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Best Metrics: AR Days

Helping you understand the metrics that Peerview Data can track and why your business needs you to track them.

The companies you support are growing, which is a great thing. But as you watch their revenue grow, you'll want to watch to see whether your Accounts Receivable Days are growing, too, because that can be a sign the cash they need to keep the lights on is stuck in somebody else's pockets, leaving your clients short and unable to pay expenses. 

  • KPI: AR Days
  • DEFINITION: Accounts Receivable Days is a measure of how quickly your clients collect cash from their customers
  • FORMULA: AR Days = Accounts Receivable / (Total Revenue / 365 days)
  • SIGNIFICANCE: Cash keeps the lights on. If your clients aren't collecting it from their customers as quickly as they need to, they might run into problems. 
  • RECOMMENDATION: If your client's AR Days are too high, encourage them to consider more aggressive collection policies, or to change their terms to incentivize faster payments.
Peerview Data provides comparative analytics and benchmarking solutions to accounting firms, enabling them to turn client data into actionable insights, get back in front of clients, and grow consulting revenue. 

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At Peerview Data, we know you’re under pressure to provide the best advice to your clients. In order to do that you need to be able to leverage your data and put systems in place to support your growing Advisory practice. Here’s the problem: it's difficult to standardize across your firm, not all accountants are natural advisors, data is coming from several different sources, and we're often tasked with using apps that we haven't learned.

That’s why we created software that takes the frustration out of the analysis of historical financial results, provides peer benchmarks and comparative analytics, and gives you tools to consider scenarios and plan for the future. So you can get back to developing client relationships and helping them achieve their desired results. And yours!