Is Your FinTech Provider Really FinTech?


The rise in FinTech may convince companies that simply having an automated solution for a financial transaction is what FinTech is all about. It’s not.

I recently wrote an article for that discusses how the rise in FinTech may convince companies that simply having an automated solution for a financial transaction is what FinTech is all about. However, FinTech is not just about process, it’s about alternate financing as well…and if your provider doesn’t offer both sides of this equation, then they’re not offering a true FinTech solution.

The second half of the equation, technology, is dedicated to simplifying financial processes, like AP and AR that used to be time-consuming, costly, lacking in visibility, and often, inaccurate. Instead, the technology segment of the solution automates and manages all transactions, ensures contracted prices and terms compliance, provides visibility into the transaction for both suppliers and buyers, and does it all digitally on a FinTech provider’s platform.

The first half of the equation actually involves alternate financing, where the solution provider pays the supplier in an agreed upon timeframe and then collects the payment directly from the buyer. A Harvard Business Review article that I cite in the article notes that FinTech is impacting the supply chain; that FinTech companies “enable both the buyer and supplier to improve their working capital by making it possible for the former to extend its payables and at the same time accelerate payments to the latter.”

At Corcentric, we’ve created a true FinTech platform and network that goes even deeper into servicing both buyers and sellers. If disputes arise, our transaction experts intervene and manage the dispute process, keeping the supplier and buyer at arms’ length. In addition, as a true FinTech company, we also verify credit rating and provide buyers and sellers with an audit trail that gives them a true portrait of their company’s cash position.

Learn more about FinTech by reading my full article.

Matt Clark

About Matt Clark

Matt Clark is the Chief Operating Officer for Corcentric, responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations and ensuring companywide alignment with competitive strategies to enhance marketplace execution and service delivery for Corcentric’s customers. He will oversee all software engineering and operational efforts, including implementation, client services, integration, and IT infrastructure. Most recently, Matt was Vice President of Operations for Corcentric. He joined the company in 2004 as Director of Sales.Prior to his tenure at Corcentric, Matt worked in various key roles at Infolinx System Solutions where he managed the implementation of records management solutions at large government agencies, including The National Institute of Health (NIH) and DC Child Support.Matt received his degree from the University of Maryland

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