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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

The State of ePayables 2017: The Convergence of Cash, Suppliers, and Intelligence (New Report)

The State of ePayables 2017: The Convergence of Cash, Suppliers, and Intelligence (New Report)

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 Intelligence”, which is available for download here. Over the next few weeks, this site will feature a handful of articles highlighting the key discussion points from the report. [...]

June 16, 2017 Andrew Bartolini Research, 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

Blockchain for Accounts Payable – An Introduction

Blockchain for Accounts Payable – An Introduction

In this exciting new article series, we will take a look at Blockchain and how it can be utilized as an enabler of Procure-to-Pay (P2P) and Accounts Payable (AP). In Part 1, we provide an overview of Blockchain and how it is utilized today. In the ever-evolving world of business, the role of the accounts [...]

May 25, 2017 Philip Bartolini Process, Research, Technology 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

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

Understanding the Current State of AP to Improve Future Performance

Understanding the Current State of AP to Improve Future Performance

It is a new year, and in the evolving world of business, where more organizations are automating their processes, it is a wonder why accounts payable (AP) departments lag behind other functional areas in process automation. While manual, paper-based AP processes can “work” for a business, they do not work well enough for the modern [...]

February 14, 2017 Andrew Bartolini Best Practices, Process 0