The Big Payback Blog

Not All E-Commerce Is Created Equal

One Kings Lane was the darling of e-commerce. At one point in 2014, the company valuation was nearly $1B, yet it was sold in August 2016 for $30M to Bed, Bath and Beyond. How can a company lose 97% of its value in less time than a toddler learns her…


Holistic Accounts Payable - Panel Discussion (Video)

Laurie Hatten-Boyd of KPMG, Jonathan Wu of Touch of Modern, Persha Valman of Seeking Alpha, and Ernie Humphrey of the CFO Alliance discuss how they are addressing Accounts Payable holistically across tax, payments, ERP, and using it to scale and…


Holistic Accounts Payable - According to Forrester (Video)

Andy Bartels of Forrester provided a keynote on holistic accounts payable in San Francisco in May. He also discusses  the changes in finance and accounts payable that the CFO faces today as the business needs to scale, including the need to offer…


Accounts Payable Manifesto

Does Anyone like AP Supplier Payments? The Accounts Payable Manifesto

Let’s face it. It’s the job no one wants and no one wants to think about: paying suppliers. The accounts payable effort is an unsexy sunk cost to the company. Every step of the accounts payable supplier payment operation, from invoice processing to…


Do You Fear Automating Financial Operations?

Have you seen the video of the 70-year-old grandmother’s reaction to being in the driver’s seat of a self-driving Tesla? If not, take a look.Her reaction is priceless, to say the least. It’s so extreme, you have to just marvel…


An Easier Path to Supplier Tax Form Compliance

Gathering IRS tax forms (W-9, W-8 Series, etc.) from suppliers is fraught with obstacles and manual processes. While collecting W-9 forms may be somewhat manageable because they’re primarily domestic, what buries workflow productivity for accounts…


5 New Year's Resolutions for Accounts Payable in 2016

While in our personal lives we may resolve in the new year to eat better, lose some weight, enjoy life more, focus on the important things, or save money, accounts payable organizations could also stand a little improvement, especially with year-end…


Lean Accounting and Accounts Payable Automation

One of the major tenets of lean accounting and lean management is that accounts payable is waste and must be eliminated. Have I got your attention yet? It’s a provocative proposition. Can companies really do away with AP? Who’s going to pay…


How Chartboost Helps Their Publishers Manage Payment Options

Monetization network demonstrates the importance of communicating with publishers about payment options and processes Ad, affiliate, and monetization networks have to work with thousands of publishers, affiliates, and developers, and often times, it…


Don’t Hate the W-8 (and FATCA Form Compliance)

W-8 and FATCA Compliance When we speak with finance and accounting teams that work with overseas suppliers and partners, one area that causes AP tax compliance issues is dealing with the convolution and complexity that is the W-8 series IRS tax form…


Preventing Positive Pay Problems

Positive Pay is a feature offered by banking institutions that provides an additional safeguard to ensure that the check sent to someone matches the one that being deposited. According to the AFP (Association for Finance Professionals), paper checks…


Affiliate Network Payments Drive Marketer Concerns

Recently, Tipalti released findings of a survey we asked of over 250 affiliate marketers to get their impression about how they were being paid by their affiliate networks and programs. The results provided some conclusive information, particularly…


Near.me Podcast with Tipalti CMO about the Sharing Economy

According to Near.me, the collaborative economy is a movement. From legislative campaigns to taxi battles and $8 billion in sector funding, there is a radical market shift from traditional consumerism to empowering the crowd. Their podcast "the…


37 Problems AP Pros Rather Solve Than Payment Processing

Accounts Payable (AP) is an unappreciated part of any company. After all, the task is primarily burdened with collecting supplier payment and contact data, gathering approvals for invoices and reconciling information. Then there’s the actual payment…


Research Findings from AP Survey (Video)

Taking a deep dive into the key findings from a study conducted by Gatepoint Research on the state of accounts payable and global supplier payment processes Rob Israch, Chief Marketing Officer at Tipalti and Doug Barth, co-founder and principal…


Boost Media Got a Boost from Tipalti

Guess who Google turns to when they want search engine marketing (SEM) optimization for their DoubleClick clients? One of Tipalti's crowd-based companies: Boost Media. Boost Media is becoming a force with over 100 businesses utilizing their uniquely…