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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

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