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Three Game-Changing Innovations to Move Your AP Department Forward

Three Game-Changing Innovations to Move Your AP Department Forward

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 get them to the big leagues. These innovations (and more advanced financial solutions) can help change the role of AP within an enterprise from a backroom [...]

April 3, 2017 Andrew Bartolini Best Practices, Process, Technology 0

The Top Three Priorities for AP Departments in the Year Ahead

The Top Three Priorities for AP Departments in the Year Ahead

The accounts payable (AP) function as a whole is in the midst of an automation transformation. And slowly but surely, the perception of AP is slowly changing as well. It is important for AP departments to continue to spearhead this shift and align the priorities of the AP department with the priorities of the entire business. [...]

March 27, 2017 Andrew Bartolini Best Practices, Process, Technology 0

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

AP Can Help Quench Treasury’s Thirst for Liquidity (Part I)

AP Can Help Quench Treasury’s Thirst for Liquidity (Part I)

Not Your Father’s Treasury Department The finance department in many enterprises has an unofficial hierarchy among functions. Near the top is the corporate treasury team, which is tasked with ensuring the enterprise has enough cash on-hand to cover ongoing operations and required business investments. But just like CFOs and Chief Procurement Officers, who have seen pretty [...]

September 28, 2016 Andrew Bartolini Best Practices, Process, Research, Technology 0

ePayables 2016: What are AP’s Process Improvement Priorities in 2016?

ePayables 2016: What are AP’s Process Improvement Priorities in 2016?

Editor’s Note: Today’s article is a sneak peek into the findings from Ardent Partners’ latest AP research report, “ePayables 2016: Eyes on Prize,” available for download here. Throughout June and July, CPO Rising will feature several articles highlighting key discussion points from the new report. The accounts payable (“AP”) team is now positioned to evolve beyond [...]

August 3, 2016 Andrew Bartolini Process, Research, Solutions, Technology 0

ePayables 2016: Reaching the “Next Level” of AP Performance

ePayables 2016: Reaching the “Next Level” of AP Performance

Editor’s Note: Today’s article is a sneak peek into the findings from Ardent Partners’ latest AP research report, “ePayables 2016: Eyes on Prize,” available for download here. Throughout June and July, CPO Rising will feature several articles highlighting key discussion points from the new report. Moving to the “next level” of performance is not an easy [...]

July 27, 2016 Andrew Bartolini Best Practices, Process, Research, Solutions, Technology 0

ePayables 2016: The Real Value of AP’s Data

ePayables 2016: The Real Value of AP’s Data

Editor’s Note: Today’s article is a sneak peek into the findings from Ardent Partners’ latest AP research report, “ePayables 2016: Eyes on Prize,” available for download here. Throughout June and July, CPO Rising will feature several articles highlighting key discussion points from the new report. The modern enterprise generates multiple data streams throughout the business. The [...]

July 8, 2016 Ardent Partners Analyst Best Practices, Process, Research, Solutions 0

ePayables 2016: AP’s Perception Problem

ePayables 2016: AP’s Perception Problem

Editor’s Note: Today’s article is a sneak peek into the findings from Ardent Partners’ latest AP research report, “ePayables 2016: Eyes on Prize,” available for download here. Throughout June and July, CPO Rising will feature several articles highlighting key discussion points from the new report. Perception is one of the most important facets of a [...]

June 30, 2016 Andrew Bartolini Best Practices, Process, Research, Solutions 0