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Automating AP: Top Considerations for the Mid-Market

Automating AP: Top Considerations for the Mid-Market

When it comes to selecting the right ePayables solution to automate the accounting function, there are certain factors that are going to be more important to a mid-market enterprise (MME) than to a larger one. The following are aspects that are likely to impact an MME’s decision-making process and will also help to differentiate between [...]

May 31, 2013 Vishal Research 0

The B2B Network Landscape – Industries (Part 2)

The B2B Network Landscape – Industries (Part 2)

Another great contribution from the author of CPO Rising, Andrew Bartolini We started in Part 1 of this series with a look at the European business network landscape and some of the primary challenges and opportunities facing it. We also highlighted a few of the different European network providers as a way to provide a [...]

April 4, 2013 Vishal Research, Solutions 0

The B2B Network Landscape – Europe (Part 1)

The B2B Network Landscape – Europe (Part 1)

Andrew Bartolini is co-author of today’s article A quick trip back to the late nineties and we would see the online B2B marketplace craze that was just beginning was ahead of its time – Then business networks were over-hyped – the result of (1) having a technology that failed to keep pace with the vision [...]

April 1, 2013 Vishal Research, Technology 2

ePayables Solution Spotlight – PAYVE from American Express

ePayables Solution Spotlight – PAYVE from American Express

Continuing with Ardent Partners’ ePayables Solution Spotlight series, here is the latest one that focuses on the ePayment market and a solution from American Express – PAYVE (access the full report here). The report contains recent market research around electronic payments as well as insights into the technologies and payment mechanisms that are used to [...]

February 4, 2013 Vishal Research, Technology 0

Why it Pays to Pay Electronically

Why it Pays to Pay Electronically

It was not so long ago that a trip to the grocery store could be ruined by a single action: having the person at the front of the checkout line decide to pay by check (a decision that was seemingly always made at the last second). From an uncertainty in knowing current account balances, to [...]

November 15, 2012 Vishal Best Practices, Research 0

P2P: Connecting the P’s through Automation (Part II)

P2P: Connecting the P’s through Automation (Part II)

Following my previous article on an Ariba Commerce Summit, here is Part II of the discussion we had at the event around connecting processes and systems within the P2P cycle and fostering collaboration. Benefits of collaboration between procurement and AP Procurement and AP are already linked by two parts of the same transaction and while [...]

October 11, 2012 Vishal Event, Research 0

P2P: Connecting the P’s through Automation (Part I)

P2P: Connecting the P’s through Automation (Part I)

Last week I participated in an Ariba Commerce Summit in Boston, this one day event (that is taking place in other locations – see here) brought together procurement professionals from the New England area to network and learn from each other as well as other industry experts. A key theme for this event was collaboration [...]

October 9, 2012 Vishal Event, Research 0

ePayables Solution Spotlight on Scan One

ePayables Solution Spotlight on Scan One

In my several years as an analyst in this space, it has always been apparent to me that the AP automation solution landscape is quite crowded and confusing with multiple providers offering different and varied capabilities to automate all or part of the AP process, making it that much more difficult for enterprises to select [...]

September 11, 2012 Vishal Research, Technology 1

A Little Bit About Supplier Networks

A Little Bit About Supplier Networks

Supplier networks have existed for many years and over the initial years slowly gained in popularity. Today, however, these networks are a quickly growing trend and an increasingly cost effective and efficient means to process business transactions and in some cases more (e.g., supply chain finance, supplier discovery). Research from Ardent Partners recent survey showed [...]

August 31, 2012 Vishal Research 3

Selecting an AP Automation Solution – Before, During and After

Selecting an AP Automation Solution – Before, During and After

Those of you who have already gone through this process know very well the challenges that arise when building a business case and trying to get approval for a project, during the selection process and after deployment of a solution. The solution selection process has multiple steps that can be difficult and lengthy and it [...]

August 10, 2012 Vishal Best Practices, Research 1