Author: Pete Loughlin

Purchase to Pay, P2P and Dynamic DiscountingThere's much talk about dynamic discounting and how it can yield significant returns on investment but dynamic discounting is absolutely not the first step in extracting value out of purchase to pay optimization - it is the final step. Let's go back to basics and remember that P2P is not a core function of an organization. Rather, it supports the core functions such as sourcing and procurement, accounts payable and finance. Purchase to pay develops and installs synergy across the physical and financial supply chain and uses technology to support better ways of working to reduce the cost of doing business with suppliers.

Purchase to Pay, P2P and Dynamic DiscountingThe case for electronic invoicing is compelling – why would an organization that has invests millions – sometimes tens of millions – of dollars on a finance system want to operate a paper based process in the 21st century? But it’s not as easy as that – especially for global organizations. The wide variety of legislation around the globe creates a Tower of Babel for those attempting to implement electronic invoicing on a large scale. But the situation is beginning to evolve in a very positive way – and absolutely not in a way I would have predicted a few years ago. The electronic invoice is about to die on its feet leaving the door wide open for the new pretender to the AP automation throne – the new electronic invoice.