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How is Recovery Auditing Just Like Halloween?

It is that time of year again... Halloween! In just a couple weeks, millions of children between the ages of 3 and 13 (and well beyond) will be dressing up as their favorite monster or princess or who-knows-what and scouring their respective neighborhoods to maximize their candy accumulation. During my youth, my friends and I [...]

By | October 13th, 2016|Categories: Recovery Audit|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Great Blog Post on AP Now & Tomorrow

You can count on Mary Schaeffer to make complex things simple and to make simple things profound. She posted a great article on her blog this week related to Credit Memos and why so many credit memos go unrealized.  This is a nice discussion adding a little more oomph into her one-woman crusade for making the [...]

Profit Recovery & Easter?

What do Profit Recovery Firms and The Easter Bunny have in common? When I was young on Easter morning my parents used to hide plastic eggs around the house with little surprises in them. Some eggs had candy. Some eggs contained dental floss in them (I didn’t care for those eggs so much) and some [...]

Building a Case for Vendor File Mangement

Over the years of doing webinars about Vendor File Management, I have been shocked by how much feedback these presentations have generated.  One of the most intriguing topics from these webinars was how to build a case for a vendor file management program.  Although it may require time on your part, the most effective way [...]

By | September 2nd, 2014|Categories: Recovery Audit, Supplier Information Management|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Vendor Statement Audit – A Best Practice for AP Departments (Part 2 of 2)

In part one of this blog we discussed how the traditional approach to vendor statement auditing recovers only up to $100,000 per every $1B audited annual whereas a proper statement audit should recover 5-10X that amount.  In this blog I would like to discuss how and why Lavante is able to hit those much higher numbers. Lavante [...]

Vendor Statement Audit – A Best Practice for AP Departments (Part 1 of 2)

Since the beginning of the recovery audit industry, traditional firms have focused their attention on client AP data to perform recovery reviews.  Statement auditing (the practice of collecting and reviewing supplier AR records) required a different process than a client-side review.  Due to manual labor and outreach requirements, traditional firms review only a small subset [...]

Recovery Auditing Misconception #4

Recovery Auditing Misconception #4:   I don't have the time or resources to support this process The Short Answer: It takes very little of your time or resources to support a Lavante recovery audit.  All you need do is send a basic vendor file and dedicate one employee for typically an hour per week. How is [...]

Recovery Auditing Misconception #3 of 4

Recovery Auditing Misconception #3:  Profit Recovery is not a current Priority and I can afford to wait. The Short Answer You may not be aware of it, but credits age and disappear over time. Once gone, they can’t be recovered. Our results show that delaying Lavante’s review could cost your company $62,500 per month for every [...]

Recovery Auditing Misconceptions #2 of 4

Recovery Auditing Misconceptions #2 of 4:  I already have a recovery auditor so I cannot use Lavante now. The Short Answer The Lavante Profit Recovery product is complementary to alternative recovery solutions.  Whether you are currently engaged with another provider, wrapping up an engagement, or planning to engage in the near future, Lavante’s unique offering [...]

Recovery Auditing Misconceptions #1 of 4

Recovery Auditing Misconception #1 of 4:  There aren't enough recoveries to justify the effort The short answer: You don’t know what you don’t know. Especially if you don’t, or can’t look. Often, companies that we speak with have been underwhelmed by the volume of recoveries that traditional profit recovery firms have identified in the past, [...]