Accounts payable is in transition. What was once a clerical and paper-based bill-pay function is evolving to a lower-cost, more efficient automated process that will also provide greater visibility and control, permit value-added analysis of spend, and improve forecasting and cash-flow management.
Thursday, March 18, 2010 • 1:00 pm EST/12:00 noon CST/10:00 am PST
David Hay, Consultant, Former Director, Shared Services, Hewlett-Packard Company and author of TAPN's Key Accounts Payable Benchmarks study
Shalini Kasida, Kofax Product Marketing
Join us for this live webinar discussion with David Hay, author of The Accounts Payable Network's recently published Key Accounts Payable Benchmarks study confirming that...
- The more automated a company's AP department is, the lower the cost to process invoices and the greater the number of invoices processed per FTE.
- For highly automated companies, per-invoice processing costs continue to decline, while the costs for less automated companies are increasing.
- The best-performing companies achieve their results by implementing a number of technologies such as workflow, front-end scanning, e-invoicing, P-card usage, and travel and entertainment expense (T&E) reporting and processing automation. They continue to operate with older technologies such as EDI, while increasing the usage of newer ones such as Web Portals and EIPP.
The webinar will feature insights from David Hay, who will detail the findings of the recently published Key Accounts Payable Benchmarks study, and Kofax Product Manager Shalini Kasida.
Special Bonus: All webinar attendees will receive a complimentary copy of the Key Accounts Payable Benchmarks study sponsored by Kofax — don't miss this offer to compare your invoice processing costs, technology improvements and AP productivity to those of other AP departments.
About The Accounts Payable Network
The Accounts Payable Network (TAPN), the complete resource for accounts payable, has helped more than 36,000 accounting and finance executives at organizations worldwide meet their commitments to accounts payable business process performance.
TAPN provides – in one easy-to-access, cost-effective, online location – insights, analysis, guidance, advice and best practices for AP strategies, technologies, controls, compliance, people and processes. Members have unrestricted access to critical information guaranteed to help them make smart accounts payable business decisions.
Focus areas include all AP functions, AP metrics and benchmarking; tax and regulatory compliance; proven solutions to real-world problems; AP automation; case studies; member Q&A networking forums and more than 250 downloadable, customizable AP policies, flowcharts, templates and internal-control checklists.
TAPN’s highly popular AP tools help compare technologies and AP solution providers, find new ways to streamline operations and enhance controls, and take advantage of extensive educational opportunities. Additional networking opportunities allow members to share problems and solutions with peers “in the trenches” through the public and private forums and discussion groups.
The Accounts Payable Network is completely independent and is not owned by or affiliated with any industry supplier. For further information, please contact The Accounts Payable Network, 2100 RiverEdge Parkway, Suite 380, Atlanta, GA 30328, 770-984-1184, www.TheAccountsPayableNetwork.com.
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