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Why tax compliance is an attitude, not a role

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

Unleashing the power of the PO for payments

  • 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

The biggest problem in B2B payments isn’t payment. It’s the data

The global economy has a big problem with late business payments. Payment time now averages 66 days globally, a ten percent increase since 2008. Individual companies may feel the pain most, but delayed payments have a far-reaching negative economic impact. At a time when consumers have more and faster ways…Read blog post

Robotic Process Automation: Less than meets the eye

A couple of years ago, I went to a conference on accounts payable automation, and I saw something I hadn’t seen before: A lot of booths touting robots, robots, robots. I thought, wow, how cool is this? Will my next new colleague in AP be C3PO in a green eyeshade?…Read blog post

The biggest problem in B2B payments isn’t money. It’s data

Late business payments are slowing the global economy. Payment time now averages 66 days globally, a ten percent increase since 2008. Individual companies may feel the pain most, but delayed payments have a far-reaching negative economic impact. At a time when consumers have more and faster ways to pay than…Read blog post