The Big Payback Blog

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...


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)

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 process. W-9 forms are...


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...