Dynamic Discounting

In my very unscientific research I have come to discover that Dynamic Discounting is all the rage, but that doesn't exactly mean people are doing it.  During the "Changing Role of AP/AR" panel discussion at last Wednesday's Masters Session a number of the panelists and and brave souls from the audience spoke very openly about [...]

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


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's annual event for AP professionals is scheduled for May 9-13 just outside of Dallas, TX.  Two months remain to register and make your plans to attend.  (Lavante will be there demonstrating solutions for profit recovery, TIN management and Vendor File Management) I am impressed with IAPP's resilience in creating this event.  It is no secret that trade [...]

An Introduction and Some Thoughts on Shared Service Centers

Before I get to the heart of this post, I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself. I’m a business and financial writer who’s been covering the AP space, and have been working with Lavante for several months. I’m looking forward to weighing in here on a range of topics, and hearing your thoughts on the issues as well. Please feel free to share your thoughts and comments. Now, onto the post: If your company is like most, management continually is hunting for ways to cut costs and streamline operations. One way a growing number of firms are doing this is by establishing shared service centers (SSCs). In fact, more than half the organizations responding to the IAPP/TAWPI 2009 Document Management Benchmark Study indicated that they either plan to combine payments and document processing functions or they already have done so, as this article points out.   […]

By | March 9th, 2010|Categories: IAPP, Shared Services|Tags: , , , |0 Comments