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Category: Blog

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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How engaged are your employees?

It seems like you hear about the importance of customer engagement all the time – how keeping in touch with your market through email, social media and other platforms can help to build brand loyalty, boost trust and encourage personal recommendations. But what about employee engagement? Of course, customers are important – they’re the ones…
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A relationship-focused approach to credit management

Considering the general rule that 80 per cent of your income is derived from 20 per cent of your customers, it is not surprising that so many firms are afraid of chasing debtors too vigorously for fear of losing their customer. Yet keeping cash flowing, and thus your business’s engine well oiled, is vital in…
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5 things to look for when selecting new business software

Technology, eh? Where would we be without it? Okay, so sometimes the internet goes down, or you embarrass yourself by accidentally choosing “Reply to All”. We’ve all had days where it just seems like our computers are out to get us. But for the most part, tech is an integral part of our day-to-day lives,…
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The Year Ahead…

We hope that all of our readers had a very good Christmas and New Year! This year we continue to focus on E-invoicing, e-Invoices make the process of handling supplier invoices easier, faster and more productive – it is one of the key enablers of a fully automated accounts payable function. Companies around the world…
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Getting smart about value of data and data driven automation

Accurate and relevant data directly impacts business success. That may seem like an obvious statement, but when you think that many companies don’t have visibility of basic transactional data, it’s very relevant. These organisations can’t rely on the accuracy of their information, so they make assumptions or rely on intuition to guide crucial decisions. Digital…
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Using ERP for credit management? There’s a better way

Enterprise resource planning – also known as ERP – software: it’s great, right? After all, it helps you manage all your core business processes from a single application. The data can be shared across your organisation, in real-time and it seems like you can do EVERYTHING with it, right? From sales and marketing all the…
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