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P2P Metrics that Matter

P2P Metrics that Matter

The procure-to-pay (P2P) process is growing in importance within many enterprises as we’ve noted in many articles including here and here. As with any business process, optimization is key to creating value throughout the process. Within P2P, I believe that the main drivers of optimization include: Efficiency – from a cost, productivity, resource allocation and [...]

February 10, 2014 Andrew Bartolini Best Practices, Research 0

Hot Button Issues for AP Leaders in 2014

Hot Button Issues for AP Leaders in 2014

This is really a continuation of the last article which focused on trends & predictions for 2014 around technology in the AP/P2P space. Today, I wanted to continue the discussion by laying out what we have identified to be the hot button issues for AP leaders in 2014. Hot Button Issue #1 – Supplier communication [...]

January 9, 2014 Vishal Best Practices 0

Profile of a Best-in-Class AP Operation: Disney

Profile of a Best-in-Class AP Operation: Disney

Earlier this year, I attended and presented at the IOFM AP Expo in Las Vegas. The event has grown to become one of the main attractions in the AP space. The speakers and their topics were right on point and made for a very educational event. In fact, it was just announced recently that The [...]

December 13, 2013 Vishal Best Practices 1

Collaborator, Not Administrator

Collaborator, Not Administrator

Ardent Partners recently completed its annual market research report focused on accounts payable – ePayables 2013: AP’s New Dawn. The report is based on survey data collected from approximately 245 enterprises and one of the key themes of the report is the evolving role of AP and that is the focus of today’s article. The [...]

June 18, 2013 Vishal Best Practices, Research 0

eInvoicing in Latin America Part 3: Argentina

eInvoicing in Latin America Part 3: Argentina

In continuation with our Latin American theme, today’s focus will be Argentina. You can read about the various requirements and guidelines for Mexico and Brazil in previous articles. The tax authority responsible for overseeing electronic invoices in Argentina is called Administración Federal de Ingresos Públicos (AFIP). In order to issue invoices, all companies in Argentina [...]

June 12, 2013 Vishal Best Practices 0

eInvoicing in Latin America Part 2: Brazil

eInvoicing in Latin America Part 2: Brazil

In a previous article (which you can find here) I covered the essentials of eInvoicing in Mexico and the recent changes in government requirements. Today, the focus is going to be Brazil (part 3 will cover Argentina), which is largely considered the leader and pace setter for eInvoicing in Latin America. Just to provide some [...]

June 10, 2013 Vishal Best Practices, News 0

eInvoicing in Latin America Part 1: Mexico

eInvoicing in Latin America Part 1: Mexico

One of the most interesting, successful and fast growing markets for eInvoicing is not Europe but Latin America. For some time now certain Latin American countries have been aggressively pushing electronic invoicing. Brazil, Mexico and Argentina have led the charge with government mandates that require companies to replace standard paper invoices with electronic invoices. eInvoicing [...]

June 6, 2013 Vishal Best Practices, News 0

Profile of a Best-in-Class AP Operation

Profile of a Best-in-Class AP Operation

At the moment, Ardent Partner’s research team is completing the annual AP-focused market research report which will be widely available shortly – ePayables 2013: AP’s New Dawn. This report will focus on the evolving role of AP from a back-office function to one that adds- value and supports other functions such as Treasury and Procurement [...]

June 3, 2013 Vishal Best Practices 0

Five Things You Should Know About eInvoicing in the EU

Five Things You Should Know About eInvoicing in the EU

The European Union is by far the most advanced region of the world in its usage and implementation of electronic invoicing standards and regulations. Despite this region’s progress, there is still more to do. Other countries like Brazil, Mexico and Argentina have also made significant progress in establishing regulations around eInvoicing, however, they are very [...]

April 24, 2013 Vishal Best Practices, News 0

Payables Guest – Remove Data Integration Obstacles from your Path to ePayment Efficiency

Payables Guest – Remove Data Integration Obstacles from your Path to ePayment Efficiency

I have the pleasure of welcoming a “Payables Guest” today, Lynn Heitman, Senior Product and Marketing Officer, U.S. Bank Corporate Payment Systems. Heitman’s career in the payments industry spans 24 years beginning with the management of some of the first Affinity credit card programs in the 1980s and since then has worked in several areas of [...]

March 26, 2013 Vishal Best Practices, Technology 1