Purchase to Pay Process

Fundamentally, why would you implement e-procurement?

Posted by Pete Loughlin in e-Procurement, e-Procurement Software, Procurement Best Practices, Procurement Process, Procurement Software, Purchase to Pay, Purchase to Pay Process, Purchasing Process, Spend Analysis

There are lots of reasons to do e-procurement but most of the stated reasons are not the real reason at all. Indeed, most of the reasons stated for implementing e-procurement are impossible to deliver. But there is one very good reason to implement e-procurement and…

The broken promises of e-procurement

Posted by Pete Loughlin in e-Procurement, e-Procurement Software, Procurement Process, Procurement Software, Purchase to Pay, Purchase to Pay Process, Purchasing Process

I’ve been working with e-procurement in a wide variety of guises and in many different organizations for nearly 20 years. Before the widespread use of the internet there were some proprietary on-line purchasing systems that were, by and large, the same as a modern incarnation…

The EU Commission and the golden rules of purchase to pay – part 2 – purchase to pay priorities

Posted by Pete Loughlin in AP Automation, Dynamic Discounting, e-invoicing, e-Procurement, Electronic Invoicing, EU Commission, Financial Supply Chain Management, P2P Europe, Public Sector Procurement, Purchase to Pay, Purchase to Pay Process

The European Commission has declared some ambitious targets for e-procurement. They reckon that €2 trillion can be saved and they intend to get government organisations using purchase to pay best practice to deliver these savings by 2016. These targets are of course way too ambitious….