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These might include activity ratios like receivable turnover, inventory turnover, days sales outstanding (DSO), gross margins, income from operations as a percent of sales or net income as a percent of sales.
For example, a manager who is alerted that days sales outstanding has moved outside the acceptable operational threshold, can drill down into the financial information to understand the root cause.
Of course it will also help NSI's days sales outstanding (DSO) figure.
This increased efficiency directly impacts financial measurements through improved productivity and reduced Days Sales Outstanding (DSO).
The greatest improvement this year was in Days Sales Outstanding, in part because accounts receivable is the area of working capital where CFOs have the most influence.
Working capital optimization efforts focus on improving the performance of three cross-functional processes: customer-to-cash, as measured by Days Sales Outstanding (DSO); purchase-to-pay, as measured by Days Payables Outstanding (DPO); and forecast-to-fulfill, as measured by Days Inventory On-hand (DIO).
According to the study, the company was able to "reduce its days sales outstanding (by 5 days in the first year) freeing up working capital and reducing the associated carrying costs, eliminate a large portion of its bad debt expense, and avoid hiring additional credit and collections staff as revenues doubled.
This simple and cost-effective service allows clients to securely transmit images of their letter of credit documents from any location with Internet access directly to the Bank's processing system, resulting in reduced expenses, improved days sales outstanding and the faster resolution of discrepancies.