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Transforming Accounts Payable Requires a Holistic Approach

Transforming Accounts Payable Requires a Holistic Approach

Over the past decade, Ardent Partners research has consistently shown that transforming an Accounts Payable (AP) department is a worthwhile undertaking that can deliver significant bottom-line value while also elevating AP’s place within the organization. To maximize the value created from their efforts, AP leaders must pursue a holistic transformation that incorporates people, processes, and [...]

February 21, 2018 Bob Cohen Best Practices, Process, Technology 0

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

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 for the new year ahead.  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 [...]

December 29, 2017 Philip Bartolini Process 0

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

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 for the new year ahead.  Value is a popular term in the business world. Many key enterprise stakeholders can only perceive value based upon their place/role within the organization. For [...]

December 20, 2017 Philip Bartolini Process, Technology 0

P2P Optimization Breeds Procurement Success

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 importance of process automation in driving efficiencies and improving visibility into both enterprise spend and the underlying processes of the function. Ardent Partners research finds that Best-in-Class procurement departments automate [...]

December 1, 2017 Andrew Bartolini Best Practices, Process, Technology 0

Happy Thanksgiving!

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 taking a break from the ritual turkey, stuffing, pigskin, and family pleasantries and would like to catch up on some reading, we invite you to peruse our recent research publications (registration [...]

November 23, 2017 Andrew Bartolini Research 0

Understanding Supply Chain Finance

Understanding Supply Chain Finance

Supply chain finance (“SCF”) is an advanced financial solution that accomplishes two primary goals: suppliers get paid more quickly but at a slight discount, and buyers preserve their days payable outstanding (“DPO”) and cash on hand. At its core, SCF is an early payment discount technique that uses third-party capital, typically from a financial institution [...]

October 16, 2017 Philip Bartolini Best Practices, Process 0

New Webinar from Ardent Partners – The State of ePayables 2017

New Webinar from Ardent Partners – The State of ePayables 2017

The speed and complexity of business continue to accelerate, forcing Accounts Payable (AP) and finance professionals to adapt to new market conditions and react to new challenges and opportunities. The AP function has risen in stature, prominence, and impact within the enterprise over the past few years, but the larger opportunities for value creation still [...]

October 2, 2017 Philip Bartolini Event, Research, Technology 0

Fighting Fraud in the Worldwide Web of Deceit

Fighting Fraud in the Worldwide Web of Deceit

[Editor’s Note: Today’s article is a guest publication from Philip Flores Jr., Senior Vice President at BMO Harris Bank N.A. Ardent Partners is happy to review and feature guest publications from authors across the accounts payable and supply management industry. If you or someone you know would like to become a guest contributor, please contact [...]

September 18, 2017 Philip Bartolini Best Practices, Other, Process 0

UPCOMING WEBINAR: The State of ePayables 2017

UPCOMING WEBINAR: The State of ePayables 2017

With a propensity for convergence with key stakeholders (procurement and treasury) and core technologies, the contemporary Accounts Payable (AP) function is positioned to make a greater impact within the organization. Now, it must commit to transform its function to keep up with the changing business world and change outdated perceptions that some at the executive [...]

September 11, 2017 Philip Bartolini Event, Research 0

How AP Can Help Optimize Working Capital

How AP Can Help Optimize Working Capital

AP’s ability to add value to the strategic objectives of the business is greatly enhanced through technology. Leveraging technology enables AP to process invoices and payments in a more efficient and accurate manner while exercising greater control in the outflow of cash. Automation also captures real-time invoice and payment data allowing for more accurate forecasting [...]

September 7, 2017 Philip Bartolini Best Practices, Process, Technology 0