Sunday 25th February 2018,
Payables Place
P2P Technology Round-Up – February 23, 2018 Transforming Accounts Payable Requires a Holistic Approach Monday First Thing: What’s Really Changed in AP Over the Last 10 Years? A Ton, That’s What! P2P Technology Round-Up – February 16, 2018 Tipalti Introduces PO Matching To Their AP Platform Monday First Thing: Basware in the News P2P Technology Round-Up – February 2, 2018 New Webinar – Automating Accounts Payable: A Guide to Getting Started

P2P Technology Round-Up – February 23, 2018

Ardent’s P2P Technology Round-Up returns today with another assortment of ePayables, P2P, and B2B payment solution provider news and updates from the past month. If

Transforming Accounts Payable Requires a Holistic Approach

Over the past decade, Ardent Partners research has consistently shown that transforming an Accounts Payable (AP) department is a worthwhile undertaking that can deliver significant

Monday First Thing: What’s Really Changed in AP Over the Last 10 Years? A Ton, That’s What!

It is sometimes easy to forget that when you work in an industry that delivers regular incremental innovation, that the aggregate steps taken forward can

P2P Technology Round-Up – February 16, 2018

Ardent’s P2P Technology Round-Up returns today with another assortment of ePayables, P2P, and B2B payment solution provider news and updates from the past month. If

Tipalti Introduces PO Matching To Their AP Platform

Members of Ardent’s ePayables Research team (Bob, Andrew, & Phil) recently took a briefing and product demo from the team at Tipalti regarding their announcement

Monday First Thing: Basware in the News

My name is Bob Cohen, newly-hired as research director at Ardent Partners. I’m excited to lead and expand Ardent’s ePayables (Accounts Payable) research practice and

P2P Technology Round-Up – February 2, 2018

Ardent’s P2P Technology Round-Up returns today with another assortment of ePayables, P2P, and B2B payment solution provider news and updates from the past month. If you are an accounts

New Webinar – Automating Accounts Payable: A Guide to Getting Started

Looking for ways to improve operations and automate Accounts Payable never goes out of style. Some companies have already started this journey while others are

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

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