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ePayables Convergence Part III: Business Intelligence

ePayables Convergence Part III: Business Intelligence

Editor’s Note: Ardent Partners recently published our annual AP-themed report, The State of ePayables 2017: The Convergence of Cash, Suppliers, and Intelligence. Today’s article is part of a new four-part series focused on how the role of the Accounts Payable professional has changed over the last 15 years. If you would like to get the full report, it [...]

August 16, 2017 Andrew Bartolini Best Practices, Process, Research, Technology 0

ePayables Convergence Part II: Supplier Management

ePayables Convergence Part II: Supplier Management

Editor’s Note: Ardent Partners recently published our annual AP-themed report, The State of ePayables 2017: The Convergence of Cash, Suppliers, and Intelligence. Today’s article is part of a new four-part series focused on how the role of the Accounts Payable professional has changed over the last 15 years. If you would like to get the full report, it [...]

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

ePayables Convergence Part I: Cash Management

ePayables Convergence Part I: Cash Management

Editor’s Note: Ardent Partners recently published our annual AP-themed report, The State of ePayables 2017: The Convergence of Cash, Suppliers, and Intelligence. Today’s article is part of new four-part series focused on how the role of the Accounts Payable professional has changed over the last 15 years. If you would like to get the full report, it is [...]

August 2, 2017 Andrew Bartolini Best Practices, Process, Research 0

The State of ePayables 2017: The Next Generation of ePayables

The State of ePayables 2017: The Next Generation of ePayables

Editor’s Note: Ardent Partners recently published our annual AP-themed report, The State of ePayables 2017: The Convergence of Cash, Suppliers, and Intelligence. Today’s article is part of an on-going series focused on the report’s key findings. If you would like to get the full report, it is available for download here (registration required). The Next Generation of [...]

July 20, 2017 Philip Bartolini Process, Research, Solutions, Technology 0

The State of ePayables 2017: AP’s Perceived Value

The State of ePayables 2017: AP’s Perceived Value

Editor’s Note: Ardent Partners recently published our annual AP-themed report, The State of ePayables 2017: The Convergence of Cash, Suppliers, and Intelligence. Today’s article represents an on-going series focused on the report’s key findings. If you would like to get the full report, it is available for download here (registration required). Value is a popular [...]

June 27, 2017 Philip Bartolini Best Practices, Process, Research, Technology 0

AP’s Need for Speed in Invoice and Exception Handling

AP’s Need for Speed in Invoice and Exception Handling

For many Accounts Payable (“AP”) and finance leaders, there is a strong desire to take the department to the next level of performance. But AP departments that get stuck processing paper-based invoices or handling the many invoice exceptions that come in will struggle to provide true strategic value to the enterprise. There just isn’t enough time. [...]

June 6, 2017 Philip Bartolini Best Practices, Process, Technology 0

AP’s Road Ahead: Automation & Collaboration

AP’s Road Ahead: Automation & Collaboration

The Accounts Payable (“AP”) function sits in a prime position to become a central hub of value, insights, and intelligence for the average enterprise. AP and finance professionals that either own or comprise the AP function should always be looking ahead and understanding ways to provide more business value. As Ardent Partners’ research shows, more [...]

June 1, 2017 Philip Bartolini Best Practices, Process, Solutions 0

Blockchain for Accounts Payable – An Introduction

Blockchain for Accounts Payable – An Introduction

In this exciting new article series, we will take a look at Blockchain and how it can be utilized as an enabler of Procure-to-Pay (P2P) and Accounts Payable (AP). In Part 1, we provide an overview of Blockchain and how it is utilized today. In the ever-evolving world of business, the role of the accounts [...]

May 25, 2017 Philip Bartolini Process, Research, Technology 0

What Will it Take to Get AP to the “Next Level” of Performance?

What Will it Take to Get AP to the “Next Level” of Performance?

Ardent Partners’ annual State of ePayables 2017 survey is now live – P2P professionals are invited to participate in this annual study. Complete the survey and get the final report (click to take it!) – Thank you!!!  In the past, the role of the AP operation focused primarily on data entry and manual activities. But [...]

April 26, 2017 Andrew Bartolini Best Practices, Process, Technology 0

Moving the Ball Forward: The Top Three Goals for AP in the Years Ahead

Moving the Ball Forward: The Top Three Goals for AP in the Years Ahead

Understanding the accounts payable (AP) department’s priorities can be an important first step in improving current AP operations and better aligning the function with core enterprise objectives. Figuring out the best way that those efforts can align with the near- and long-term goals of the AP department is just as important a step for any [...]

April 17, 2017 Andrew Bartolini Best Practices, Process 0