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

Webinar: The Hunt for Safe, Short-Term Cash Yield

Webinar: The Hunt for Safe, Short-Term Cash Yield

The strategic value of AP & Dynamic Discounting in creating high yield, low risk investment opportunities. In today’s global economy the enterprise faces multiple areas of financial concern, from the Eurozone crisis to slow economic growth and tight credit markets. This makes the job of the corporate treasury a difficult one. Some of their top [...]

June 20, 2012 Vishal Event 0

Our View of the AP World

Our View of the AP World

As this is the first article after yesterday’s launch, I thought it best to start off by providing our view of the accounts payable world. At Ardent, we use the term ePayables to describe the various solutions and services that automate all or part of the AP process and in case you were wondering, yes, [...]

June 19, 2012 Vishal Process 1

Opening Day – Welcome to Payables Place

Opening Day – Welcome to Payables Place

Let the games begin! Welcome to Payables Place, the site where the research team at Ardent Partners will share its research, analysis, and ideas on the world of accounts payable (and procure-to-pay) processes, strategies and technologies. More specifically, this new site will cover the important news items and announcements in the ePayables marketplace, offer commentary [...]

June 18, 2012 Vishal News 0

Transforming AP? Start with a Solid Business Case

Transforming AP? Start with a Solid Business Case

In my effort to cover AP (and P2P) processes, strategies and technologies one of the first projects at Ardent was to create the ePayables SMARTset. The purpose being, to help guide organizations through the process of improving performance within AP and surprise surprise, it all starts by being able to present a solid business case [...]

June 14, 2012 Vishal Best Practices 0

Iron Mountain Joins the AP Automation Game

Iron Mountain Joins the AP Automation Game

With IFO’s Fusion Conference underway in Nashville, I was sure that there would be some newsworthy activity and I was not wrong. On May 14th, Iron Mountain (NYSE:IRM) the information management company announced a new AP automation solution (Iron Mountain Electronic Invoice). The solution/service digitizes paper invoices and allows customers access to an online tool [...]

May 25, 2012 Vishal News 0

Lexmark International Acquires Brainware

Lexmark International Acquires Brainware

On March 5th, 2012, Lexmark International announced the acquisition of Brainware for $148 million; the company will join a Lexmark subsidiary, Perceptive Software. Perceptive is a provider of enterprise content management and business process management solutions (including imaging and workflow solutions), the company was acquired by Lexmark in 2010. Brainware is a provider of intelligent [...]

March 17, 2012 Vishal News 0

Basware’s New Alusta Platform

Basware’s New Alusta Platform

On February 29th, 2012 Basware introduced its new cloud-based platform called Alusta (meaning ‘platform’ in Finnish) to the market. Basware was already one of the major providers of eInvoicing and procure-to-pay (P2P) solutions and with this new highly scalable and flexible cloud-based platform they are likely to cause a stir in the market. This new [...]

March 14, 2012 Vishal News 1

US Treasury Getting Rid of Paper

US Treasury Getting Rid of Paper

In July of 2011, the US Department of Treasury announced that it is mandating that all Treasury Bureaus implement the Internet Payment Platform (IPP) by the end of 2012 and in 2013 Treasury will require that its commercial vendors submit their invoices using IPP. This initiative will both improve government efficiency and cut costs for [...]

February 28, 2012 Vishal Other 1

Mobile Capture for AP – It’s Real

Mobile Capture for AP – It’s Real

In January of 2012, Kofax introduced Kofax Mobile Capture. This came approximately a month after Kofax announced a minority investment ($500K) in MobiFlex Inc, a mobile app specialist. Kofax Mobile Capture through the use of apps will allow customers to use the cameras from smart phones and tablets to capture the image of a document. [...]

February 15, 2012 Vishal News 1

Basware Expands Its Open Network with German Acquisition

Basware Expands Its Open Network with German Acquisition

On January 17, 2012, Basware kicked off the New Year by announcing that it had acquired First Businesspost GmbH (“1stbp”)for €12.2 million, which includes assumption of the company’s debt (€ 3.2 million). Before we get into an analysis of the deal, here are some key figures for 1stbp in the year ended 2011: Revenues: €2.4 [...]

February 2, 2012 Vishal News 1