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

10 Oct 2012 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….

Coffee break podcast at EXPP 2012

04 Oct 2012 Posted by Pete Loughlin in e-invoicing, Podcasts

EXPP is the world’s largest conference specializing in electronic invoicing. It’s an unusual conference in that there are lots of exhibitors but very few potential customers but that doesn’t stop the major players attending year after year. In this podcast, a 12 minute snapshot of…

The EU Commission and the golden rules of purchase to pay – part 1

01 Oct 2012 Posted by Pete Loughlin in AP Automation, e-invoicing, e-Procurement, e-Procurement Software, Electronic Invoicing, EU Commission

The first golden rule of business: “Thou shalt not committee”. Decisions made by committee are compromises – almost by definition and in an attempt to satisfy everyone, no one is satisfied. Democracy is overrated. This is how the EU Commission does things, or at least…