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Lavante Spring 2016 Webinar Series on Data Quality

We are excited today to announce our latest Spring Thought Leadership Webinar Series on the impacts of driving high quality supplier data and supplier management! Over the next three months Lavante will deliver an expansive 5-part webinar series to better educate professionals - in and around the P2P process - on supplier management, self-service vendor [...]

Inaccurate Vendor Data Can Make Critical Corporate Initiatives Seem Foggy

Without current, accurate vendor data, a long list of corporate initiatives can be rendered unmanageable or even impossible to execute. From procure-to-pay, supplier diversity and tax compliance to strategic sourcing and social responsibility, vendor data touches multiple processes and can have a dramatic impact on priorities throughout an organization. Over the past few year, my [...]

What’s in a name? “Clients” versus “Customers”

Last week at the PayStream Innovate Conference in New Orleans, I had the opportunity to sit in on a keynote address given by William M. Cooper, Associate Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer at University of California.   Mr. Cooper is a thriving Procurement leader that has made a career as a change agent going from [...]

By | September 28th, 2015|Categories: Shared Services, Supplier Information Management, Procurement|0 Comments

Inaccurate Vendor Data Impacts Multiple Departments and Can Jeopardize Critical Corporate Initiatives

Without current, accurate vendor data, a long list of corporate initiatives can be rendered unmanageable or even impossible to execute. From procure-to-pay, supplier diversity and tax compliance to strategic sourcing and social responsibility, supplier data touches multiple processes and can have a dramatic impact on priorities throughout an organization. In my professional career, first as [...]

Supplier statement audit can provide important insights before your next sourcing decision

With the increasing pressures on the profit margins, the efficiency of the procure-to-pay (P2P) processes has been under intense scrutiny within an enterprise.  Typically, Procurement and Finance organizations manage various aspects of P2P processes.  Thus, for a successful execution of the entire P2P process, each organization needs to understand the actions and motivations of the [...]

101 Best Practices for Accounts Payable – Book Review

Mary Schaeffer has just released her newest book covering all things AP. With this new book titled 101 Best Practices for Accounts Payable Mary keeps the tradition of providing great information and great value for the reader.

AP Now and Tomorrow’s Mary Schaeffer Joins Lavante for Emerging Master Vendor File Practices and Issues Webinar

AP Now and Tomorrow's Mary Schaeffer Joins Lavante for Emerging Master Vendor File Practices and Issues Webinar

Accounts Payable Acquisition Integration – The Search For An Easy Switch

I recently noticed a post on one of the accounts payable forums that was searching for  a procedure to handle a post-acquisition integration of the accounts payable (AP)  function into a shared service center environment.  Mergers and acquisitions have become so commonplace that they hardly raise an eyebrow in the general business community.  They do, [...]

By | September 17th, 2012|Categories: Shared Services, AP Industry, Lavante|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Future of AP Lunch & Learn Series Continues for One More Week in Three Cities

The final three lunch and learn sessions focus on the top changes coming to AP in three cities, presented by Lavante, Basware and new sponsor IOFM.

By | June 18th, 2012|Categories: Shared Services, AP Industry, Lavante, IOFM|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Aligning AP and Procurement – Notes on a Recent Webinar with SharedServicesLink.com

Earlier this year, Lavante hosted a webinar with Susie West, Founder & CEO of SharedServicesLink.com, an industry community network that features an array of research and events focused on AP, procurement and shared services.  Joe Flynn, CEO & Founder of Lavante, joined Susie in this session, entitled  Four Truths Unveiled – Connecting Cause and Effect [...]

By | April 11th, 2012|Categories: Shared Services, AP Industry, Lavante, Procurement|0 Comments