

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E-invoicing - the game changer
From 1st January 2021, companies with a turnover of over Rs.100 Cr have to switch to E-Invoicing for all B2B transactions. It had already been mandated for Rs. 500Cr + turnover companies in October 2020 and is expected to be further rolled out to all B2B businesses, irrespective of size, during the next 12 to 18 months. E-Invoicing makes Invoice reporting real-time, and not a post facto activity. It will help in

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E-invoicing - the game changer
Should I get a business rating, and how will it help me?
Should I get a business rating, and how will it help me?
We live in a world of reviews and ratings. We rely on ratings for almost anything we buy – a movie ticket, food delivery, selecting a hotel, shopping on Amazon or Flipkart and so on. We would like to have unbiased opinions so that we know exactly what to expect from a product we buy. Are reviews and ratings relevant to B2B products?But does this apply to B2B or is this largely a

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