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Preparing for Payment Practice and Performance Reporting

  Why is prompt payment a priority in 2017? Small businesses are the backbone of our economy. They represent over 99% of the five and a half million private sector businesses that make up UK plc, so they’re crucial to driving growth, opening up new markets and creating employment. But for decades, it’s been common…
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Great work needs great tools

No matter what you do, or where you work, there’s something to be said for taking pride in a job well done. Helping your clients, getting praise from your boss or seeing your own performance improve are all little things that can make any job seem better – and can help ensure there’s a smile…
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8 things to do if you have a contractual dispute

Getting invoices paid efficiently requires a number of elements coming together smoothly. Client complaints can often get in the way of cash flow – and this is especially true in the case of a contractual dispute, where customers may choose to withhold their payment until the issue is resolved. Contractual disputes come in all shapes…
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Historical and Future Trends in AP

To understand where AP is headed, it’s worth a backwards glance to remind ourselves where we’ve come from. Jimmy LeFever, Research Director at PayStream Advisors, gave an inspiring presentation at last year’s UK Basware Connect event in that showed the delta of change in the last decade, and how technology is shaping new practices and…
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IT and credit management – turning challenges into opportunities

Do your credit management results totally depend on IT, the right software and reliable computer hardware? Surely not! Your credit management policy and the skills of your team are far more important. However, appropriate systems, the certainty that everything is up to date and the confidence that assistance is at hand, can make the difference.…
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5 signs you should invest in software

In today’s world, software is basically an essential part of business. No matter what your company does, you probably use software on a regular basis. Even if it’s just to check emails and write letters. While some basic computer programs might be enough to get a business up and running, most organisations won’t last long…
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Cut the crap: focus on what’s really important!

Too many reports, red tape, excess admin… there’s so much to do that can feel like it’s getting in the way of doing a good job in your day-to-day tasks. After all, how are you supposed to build client relationships and chase in cash if you’re sitting in front of a spreadsheet all day, trying…
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Budget Planning: 3 Reasons Why Procurement Should Attend Budget Review Meetings

Holiday parties are not the only activities happening around this time of year when the phrase “the more the merrier” rings true. The same can be said about budget review meetings as organisers think about who should attend these sessions. Often, CPOs and Procurement professionals don’t have a seat at the table – but they…
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Go Beyond Parity: How Holistic Purchase-to-Pay Takes Your Company to the Next Level

Saving money is not good enough anymore – it’s time to spend smarter. Cost savings can only take an organisation so far. There comes a point when processes are streamlined through procurement solutions and accounts payable automation, every pocket of spend is optimised, contracts are as favourable as it gets, inventory carrying is maximised and…
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Basware Partner Event 2017

Last month I attended my third Basware Partner event, this year taking place in Amsterdam. Myself and three of my colleagues arrived on the Monday to check into the lovely Grand Hotel Huis ter Duin. The first day was a great chance for networking and speaking to solution specialists to get answers to some technical questions.…
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