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Cash Management

AP’s Evolving Role in Cash Management

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 debt obligations, invest in new projects, and purchase goods and services. This indisputable truth has driven organizations large and small to emphasize the management of cash since the first businesses [...]

November 15, 2017 Philip Bartolini Other 0

3 Ways Accounts Payable and Treasury Can Collaborate

3 Ways Accounts Payable and Treasury Can Collaborate

Accounts payable (“AP”) and treasury can and should be natural partners within the average enterprise. AP manages a significant source of cash outflows in the form of supplier payments, and treasury is tasked with managing the organization’s cash position and liquidity risk. On this point, the duties of treasury and AP neatly intersect, which makes [...]

June 16, 2016 Ardent Partners Analyst Best Practices, Research, Technology 0

UPCOMING WEBINAR: Unlocking Cash with Supply Chain Finance

UPCOMING WEBINAR: Unlocking Cash with Supply Chain Finance

As businesses continue to eliminate manual- and paper-based processes from the front-end of the accounts payable (“AP”) function, attention has turned to streamlining and driving more value from the payment phase of the ePayables Framework. Beyond increasing the number of suppliers that accept payment electronically instead of via paper check, there are a few innovative [...]

June 14, 2016 Ardent Partners Analyst Event, Solutions, Technology 0

3 Reasons AP is Vital to Cash Management

3 Reasons AP is Vital to Cash Management

Accounts payable (“AP”) in the modern age has the potential to become a hub of financial and operational intelligence for the greater enterprise, pushing this once back-office function into new strategic territory. Consider that every transaction that generates an invoice passes through the AP process at some point or other, as well as any supplier [...]

June 8, 2016 Ardent Partners Analyst Best Practices, Process, Solutions, Technology 0

How AP Can Affect Enterprise Working Capital

How AP Can Affect Enterprise Working Capital

Our annual “State of ePayables” research survey is now open. Your responses will help us establish the Best-in-Class metrics that readers can use to benchmark the performance of their AP operations. If you have a few minutes, I encourage you to click here and take it. Thanks in advance! Accounts payable (“AP”) has a history of [...]

April 5, 2016 Ardent Partners Analyst Process, Research, Solutions, Technology 0

Summer Rewind — How AP Automation Can Help SMBs Manage Cash

Summer Rewind — How AP Automation Can Help SMBs Manage Cash

Editor’s Note: With summer in full swing, many of the practitioners in the accounts payable world are taking vacations ahead of the crush of the fall months. In honor of that, the team here at Payables Place is continuing its “Summer Rewind” series with some of our favorite posts from roughly a year ago. Today, we [...]

August 18, 2015 Ardent Partners Analyst Best Practices 0

How AP Automation Can Help SMBs Manage Cash

How AP Automation Can Help SMBs Manage Cash

Cash management is a critical function in any enterprise, no matter the size. If cash isn’t managed effectively, the enterprise risks running low on operating funds, which could result in staff and/or bills going unpaid or lenders calling their loans ahead of schedule (because certain financial liquidity thresholds are crossed) — among other financial consequences. Nowhere [...]

January 16, 2015 Ardent Partners Analyst Best Practices, Research 0

P2P Metrics that Matter

P2P Metrics that Matter

The procure-to-pay (P2P) process is growing in importance within many enterprises as we’ve noted in many articles including here and here. As with any business process, optimization is key to creating value throughout the process. Within P2P, I believe that the main drivers of optimization include: Efficiency – from a cost, productivity, resource allocation and [...]

February 10, 2014 Andrew Bartolini Best Practices, Research 0

A Working Capital Market – The Only One of its Kind

A Working Capital Market – The Only One of its Kind

Optimizing working capital has been discussed a lot recently in the AP and P2P space and has often been promoted or marketed as a benefit to automating the invoice and payment process. Yes, there is truth to that but the execution of it comes down to the capabilities provided by the solution, and the availability [...]

September 9, 2013 Vishal News, Solutions 0

Is Your AP Operation in a Position to Optimize Working Capital?

Is Your AP Operation in a Position to Optimize Working Capital?

How can AP impact working capital? Well, in many cases, in an effort to improve working capital positions enterprises will decide to withhold payments and aggressively push for extended terms. However, there is a danger that this can become a standard practice which can harm supplier relationships and potentially disrupt the buying organization’s business operations. [...]

June 27, 2013 Vishal Other 0