Tuesday 12th December 2017,
Payables Place
Understanding Supply Chain Finance Fighting Fraud in the Worldwide Web of Deceit UPCOMING WEBINAR: The State of ePayables 2017 How AP Can Help Optimize Working Capital The Role of Technology in a More Holistic P2P Process ePayables Convergence Part IV: Conclusion The Value of Business Networks for Accounts Payable ePayables Convergence Part III: Business Intelligence

Understanding Supply Chain Finance

Supply chain finance (“SCF”) is an advanced financial solution that accomplishes two primary goals: suppliers get paid more quickly but at a slight discount, and

Fighting Fraud in the Worldwide Web of Deceit

[Editor’s Note: Today’s article is a guest publication from Philip Flores Jr., Senior Vice President at BMO Harris Bank N.A. Ardent Partners is happy to

UPCOMING WEBINAR: The State of ePayables 2017

With a propensity for convergence with key stakeholders (procurement and treasury) and core technologies, the contemporary Accounts Payable (AP) function is positioned to make a

How AP Can Help Optimize Working Capital

AP’s ability to add value to the strategic objectives of the business is greatly enhanced through technology. Leveraging technology enables AP to process invoices and

The Role of Technology in a More Holistic P2P Process

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 IV: Conclusion

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 the final

The Value of Business Networks for Accounts Payable

Editor’s Note: Ardent Partners recently published our annual AP-themed report, The State of ePayables 2017: The Convergence of Cash, Suppliers, and Intelligence. If you would like to

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

Basware Strikes Again with Certipost Acquisition

Basware Strikes Again with Certipost Acquisition

2012 continues to be a big year for Basware in this quickly consolidating eInvoicing market. On Oct 5th, Basware signed an agreement to acquire the eInvoicing and network business of Certipost for €18.2MM. Certipost based in Aalst, Belgium is a subsidiary of bpost (the Belgian Post Group) and is a leading eInvoicing provider in the [...]

October 15, 2012 Vishal News 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

Small Businesses Can Act Big

Small Businesses Can Act Big

Today I’m going to re-visit the SMB market, which I’ve talk about before here. This segment of the market presents an extraordinary opportunity to relieve SMB’s of their paper-based (or excel-based) manual processes of getting paid, making payments and managing cash and introduce them to cloud-based automation that is affordable and built for them. We [...]

September 14, 2012 Vishal News, Technology 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

AP + Treasury = Working Capital Optimization

AP + Treasury = Working Capital Optimization

As we think about the entire ePayables Framework (i.e., Receive, Process and Pay), it is during the “Pay” phase of the process that AP can work closely with treasury and finance to develop more sophisticated payment strategies and implement processes to optimize working capital (however, it should be noted that the efficiency and accuracy of [...]

August 22, 2012 Vishal Best Practices, Process 0

AP Metrics – Where Does Your Organization Stand?

AP Metrics – Where Does Your Organization Stand?

For an accounts payable department, efficiency, effectiveness, and accuracy are key to its function and responsibilities within the enterprise. An AP department that lacks these attributes may result in suppliers not getting paid on time, errors within invoices and payments and overall delays in the procure-to-pay process. Establishing and measuring relevant metrics is an important [...]

August 16, 2012 Vishal Best Practices, Process 0

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

Business Gets More Social

Business Gets More Social

Undeniably, the social network has forever changed and continues to change the manner in which people communicate, interact, collaborate and share information with their network of family, friends, co-workers, acquaintances, people with similar interests, etc. That’s in our personal lives, but how have social networking concepts impacted the way commerce is conducted and how will [...]

August 2, 2012 Vishal Technology 2