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Finance  // Posts tagged as "Finance"

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, this...

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Pumping the Brakes on Blockchain for Procurement

Blockchain, like artificial intelligence, machine learning, and cognitive technology, is one of the hottest buzzwords in the tech industry today, and the excitement has spread to supply management. In fact, Blockchain was a major topic at SAP Ariba LIVE in Las Vegas in March, particularly since SAP Ariba has joined the Blockchain gang and is endeavoring to bring it...

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What is Blockchain for Procurement?

Blockchain, along with artificial intelligence, machine learning, and cognitive technology, is one of the hottest buzzwords in the software and technology industry today, and its notoriety has spread to the procurement and supply management industry. Blockchain was one of the main topics of discussion at SAP Ariba LIVE in Las Vegas last month, particularly since SAP Ariba has...

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ePayables 2016: What are AP’s Process Improvement Priorities in 2016?

Editor’s Note: Today’s article is a sneak peek into the findings from Ardent Partners’ latest AP research report, “ePayables 2016: Eyes on Prize,” available for download here. Throughout June and July, CPO Rising will feature several articles highlighting key discussion points from the new report. The accounts payable (“AP”) team is now positioned to evolve...

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Upcoming Webinar: How AP Departments Can Maximize ROI and Efficiencies in 2016

2016 has proven to be transformative for many accounts payable (“AP”) teams. AP departments have positioned themselves as strategic business partners that can increase efficiencies and make an impact on business operations far beyond AP’s traditional sphere of influence. AP teams interested in moving to a higher level of performance must garner the support of...

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UPCOMING WEBINAR: Unlocking Cash with Supply Chain Finance

As businesses continue to eliminate manual- and paper-based processes from the front-end of the accounts payable (“AP”) function, attention has turned to streamlining and driving more value from the payment phase of the ePayables Framework. Beyond increasing the number of suppliers that accept payment electronically instead of via paper check, there are a few innovative...

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Five AP Metrics that Matter

Building a business case for accounts payable (“AP”) automation is a critical part of transforming the invoice management process. Without a detailed business case that can convince stakeholders to invest in automating the AP function, the unit will remain beholden to time-intensive manual processes that drain enterprise resources. Understanding current AP performance is crucial to...

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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 it only...

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Webinar! It Pays to Pay Electronically: What Does Paperless Mean to You?

For many in Procurement and Accounts Payable, going paperless cuts out a lot of the pain associated with manual processing. ePayments are often described as a digital easy button. But not so quick – unfortunately, getting suppliers to accept your electronic payments can be a struggle. As organizations expand their capabilities in Procure to Pay...

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SAP Ariba Live Case Study: What AbbVie’s Spend Data “Tells” It

On Day 1 of SAP Ariba’s annual user conference, SAP Ariba Live 2016 in Las Vegas, the Ardent Partners analyst team sat in on a presentation entitled, Spend Analysis: What Your Data is Telling You and Why It’s Worth Listening. For more than an hour, several presenters from the pharmaceutical and energy/utilities industries shared very familiar pain points,...

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