Project Description

February 10, 2010 – Lavante’s Innovative Products Highlighted at the National Association of Purchasing and Payables (NAPP) Annual Conference

Lavante presenting “best practices” sessions on vendor management

San Jose – February 10, 2010 – Lavante, the leading provider of on-demand profit recovery and vendor information solutions for Fortune 1000 companies, will be demonstrating its latest on-demand profit recovery auditing, tax ID (TIN) management and vendor portal, and new recovery estimation software at the 18th Annual National Association of Purchasing and Payables Conference. Lavante and Lavante customers will also be presenting at a number of sessions and seminars during the event, held at The Marriott Resort, Marina Del Rey, California, February 14-17, 2010.

Lavante will demonstrate its on-demand Strategic Recovery, TIN Management and Vendor File Management portal, and InSight profit recovery estimation software.  The latest versions of the software help clients increase recoveries, better manage their vendor files, and prevent missed discounts and profit leakage. The TIN Management self-service vendor portal automates the process of collecting and validating tax ID numbers (TINs) with the IRS and speeds vendor on-boarding with automated OFAC (Office of Foreign Assets Control) screening and address validation with the USPS (US Postal Service). The InSight software utilizes sample data provided by a prospective client, history from Lavante’s vendor network and Lavante’s analytics to estimate recovery results and vendor file updates likely to be achieved from an audit engagement.

Ellen Porterfield from Holland America Line, Inc. will present “Approaching Recovery as a Process, Not a Project,” along with Tom Flynn, VP of marketing, at Lavante. Sherry DePew, VP of account management at Lavante, will present “Managing Your Vendor File to Maximize Profits.” DePew will also present a seminar entitled “Vendor Portals: What’s All the Buzz About?”

News Highlights 

  • Conference Demo – Lavante will offer live, real-time demonstrations of its innovative software applications at the National Association of Purchasing and Payables (NAPP) Conference in the Marriott Resort, Marina Del Rey, California, February 14-17, 2010.
  • Presentations – DePew’s seminar on vendor portals will be Sunday, February 14 at 2:00 p.m. and her session on profitably managing vendor files will be Monday, February 15, at 3:15 p.m. The session on profit recovery as a project by Porterfield of Holland America is scheduled for Tuesday, February 16 at 8:30 a.m.
  • Lavante “Tweeting” From Show – Follow real-time updates from the show floor and sessions at


“We’re pleased to be participating in this forum addressing best practices of procurement and accounts payables professionals. Effective management of vendors from on-boarding, to on-going vendor file management, to profit recovery, bridges these two groups and is a key to maximizing profits these days.”
Tom Flynn, Vice President, Marketing

About Lavante

Lavante is the leading provider of on-demand profit recovery audit software and services, and vendor information management software solutions. Lavante helps Fortune 1000 companies enhance cash flow, productivity, compliance and control. Lavante’s innovative software automates the collection and analysis of information from a company’s entire vendor community. The Strategic Recovery process combines this vendor knowledge and accounts receivable records with intelligent accounts payable audit algorithms to maximize cash recoveries. Lavante’s SaaS-based software offerings provide on-demand, real-time visibility into the audit process and automate the updating and cleansing of vendor records. For more information, visit Follow us on twitter at