ADA is a cloud-based, science-driven analytics engine using numerous technological advances such as artificial intelligence (AI) to help companies of all sizes unlock working capital and generate billions in free cash flow. How? By optimizing their payment terms with their suppliers. It combines multiple advanced statistical methods and a state-of-the-art solution stack to discover and evaluate the opportunity to align your payment terms with your key competitors.
ADA Lovelace (1815 – 1852)
was an English mathematician known for her work on the earliest computer, the Analytical Engine. She published the first algorithm intended to be carried out by such a machine.
Company size of client and its suppliers
Leverage of client and its suppliers
Length of trading relationship
Country and industry
Company growth and market share
Financial strength and credit risk scoring
Days Sale Outstanding (DSO), Days Payable Outstanding (DPO), and Cash Conversion Cycle (C2C)
Payment behavior and payment discounts
ADA is Calculum’s secure, cloud-based data analytics platform. It uses rules-based logic to collate, process, analyze, predict, and visualize large volumes of data from multiple internal and external sources. ADA layers different factors to predict and estimate payment terms between companies and their suppliers. It includes factors such as:
Values and Benefits
Make use of millions of data points and get detailed insight into your supply chain.
The ADA Platform allows you to rapidly produce clear insights into your supply chain. It creates a unified view of all your suppliers from millions of different data points.
ADA delivers decision support capabilities that accelerate and augment your payment terms negotiation process in real time by combining supplier financial information and competitors’ insights to deliver objective, repeatable actions. The platform allows your team to build models interactively, identify the scenarios that produce the best outcomes, and understand which decisions and negotiation strategies achieve the best results based on the calculated probability of success.
Leverage AI-based algorithms empowering your treasury and procurement teams
The models used by the ADA Platform have been tested based on a vast amount of data over extensive periods of time. The models and algorithms are proven and tested with millions of data points across all types of companies, key industries, commodities, and countries.
Ingests any type of data about your suppliers from both internal systems and external sources.
Good data is essential for building effective models that get reliable results from AI. Our data management capabilities let you access and integrate data from virtually any source. The ADA Platform incorporates company data across multiple industries, commodities, and countries, utilizing advanced analytics to group parent-/child supplier relationships and peer peer-groups and accurately categorizing spend data.
The ADA Platform integrates with real-time enrichment sources and trusted data providers converting data into different currencies, risk models and benchmarks with your competitors.
Say goodbye to old or inaccurate data. ADA corrects and normalizes your data such as supplier names, addresses, and categories so that you always have the most updated information in your system.
Calculum cuts through quality issues in your spend data by classifying transactional data with self-learning and correcting artificial intelligence. The ADA Platform not only addresses your large, strategic suppliers and customers but also identifies opportunities focusing on your small, long-tail suppliers in emerging markets for direct and indirect spend.
We enrich your supplier data using standard taxonomy, providing you with ready-to-use information to group and match your data to any commodity, industry, peer group, currency, risk profile, and many more.
The ADA Platform uses an award-winning, user-friendly design and AI-driven payment terms negotiation engine.
Analytical visualization is key to data relationships, uncovering insights, and understanding the outcomes from AI solutions. The visualization tools from Calculum transform how you consume and act on insights.
The ADA Platform allows you to drill into data, charts, and tables. It reveals relationships and insights that allow you to identify cash flow and cost-saving opportunities. You can interact with your data quickly and intuitively using dynamic charts and graphs to understand key relationships.
The Calculum team is based worldwide and works closely with clients to help them achieve their payment terms goals.
Our client success team works as part of your team to address your individual targets. We identify and realize cash flow and cost benefits across your supplier base while optimizing operational processes that underpin your working capital cycle. Our team can help you create a cash culture and upskill your organization through our working capital and supply chain best practices.
The Calculum team has significant experience across various industries. We help our customers roll out and manage their payment terms optimization program and Supply Chain Finance solutions. We can help you with:
Managing the whole payment terms optimization process
Setting up and executing a plan with specific phases
Supporting you on supplier outreach as well as payment terms negotiations
Calculum’s ADA Platform is SOC 2 Type 2 certified, providing Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), and is periodically tested in terms of penetration. Our clients include multinational corporations and financial institutions that trust Calculum to treat their information in a reliable and confidential manner. This makes it crucial for Calculum to establish, maintain, and develop stringent information security.
You can easily import your spend data using APIs or via a secured, fully encrypted data feed from your Excel and CSV files. There is no need for any integration or IT involvement from your side. The process is fast and only requires a minimum of six data points.
ADA’s AI engine normalizes your supplier data, allowing you to easily use the correct information on each company. The ADA Platform matches over 83% of all our clients' suppliers and over 92% of their spend volume.
Information aggregates from multiple trusted data sources and providers with the most accurate and up-to-date information on millions of businesses worldwide. This includes financial data, industry & commodity information, ESG & sustainability dat, and many more data points.
ADA auto-categorizes your suppliers and your spend using AI to accurately classify them using market-standard taxonomies. The self-learning engine allows you to quickly correct any missed classifications for future analysis. All data is fully anonymized in the ADA Platform.
ADA structures the data and selects the appropriate algorithms to analyze and interpret the data into actionable results. Data is presented to the user by applying our award -winning data visualization platform. ADA applies different scenarios and allows input from the user, creating a feedback loop.