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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 [...]

Scrubbing Your Supplier Database

Your Supplier Database contains the data that is the foundation of most of you day-to-day purchasing decisions.  Regular scrubbing is not only a best practice for you and your team, but it is a necessary process if you hope to optimize your core enterprise functions. There’s plenty of room for improvements in this field. Without [...]

Garbage in, Garbage out: The Importance of a Clean VMF

When it comes to eating healthy, one adage stands above all else: "You are what you eat." As a kid, it manfests as health class trying to preach the virtues of salads right before the lunch room serves you fried chicken and mashed potatoes. As adults, the never ending battle between our taste buds and [...]

Data Quality from the Front Lines

As the "Data Quality" conversation continues to gain more momentum, we are constantly on the lookout for research and other various bits of data that help to quantify the full scope of the problem.  Really... we need to know this!  "How much is bad data costing our organizations?"  We need to understand the scope of [...]

Lavante Inc. and Estuate Partner to Automate Supplier Management with Oracle ERP Systems

Technology partnership speeds up onboarding of new suppliers while enabling real-time changes to the vendor master file San Jose, CA and Sunnyvale, CA – September 4, 2013 – Lavante Inc., the leading provider of SaaS-based supplier management and profit recovery solutions, and Estuate, a global IT services company and Oracle Gold Partner, today announced a technology [...]

Lavante Enhances Compliance and Risk Management Capabilities for Leading SaaS Supplier Management Application

Lavante SIM™ upgrade adds new workflow approval process, audit trail and e-Signature capabilities  SAN JOSE, CA– August 19, 2013 – Lavante Inc., the leading provider of on-demand supplier management and profit recovery solutions, today announced the availability of enhanced compliance and risk management capabilities in Lavante SIM™, the industry’s most comprehensive application to collect and validate supplier [...]

Supplier Information management Spotlighted by the Sourcing Innovation blog

Lavante Connect is one of the more powerful, and more streamlined, supplier information self-management solutions on the market. In the Lavante Connect solution, the supplier is walked-through the 3 to 5-step process of completing their profile and is updated with respect to their progress, and percentage of work remaining, after each step.

Vendor File Management | Collect W9 | OFAC Screening | Insurance Certification Collection | Diversity Tracking | Supplier Onboarding | USPS Validation

Join CEO, Joe Flynn of Lavante as he interviews both Jeff Ulanoski, former Rite Aid Director of AP and Jeff Wiest, former AP Manager at Tyco Electronics on the state of Vendor Management. Find out the benefits of using technology to: Collect W9s Screen OFAC Lists Validate Insurance Certificates Validate Diversity Status Manage Supplier Onboarding Validate USPS Addresses Manage your Vendor File More...

Automatically Requesting and Collecting Certificates of Insurance from your Suppliers

Requesting, collecting and managing the expiration of insurance certificates is an important process for any organization. Lavante SIM has the ability to request up to date Insurance certificates from all of your suppliers. The application will automatically store the documentation that are collected and provide for automated work flow to follow up with suppliers when the Insurance certificate has expired.

IRS form W9 Instructions and Printable Download

Collection of IRS federal tax form W9 does not have to be so painful. Watch this short video to see how you and your organization can Request, Collect and Automatically validate the TIN numbers with the IRS using the new Lavante Supplier Information Management System.