Payment days are the average number of days that pass between receiving an invoice and paying it.

It is not a simple estimate; it is calculated with a financial formula:

=(Accounts_payable_balance*360)/(Total entries to accounts payable*12)

Make sure you read the definitions of accounts receivable and accounts payable.

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