Sprint today announced its all-new ‘Same Day Pay’ program, providing day-of compensation to its 5G network builders and suppliers by shortening administrative overhead and collapsing the overpayment process as far as it can go. The Sprint ‘Same Day Pay’ program is a part of the end-to-end digitalization of field services started in 2018 with the Scopeworker platform.
Sprint suppliers are now able to submit their close-out packages directly from the cell site through the digitalization platform provided by Scopeworker. Upon Sprint’s real-time acceptance, administrative documents and invoices are all reconciled within the platform, allowing suppliers to invoice and select ’Same Day Pay’ financing from Greensill – a global provider of working capital finance – at the click of a button.
“Sprint is digitizing field services from start to finish and democratizing the supply chain as never done before,” said Chas Peterson, head of procurement & supply chain for Sprint. “We bring it full circle by working with small, minority- and veteran-owned businesses, ensuring that their high-quality work is met with same day compensation so they can continue building their businesses without worry of being paid.”
Wireless carriers around the world traditionally struggle to reconcile the documentation required to approve a supplier’s invoice. In the United States, suppliers can wait up to three months for documentation and invoice approval, delaying payment even further. By automating the procurement, management and payment processes, Sprint is able to auto-engage small businesses together for a cost-effective deployment of its 5G network, ultimately removing disconnected platforms and de-risking availability of work crews.
“Sprint and Scopeworker are working in unison to improve operations and increase satisfaction on both sides,” said General David Leakey, advisor to Scopeworker’s board of directors. “By encouraging faster payment processes, we are able to reach deadlines quicker from end-to-end without sacrificing quality of work. Our platform also allows banks to use real-time analytics to provide data-driven financing prior to completion of the project.”
“This three-pronged collaboration allows Greensill to provide low-cost access to capital that will help small businesses build the next generation of wireless infrastructure,” said Greensill Founder and CEO Lex Greensill. “From start-up companies to the biggest multinational enterprises, our working capital solutions are crucial to the successful rollout of 5G.”
For more, see the full press release from Sprint.