Tuesday 22nd August 2017,
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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

Which Commercial Card is Right for You?

Which Commercial Card is Right for You?

For more than 70 years, enterprises of all sizes have used commercial payment cards to purchase everything from airline tickets to office supplies. This flexibility has led solution providers to launch numerous card products in the intervening decades. Today, there are cards to manage corporate travel, cards for purchasing, fleet cards for transportation, ghost cards [...]

October 27, 2014 Ardent Partners Analyst Process, Solutions, Technology 0

The CFO’s View of Meetings and Events Management

The CFO’s View of Meetings and Events Management

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the typical organization is now tasked with more than ever before, often asked to be the “savior” of enterprises that struggle to maintain a clear picture into total cash and corporate finances. Payables Place is pleased to present a series that highlights the “CFO’s view” of various functions and [...]

October 24, 2014 Christopher Dwyer Best Practices, Process 0

Three Travel and Expense Management Metrics That Matter

Three Travel and Expense Management Metrics That Matter

It’s been previously stated here at Payables Place that the business travel category has been on both a budgetary and strategic rise over the past half-decade; as more and more enterprises rely on business travel to foster customer relationships, spark new business development, and maintain core supplier unions, it becomes critical for the average enterprise to [...]

October 20, 2014 Christopher Dwyer Best Practices, Process, Technology 0

The Compliance Management Checklist, Part I

The Compliance Management Checklist, Part I

Welcome to the first 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 will highlight the dozen items that should be included in an [...]

October 15, 2014 Christopher Dwyer Best Practices, Process, Solutions 0

The Significance of Complex Spend Management

The Significance of Complex Spend Management

Around these parts, the phrase “complex spend management” is tossed around frequently when discussing how the modern executive should develop their global programs and strategies. Today’s Payables Place article is an overview of why the “hottest” complex spend categories (which have been historically linked to indirect spend management) must be critical focal areas for every financial professional. Although [...]

September 29, 2014 Christopher Dwyer Best Practices, Process, Solutions 0

Driving Value through a Connected P2P Process – Part II: Hire a P2P Lead

Driving Value through a Connected P2P Process – Part II: Hire a P2P Lead

We discuss the Procure-to-Pay (P2P) process frequently on Payables Place because of its central importance to Chief Financial Officers and AP operations. We also see it is as a “Hot Button” issue for AP groups in 2014 and we see a its importance as part of larger trend of the convergence of finance and procurement. [...]

January 30, 2014 Andrew Bartolini Process 0