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Download our Latest White Paper: Demystifying Supplier Portals

There has been a lot of talk lately about supplier portals and Supplier Information Management (SIM), but there is still much confusion among buyers. Many questions remain as to why vendor portals are important, what to look for, and how to shop. In fact, if you ask five people what a supplier portal does, you may likely get five [...]

By | October 5th, 2016|Categories: Supplier Portals|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The Stockdale Paradox & Supplier Portals

I was recently speaking with my colleague Josh Morrison (who heads up our client consulting practice at Lavante) about the state of Supplier Portals. During the conversation I relayed some of the raw commentary I received in the wake of a recent webinar, "Why are there so many Supplier Portals?" In the lead up to that presentation, during the event in the chat box, and immediately following it, I received more commentary based on that material than I had ever previously received from any other presentation topic.

FREE WEBINAR: The Costs of Poor Supplier Data

Join us on March 29th at 10:00 AM PT for an expert webinar on data quality and the costs associated with bad supplier data. The quality of your supplier data is absolutely critical to the success of your organization.  In a 2015 Deloitte survey of over 200 CPO's across the globe 67% stated that poor [...]

Financial Impacts of Statement Auditing

Blog Series:  Lavante Guide to Optimizing Supplier Statement Auditing by Josh Morrison In this four part blog series, Josh Morrison of Lavante lends his insights from over twenty years of experience working as: a global head in the P2P suite for a multi-billion dollar enterprise; a highly regarded industry consultant; and a Senior Solution Expert [...]

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 [...]

Do you really know how FATCA affects your business?!

Very proud to announce a new Lavante White Paper presented by our friends at IOFM and TAPN and authored by myself and Joe Flynn of Lavante as well as Kelli Wooten of Markit/CTI.  This latest educational white paper offers a deep dive exploration of how an enterprise can become compliant with FATCA standards in 2015/16. [...]

Control Your Supplier Information

Thanks to our good friends at the Institute of Financial Operations for giving me an opportunity to  write a piece in their magazine about a topic that I am quite passionate about - Supplier Information Management!  This article ran in the Q3 2015 edition of FinancialOps and they have been gracious enough to allow Lavante [...]

The 3 Pillars of Managing your Vendor Master File

Today, we are releasing a free Lavante White Paper entitled "3 Pillars Maturity Model - Managing your Vendor Master File" to recap our three-part Webinar series from this summer.  With an emphasis on Supplier Information Management and Vendor Master File excellence, the series hit a nerve and drove nearly a 1000 downloads and views!  Understanding how relevant [...]

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, [...]

Exploring Fraud in the P2P Environment

All Companies Suffer from Fraud Companies of all sizes across all industries are at risk of fraud from internal and external sources.  One asset in particular that suffers significantly from the risk of fraud is the master vendor file.  For most companies, the population of vendors and suppliers is so massive, complex, and multi-faceted that [...]