Question: proposal 2 would establish local collection centers throughout the region...
Proposal #2 would establish local collection centers throughout the region to decrease the time it takes to convert credit payments that are mailed in by check to cash. It is estimated that establishing these collection centers would reduce the average collection time by 2 days.
1) If the company currently averages $60,000 in collections per day, how many dollars will this suggested cash management system free up?
2) If all freed up dollars would be used to pay down debt that has an interest rate of 6%, how much money could be saved each year in interest expense?
3) Do the numbers suggest that this new system should be implemented if its total annual cost is $5200? Explain.