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November 7, 2019

Transforming Finance’s Impact Through Automated P2P

Transforming Finance’s Impact Through Automated P2P

“The transformation of the finance function into a catalyst for growth starts with CFOs having more influence in areas that have broader consequences for the business.”

— Institute of Finance & Management (IOFM)

Procure-to-pay (P2P) technologies are often most closely associated with the first P in their name: procure. At the same time, the efficiency of an enterprise’s payment processes have more of an impact on its growth rate than the efficiency of its purchasing processes. And it is finance – not procurement – whose ability to deliver against performance objectives is improved the most when payments are streamlined, and hampered when they are not.

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October 29, 2019

October DetermiNews: Monthly Review of S2P & CLM

October DetermiNews: Monthly Review of S2P & CLM

Being SupplierCentric: A look back at a month of resources.

Approaching supplier relationships the same way as customer relationships is the easiest path to building trust and long-term shared value. Constant communication, a focus on process automation and transparency are all key to getting your supplier relationships to a place where they can do your organization the most good. And vice versa. Continue Reading

October 24, 2019

Here’s Looking at You, Risk.

Here’s Looking at You, Risk.

All risk requires an enterprise-wide perspective.

It is consistently amazing how the conversation about a broad topic like risk is dependent on the individuals involved, and more often than not will generally be focused on specific aspects like contract management, for instance.

In fact, digging deeper into the subject with colleagues and customers, it’s surprising that a majority of what’s been written on risk in a corporate setting narrowly focuses on digital security and compliance in the context of governance, risk and compliance (GRC).

But, as a source-to-pay organization, the question has to be “What about third-party exposure?”

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October 22, 2019

Reviewing Third-Party Financial Statements? Watch Out for These Red Flags

Reviewing Third-Party Financial Statements? Watch Out for These Red Flags

By Tom Rogers. A version of this blog was published on Vendor Centric.

Every company knows that auditing third-party financial statements is an important piece of their due diligence. Financial statements are an endlessly valuable fact finding resource. After all, numbers don’t lie. In many instances, however, reviewers are uncertain what exactly it is they’re looking for. Getting ready to conduct an audit? Here’s a guide to the primary components of an audited financial statement as well as four red flags to watch for.

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October 17, 2019

3 Things P2P Pros Need to Know About AI

3 Things P2P Pros Need to Know About AI

Eliminating the Fear of AI.

As procurement professionals across the globe embrace the Digital Transformation and all of the changes that come with it, it would be remiss not to mention the hesitancy and scepticism that P2P pros also experience when it comes to certain advanced technologies — in particular, artificial intelligence (AI). An unfounded fear looms over this forward-thinking automation, with workers and industries alike suspecting that AI will eliminate entirely the need for a human workforce. However, a recent webinar sponsored by Corcentric reveals just the opposite. The webinar, 3 Things P2P Pros Need to Know About AI, defines artificial intelligence, breaks down its specific capabilities and uncovers the key benefits it provides to procurement.

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October 10, 2019

Procurement Uses AP Automation to Build a Culture of Collaboration with Suppliers

Procurement Uses AP Automation to Build a Culture of Collaboration with Suppliers

Your business can rise or fall based on the relationships you build with your customers. But are you ignoring the other essential relationships…the ones with your suppliers?

Collaboration has become a key component for success in a business environment that is increasingly global. Collaboration leads to transparency into transactions and trust between stakeholders.

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October 8, 2019

Poor AP Processes Open the Floodgate to Fraud

Poor AP Processes Open the Floodgate to Fraud

This blog originally appeared on Strategic Sourceror.

In June, it was reported that LOT Polish Airlines, the main airline of Poland, paid 2.5 million PLN (US$685,000) to scammers last year that sent a fraudulent invoice for a monthly aircraft payment. It appears that the invoice also had amended payment details which enabled the transaction. LOT paid the amount to a Cyprus bank account and it was immediately transferred to an account in Asia. They were able to recover about 30% of it, costing them $500,000. Continue Reading

October 2, 2019

Transformational ROI: Why Your Suppliers Should Embrace E-invoicing

Transformational ROI: Why Your Suppliers Should Embrace E-invoicing

Conversation with Reginald Peterson, Director of Supply Management Programs at Corcentric.

If you have been working under the assumption that digital transformation will solve all of your problems and catapult your company into leadership status, consider this: an email with an invoice attached to it is “digital.” That invoice still has to be manually sent, received and entered into another system for approval and payment. Despite being digital, this invoicing process is labor intensive, risky and inefficient. Hardly transformative, is it?

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September 26, 2019

September DetermiNews: Monthly Review of S2P & CLM

September DetermiNews: Monthly Review of S2P & CLM

From the CFO perspective: A look back at September resources.

DetermiNews this month was all about looking at source-to-pay, procure-to-pay, sourcing and contract management from the unique vantage point of the CFO. Finance is integral to every area of an organization, and that gives the CFO and financial teams a birds-eye view of everything going on at all times. No wonder the role is changing, with an increasing share of responsibility, added reporting structures and influence.

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