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Best of 2017: Three Game-Changing Innovations to Move Your AP Department Forward

Best of 2017: Three Game-Changing Innovations to Move Your AP Department Forward

Editor’s Note: Over the next few weeks on Payables Place, we’re publishing some “best of” 2017 articles as we reflect on the year and prepare for the new year ahead.  Like the designated hitter and the use of sabermetrics in baseball, there are a number of game-changing innovations available to the modern accounts payable (AP) professional that can help [...]

December 29, 2017 Philip Bartolini Process 0

Best of 2017: The State of ePayables 2017: AP’s Perceived Value

Best of 2017: The State of ePayables 2017: AP’s Perceived Value

Editor’s Note: Over the next few weeks on Payables Place, we’re publishing some “best of” 2017 articles as we reflect on the year and prepare for the new year ahead.  Value is a popular term in the business world. Many key enterprise stakeholders can only perceive value based upon their place/role within the organization. For [...]

December 20, 2017 Philip Bartolini Process, Technology 0

Blockchain Technology for B2B Payments: More than Meets the Eye

Blockchain Technology for B2B Payments: More than Meets the Eye

Spending smart and saving more have given leaders within supply management a higher purpose and new responsibilities that were not there 15 years ago. With the amount of data and innovation available today, it collectively presents a great opportunity for Accounts Payables (“AP”) and other financial leaders to deliver real value to their enterprise. Considering [...]

December 11, 2017 Philip Bartolini Process, Technology 0

P2P Optimization Breeds Procurement Success

P2P Optimization Breeds Procurement Success

While a fully automated Procure-to-Pay (P2P) process remains the exception and not the rule in today’s market, Best-in-Class procurement departments are keenly aware of the importance of process automation in driving efficiencies and improving visibility into both enterprise spend and the underlying processes of the function. Ardent Partners research finds that Best-in-Class procurement departments automate [...]

December 1, 2017 Andrew Bartolini Best Practices, Process, Technology 0

Understanding Supply Chain Finance

Understanding Supply Chain Finance

Supply chain finance (“SCF”) is an advanced financial solution that accomplishes two primary goals: suppliers get paid more quickly but at a slight discount, and buyers preserve their days payable outstanding (“DPO”) and cash on hand. At its core, SCF is an early payment discount technique that uses third-party capital, typically from a financial institution [...]

October 16, 2017 Philip Bartolini Best Practices, Process 0

Fighting Fraud in the Worldwide Web of Deceit

Fighting Fraud in the Worldwide Web of Deceit

[Editor’s Note: Today’s article is a guest publication from Philip Flores Jr., Senior Vice President at BMO Harris Bank N.A. Ardent Partners is happy to review and feature guest publications from authors across the accounts payable and supply management industry. If you or someone you know would like to become a guest contributor, please contact [...]

September 18, 2017 Philip Bartolini Best Practices, Other, Process 0

How AP Can Help Optimize Working Capital

How AP Can Help Optimize Working Capital

AP’s ability to add value to the strategic objectives of the business is greatly enhanced through technology. Leveraging technology enables AP to process invoices and payments in a more efficient and accurate manner while exercising greater control in the outflow of cash. Automation also captures real-time invoice and payment data allowing for more accurate forecasting [...]

September 7, 2017 Philip Bartolini Best Practices, Process, Technology 0

The Role of Technology in a More Holistic P2P Process

The Role of Technology in a More Holistic P2P Process

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 average company faces many [...]

September 1, 2017 Philip Bartolini Process, Research, Technology 0

ePayables Convergence Part IV: Conclusion

ePayables Convergence Part IV: Conclusion

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 the final installment of a 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 [...]

August 22, 2017 Philip Bartolini Best Practices, Process, Research 0

The Value of Business Networks for Accounts Payable

The Value of Business Networks for Accounts Payable

Editor’s Note: Ardent Partners recently published our annual AP-themed report, The State of ePayables 2017: The Convergence of Cash, Suppliers, and Intelligence. If you would like to access the report, it is available for download here (registration required). The average accounts payable (AP) operation today faces many of the same challenges that were faced by AP groups a decade [...]

August 18, 2017 Matthew York Process, Solutions, Technology 0