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ePayables Convergence Part III: Business Intelligence ePayables Convergence Part II: Supplier Management ePayables Convergence Part I: Cash Management The State of ePayables 2017: Collaboration is the Name of the Game The State of ePayables 2017: The Next Generation of ePayables Featured Article: The State of Accounts Payable 2017 (New Video) The State of ePayables 2017: The Essential Elements for AP’s Future Success The State of ePayables 2017: AP’s Perceived Value

ePayables Convergence Part III: Business Intelligence

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 is part of

ePayables Convergence Part II: Supplier Management

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 is part of

ePayables Convergence Part I: Cash Management

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 is part of

The State of ePayables 2017: Collaboration is the Name of the Game

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 is part of

The State of ePayables 2017: The Next Generation of ePayables

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 is part

Featured Article: The State of Accounts Payable 2017 (New Video)

With today’s article, we are excited to announce the publication of Ardent Partners’ latest AP research report, “The State of ePayables 2017: The Convergence of

The State of ePayables 2017: The Essential Elements for AP’s Future Success

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 is part

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

The Art (and Science) of a Good RFP

The Art (and Science) of a Good RFP

The Request for Proposal (RFP) process can be a lengthy and tedious process and if not executed well, can result in serious consequences for the project at hand and its validity.  In most cases, an RFP will be issued once a project has been given the go-ahead by senior management and once a plan has [...]

July 31, 2012 Vishal Best Practices 0

Paper: Would You Bet on It or Against It?

Paper: Would You Bet on It or Against It?

Some years ago, the data capture market consisted of companies such as Kofax, Brainware, Captaris, DataCap, and Captiva, among others. Some of the companies in the space were sizable, many were small, but almost all were independent companies focused specifically on data capture. The current market has changed quite a bit with many of the [...]

July 24, 2012 Vishal Process, Technology 1

AP Can and Should be More Strategic

AP Can and Should be More Strategic

This is something that was made very clear in Ardent Partners’ recent study (ePayables 2012: The State of the AP Market). As a function, AP can add a whole lot more value than data entry and responding to supplier inquires. There is an opportunity for AP to work closely with treasury and finance to develop [...]

July 18, 2012 Vishal Research 3

Concur Broadens its Reach in the Mid-Market

Concur Broadens its Reach in the Mid-Market

Most people know Concur as a leading provider of travel and expense management solutions. However, for some time now, they have been offering a solution that allows clients to manage inbound invoices and pay them. The offering includes eInvoicing capabilities, scan and capture services, a self-service supplier portal and payment processing and execution. Now, all [...]

July 12, 2012 Vishal News 1

Bank of America Continues to Expand ePayables Offering

Bank of America Continues to Expand ePayables Offering

Following the most recent addition to the Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) ePayables offering, I had a chance to have a chat with Samridhi Sarin, Director, Senior Product Manager of ePayables at BAML. The announcement was the launch of a new feature called exact auth override. This feature, which may sound technical and complicated, [...]

July 10, 2012 Vishal News 0

American Express Aims to PAYVE ® the Path to Electronic Payments

American Express Aims to PAYVE ® the Path to Electronic Payments

Introducing PAYVE®, a new digital payment service from American Express Earlier this year, I wrote a report that predicted the top ten things that will shape the AP market in 2012 and yes, you guessed it, one of the predictions was that 2012 has a very good chance of becoming ‘The Year of Electronic Payments” [...]

July 6, 2012 Vishal News 0

Our View of the AP World Part II – The Solution Providers

Our View of the AP World Part II – The Solution Providers

This can be a noisy and complicated market to understand, so at Ardent we created this visual representation which is based on our ePayables Framework that is discussed here in more detail.  Using the three major phases of the AP process as the basis for the categorization, solution providers fall within or across the phases [...]

July 3, 2012 Vishal Research, Technology 0

Ten Benefits of a High Performing Procure-to-Pay Program

Ten Benefits of a High Performing Procure-to-Pay Program

The results of Best-in-Class organizations show that an investment in Procure-to-Pay (P2P) can pay large dividends, while the relentless pressure on bottom-line performance makes a P2P investment all, but necessary, for most groups. Yet, the speed and level of returns from a P2P initiative can and do vary widely. Competing short-term initiatives from distinct organizations [...]

June 28, 2012 Vishal Process 0

SMB’s Becoming Tech Savvy with Invoicing and Payments

SMB’s Becoming Tech Savvy with Invoicing and Payments

According to the US Small Business Administration, in 2009 (the latest available data) there were about 27.5 million small businesses in the U.S, approximately 6 million of which have employees with the remainder being sole proprietorships. It is safe to assume that a significant chunk of small to mid-sized businesses (SMB’s) suffer from highly manual [...]

June 26, 2012 Vishal Technology 1

AP’s New Motto – Not Broken, Needs Fixing

AP’s New Motto – Not Broken, Needs Fixing

Last month, Ardent Partners completed its annual AP focused market research report – ePayables 2012: The State of The AP Market. This extensive piece of research, which took up most of my time over the last few months uses data gathered from approximately 220 organizations and captures the strategies, performance and intentions of AP departments [...]

June 22, 2012 Vishal Research 0