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Improving the End-to-End Purchase to Pay Process

Introduction By definition, dramatically changing or reengineering a process requires looking at the entire process from end-to-end, and not focusing only on parts of a process that reside within a functional area or within a department.  The challenge often comes … Continue reading

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Implementing a Global Accounts Payable Help Desk

Introduction Simplifying and streamlining Accounts Payable processes is best accomplished with multiple approaches that are closely coordinated and prioritized.  For example, while getting electronic invoices from suppliers might be achievable for a large percentage of your production related invoice volume, … Continue reading

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Implementing a Global Accounts Payable Portal

Introduction The concept of self-service technology for Shared Service processes has been around for decades, with the greatest penetration for Employee Services applications for the creation, updating, and distribution of employee related information, with other efforts related to call center … Continue reading

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Impact of COVID-19 on the Accounts Payable Process

Introduction A few weeks ago, Shared Services organizations were comparing approaches for responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, and this week Peeriosity will facilitate a panel discussion with Peeriosity members on a Peeriosity PeercastTM featuring leading member companies sharing ideas and … Continue reading

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Charging for New Vendors to Influence Behavior

Introduction To create an efficient and low-cost process for Accounts Payable, standardization and new technology tools can only get you so far.  The biggest factors tend to be the quality of the inputs to the process, including clean processes and … Continue reading

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Gaining Control Over the Duplicate Payment Issue

Introduction A key part of any Accounts Payable control structure is the ability to minimize duplicate payments.  Even with all the integrated controls of the major ERP systems, companies continue to find it necessary to supplement ERP functionality with other … Continue reading

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Experiences in Outsourcing Purchase-to-Pay Process Areas

Introduction As external service providers continue to improve their service offerings, more companies are including outsourcing as an important part of their overall strategy for Purchase-to-Pay.  With the significant introduction of Intelligent Automation at many outsourcing providers, their capabilities have … Continue reading

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Using Evaluated Receipts Settlement in P2P

Introduction Many are familiar with the book, Reengineering the Corporation, by Hammer and Champy, published in 1993, that cited Ford Motor Company’s ability to eliminate 75% of their AP staff by implementing Evaluated Receipts Settlement (ERS) as an example of … Continue reading

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Starting the Clock on Payment Terms

Introduction Making improvements to working capital or cash flow requires a clear understanding of the details for current work processes, including fundamentals that include when payment terms begin, and the frequency and timing of payment runs.  For example, saying your … Continue reading

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Administering One-Time Payments to Non-Vendors

Introduction In the world of Accounts Payable processing for large companies with billions in annual revenue, streamlining processes and eliminating complexity wherever possible is critical.  In some cases, the efforts required don’t seem to be justified based on the nature … Continue reading

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