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Lavante Panel Prompts Lively Discussion Centered on Statement Audits & Supplier Portals at the IFO Toronto Conference

Earlier this month it was my pleasure to moderate a very lively and insightful panel at the Institute of Financial Operations' conference in Toronto, Canada. Lavante hosted the panel discussion, bringing together leaders from the AP community representing The Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, Lafarge North America, RIM, and Telus. Panelists focused on Transforming AP [...]

IAPP is now “The IFO” (The Institute of Financial Operations)

Typically, you might prefer not to be institutionalized, but a couple thousand people saw it differently last month in Orlando at FUSION 2011. The association formerly known as IAPP, and more recently known as IAPP/IARP/NAPP/TAWPI, finally settled in on a new and decidedly simpler name – “The Institute of Financial Operations” (The IFO). During his [...]

By | June 10th, 2011|Categories: Industry Associations, IAPP, AP Industry, Lavante|Tags: , , |0 Comments

IAPP Coverage of Lavante Supplier Information Management – Lavante SIM

Last week Lavante got some excellent coverage by AP Matters editor Diane Sears about Lavante's Supplier Information Management product, Lavante SIM. Sears makes a number of very compelling observations about the need for SIM in the current corporate environment and she does a great job explaining how corporations that are faced with increasing TIN collection demands  can achieve [...]

IAPP FUSION YouTube

REPOST: Find IAPP FUSION 2010 videos on youtube Wow!  If you have not already seen them online, IAPP has posted a number of videos relating to FUSION 2010.  They have been professionally produced and the do a great job capturing the energy of the week long event.  Whether you were there and you want to relve the [...]

By | May 25th, 2010|Categories: IAPP|Tags: , |0 Comments

IAPP FUSION 2010 Video

Wow!  If you have not already seen them online, IAPP has posted a number of videos relating to FUSION 2010.  They have been professionally produced and the do a great job capturing the energy of the week long event.  Whether you were there and you want to relve the fun or if you missed out and [...]

By | May 25th, 2010|Categories: IAPP, AP Industry|Tags: , , |0 Comments

IAPP Masters Session – The Changing Role of AP and AR

From this blogger's perspective the Masters Session (at FUSION 2010) hit full stride during the second panel of the day, "The changing Role of AP and AR."  Moderated by Andre Hale the Director of Accounts Payable at Disney Worldwide Shared Services, this panel aimed at exploring the migration that AP professional have made in their job duties [...]

By | May 19th, 2010|Categories: IAPP, AP Industry|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

IAPP Masters Session at FUSION 2010 (part 1)

There is a wonderful story behind IAPP/TAWPI's Master's Sessions at FUSION2010... In addition to record attendance, five guided service provider tours and a blockbuster announcement about the merging of IAPP/IARP & TAWPI, FUSION 2010 also saw the introduction of a brand new track specifically designed for CFO, Controllers and Directors in Shared Services. The track [...]

Tom Bohn, IAPP FUSION Kickoff Speech

Tom Bohn absolutely "brought it" during the opening session of IAPP FUSION 2010.  I have long been a proud member of IAPP, but Tom's remarks really hit a nerve and left me feeling even better about the association.  Tom started his speech by taking us on a little trip through the five different music delivery [...]

By | May 12th, 2010|Categories: IAPP|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

IAPP/TAWPI FUSION 2010

How is next week's IAPP conference like jumping out of a plane?  Next week is IAPP's annual conference at the Gaylord Texan.  Up to 2,000 financial professionals will be living and doing business all within a 1 mile radius of each other.  An ideal petri dish for best practices, catching up with colleagues and meeting new [...]

By | May 4th, 2010|Categories: IAPP, AP Industry|Tags: , , |0 Comments

IAPP Fusion 2011 Delivered AP Thought Leadership – From 1099 Reporting and Statement Audit Best Practices to Innovative Technology and Team Building

This year’s Fusion (May 8-11 in Orlando, FL) began with the announcement of the association’s name change from IAPP to the Institute of Financial Operations (IFO) – which was exciting news for everyone present at the conference. The conference then fulfilled on its promise to present thought-provoking sessions along with ample opportunity to network with AP and Shared Services professionals. Several themes included: Tax & Compliance Issues, Automated, Comprehensive Statement Audits, Selecting & Deploying Innovative Technology, and Building a Strong Motivated AP Team.

By | May 1st, 2010|Categories: IAPP, AP Industry, Lavante|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments