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Beyond the Numbers – The Modern CFO’s Agenda: Upcoming Webinar (June 20)

Beyond the Numbers – The Modern CFO’s Agenda: Upcoming Webinar (June 20)

Join us on Tuesday, June 20 at 2pm ET, for a complimentary webinar presentation entitled “Beyond the Numbers: The Modern CFO’s Agenda” The role of the modern Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) presents an interesting contrast as both the head of the traditional business function and the strategic leader best positioned to drive the business’ most [...]

June 19, 2017 Philip Bartolini Best Practices, Event, Technology 0

AP’s Need for Speed in Invoice and Exception Handling

AP’s Need for Speed in Invoice and Exception Handling

For many Accounts Payable (“AP”) and finance leaders, there is a strong desire to take the department to the next level of performance. But AP departments that get stuck processing paper-based invoices or handling the many invoice exceptions that come in will struggle to provide true strategic value to the enterprise. There just isn’t enough time. [...]

June 6, 2017 Philip Bartolini Best Practices, Process, 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

Three Game-Changing Innovations to Move Your AP Department Forward

Three Game-Changing Innovations to Move Your AP Department Forward

Like the designated hitter and the use of sabermetrics in baseball, there are a number of game-changing innovations available to the modern accounts payable (AP) professional that can help get them to the big leagues. These innovations (and more advanced financial solutions) can help change the role of AP within an enterprise from a backroom [...]

April 3, 2017 Andrew Bartolini Best Practices, Process, Technology 0

The Top Three Priorities for AP Departments in the Year Ahead

The Top Three Priorities for AP Departments in the Year Ahead

The accounts payable (AP) function as a whole is in the midst of an automation transformation. And slowly but surely, the perception of AP is slowly changing as well. It is important for AP departments to continue to spearhead this shift and align the priorities of the AP department with the priorities of the entire business. [...]

March 27, 2017 Andrew Bartolini Best Practices, Process, Technology 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

The Growing Interest in Automating B2B Payments

The Growing Interest in Automating B2B Payments

While the accounts payable (“AP”) function has long been one of the last bastions of manual processes in an enterprise, we have started to see a small technological evolution that has transitioned the AP industry away from manual tasks that have proved to be both time consuming and costly. The pressure to automate operations – [...]

February 20, 2017 Andrew Bartolini Best Practices, Process, Technology 0