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Best of 2017: Three Game-Changing Innovations to Move Your AP Department Forward

Editor’s Note: Over the next few weeks on Payables Place, we’re publishing some “best of” 2017 articles as we reflect on the year and prepare

Seasons Greetings!

Another year will soon be in the books and 2018 is going start with a bang! (more on that in January)! Until then, we want to

Best of 2017: The State of ePayables 2017: AP’s Perceived Value

Editor’s Note: Over the next few weeks on Payables Place, we’re publishing some “best of” 2017 articles as we reflect on the year and prepare

Blockchain Technology for B2B Payments: More than Meets the Eye

Spending smart and saving more have given leaders within supply management a higher purpose and new responsibilities that were not there 15 years ago. With

P2P Optimization Breeds Procurement Success

While a fully automated Procure-to-Pay (P2P) process remains the exception and not the rule in today’s market, Best-in-Class procurement departments are keenly aware of the

Happy Thanksgiving!

Whether you’re watching parades, football, a dog show, or your family argue over politics, everyone at Ardent Partners wishes you a safe and Happy Thanksgiving! If you’re

AP’s Evolving Role in Cash Management

From hard coinage to electronic funds, cash has been the basic building block of business success for centuries. Cash allows enterprises to pay employees, fulfill

P2P Technology Round-Up – November 2017

Payables Place’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 a

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

Voulez-Vous eInvoice? Ariba Buys b-process

Voulez-Vous eInvoice? Ariba Buys b-process

Ariba (NASDAQ:ARBA), a cloud-based provider of collaborative commerce solutions, announced the acquisition of b-process in October 2011. The acquisition, for approximately €35 million in cash, allows Ariba to further expand its global footprint for eInvoicing solutions. b-process, a privately-held French company, is an electronic invoicing service provider, which offers certified VAT and regulatory compliant eInvoicing [...]

January 5, 2012 Vishal News 0