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Best of 2016: ePayables 2016: Is AP Prepared for the Decade Ahead?

Best of 2016: ePayables 2016: Is AP Prepared for the Decade Ahead?

Editor’s Note: This week on CPO Rising, we’re publishing some “best of” 2016 articles as we reflect on the year and prepare for the new year ahead. We also invite you to download our latest AP research report, ePayables: The 2016-2017 Tech and Innovation Outlook Report, available here (registration required). The business world is changing. New technologies and dynamic [...]

January 6, 2017 Andrew Bartolini Best Practices, Research, Technology 0

ePayables Technology Outlook for 2017 (Part 2)

ePayables Technology Outlook for 2017 (Part 2)

Editor’s Note: Join us next Tuesday, December 20th at 2 PM EST for a complimentary webinar where Ardent’s Chief Research Officer, Andrew Bartolini, will share our Outlook for AP technology in 2017 including P2P. Register here! Now, enjoy Andrew’s article… It is time to give Accounts Payable (AP) its due as a standalone business process. We frequently [...]

December 16, 2016 Andrew Bartolini Best Practices, Research, Technology 0

ePayables Technology Outlook for 2017 (Part 1)

ePayables Technology Outlook for 2017 (Part 1)

As the title of our recently published report, ePayables 2016-2017 Technology and Innovation Outlook states, the report examines the AP Automation market, discusses current trends, and presents an outlook as to the impact that today’s solutions will have on the management of invoice and payment processing for 2017. Innovative technologies can, and frequently do, have a dramatic [...]

November 28, 2016 Andrew Bartolini Best Practices, Research, Technology 0

AP’s “Game Changing” Technologies

AP’s “Game Changing” Technologies

I recently published the new 2016-2017 ePayables Technology and Innovation Outlook, which examines the AP automation market to provide readers with a “technology and innovation outlook” for 2016-2017 that will help them understand the impact of today’s progressive solutions on the management of invoice and payment processing. The report also focuses on the technologies that [...]

November 17, 2016 Andrew Bartolini Best Practices, Research, Technology 0

ePayables Study Hall: Graduation

ePayables Study Hall: Graduation

Congratulations! If you’ve read the links below, you have successfully completed CPO Rising’s ePayables Study Hall course, an immersion program focused on AP Automation and Transformation. The Challenges The Opportunities The Approach The Metrics More Metrics For those of you who missed the course material, here’s a cheat-sheet: Why should someone in procurement care about [...]

November 10, 2016 Andrew Bartolini Best Practices, Research 0

ePayables Study Hall: More Metrics

ePayables Study Hall: More Metrics

ePayables Study Hall – More Metrics Today we’ll look at the other key metrics (besides the average cost per invoice discussed last time) that can help an AP department better understand its baseline performance and better make a case for transformation. For the purposes of this series and this article, I am focusing on the [...]

November 3, 2016 Andrew Bartolini Best Practices, Research 0

ePayables Study Hall: The Approach

ePayables Study Hall: The Approach

We continue to build out our ePayables Study Hall series with this article focused on how to begin a push for AP transformation or “The Approach” (The first two articles are found here –  The Challenges and The Opportunities). You can also select the ePayables tag to see all of our articles on the topic. As a [...]

October 20, 2016 Andrew Bartolini Best Practices, Research 0

ePayables Study Hall: The Metrics

ePayables Study Hall: The Metrics

We continue to build out our ePayables Study Hall series with this article focused on the various performance metrics by which a typical AP department is measured (The first three articles are found here – The Challenges, The Opportunities, and “The Approach”). You can also select the ePayables tag to see all of our articles on the topic. As a reminder [...]

October 16, 2016 Andrew Bartolini Best Practices, Research 0

ePayables Study Hall: The Opportunities

ePayables Study Hall: The Opportunities

ePayables Study Hall – The Opportunities Last time, the ePayables Study Hall series began with a look at some (but, not all) of the key challenges facing the average accounts payable (AP) organization and the industry as a whole (Part one is found here). Today we continue with a look at some of the largest [...]

October 14, 2016 Andrew Bartolini Best Practices, Research 0

ePayables Study Hall: The Challenges

ePayables Study Hall: The Challenges

Over the next few weeks, we will spend some time focusing on ePayables by presenting an educational series– an “ePayables Study Hall,” if you will – that is intended as a reference and on-going resource for the stakeholders and other professionals who intersect with AP, but are not permanently a part of the function. Think [...]

October 13, 2016 Andrew Bartolini Best Practices, Research 0