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The State of Accounts Payable 2017 (New Video)

The State of Accounts Payable 2017 (New Video)

With today’s article, we are excited to announce the publication of Ardent Partners’ latest AP research report, “The State of ePayables 2017: The Convergence of Cash, Suppliers, and Cash”, which is available for download here. It is a must read for anyone working in procurement, accounts payable, p2P, and treasury. Over the next few weeks, [...]

June 21, 2017 Andrew Bartolini Best Practices, Research, Technology 0

AP’s Road Ahead: Automation & Collaboration

AP’s Road Ahead: Automation & Collaboration

The Accounts Payable (“AP”) function sits in a prime position to become a central hub of value, insights, and intelligence for the average enterprise. AP and finance professionals that either own or comprise the AP function should always be looking ahead and understanding ways to provide more business value. As Ardent Partners’ research shows, more [...]

June 1, 2017 Philip Bartolini Best Practices, Process, Solutions 0

Six Strategies to Expand Commercial Card Programs

Six Strategies to Expand Commercial Card Programs

Leading organizations know that in order to maintain market share and market relevance, they must find strong trading partners with shared or aligned interests and develop a coalition of willing forces who can leverage their collective strengths for mutual benefit. Strong communication, collaboration, and agility will be the defining characteristics of Best-in-Class supply chains in [...]

May 10, 2017 Andrew Bartolini Research, Solutions, Technology 0

What Will it Take to Get AP to the “Next Level” of Performance?

What Will it Take to Get AP to the “Next Level” of Performance?

Ardent Partners’ annual State of ePayables 2017 survey is now live – P2P professionals are invited to participate in this annual study. Complete the survey and get the final report (click to take it!) – Thank you!!!  In the past, the role of the AP operation focused primarily on data entry and manual activities. But [...]

April 26, 2017 Andrew Bartolini Best Practices, Process, Technology 0

Moving the Ball Forward: The Top Three Goals for AP in the Years Ahead

Moving the Ball Forward: The Top Three Goals for AP in the Years Ahead

Understanding the accounts payable (AP) department’s priorities can be an important first step in improving current AP operations and better aligning the function with core enterprise objectives. Figuring out the best way that those efforts can align with the near- and long-term goals of the AP department is just as important a step for any [...]

April 17, 2017 Andrew Bartolini Best Practices, Process 0

The Ardent Partners ePayables Framework: An Overview

The Ardent Partners ePayables Framework: An Overview

The analyst team at Ardent Partners spends a lot of time discussing what we call the ePayables Framework. We discuss it at length in our market research studies. But maybe it makes sense to take a step back and provide an overview of the Framework and how AP professionals can utilize it when making investments [...]

March 20, 2017 Andrew Bartolini Best Practices, Research, Technology 0

AP Automation: How to Maximize the Value of Accounts Payable

AP Automation: How to Maximize the Value of Accounts Payable

Publisher’s Note: Today’s article is a preview from our recent report, Maximizing the Value of Accounts Payable Through Automation and Intelligence, sponsored by Certify. Interested readers can download this report by clicking here. Within the business world, how organizations succeed and grow depends very much on how they are able to energize their traditional, back-office functions into [...]

March 10, 2017 Andrew Bartolini Best Practices, Process, Research 0

P2P Tech Round-Up – February 10, 2017

P2P Tech Round-Up – February 10, 2017

Publisher’s Note: Last call to get our latest P2P research study available here (registration required). NvoicePay and Mastercard Integration will Speed Up Supplier Payments Process In January, Nvoicepay, the accounts payable automation software company for domestic and international b2b payments, recently announced that it will integrate Mastercard’s inControl for Commercial Payments as a way for businesses [...]

February 10, 2017 Andrew Bartolini Solutions, Technology 0

ePayables Technology Outlook for 2017 (Part 2)

ePayables Technology Outlook for 2017 (Part 2)

Editor’s Note: Join us next Tuesday, December 20th at 2 PM EST for a complimentary webinar where Ardent’s Chief Research Officer, Andrew Bartolini, will share our Outlook for AP technology in 2017 including P2P. Register here! Now, enjoy Andrew’s article… It is time to give Accounts Payable (AP) its due as a standalone business process. We frequently [...]

December 16, 2016 Andrew Bartolini Best Practices, Research, Technology 0

AP’s “Game Changing” Technologies

AP’s “Game Changing” Technologies

I recently published the new 2016-2017 ePayables Technology and Innovation Outlook, which examines the AP automation market to provide readers with a “technology and innovation outlook” for 2016-2017 that will help them understand the impact of today’s progressive solutions on the management of invoice and payment processing. The report also focuses on the technologies that [...]

November 17, 2016 Andrew Bartolini Best Practices, Research, Technology 0