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How to Free Accounts Payable from Tactical Work
Accounts Payable (AP) managers often lament how they’re viewed by their executive team: "We aren’t seen as strategic to the business!"  In most cases, AP is so bogged down with administrative tasks – validation of invoice data, chasing down approvals, and manual matching of invoices to purchase orders…Read blog post
Are you feeling nostalgic for the days when your worst nightmare was failing to close the books on time? Today, as finance leaders in a volatile world filled with unprecedented risks – Trade wars, Brexit, political and currency concerns, cyber threats, and failing to keep up with digital transformation –…Read blog post
A company was charged for an unauthorized $30,000 squirrel hunting trip. You read that right – squirrel hunting. A logistics company unknowingly paid a supplier that didn’t exist to maintain infrastructure that didn’t exist. The AP team at a technology company received an invoice for goods never purchased.…Read blog post
For the past 20 years, I have been a passionate evangelist for e-invoicing, which may seem like an odd thing to feel passionate about. One of the reasons is that I’ve been involved since the very beginning. I was working as a technical writer on documentation for mechanical types of…Read blog post
  • November 13, 2018
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  • Adam Alphin and Rajiv Ramachandran
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  • Finance & AP
In the consumer world, paying for a purchase is simple. You select what you want to buy, hand over the money to the seller, get a receipt for your records (or these days maybe not) and you’re done. In business though, payment is at the tail end of a…Read blog post