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About Tom Flynn

Tom has been involved in the profit recovery and vendor file management space for over 15 years. He is an active member of IFO and serves as VP of both Silicon Valley and Sacramento chapters.

Season’s Greetings from Lavante!

The Lavante Elves have been hard at work constructing world class educational content throughout the entire year.  We thought this holiday season was a good time to look back over the work they've done in 2015 and send one last holiday gift to everyone on the "nice" list - and everyone on the "naughty" list [...]

Reflecting on 2015 at Lavante

2015 has been a dynamic year of growth for Lavante!  We have been fortunate to see a lot of progress on many different fronts.  Today we have posted a press release reflecting our successes over the last twelve months as well as a "Year in Review"  document (at right) recounting a month by month walk though [...]

Lavante Employee Interviews: Abby Ventura & Liz Bettencourt

Abby Ventura & Liz Bettencourt Lavante Customer Support Specialists Abby, Liz, What are your roles at Lavante? Abby: I started at Lavante in audit support in 2010.  About one year ago I moved into a customer support specialist role.  My responsibilities include working directly with suppliers that need help getting set up in Lavante SIM.  [...]

The “Real” Story Behind Accounts Payable Recognition Week!

Hello everybody.  We are coming to the close of another magical "Accounts Payable Recognition Week" and it got me thinking...  Why do we honor Accounts Payable professionals?  Actually, the better question is, "why have we dedicated only one single week to this celebration?"  Think about it.... On the premise that Accounts Payable (AP) is the [...]

By | October 16th, 2015|Categories: AP Industry, Lavante|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

“The Cabin” – A Fable about Data Quality and Procure-to-Pay

Have you heard the old riddle about the cabin in the woods? It goes like this:  You are alone walking through the woods and you spot a cabin in a clearing up ahead. You are tired, cold and hungry and it is getting dark.   You do not see or hear anyone in the cabin and [...]

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