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Chasing the E-Invoicing Dream: New Glenbrook Research

Companies of all sizes have adopted accounts payable (AP) automation solutions, yet recent IAPP-TAWPI and Glenbrook research reveals that e-invoicing benefits remain elusive. Semantics Electronic invoicing, or e-invoicing, means different things to different people, and much depends on the context. There are solutions that cater to accounts receivable, focused on enabling efficient creation and delivery […]


All Eyes on Receivables and Payables due to the Credit Crunch

From Since the credit-crisis began to hit its crescendo in mid-September, CFOs at companies of all sizes have been paying ever closer attention to the cash streaming through their businesses and keeping careful watch on their suppliers' credit terms and their customers' viability. No one wants to see the current credit freeze among wary […]


Procure-to-Pay Best Practices (VISA & Deloitte)

VISA Commercial partnered with Deloitte Consulting to conduct the 2008 Global Procure-to-Pay and Commercial Card Best Practices Study. This is an refresh of earlier research. Previously identified and still relevant best practices include: Implementing an automated end-to-end financial process; Using supplier relationship management tools; Incorporating full data integration to provide enhanced reporting and spend analytics; […]


Citi to Whitelabel Ariba EIPP Solution

From Bank Technology News: Ariba, a spend management solutions firm, has agreed to a first-ever private-label agreement for its invoice and payments technology with Citi’s Global Transaction Services unit. Citi plans to integrate Ariba with its own e-payment and supplier finance offerings. Those programs include Citi’s recently launched purchase card program and connectivity to major […]


GTNews: Finding Extra Value in AP

This week GTNews explores opportunities to add value through Accounts Payable (AP) automation. We explored this topic in depth at the recent B2B workshop and featured many of the vendors that submitted articles on the topic to GTNews (including Bottomline and Ariba). The Topsy-Turvy World of EIPP: Embraced by Payables FunctionsNancy Atkinson, Aite GroupThis article […]


Business Drivers for Payment Automation (TAWPI Conference)

[I am in Las Vegas for the TAWPI Payments in Transition conference – these are my notes from one of the sessions. An index of all of the sessions and links to the rest of my notes is here. – EMc] Business Drivers for Payment AutomationAndrew Pery, Chief Marketing Officer, Kofax [program blurb] Over the […]


SunTrust Launches Enterprise Spend Platform for Commercial Card Management

Two commercial card posts in a row… SunTrust (a VISA corporate card issuer) announced today the launch of its Enterprise Spend Platform for commercial card management. There are five modules, allowing companies flexibility in implementing and scaling the solution to meet their needs. Statement Manager allows clients to view and act on detailed statementsfor SunTrust […]