Dynamic Discounting: It’s Time to Start Earning Accolades

It’s tough to work in an office that gets little respect. The triumphs of other departments like Sales or Research and Development get trumpeted throughout the company: their accomplishments are palpable and highly visible, and they even get plaques, trophies, … Read More

Vendor Portal: Teaming Up with Vendors in Real Time

We all like to think we have an excellent relationship with each vendor we work with. We’re happy that they supply what we need, and they’re thrilled to have the business. But as anyone who’s run into glitches in the … Read More

Bringing Inner Peace to Your AP Department

It’s a tough world. Inner peace is hard to find, especially in the workplace. Razor thin profit margins, quickly changing technology and offshore competition all add to the stress of trying to keep your business afloat. In this climate, how … Read More

Accounts Payable Secret: Fear Not the Demo

In this post, I want to talk about that little Accounts Payable secret all you AP managers out there have been keeping. You know it’s time to get away from paper invoices. You know AP automation is the way forward. … Read More

Productivity vs. Productive Effort: What’s the Difference?

I was reading a blog recently about the virtues and vices of productivity tools. The post took on the numerous apps and platforms available to make you more productive. To-do lists, date organizers, daily reminders, for example. It seems custom … Read More

Smooth and Efficient Accounts Payable Automation

Modern business practices are complex. Anyone who has been employed by, or worked closely with, a large corporation can tell you there are many cogs in the machine. Those cogs need to turn with as little resistance as possible to … Read More

How to Pitch Your Request for AP Automation

“Can we talk?” There they are, the three words you dread saying. After spending hours researching the benefits of accounts payable automation, you’ve decided it’s time to sell it to your superior. As AP Director of your company there’s a … Read More

How AP Automation Makes Audits Less Stressful

Audit. That “A” word. Ever notice how just the sight or sound of it makes you feel? It’s like nails scraping on a blackboard. It shouldn’t be. If your accounts payable department is running on all cylinders, it can be … Read More

Best in Class- Is Your AP Department There?

Time costs money; best in class level efficiency saves both. In the business world, this isn’t just a mantra for motivation. It’s a cold, hard fact that companies deal with every single day. In order to compete in the modern … Read More

OCR ≠ AP Automation

We all know the story of the guy who bought a do-it-yourself plumbing kit, thinking he’d save a little cash. Thousands of dollars in damage later, he admitted he should’ve sprung for a professional in the first place. That guy … Read More

Hey AP: Time to Shake Off Your Ball-and-Chain Image

Reading a recent APP2PNetwork white paper, I was struck by how little respect accounts payable departments across America get. Citing an Institute of Finance and Management (IOFM) AP Key Performance Indicators Study, accounts payable “topped the lists as the most … Read More

Zen and the Art of Retailer Therapy

Ever heard the term “retail therapy”? Shopping to improve one’s mood, give oneself a mental and emotional boost, improve one’s outlook. Shoppers swear by it. So, how about some retail therapy for retailers?  Retailers do more shopping than just about … Read More

Restaurant Automation Belongs in the Office, Too

Automation is reaching the restaurant industry in ways never dreamed of twenty years ago. Electronic menus. Order kiosks. Online reservations. Pre-ordering. All of these digital contributions lead to faster, more streamlined customer service and fewer order mistakes. What a great … Read More

Manufacturers Can Profit from a Retooled AP Department

In the modern global economy, it’s no surprise that manufacturers are looking for an edge over the competition. Staying competitive means containing costs with streamlined production processes for aggressive pricing and better response to demand. All without impacting product quality. … Read More

Airlines Fly Higher with Accounts Payable Automation

The airline industry has experienced a lot of changes these past twenty years. Rising costs, government regulation, and periods of passenger decline have all but grounded the fleet at times. When these concerns came to a head in the early … Read More