Lavante’s Joe Flynn named to The Institute of Financial Operations Board of Directors

The Institute of Financial Operations has named its new board of directors for 2014. Board members beginning terms in 2014 are: Joe Flynn, founder and chief strategy officer of Lavante Inc., who will serve as vice chair, sponsor development Desiree Clayton, accounts payable director at Nordstrom Inna Le Guen, head of procurement center of expertise [...]

Lavante to Host Ask the AP Experts Sessions at Fusion 2012

IFO Fusion 2012 is just around the corner.  Lavante is planning a lively, event-filled presence this year, adding a new feature to our booth presence which we call Ask the Experts.  We have invited a host of AP industry experts who will be available at our booth to facilitate a discussion around a variety of AP-related [...]

Lavante and Basware Launch 2012 Future of AP Seminar Series in Houston, Texas

On Thursday, February 16, we were happy to co-host the first of a our Future of AP: Five Top Changes Coming to AP lunch & learn series in Houston, Texas.  We had a record turnout, with a great cross section of companies represented – across industries and size of organization.  As usual, the session offered [...]

How One Healthcare Provider Applied Lavante to Clean Up Vendor File and Drive Recovery Dollars – Recapping a Recent Industry Conference Session

Last month at the IFO’s HPAS conference I had the pleasure of co-presenting a session with Jennifer Barnett, former AP Manager of Summa Health and current AP Manager for Walmart Foundation.  The session, entitled Moving Beyond Manual Processes to Improve AP Efficiencies, focused on how while at Summa Health, Jennifer had worked to move away [...]

Benefiting from a Prescription for Clean Data: A Case Study

A recent case study developed by Spend Matters details  how a North American and global procurement organization for a top five pharmaceutical company applied a defined exercise and solution implementation from Lavante to discover where it had excess risk exposure, lack of policy compliance, over payments and other cost driving issues. The procurement organization, which [...]

New Resources and Best Practices Advice: Lavante In The News

Word is spreading like wildfire. Articles featuring best practices and tips on credit recovery from Lavante have been hitting the streets over the past two months. If you are looking for some expert advice on how best to put dollars back to your bottom line, the following articles may give you the valuable insight you [...]

Lavante Panel Prompts Lively Discussion Centered on Statement Audits & Supplier Portals at the IFO Toronto Conference

Earlier this month it was my pleasure to moderate a very lively and insightful panel at the Institute of Financial Operations' conference in Toronto, Canada. Lavante hosted the panel discussion, bringing together leaders from the AP community representing The Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, Lafarge North America, RIM, and Telus. Panelists focused on Transforming AP [...]

Insights About the Future of 1099 Issues in Financial Operations Matters

I was happy to see the article by Diane Sears in the latest issue of Financial Operations Matters, Is 1099 Issue Dead or just Resting? which focused on the continuing 1009 reporting dilemma. Although the heated debate over this issue has died down after the repeal of the reporting requirements tied to the health care [...]

IAPP is now “The IFO” (The Institute of Financial Operations)

Typically, you might prefer not to be institutionalized, but a couple thousand people saw it differently last month in Orlando at FUSION 2011. The association formerly known as IAPP, and more recently known as IAPP/IARP/NAPP/TAWPI, finally settled in on a new and decidedly simpler name – “The Institute of Financial Operations” (The IFO). During his [...]

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IAPP Fusion 2011 Delivered AP Thought Leadership – From 1099 Reporting and Statement Audit Best Practices to Innovative Technology and Team Building

This year’s Fusion (May 8-11 in Orlando, FL) began with the announcement of the association’s name change from IAPP to the Institute of Financial Operations (IFO) – which was exciting news for everyone present at the conference. The conference then fulfilled on its promise to present thought-provoking sessions along with ample opportunity to network with AP and Shared Services professionals.