Monthly Archives: September 2015


An Expert Discussion on Supplier Portals!

Wow... just... wow. You know how when film critics are talking about movies they say, "If you see only one movie all summer... make sure to watch 'blah blah blah.'"  Well I have to make the same claim for the Supplier Portal webinar from yesterday.  If you sit through only one webinar all year long, [...]

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

What I’ve Learned: The True Impact of Supplier Information in P2P

As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information. – Benjamin Disraeli Over the course of the past 15+ years, I have focused my career efforts towards ensuring organizations leverage the best possible information as they manage their procurement, accounts payable, supply chain, and compliance functions. [...]

By | September 25th, 2015|Categories: Lavante|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

PayStream Recognizes Lavante with “Excellence Award” for Supplier Information Management!

A huge thank you to Henry Ijams and the entire staff of PayStream Advisors for hosting such a fantastic P2P Summit last week at the InterContinental Hotel in New Orleans' French Quarter! For those that do not know, PayStream Advisors is one of the premier providers (in the P2P space) of trusted research, in-depth consulting, [...]

Preventing Vendor Fraud

There is no getting around the risk of Fraud.  The threat is pervasive in the American workplace where - as my colleague Josh Morrison pointed out in a blog last month - the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners estimates that fraud costs organizations about 7% of annual revenues.  That's nearly a Trillion Dollars!  One of [...]

By | September 15th, 2015|Categories: Lavante|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

How do Profit Recovery and Supplier Information Management fit together?

How do Profit Recovery and Supplier Information Management fit together? Lavante is the leading provider of on-demand solutions for Profit Recovery and Supplier Information Management (or "SIM"), but until our firm started tying the two products together they had never been united into the same product suite. For Lavante, Profit Recovery and SIM work hand-in-hand [...]

By | September 2nd, 2015|Categories: Lavante|0 Comments