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The Best of 2016: Top 12 Payments Blog Posts of the Year...


The Best of 2016: Top 12 Payments Blog Posts of the Year...

We've rounded up some of the top payment-related blog articles from 2016 for your reading pleasure — from must-attend conferences for financial pros to accounts payable problems to paper checks, ACH and payment fraud, we've got you covered. PS. If you want to remain up-to-date on what is current within your industry, make sure to click here

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#12 - Must-Attend 2017 Conferences for Financial Professionals

Are you a CFO, Controller, CIO or Accounts Payable Manager? These are the 2017 Financial Industry Conferences that you truly can't miss... Read More

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#11 - The Dangers of ACH and Wire Fraud and How It May Affect You

Being successful as a CFO or Accounts Payable manager translates into a constant venture in vigilance related to protecting your corporate assets. When dealing with  ACH or Wire Transfers, corporate accounts must be protected ans systems must ensure only minimum risk. Unfortunately, ACH and Wire fraud are more prevalent in our cyber-connected nation. Read More

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#10 - 5 Ways Accounts Payable Managers Can Save Time and Money with AP Automation

The ability to automate costly and time-consuming workflows has changed the way businesses operate and manage their resources, and some savvy businesses have already jumped on this trend and implemented automated-software solutions to improve their accounts payable department. Many accounts payable managers, however, are failing to take advantage of the opportunities AP automation provides to remove many of the points of friction in the buyer and the supplier interaction. But the benefits of AP automation are paramount, and implementing such a solution can have an enormous impact on reducing AP costs. Below we put together a list that highlights five ways accounts payable managers can save time and money with AP automation. Read More


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#9 - [Celebrate World Paper Free Day] 4 Steps for Going Paperless With Your Invoice-to-Pay Process

Can you believe that in 2016 you still have mountains of paper on your desk? Are you fed up with having to search through piles of paper invoices just to find the one you need in order to make a timely payment?  Are you frustrated that you are creating even more paper when making your vendor payments?

Did you say YES to any of these questions? Read More

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#8 - It isn’t so funny when you're stuck in the 70's in your A/P department

While we might like to watch THAT 70’s SHOW, we certainly shouldn’t be living with paper processes of that decade in this day and age.  Unfortunately, Accounts Payable today is fraught with the same manual processes that date back to the 70’s.  Sure, we have computers and amazing Accounting and ERP systems, but in reality, the only missing things from A/P departments these days are typewriters, GL punch cards and the haze of cigarette smoke. 

When it comes to Accounts Payable, paper pushing, printing, stapling, and collating is alive and well. Read More       

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#7 - CFOs & Controllers: 10 Payment Automation Secrets Your Banker Won't Tell You (...plus a Free eBook Download)

As a CFO or Controller, you probably maintain a close relationship with your banker. As a result, working directly with your bank may seem like the natural step to automatic payment or to making your electronic payments easier, especially when you consider the demands for time of your finance staff, knowledge of your IT resources project list, and other staffing limitations. Whether the efforts made by bankers grabbed your attention, or you simply want the fastest or easiest solution, keep in mind that that banking is a results-oriented, sales-driven operation. Read More

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#6 - Accounts Payable: Perfect Payments — Fact? or Fiction?

What is a Perfect Payer? A Perfect Payer simply describes a payer who makes on-time payments using the least expensive payment channel and takes full advantage of available payment incentives. Read More

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#5 - AP Automation: Where to Start — Payments or Invoices?

A goal of every AP department is to drive down costs, right? Automation is key...But, where do you start? Which should come first… Automating invoices or automating payments? Read More

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#4 - Paper Checks: Why Are Companies Still Using Them?

In today’s world, finding time to make payments or transfer funds may be challenging. With management of people and processes, monitoring transactions, bank records reconciliation, creating and managing reports, calculating and monitoring benchmarks, and coordinating compliance, a Controller and his AP department are stretched thin to make everything happen.  Time is further reduced when there are multiple operating entities or subsidiary companies within an organization. 

Yet, paper transactions still dominate all other payments in business. In fact, many companies prefer having a paper trail and feel more at ease than performing electronic transactions. Read More

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#3- 5 Accounts Payable Problems Solved Once and For All - Part 2

In our line of work, we talk to many within the Accounting and Finance field. We've chatted with Chief Financial and Chief Revenue Officers, Controllers, Accounts Payable Managers and more. We have heard many of the same issues, concerns and accounts payable problems mentioned time and time again. Read More

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#2 - 6 Accounts Payable Problems Solved Once and For All - Part 1

Guess what? Your #accountspayableproblems CAN be Solved once and for all. Ready for the solutions? Read More

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#1 - 7 Challenges Accounts Payable Managers Will Face in 2016

Accounts payable managers will face new challenges in 2016 due to technological advances, multiple payment channels, and pressure to reduce costs. Cloud technology and software automation, for example, have opened many doors for accounts payable managers to streamline processes, but there are still uncertainties on when and how to make AP changes to realize the benefits of these new opportunities. This adds a level of complexity to the accounts payable manager's job while at the same time providing hope of greater flexibility and insight into the data generated from AP. To help, we will address some of the biggest challenges accounts payable managers will face in 2016 and how best to prepare. Read More

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