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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

3 Ways Accounts Payable and Treasury Can Collaborate

3 Ways Accounts Payable and Treasury Can Collaborate

Accounts payable (“AP”) and treasury can and should be natural partners within the average enterprise. AP manages a significant source of cash outflows in the form of supplier payments, and treasury is tasked with managing the organization’s cash position and liquidity risk. On this point, the duties of treasury and AP neatly intersect, which makes [...]

June 16, 2016 Ardent Partners Analyst Best Practices, Research, Technology 0

3 Reasons AP is Vital to Cash Management

3 Reasons AP is Vital to Cash Management

Accounts payable (“AP”) in the modern age has the potential to become a hub of financial and operational intelligence for the greater enterprise, pushing this once back-office function into new strategic territory. Consider that every transaction that generates an invoice passes through the AP process at some point or other, as well as any supplier [...]

June 8, 2016 Ardent Partners Analyst Best Practices, Process, Solutions, Technology 0

WEBINAR: Payments New Power Couple: Treasury & AP Unite

WEBINAR: Payments New Power Couple: Treasury & AP Unite

The benefits of B2B payment automation are clear, but accounts payable (“AP”) teams often struggle to achieve any significant level of process transformation because of a combination of limited resources and a relatively low position in the enterprise. This is where treasury, a direct beneficiary of B2B payment automation, can become tremendously helpful in advocating [...]

April 20, 2016 Ardent Partners Analyst Event 0

How AP Can Affect Enterprise Working Capital

How AP Can Affect Enterprise Working Capital

Our annual “State of ePayables” research survey is now open. Your responses will help us establish the Best-in-Class metrics that readers can use to benchmark the performance of their AP operations. If you have a few minutes, I encourage you to click here and take it. Thanks in advance! Accounts payable (“AP”) has a history of [...]

April 5, 2016 Ardent Partners Analyst Process, Research, Solutions, Technology 0

Why Accounts Payable and Treasury are Natural Partners

Why Accounts Payable and Treasury are Natural Partners

The accounts payable (“AP”) team has, in recent years, taken on new importance to the enterprise as a source of financial and operational intelligence. The rich data that AP collects through the course of its normal activities can, when made available to other stakeholders, inform data-driven decision making in a variety of different cases, such [...]

March 10, 2016 Ardent Partners Analyst Best Practices, Process, Research 0

Why Managing Supplier Payments Matters

Why Managing Supplier Payments Matters

Efficiency rules in the modern business world, and cost savings are frequently one of the primary goals of executive leadership. As part of this objective to run an efficient organization, it is vital that the procure-to-pay (“P2P”) team drive as much value from their associated processes as possible. One of many ways to do this [...]

March 3, 2016 Ardent Partners Analyst Best Practices, Process, Research 0

B2B Payments 2015: How Can Treasury Benefit from Electronic Payments?

B2B Payments 2015: How Can Treasury Benefit from Electronic Payments?

Automation within the procure-to-pay (“P2P”) process has driven enterprise performance for some time; however, it is only over the last few years that there has been a significant uptick in automation initiatives that include B2B payments. In fact, our recently published research report on the topic, “The State of B2B Payments 2015: Emerging Business Value,” [...]

November 30, 2015 Andrew Bartolini Research, Solutions, Technology 0

Upcoming Webinar — Treasure Trove: The Rising Role of Treasury in AP

Upcoming Webinar — Treasure Trove: The Rising Role of Treasury in AP

The role of Treasury has shifted dramatically in the past decade, especially since the financial crisis of 2008/2009. Where Treasury once could content itself with protecting corporate assets, the new market paradigm requires the Treasurer and his or her team to focus instead on driving value from the firm’s working capital stores. To this end, [...]

July 28, 2015 Ardent Partners Analyst Best Practices, Event 0