Intersa Sanpaolo signs supply chain finance MoU with Kyriba

Source: Intesa Sanpaolo

Intesa Sanpaolo has signed a memorandum of understanding with Kyriba, a global fintech leader in supply chain finance solutions, to create and make available an innovative Dynamic Discounting service for global businesses.

This new service enables large buyers with significant excess liquidity to offer suppliers advanced payment of invoices with a discount on the price that has been previously agreed upon. Kyriba’s Dynamic Discounting solution is a user-friendly web-based software that connects with Enterprise Resource Planning systems (ERPs) to automatically update company accounts.

The partnership with Kyriba enables critical functionality as part of the activities implemented by Intesa Sanpaolo to strengthen its Supply Chain Finance Program. The program aims to enhance Italian production chains, considered key drivers to help relaunch the Italian economy and catalyze development, employment and investment.

The agreement with Kyriba, which also envisages a partnership in other areas focused on cash and treasury management, was established as a result of the cooperation with the Global Transaction Banking Department, which reports to the IMI Corporate & Investment Banking Division led by Mauro Micillo, and the Innovation Head Office Department, within the Chief IT Digital Innovation Officer Area led by Massimo Proverbio.

“Kyriba’s Dynamic Discounting solution offers buyers the opportunity to optimize excess liquidity cycles and, at the same time, improve corporate margins, simplify supplier management, and integrate flows and payments with their ERP systems,” said Stefano Favale, Head of Global Transaction Banking at Intesa Sanpaolo. “Companies can access the service directly from Intesa Sanpaolo’s Inbiz platform, acknowledged for its user experience and as a digital portal designed for a comprehensive interaction with the Bank.”

“The agreement with Kyriba forms part of the measures we are endorsing to accelerate the digital transformation of our Group,” said Paola Papanicolaou, Head of the Innovation Department at Intesa Sanpaolo. “The partnership with international fintech players that are selected on the basis of an in-depth analysis allows us to constantly expand advanced digital financial services and always offer our customers distinctive and innovative solutions.”

“Kyriba’s partnership with Intesa Sanpaolo opens new opportunities to serve CFOs and treasury leaders worldwide with active liquidity management solutions to help them better navigate the ‘new normal’,” said Jean-Luc Robert, Chairman and CEO of Kyriba. “We see growing demand for supply chain finance solutions to help corporations optimize liquidity and drive growth.”

“Dynamic Discounting is becoming a critical solution set for modern finance leaders who are aiming to optimize liquidity,” said Edi Poloniato, Global Head of Working Capital Solutions at Kyriba. “Supplier onboarding automation and supplier financing flexibility in a localized solution across the Intesa Sanpaolo platform gives Italian companies a significant advantage at a time when it is most needed.”

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Enrico Camerinelli
Enrico Camerinelli - Aite Group - Boston 18 November, 2020, 16:02Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes

I believe this announcement deserves attention for three main reasons:

1- IntesaSP is a bank that has always placed innovation at the forefront of its initiatives. If the bank invests in SCF it means that SCF is it's increasing its traction in the market.

2- Intesa was traditionally a "make" institution. This announcement is a testament that the bank is steadily moving to a more flexible- and modern- "partner" model.

3- Kyriba is not a "usual suspect" among the SCF players, so this partnership is a testament that the company has made significant inroads in a relatively crowded market.