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ePayables Convergence Part I: Cash Management

ePayables Convergence Part I: Cash Management

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 new four-part series focused on how the role of the Accounts Payable professional has changed over the last 15 years. If you would like to get the full report, it is [...]

August 2, 2017 Andrew Bartolini Best Practices, Process, Research 0

The State of ePayables 2017: Collaboration is the Name of the Game

The State of ePayables 2017: Collaboration is the Name of the Game

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 an on-going series focused on the report’s key findings. If you would like to get the full report, it is available for download here (registration required). Historically, the Accounts Payable (“AP”) [...]

July 26, 2017 Andrew Bartolini Best Practices, Research 0

Featured Article: The State of Accounts Payable 2017 (New Video)

Featured Article: 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, [...]

July 13, 2017 Andrew Bartolini Best Practices, Research, Technology 0

The State of ePayables 2017: The Essential Elements for AP’s Future Success

The State of ePayables 2017: The Essential Elements for AP’s Future Success

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 an on-going series focused on the report’s key findings. If you would like to get the full report, it is available for download here (registration required). The Future of Accounts [...]

July 11, 2017 Andrew Bartolini Best Practices, Research, Technology 0

The State of ePayables 2017: AP’s Perceived Value

The State of ePayables 2017: AP’s Perceived Value

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 represents an on-going series focused on the report’s key findings. If you would like to get the full report, it is available for download here (registration required). Value is a popular [...]

June 27, 2017 Philip Bartolini Best Practices, Process, 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