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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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Effective Strategies to Enhance AP’s Relationship with Internal Customers

Introduction Developing a solid relationship with key internal customers, such as Procurement, Finance, and IT, is important for the long-term success of any Accounts Payable organization.  During a recent Peeriosity PeercastTM, we looked at the experiences of one of our … Continue reading

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Effective Accounts Payable Audits & Controls to Combat Fraud

Introduction With the significant amount of fraud risk associated with the Accounts Payable process, having the proper controls and audit program in place is key to the overall health of this critical function.  While there are both internal and external … Continue reading

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Driving Up Usage Levels for Electronic Supplier Payments

Introduction A variety of electronic payment options for suppliers have been around for a number of years now, but a significant percentage of vendor payments are still made by paper check.  This is especially true in North America, which tends … Continue reading

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Improving Accounts Payable Processing Efficiency Through OCR Technology

Introduction Even though Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology has been readily available for several decades now, a significant number of the major companies in the world do not currently utilize it.  With the recent advances in this technology, which have … Continue reading

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