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Nipendo: A Not-So-Little Business Network with Big Dreams

Nipendo: A Not-So-Little Business Network with Big Dreams

Complexity is the name of the game in today’s globalized, interconnected business world. Who companies are connected to and how you communicate and collaborate matters more than ever. This means that whether you’re a Fortune 50 manufacturer or a Global 2000 CPG firm, you need to pay your suppliers in a reasonable timeframe. There are [...]

August 4, 2014 Andrew Bartolini Solutions, Technology 0

What Concur’s Partnerships with Airbnb and Uber Say About the Travel / Expense Management Industry

What Concur’s Partnerships with Airbnb and Uber Say About the Travel / Expense Management Industry

There’s no question that the realm of complex spend management has evolved in recent years, with categories such as business travel (and expense management) and corporate meetings and events not only drawing more financial attention due to increasing budget, but also the “reach” of these categories across the contemporary enterprise. The world of business travel [...]

August 1, 2014 Christopher Dwyer News, Solutions 0

Basware Grows Operating Profit by 26.9% in Second Quarter; Hews to Lofty Goals

Basware Grows Operating Profit by 26.9% in Second Quarter; Hews to Lofty Goals

Basware (Helsinki: BAS1V) is having a good year. The eInvoicing provider announced their second-quarter results on July 10 (our sister site, CPO Rising, also covered this announcement), noting an increase in operating profit of 26.9% over the year-ago period. The results become even more impressive when you look at the first half of the year—Basware [...]

July 30, 2014 Ardent Partners Analyst News, Solutions 0

Supply-Chain Finance: Saving Money and Providing Long-Term Market Opportunity

Supply-Chain Finance: Saving Money and Providing Long-Term Market Opportunity

We’re living in a global economy. Raw materials mined in China are shipped to factories in Kenya and then the finished goods are sold in U.S. and Western European stores, among other global trade connections. It’s this globalization—and the recent credit crunch of the financial recession—that drives renewed focus on working capital management. You can’t [...]

July 22, 2014 Ardent Partners Analyst Best Practices, Solutions 0

Hyland, Lexmark Outbid Each Other a Second Time for ReadSoft

Hyland, Lexmark Outbid Each Other a Second Time for ReadSoft

We reported on July 1 that Lexmark International (NYSE: LXK) upped their bid for ReadSoft (NASDAQ OMX: RSOF-B) in the face of competition from Ohio-based Hyland Software’s UK business unit. It turns out that on July 7, Hyland upped their bid again to 45 kronor per share and stated that they now control 10.9% of ReadSoft’s stock [...]

July 14, 2014 Andrew Bartolini News, Solutions 0

Lexmark Tenders Bid for ReadSoft – Ardent’s Initial Analysis

Lexmark Tenders Bid for ReadSoft – Ardent’s Initial Analysis

Earlier this week, Lexmark (NYSE: LXK) announced that it had commenced a cash tender offer for all of the outstanding shares of  ReadSoft (NASDAQ OMX: RSOF-B), a Sweden-based provider of AP automation and document management solutions. ReadSoft was founded in 1991 and has approximately 625 employees. The company is headquartered in Helsingborg, Sweden. The offer [...]

May 9, 2014 Andrew Bartolini Event, News, Solutions 0

Nipendo and Integrate Financial Announce Supply Chain Finance Partnership

Nipendo and Integrate Financial Announce Supply Chain Finance Partnership

Nipendo, the provider of a cloud-based P2P-focused platform and Integrate Financial, a new, non-bank finance and technology company announced a partnership to provide supply chain finance solutions to trading partners that leverage Nipendo’s platform. Ardent Partners was briefed on the announcement by Nipendo’s VP of Marketing, Eran Livneh and Integrate Financial’s CEO, Zalman Vitenson, and [...]

April 29, 2014 Andrew Bartolini News, Other, Solutions, Technology 0

Ariba & Discover Launch AribaPay, Seek to Revolutionize B2B Payments Industry

Ariba & Discover Launch AribaPay, Seek to Revolutionize B2B Payments Industry

The war is on in the B2B payments and last month at its annual user conference, AribaLIVE, Ariba, an SAP company fired off a big shot. As has become customary, Ariba uses the event to bring together its customers, partners, and staff, as well as industry thought leaders and media to share best practices and [...]

April 16, 2014 Andrew Bartolini Event, News, Research, Solutions, Technology 0

Payment Factories – Why and When?

Payment Factories – Why and When?

Reminder – your participation in our 2014 State of the AP Market survey is much appreciated. Take the survey and get a the complete market research report ($399 value) Increasingly, global enterprises are evaluating the benefits of creating centralized payment factories (often within a shared service center). With this model, the thought is that treasury [...]

March 10, 2014 Andrew Bartolini Solutions 0

eInvoicing – Creating Value for Suppliers

eInvoicing – Creating Value for Suppliers

In the earlier post (The Rise of the B2B Network and B2B Payments) we talked about the increasing need for eInvoicing providers to create value for suppliers as well as buyers and today I’m going to explore that perspective a little further. You are invited to participate in our annual AP Market Research, click here [...]

February 4, 2014 Andrew Bartolini Solutions 1