This survey is designed to give us (and you) a general assessment of 'competitive advantage' for the near future. The survey is short, qualitative and focuses on infrastructure, process and culture as the main elements in the analysis.


Some questions can be a bit challenging to find an answer and that's why we are using a scale of 1-5 where 5 is 'describes us perfectly' and 1 is 'doesn't describe us at all'.

The results of the survey will be discussed in a webinar on October 18 and summarized in a blog post shortly after the webinar. Sign up to the webinar >>

Regarding infrastructure; how does your IT strategy support connectedness both internally and with outside partners? Are technologies such as cloud, artificial intelligence and blockchain being actively embraced or planned for?

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* 1. Regarding infrastructure; how does your IT strategy support connectedness both internally and with outside partners? Are technologies such as cloud, artificial intelligence and blockchain being actively embraced or planned for?

1 (Not prepared at all) 5 (Very prepared)
i We adjusted the number you entered based on the slider’s scale.
Regarding infrastructure; What is the state of preparedness for legislative initiatives like PEPPOL, e-invoicing mandates and PSD2?

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* 2. Regarding infrastructure; What is the state of preparedness for legislative initiatives like PEPPOL, e-invoicing mandates and PSD2?

1 (Not prepared at all) 5 (Very prepared)
i We adjusted the number you entered based on the slider’s scale.
Regarding processes; How mature are your source-to-pay processes? Is e-procurement used universally and are electronic invoices used? What about basic compliance to policies and procedures?

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* 3. Regarding processes; How mature are your source-to-pay processes? Is e-procurement used universally and are electronic invoices used? What about basic compliance to policies and procedures?

1 (Not very mature) 5 (Very mature)
i We adjusted the number you entered based on the slider’s scale.
Regarding processes; What about supply chain financing – is your treasury actively providing options to suppliers embedded incontract terms & conditions? Is your organization using supply chain financing options with any agility?

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* 4. Regarding processes; What about supply chain financing – is your treasury actively providing options to suppliers embedded incontract terms & conditions? Is your organization using supply chain financing options with any agility?

1 (We aren't using or offering SCF) 5 (We are both using and offing SCF)
i We adjusted the number you entered based on the slider’s scale.
Regarding processes; to what extent are your business functions connected? Do they understand each other’s KPIs and if they do, do they react to them and support improvement with each other?

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* 5. Regarding processes; to what extent are your business functions connected? Do they understand each other’s KPIs and if they do, do they react to them and support improvement with each other?

1 (Little or no connectedness) 5 (Highly connected)
i We adjusted the number you entered based on the slider’s scale.
Regarding processes; Are departments still silo'd with equal representation between AP, AR, Procurement, Treasury, etc or have you already elevated the value drivers inherent within procurement and cash management functions?

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* 6. Regarding processes; Are departments still silo'd with equal representation between AP, AR, Procurement, Treasury, etc or have you already elevated the value drivers inherent within procurement and cash management functions?

1 (All departments are equal) 5 (Procurement and Treasury receive more focus)
i We adjusted the number you entered based on the slider’s scale.
Regarding culture; do you consider your suppliers and customers to be partners with collaborative effort placed around strengthening the whole supply chain?

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* 7. Regarding culture; do you consider your suppliers and customers to be partners with collaborative effort placed around strengthening the whole supply chain?

1 (We don't consider our suppliers or customers as partners) 5 (We do consider our suppliers and customers as partners)
i We adjusted the number you entered based on the slider’s scale.
Regarding culture; How connected are your systems and which KPIs are visible, shared and jointly evaluated?

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* 8. Regarding culture; How connected are your systems and which KPIs are visible, shared and jointly evaluated?

1 (Not very connected) 5 (Very connected)
i We adjusted the number you entered based on the slider’s scale.
Regarding culture; how agile do you feel your organization is? How prepared do you feel (competitively) for the next few years?

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* 9. Regarding culture; how agile do you feel your organization is? How prepared do you feel (competitively) for the next few years?

1 (Not agile at all - not as prepared as we should be) 5 (Highly agile - very prepared)
i We adjusted the number you entered based on the slider’s scale.

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