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Ben Frank

Ben Frank
Ben Frank is a creative Digital Marketing guru with a passion for getting relevant information into the hands of the people who need it the most. When he isn't researching innovative tech in the world of Finance and Accounts Payable/ Accounts Receivable, he's usually scouring the internet for the perfect cat video (he swears it's out there).

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Advantages of FinTech Accounts Receivable Automation

Written by Ben Frank | Thu, Nov 14, 2019 @ 04:30 PM |

Do you know the advantages of accounts receivable automation?

Traditionally, a bank lockbox has been used by company Accounts Receivable departments to increase convenience and efficiency.  Lockboxes have been around for decades, and much of the traditional bank lockbox's life has been utilized for capturing payment data associated with payments made by check. Commercial banks offered this service to improve the efficiency and flow of business transactions simplifying the accounts receivables collection process.

Customers leverage the Bank Lockbox to receive check payments in one consistent location

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With a new decade quickly approaching, we thought this was the perfect time to start talking about what's next for AP Automation. In this three-part series, we'll cover everything you need to know about the past, present, and future of B2B Payment Automation. So buckle up, put on your thinking cap, and get excited! The entire landscape of B2B Payments is rapidly changing, and the Payment Automation train is about to leave the station. This is your first-class ticket into the future. 

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In honor of Halloween, we'll begin today's blog post with a scary story. 

Like all great scary stories, this story is based on real events. Be warned: this story is not for the faint of heart. By the end, the thought of invoice fraud will genuinely haunt you (if it isn't haunting you already). The good news is, there are ways to ensure you don't end up in a real-life invoice fraud nightmare.

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The adage “if it ain't broke, don’t fix it” really only works in specific scenarios. It’s a good rule to follow for things like lawnmowers, cars, and electronics, but what about B2B payments? What if something is functional but not optimal? What if your current processes work okay, but they cost you precious time and resources?

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution: The Future of FinTech

Written by Ben Frank | Thu, Oct 10, 2019 @ 04:30 PM |

Financial technology, or FinTech, has been opening new avenues for electronic payments in business-to-business companies for years. Many companies have moved away from financially (and environmentally) costly paper checks to inexpensive and time-efficient payment automation, saving money in the process. Heavily depended on by investors, consultants, multinationals, startups, and entrepreneurs, FinTech exists to help solve these problems.

The technological revolution, dubbed The Fourth Industrial Revolution, has gained traffic in the corporate world by fundamentally changing the way many businesses interact with consumers. With the rise of digital currency and a surplus of investment options in payment automation technology, is the next Industrial Revolution really upon us?

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Debunking Myths about Virtual Cards in AP

Written by Ben Frank | Thu, Oct 03, 2019 @ 05:36 PM |

Original published on May 26th, 2015. Updated on October 3rd, 2019. 

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Going Green should have two meanings to the well-informed CFO, Controller and AP Manager...

By now, everyone is programmed to immediately think of the "savings" associated with electronic payments. There are many different ways of saving. You can save on costs, save on paper, save on resources, save valuable time, and help save the planet. Each as important as the next. But have you ever thought about the money you could EARN using ePayments? Let's dive into both benefits of converting fully to Electronic Payment Processing below.

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