Free supply chain finance white paper

04 May 2012 Posted by Pete Loughlin in Supply Chain Finance

Supply Chain Finance and Working Capital Management are important tools for any business and in 2012, there are compelling reasons why now is the time to adopt financial supply chain management tools in earnest and today we are delighted to make available a new white…

SciQuest offers a one-stop-shop for AP automation

01 May 2012 Posted by Pete Loughlin in AP Automation

SciQuest last week announced a new Accounts Payable offering as part of its “source-to-settle” solution suite. The new product features expanded functionality for automating accounts payable, “eliminating manual processes and providing powerful insight for finance and procurement staff.” I spoke to Max Leisten at Sciquest…

Why is everything always a mess?

16 Apr 2012 Posted by Pete Loughlin in Compliance, e-Procurement, e-Procurement Software, Purchase to Pay, Purchase to Pay Process, Purchasing Card

Ask anyone who’s worked in more than one purchasing organization. When it comes to technology, they’re not normally what you would describe as model implementations. Supplier data all over the place, catalogues out of date, Heinz 57 varieties of purchasing system. Purchase to Pay processes…

The only way is ethics

12 Apr 2012 Posted by Pete Loughlin in e-Procurement, e-Procurement Software

Jason Busch drew attention to Ariba’s offer earlier this week in a blog post all about Ariba’s annual Las Vegas event. “Use Promo code TWTRCHP when you register for #AribaLIVE & get $250 #CaesarsPalace chips” Promotional gifts are not unusual