Don't Make Exceptions for Exceptions

Posted by Daniel Hartis on Jul 28, 2015 8:00:00 AM

In the recently released “ePayables 2015: Higher Ground,” Ardent Partners surveyed 175 leaders in the accounts payable and finance industry.

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Where’s the Market? AP Benchmarks

Posted by Daniel Hartis on Jul 27, 2015 1:17:00 PM

For better or worse, in our profession or in our personal lives, we all like to compare ourselves to others. We do this sometimes as a validation that we’re on the right track, and other times as a means of motivating ourselves to do better.

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The Power of a Network

Posted by Daniel Hartis on Jul 22, 2015 8:00:00 AM

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How to Optimize Your Working Capital with Automation

Posted by Daniel Hartis on Jul 21, 2015 8:00:00 AM

When most companies first decide to automate, they set their sights on reducing costs by eliminating paper from their AP process. This is one of the main reasons most people automate in the first place, and since the results are practically immediate this plan of attack makes perfect sense.

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Top AP Challenges in 2015

Posted by Daniel Hartis on Jul 20, 2015 8:00:00 AM

In our last two posts, we wrote about what many AP professionals listed as top priorities going into 2016, and the drivers that our shaping those priorities.

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Mind Shift: Internal and External Drivers Shaping AP Leaders' Priorities

Posted by Daniel Hartis on Jul 15, 2015 8:00:00 AM

In our last post, we looked at how priorities are shifting for AP departments that aspire not just to reduce costs, but to better use data and collaborate with vendors and suppliers.

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Get Your AP Priorities in Order for 2016

Posted by Daniel Hartis on Jul 14, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Right now, we’re about halfway through the year, right between New Year’s past and New Year’s future. Seven months ago, many of us made resolutions. Some were personal, others professional. Some might still be in place, and others – as they are prone to do – fell by the wayside.

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We Have To Talk: AP & Procurement

Posted by Daniel Hartis on Jul 13, 2015 8:00:00 AM

What is your AP department’s relationship with procurement?

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Taking AP to the Next Level

Posted by Daniel Hartis on Jul 8, 2015 8:00:00 AM

In our last post, we talked about how getting rid of the “paper avalanche” is the first step in reaching what Ardent Partners calls higher ground.

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The Evolving Role of AP within Organizations

Posted by Daniel Hartis on Jul 6, 2015 8:00:00 AM

What are the main problems and challenges facing accounts payable? According to a recent report by Ardent Partners entitled “ePayables 2015: Higher Ground,” most organizations cited issues like exceptions, lack of matching information, lack of visibility into data and high invoice processing costs as just a few of the biggest challenges they are facing.

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