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Supplier Payments Fraud: Aligning Technology & Process to Eliminate Risk Exposures

Supplier Payments Fraud: Aligning Technology & Process to Eliminate Risk ExposuresPayments fraudsters only target large companies and do not focus on check fraud anymore, right? Nothing could be further from the truth. No company is immune from…


Stopping Payments Fraud: Are You Your Own Worst Enemy?

Stopping Payments Fraud: Are You Your Own Worst Enemy?Despite advances in technology, companies of all sizes across all industries continue to experience payments fraud at an alarming rate across a multitude of payment types. According to the 2017…


eTail Eating Retail? Why Ecommerce Will Own It All

Amazon’s Whole Foods Acquisition a Bellwether for Brick-and-MortarsWhile it’s unlikely anyone saw Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods coming, no one should be surprised either. Let’s put it this way: it was considerably more likely for Amazon to…


Ad Networks Standing Out from Google and Facebook's Dominance

Google and Facebook’s Advertising Duopoly Means Networks Need to Double-Down on Securing Top Publisher RelationshipsVenture capital funding in the adtech space is dropping, according to analysis done by Crunchbase. Likewise, ad revenue is also being…


4 Areas You Need to Solve Before Starting an Early Payments Program

4 Areas You Need to Solve Before Starting an Early Payments ProgramEarly payment programs (EP) are in vogue. It’s easy to see why. As a finance professional it is difficult not to be seduced by the prospect of shifting AP from a cost to profit…


Why Early Payments Matter to Publishers, Writers, and Creators

Why Early Payments Matter to Publishers, Writers, and CreatorsToday’s internet is one gigantic content-driven marketplace. We take it for granted that much of the material we absorb on a daily basis – whether it be news, perspectives, or…


Payments Fraud Plays No Favorites: Your Company Is Not Immune

Payments Fraud Plays No Favorites: Your Company Is Not ImmuneAccording to the 2017 AFP Payments Fraud and Control Survey1, seventy-four percent of companies surveyed were victims of actual or attempted payments fraud in 2016. This represents the…


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…