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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

ePayables 2015: AP’s Role in Collaborative P2P

ePayables 2015: AP’s Role in Collaborative P2P

It is with great pleasure that Ardent Partners announces the publication of its latest state of accounts payable (AP) research report—“ePayables 2015: Higher Ground.” Like the annual reports that came before it, the 2015 ePayables report focuses on the state of the AP function as well as assessing how AP teams leverage ePayables solutions to [...]

October 6, 2015 Andrew Bartolini Best Practices, Research, Solutions, Technology 0

Collaboration as the Unified Field Theory of Procurement and Accounts Payable

Collaboration as the Unified Field Theory of Procurement and Accounts Payable

Editor’s Note: Ardent Partners is proud to announce the publication of a new report on the trends and value drivers for AP and procurement, sponsored by Corcentric, and available here (registration required). Today’s article will share some thoughts on a theme similar to that report. The science of physics is split into two branches: special [...]

September 8, 2015 Andrew Bartolini Best Practices, Research, Solutions, Technology 0

How Trends in Procurement Affect Accounts Payable

How Trends in Procurement Affect Accounts Payable

Editor’s Note: Ardent Partners is proud to announce the publication of a new report on the trends and value drivers for AP and procurement, sponsored by Corcentric, and available here (registration required). Today’s article will share some thoughts on a theme similar to that report. Change is one of the few constants in the modern [...]

August 25, 2015 Andrew Bartolini Research, Solutions, Technology 0

Summer Rewind: Two Approaches to Building a P2P Process

Summer Rewind: Two Approaches to Building a P2P Process

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 20, 2015 Andrew Bartolini Best Practices, Research 0

AP’s Top Trends for 2015: A Stronger AP/Procurement Partnership

AP’s Top Trends for 2015: A Stronger AP/Procurement Partnership

Editor’s note: On April 16, Ardent Partners will host a complimentary webinar (sponsored by Concur) focused on the top trends in accounts payable for the year ahead (register at this link). Ahead of that presentation, run by Andrew Bartolini, Ardent’s chief research officer, and Christopher Dwyer, research director, we’re running a short series on the four [...]

April 8, 2015 Ardent Partners Analyst Best Practices, Research, Solutions 0

Who Benefits from AP Automation?

Who Benefits from AP Automation?

Though automating the accounts payable (AP) process most directly benefits the AP team itself—such as eliminating manual activities and allowing for more strategic actions—it’s a mistake to imagine that accounts payable is the only enterprises function that profits from an automated AP workflow. In reality, the entirety of the enterprise stands to gain significant advantages [...]

February 23, 2015 Andrew Bartolini Best Practices, Process, Technology 0

Two Approaches to Building a P2P Process

Two Approaches to Building a P2P Process

The Accounts Payable Department Approach For many enterprises, the accounts payable department can be characterized as paper-laden and inefficient. Any function that operates in an almost or fully manual manner can make a straightforward business case for investment and change. An accounts payable department seeking to improve its performance has several key areas upon which [...]

February 16, 2015 Andrew Bartolini Best Practices, Research 0

Collaborator, Not Administrator

Collaborator, Not Administrator

Ardent Partners recently completed its annual market research report focused on accounts payable – ePayables 2013: AP’s New Dawn. The report is based on survey data collected from approximately 245 enterprises and one of the key themes of the report is the evolving role of AP and that is the focus of today’s article. The [...]

June 18, 2013 Vishal Best Practices, Research 0

Ten Benefits of a High Performing Procure-to-Pay Program

Ten Benefits of a High Performing Procure-to-Pay Program

The results of Best-in-Class organizations show that an investment in Procure-to-Pay (P2P) can pay large dividends, while the relentless pressure on bottom-line performance makes a P2P investment all, but necessary, for most groups. Yet, the speed and level of returns from a P2P initiative can and do vary widely. Competing short-term initiatives from distinct organizations [...]

June 28, 2012 Vishal Process 0