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AP Automation: How to Maximize the Value of Accounts Payable

AP Automation: How to Maximize the Value of Accounts Payable

Publisher’s Note: Today’s article is a preview from our recent report, Maximizing the Value of Accounts Payable Through Automation and Intelligence, sponsored by Certify. Interested readers can download this report by clicking here. Within the business world, how organizations succeed and grow depends very much on how they are able to energize their traditional, back-office functions into [...]

March 10, 2017 Andrew Bartolini Best Practices, Process, Research 0

The Growing Interest in Automating B2B Payments

The Growing Interest in Automating B2B Payments

While the accounts payable (“AP”) function has long been one of the last bastions of manual processes in an enterprise, we have started to see a small technological evolution that has transitioned the AP industry away from manual tasks that have proved to be both time consuming and costly. The pressure to automate operations – [...]

February 20, 2017 Andrew Bartolini Best Practices, Process, Technology 0

Understanding the Current State of AP to Improve Future Performance

Understanding the Current State of AP to Improve Future Performance

It is a new year, and in the evolving world of business, where more organizations are automating their processes, it is a wonder why accounts payable (AP) departments lag behind other functional areas in process automation. While manual, paper-based AP processes can “work” for a business, they do not work well enough for the modern [...]

February 14, 2017 Andrew Bartolini Best Practices, Process 0

Best of 2016: ePayables 2016: The Real Value of AP’s Data

Best of 2016: ePayables 2016: The Real Value of AP’s Data

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 modern enterprise generates multiple data streams throughout the [...]

January 10, 2017 Andrew Bartolini Best Practices, Research, Technology 0

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