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6 Things to Do When Starting a New Controller Job

Congratulations on your new position as controller! It’s a critical role in so many organizations and difficult to define exactly. Where does the CFO’s or treasurer’s role end and yours begin? How much accounting activity do you actually need to…


6 Things to Look for in a Payables Automation Solution

6 Things to Look for in a Payables Automation Solution By Mark BrousseauBusinesses are tired of manual accounts payable processes and they plan to do something about it. Over the next three years, 88 percent of businesses plan to reduce the…


What’s Holding Up Your Payables Transformation Efforts?

What’s Holding Up Your Payables Transformation Efforts? By Mark BrousseauBusinesses are fed up with their manual processes for approving invoices and paying suppliers: nearly two-thirds of businesses are investing in payables automation, the…


6 Risks of Ignoring Your Payables’ Check Engine Light

Most of us have experienced that sense of dread the moment our car’s check engine light come on. The light indicates a problem with the car’s engine or related systems. The problem could be as simple as a loose wire. But the fear of costly car…


Is Accounts Payable Accounts Blamable?

Is Accounts Payable Accounts Blamable?Accounts payable in an organization is a service center. There is no charge per se for its services (unless you have a chargeback model). But it is still a service, not…


Crowd, Gig, & Marketplace Platforms Need to Re-think Scalable Relationships

Rob Israch, our CMO, recently took part in a webinar with Epi Ludvik Nekaj (@LPlus), the founder and CEO of Crowdsourcing Week  and Neil Gorenflow (@gorenflo), co-founder of Shareable, around the status and challenges of crowdsourcing, marketplaces,…


The Somber Truth Around Affiliate Network Payments

“Liquidation and constriction” are not terms you want to hear from a payment processor, yet it’s happened. Payments to affiliates have been shut down by processors, where entire bank accounts are liquidated and any movement of funds constricted.…


Video: Payables Nation Roadshow Panel, Palo Alto

Tipalti hosted the first stop of the Payables Nation: Finance Transformation Tour in Palo Alto on March 14, 2018, featuring Docker Controller, Dash Victor and SmartShoot Head of Finance, John Pfeister. This is…


Customer Spotlight: GawkBox

Customer Spotlight • GawkBox Gamer Streaming Community Uses Early Payments as an Advantage The gaming and streaming ecosystem is a big part of digital commerce. Whether it’s advertising or affiliates,…


Online Marketplaces and Freelance Partners Revolve Around Payments

Partner Payables Operations Can Be a Tightrope to Long-Term Scalability and Loyalty It’s not hyperbolic to say payments are probably the most important aspect of the partner relationship in online marketplaces. Payments prove that there is a…


Mergers & Acquisitions Finance Strategies for Ad-Tech & Media

To the delight of Marvel fans around the world, Disney’s potential acquisition of 20th Century Fox for $52 billion may come later this year. The merger and acquisition activity in media and ad-tech during 2018 will likely continue as larger…


How Automating Purchase Order Matching Improves Early Payment Success

How Automating Purchase Order Matching Improves Early Payment SuccessEarly payment program success is based on adoption and speed. Adoption comes from ease of use. The simpler the process, the more supplier sign-on you can achieve. And the sooner…


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Avoiding the Tax Compliance Risks when Remitting with Prepaid Debit Cards and Ewallets

Compliance can be a tricky proposition for those who make supplier and partner payments using ewallets and prepaid debit cards. These payees are often global in nature. Some may not even realize they need to supply tax information. A smaller, more…


Customer Spotlight: Flytographer

Customer Spotlight • Flytographer Have you ever been traveling and had to find someone to take your photo in front of a landmark? Flytographer manages a network of…


Can Finance Be Fun?

Can Finance Be Fun?Finance and accounting are not inherently fun. You might think balancing books or compliance checks are, but one could argue they’re more therapeutic than actual fun. There is a sense of calm when everything lines up and makes…


Why Don’t Companies Utilize Supplier Portals

Why Don’t Companies Utilize Supplier PortalsAccording to Ardent Partners, only 25.7% of invoices from suppliers are submitted electronically. What is the root cause? One major area is the lack of supplier portal adoption. Just 50% of organizations…