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How AP technology is shifting towards becoming "AP Free"

How AP technology is shifting towards becoming "AP Free"Picture the classic accounts payable (AP) professional – glasses, pocket protector, notepad in hand. His/her job was to ensure numbers were correct and that payments were collected or…


5 Essential Books on Online Marketplaces for the Digital Economy

5 Essential Books on Online Marketplaces for the Digital EconomyThe concept of online marketplaces is nothing dramatically new. What is new, however, is how mobile technologies and a global population of suppliers in the digital economy have…


Internal Framework for Accounts Payable Controls

How to Establish an Internal Controls Framework for Accounts PayableAccounts Payable has a critical role in the internal controls of a business as the custodian of funds leaving the finance organization. Much like trying to get water back into a…


Payment API

ACH API

What Is an ACH API? The ACH (Automated Clearing House) is a networked banking system for the exchange of money. An API (application programming interface) into ACH is how developers might connect to a bank programmatically to execute ACH…


Automating Ecommerce Supplier Invoice Workflow and Communications

Automating Ecommerce Supplier Invoice Workflow and CommunicationsThe backend operations for ecommerce businesses need to be as optimized as possible to thwart attacks to profit margins. The thinner the margins, the more resolute businesses need to…


New Tricks for Ecommerce Operations

New Tricks for Ecommerce OperationsOne mark of an ecommerce company growing quickly is how fast it can get to a hundred million in sales. A lot of ecommerce companies leverage venture capital to fuel this growth, and sadly flame out when sales…


Supplier Portals: 5 Tips to Reduce Supplier Payment Friction

Supplier Portals: 5 Tips to Reduce Supplier Payment FrictionSelf-service supplier portals offer major advantages for both the supplier and the company that works with them. Supplier portals are web interfaces for collecting and displaying…


A More Strategic Ecommerce Operation

A More Strategic Ecommerce OperationThere are plenty of industry resources on building ecommerce businesses that focus on the frontend customer experience and driving marketing and conversions. However, there are rarely discussions around the…


How to Scale Your Ecommerce Business and Operate Lean

How to Scale Your Ecommerce Business and Operate LeanOne of the biggest challenges ecommerce business owners face is scaling to their growth. Not only do they need to efficiently scale the business in a lean and agile manner, they also need to know…


What Is Supplier Relationship Management (SRM)?

What Is Supplier Relationship Management (SRM)?Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) is a coordinated practice within a business to engage with third-party service and product providers to maximize their benefit to the company’s objectives. In an…


Invoice Workflow

Building and Managing Ecommerce Supplier Relationships

Building and Managing Ecommerce Supplier RelationshipsSupplier relationships can either make or break an ecommerce business. That’s no secret. Given the ultra-competitive web presence between a growing list of ecommerce sites, how your suppliers…


Bank Transfer API

Choosing the Payment Method for Each Affiliate

Choosing the Most Optimal Payment Method for Each AffiliateDifferent payment methods work better for different situations. For affiliate payments, especially globally, there is a staggering range of combinations that are optimal for each…


Importance of Communicating Affiliate Payment Status

Importance of Communicating Affiliate Payment StatusFor networks to truly be of service to affiliates and gain their loyalty, they must go beyond achieving a high comScore. According to Tipalti’s “Performance Marketing Network Payment Satisfaction…


Affiliate Payments – Why They Matter

Affiliate Payments Affect Network LoyaltyWhat makes for a successful affiliate network? It’s affiliates, of course! High performing, loyal affiliates with qualified traffic are golden. What matters to the affiliate community – possibly more…


IRS Tax Identification Number (TIN) Validation e-Services Update

IRS Tax Identification Number (TIN) Validation e-Services UpdateOn October 24 the Internal Revenue Service will require a stronger identity verification process for e-services usersIn an effort to protect taxpayer and tax preparer data and reduce…


Accounts Payable Appreciation Week

Accounts Payable Appreciation Week 2017Giving the Guardians of the Company Their DueAccounts Payable Recognition Week 2017: October 9th – 13th Accounts Payable Appreciation Week starts on October 10th.…