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cash collection

Cash collection, also known as payment collection, is a treasury function that describes the process whereby a company recovers cash from other businesses (or individuals) to whom it has previously issued an invoice. The key objective of cash collection is to get invoices paid on their due date.

New payment settlements or credit terms also need to be managed, in order to avoid debts becoming ‘doubtful’ or ‘bad’. In the case of companies with significant volumes of payments, manual collection and reconciliation processes can be an arduous and time-consuming process, better managed with software-based solutions.