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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

Why Accounts Payable and Treasury are Natural Partners

Why Accounts Payable and Treasury are Natural Partners

The accounts payable (“AP”) team has, in recent years, taken on new importance to the enterprise as a source of financial and operational intelligence. The rich data that AP collects through the course of its normal activities can, when made available to other stakeholders, inform data-driven decision making in a variety of different cases, such [...]

March 10, 2016 Ardent Partners Analyst Best Practices, Process, Research 0

Why Managing Supplier Payments Matters

Why Managing Supplier Payments Matters

Efficiency rules in the modern business world, and cost savings are frequently one of the primary goals of executive leadership. As part of this objective to run an efficient organization, it is vital that the procure-to-pay (“P2P”) team drive as much value from their associated processes as possible. One of many ways to do this [...]

March 3, 2016 Ardent Partners Analyst Best Practices, Process, Research 0

Accounts Payable Predictions for 2016: Greater Collaboration, More Automation

Accounts Payable Predictions for 2016: Greater Collaboration, More Automation

The accounts payable (“AP”) department has experienced a number of changes over the past 15 years. At first little more than a back-office function that processed invoices and supplier payments, AP has garnered new attention from executives looking to drive value from all corners of the enterprise. Enterprises have also begun to recognize the emerging [...]

January 27, 2016 Ardent Partners Analyst Process, Technology 0

B2B Payments 2015: How Remittance Information Determines ePayment Adoption

B2B Payments 2015: How Remittance Information Determines ePayment Adoption

Every year, Ardent Partners publishes several benchmark studies into the accounts payable (“AP”) marketplace. One of those is the annual research effort into the state of business-to-business (“B2B”) payments, called “The State of B2B Payments 2015: Emerging Business Value” this year, which Ardent is proud to announce is now available. The report captures the perspectives, [...]

December 21, 2015 Andrew Bartolini Process, Research, Solutions 0

Who Benefits from AP Automation?

Who Benefits from AP Automation?

Though automating the accounts payable (AP) process most directly benefits the AP team itself—such as eliminating manual activities and allowing for more strategic actions—it’s a mistake to imagine that accounts payable is the only enterprises function that profits from an automated AP workflow. In reality, the entirety of the enterprise stands to gain significant advantages [...]

February 23, 2015 Andrew Bartolini Best Practices, Process, Technology 0

The Future of Travel and Expense Management: The Visibility Quotient

The Future of Travel and Expense Management: The Visibility Quotient

Editor’s note: Payables Place is excited to kick off a new series of articles focused on the travel and expense management function that will help enterprises, regardless of size or region, better prepare for the future of this critical business category. From technology insights and strategic recommendations to guidance on how this category will transform over [...]

December 24, 2014 Christopher Dwyer Best Practices, Process 0

The Compliance Management Checklist, Part V: Amendment Best Practices

The Compliance Management Checklist, Part V: Amendment Best Practices

Welcome to the final article in a five-part series that will focus on how procurement, finance, and other professionals effectively build a “compliance management” checklist that addresses multiple avenues of spend management and the compliance ramifications behind strategic spend categories. The first four articles highlighted the dozen items that should be included in an enterprise’s [...]

November 26, 2014 Christopher Dwyer Best Practices, Process 0

How Can Enterprises Sustain High Business Traveler Morale?

How Can Enterprises Sustain High Business Traveler Morale?

Editor’s Note: Today’s article was developed from an interview that resident Ardent Partners business travel / expense management, Christopher J. Dwyer, conducted with the team at MarketWatch. Listen to a recording of the MarketWatch interview at http://podcast.mktw.net/audio/20141009/mnb101014/mnb101014.mp3. Some business professionals view travel as a necessary part of their role, helping to spark business development, grow [...]

November 21, 2014 Christopher Dwyer Best Practices, Process 0

3 Ways Suppliers Benefit from Virtual Payment Cards

3 Ways Suppliers Benefit from Virtual Payment Cards

The benefits that virtual payment cards provide to buyers are expressed quite well in vendor marketing materials, as well as in several previous articles here at Payables Place. What’s not as well discussed, however, are the advantages virtual cards ascribe to the suppliers that accept them. To be quite frank, the pluses of virtual payment [...]

November 5, 2014 Ardent Partners Analyst Best Practices, Process, Solutions 0