German Software Firm SAP Makes Foray Into FinTech With Acquisition Of Taulia

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German software company SAP is making a foray into FinTech through the acquisition of US-based provider of working capital management solutions Taulia.

Taulia is a FinTech provider of working capital management solutions headquartered in San Francisco, California. Taulia helps companies access value tied up in their payables, receivables and inventory. A network of more than two million businesses use Taulia’s platform to determine when they want to pay and be paid.

Having built their presence up since 2009, Taulia is one of the early movers in the area of working capital management and supply chain finance and processes more than $500 billion each year. Taulia is privately held and sponsored by investors such as Trinity Ventures, Matrix Partners and Zouk Capital.

Taulia offers early payment through supply chain finance, dynamic discounting and accounts receivable finance. Challenging economic conditions and disruptions in supply chains have significantly increased demand for early payment and the market for working capital management has seen strong growth. Taulia is recognised for its leading technology and has one of the broadest platform and solution portfolios in the working capital management market.

“Taulia strengthens our portfolio and adds value to a point that is key to every company: financial flexibility and stability. With that, they contribute to making supply chains more resilient,” SAP CFO Luka Mucic said.

“By combining the deep working capital management expertise of Taulia with SAP’s broad CFO solution portfolio and the integration into our core business software and Business Network solutions, we are well-positioned to become a leader in working capital management. We will offer these capabilities at scale to help businesses improve their financial position and seize growth opportunities.”

Taulia has been an important SAP partner with proven integration into SAP solutions. More than 80 per cent of their customer base run an SAP ERP system; Airbus, Nissan and AstraZeneca are among the joint customers.

SAP will strengthen the integration with Taulia, both for the SAP Business Network and the CFO solution suite, to become the core of SAP’s working capital management portfolio. Taulia’s solutions will also continue to be available standalone so that non-SAP customers can continue to benefit from Taulia’s portfolio as they do today.

“I am delighted by our combination with SAP and its ecosystem to serve more businesses and contribute to SAP’s vision,” Cédric Bru, Taulia CEO said.

 

“Cash is the oxygen businesses need to breathe during challenging economic cycles and growth sprints. Coming together with SAP will help accelerate Taulia’s mission of helping businesses thrive by unlocking liquidity trapped in supply chains.”

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