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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

Five AP Metrics that Matter

Five AP Metrics that Matter

Building a business case for accounts payable (“AP”) automation is a critical part of transforming the invoice management process. Without a detailed business case that can convince stakeholders to invest in automating the AP function, the unit will remain beholden to time-intensive manual processes that drain enterprise resources. Understanding current AP performance is crucial to [...]

June 23, 2016 Ardent Partners Analyst Best Practices, Process, Research, Solutions 0

3 Reasons AP is Vital to Cash Management

3 Reasons AP is Vital to Cash Management

Accounts payable (“AP”) in the modern age has the potential to become a hub of financial and operational intelligence for the greater enterprise, pushing this once back-office function into new strategic territory. Consider that every transaction that generates an invoice passes through the AP process at some point or other, as well as any supplier [...]

June 8, 2016 Ardent Partners Analyst Best Practices, Process, Solutions, Technology 0

SAP Ariba Live 2016 Case Study: GlaxoSmithKline and the Boulders, Rocks, and Sand of Business Networks

SAP Ariba Live 2016 Case Study: GlaxoSmithKline and the Boulders, Rocks, and Sand of Business Networks

Business networks are web-based platforms that enable interconnected buyers and suppliers to trade, communicate, and collaborate with each other. As a result of this inherent nature, and the drive among enterprises to increase collaboration across the supply chain, business networks have grown in popularity over the past several years. Business networks also allow for process [...]

May 13, 2016 Ardent Partners Analyst Best Practices, Event, Process, Research, Solutions 0

Is Your Dynamic Discounting Solution Best-in-Class?

Is Your Dynamic Discounting Solution Best-in-Class?

[Editor’s Note: Today’s article is from guest author Danny Thompson, vice president of software product management for APEX Analytix. If you have an interest in becoming a guest contributor, please contact us here.] Is Your Dynamic Discounting Solution Best-in-Class?  by Danny Thompson Dynamic discounting modules have been around for some time, and the benefits a buyer’s accounts payable [...]

April 7, 2016 Ardent Partners Analyst Process, Solutions, Technology 0

How AP Can Affect Enterprise Working Capital

How AP Can Affect Enterprise Working Capital

Our annual “State of ePayables” research survey is now open. Your responses will help us establish the Best-in-Class metrics that readers can use to benchmark the performance of their AP operations. If you have a few minutes, I encourage you to click here and take it. Thanks in advance! Accounts payable (“AP”) has a history of [...]

April 5, 2016 Ardent Partners Analyst Process, Research, Solutions, Technology 0