The Big Payback Blog

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...


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...


ACH vs. Wire Transfer

ACH Versus WireThere is no single “Global ACH” or “international ACH” (Also referred to as eCheck or local bank transfer) payment method. That is because there is no official governing standard called “global ACH” or...


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...


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...


OFAC violations

How CFOs Can Avoid Repeating PayPal's OFAC Violations

This is an extension of an article originally published in TechCrunch on April 12, 2015: “Behind PayPal’s Foreign Assets Violations.”In the TechCrunch article, we recap how in 2009, the US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign...


Collaborative Economy Conference - Interview with Tipalti CEO

What are the payment issues faced by collaborative economy companies? Tipalti was a Thought Leader Sponsor at the Collaborative Economy Conference in San Francisco on February 25-26. The event organizers interviewed Chen Amit, Tipalti’s...


Webinar: Findings from Accounts Payable Survey

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 9:00 AM PDT/12 PM EDT Join Doug Barth, Founder and Senior Partner at Gatepoint Research, for a live webinar on April 28th where he will reveal and discuss key findings about the current state of accounts payable teams...


Freelancers Are the Network Economy's Supply Chain

Due to the non-stop accessibility of the internet, the freelance world, as well as the growing impact of crowdsourcing networks, has reached new heights over the years. With the arrival of this new breed of freelancers, namely those who work via...


Supplier Payment Processes Survey Report

How much time do businesses spend paying their supply partners? How many are at risk for fraud or money laundering? Gatepoint Research recently completed a Pulse Report study of 100 financial executives from fast-growing media, advertising, retail,...