Saint-Gobain Abrasives

Sidetrade has partnered with the world leader in the manufacturing of innovative abrasive solutions to support the digital transformation of their Finance Department.

Sidetrade (EURONEXT: ALBFR.PA), a software company specializing in the “Sales-to-Cash” cycle, has been selected by Saint-Gobain Abrasives to automate the financial management of its 8,000 customers. Sidetrade’s technology lets them analyze customers’ financial flows, through the use of predictive scores based on payment behaviors. A single data source, this solution is also an excellent daily support tool for the teams.  The automation of processes and collaboration between their staff in over 20 countries and the Finance Department in Saint-Gobain Abrasives will bring significant gains in productivity.

Working with the Building Material Manufacturer to achieve better visibility for customers into their accounts and a real-time view for the team at HQ, Sidetrade and Saint-Gobain Abrasives implemented automation technology to benchmark their customer portfolio.

With this framework, Sidetrade’s technology is in perfect harmony with the expectations of large organizations in terms of managing their performance, by improving predictive analysis of cash flows.

With Sidetrade, we are going to be able to get a real time view of the customer’s WCR, both at a local and headquarter level. We are going to be able to offer our customers a better view of their accounts, by offering automation of the customer relationship. Continuous benchmarking of our customers will, in addition, give our associates an additional tool for the efficiency of their daily operations.
Thierry Artaud

Director of Finance and Administration EMEA, Saint-Gobain

Client since
2016
# countries with staff in
20