Automation Webinars

Critical Compliance Controls for Accounts Payable: Protecting Your Company

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 | 2:00pm – 3:00pm Eastern Time

Are you confident that your AP transactions are not putting your company at risk? Do you have an updated and robust internal controls program that focuses on mitigating the greatest fraud risks within your AP process? Are your AP employees aware of the fraud flags within the AP process?

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The Effects of P2P Friction on IT Firms

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 | 10:00am – 11:00am Eastern Time

In the fast-changing, hard-driving world of IT hardware, software and consulting, businesses cannot afford to be bogged down by friction in their P2P processes. But that’s exactly the scenario when high-tech firms rely on antiquated, paper-based approaches to paying their suppliers.

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Tackling Your Top AP Pain Points with Accounts Payable Automation

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 | 2:00pm – 3:00pm Eastern Time

A lot can go wrong in an Accounts Payable (AP) department on any given day. Trouble is, poor performance issues aren’t always easy to spot, especially in businesses that have long-established AP processes in place.

Attend this webinar to gain a better understanding of the origins of chaos within AP, and what can be done to bring cash management back to the forefront of your payables strategy — specifically, using an ERP-integrated automation solution.

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AP Sits on a (Data) Gold Mine: Leveraging Analytics to Strategically Transform Accounts Payable

On-Demand | Free

In·voice/ˈinˌvois/noun

A list of goods sent or services provided, with a statement of the sum due for these; a bill.

The invoice is one of the most basic commercial documents, yet vital to the efficient exchange of goods and services. But beyond the basics – paying suppliers for goods and services delivered as agreed – what critical business intelligence contained in this most basic business transaction can be mined for strategic business intelligence with advanced AP analytics?

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How CPG Firms Win with AP Automation

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 | 10:00am – 11:00am Eastern Time

Consumer goods firms have traditionally viewed P2P as a necessary business expense, to be managed as efficiently as possible. Achieving strategic business objectives through P2P automation was not a priority. That’s all changing. More consumer goods firms recognize that eliminating friction in the P2P lifecycle drives better working capital management – a top strategic objective.

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How to Bring Order to the AP Automation Playground

Thursday, October 26, 2017 | 2:00pm – 3:00pm Eastern Time

Automating the accounts payable lifecycle frequently requires organizations to partner with two or more providers of solutions for invoice processing, approval workflow, and payment execution.  Choosing the wrong solutions providers – those that do not “play” well with others – can result in fragmented systems and processes that can leave an organization short of achieving optimum results from automation.

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Definitive Guide for Pharmas to Reduce P2P Friction

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 | 10:00am – 11:00am Eastern Time

Pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device manufacturing firms are facing the triple whammy of: legislative uncertainty, mounting regulatory pressure, and volatile economic conditions.

It is for these reasons that more pharmaceutical firms are automating their P2P processes. Eliminating friction in the P2P cycle helps pharmaceutical firms achieve significant operational and financial benefits, regardless of the legislative, regulatory and business conditions.

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How Much Improvement Can I Expect From Automation?

On-demand Webinar | Free

Automation is poised to enable your AP function to operate faster, better and cheaper. But how do you know how much of an improvement is realistic?

The reason that question is so hard to answer is that the baseline of what is considered “good” performance changes with every IT upgrade.

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1099 Best Practices: Prepare Now For A Smooth Year End

On-demand Webinar | Free

Don’t wait until the last minute to plan and validate that your vendor and payables data is complete and accurate for 1099 Reporting. Preparing now will pave the way for a smooth process, minimize penalties and manage state deadlines.

Join 1099 Reporting experts Clark Sells, Solution Principal – 1099, Sovos, Adam Evanoff, Implementation &

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Procure-to-Pay Automation and Early-Payment Discounts: How BC Hydro Achieved World-Class Performance

On-demand | Free

Join us for an informative webinar to hear Hanif Dhrolia, BC Hydro Manager of eCommerce, discuss procure-to-pay transformation at BC Hydro and the importance of early-payment discounts, to increase cash earnings while supporting supplier cash flow needs. You’ll also learn about the role of a business network to enable touchless invoice processing, which helped BC Hydro enforce compliance, eliminate duplicate payments, and consistently pay its suppliers on time.

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Emerging Trend in AP: The Ins and Outs of Integrated Payables

On-demand Webinar | Free

Finance professionals are being increasingly called upon to provide strategic leadership to identify ways to eliminate cost and increase efficiencies, plus ultimately provide bottom line improvement. Ironically, financial operations are often neglected in this effort and outdated technology and manual processes are left in place, despite the fact that tremendous improvement opportunities exist.

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3 Ways to Make Payables More Strategic

On-demand Webinar | Free

What if you could deploy more capital to support your business goals? When an organization focuses on their payables processes, several opportunities open up to be more strategic and have a positive effect on the operation of the entire enterprise, including:

  • Strategic deployment of capital
  • Increased business performance
  • Reduced costs
  • Accurate and timely budgeting

Creating an electronically streamlined AP process is just the beginning.

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Transforming Accounts Payable with Digital Technologies

On-demand Webinar | Free

Technology and business are more intertwined than ever. Today, succeeding in the global economy takes a high level of efficiency and effectiveness that can only be delivered by embracing digital technology like automation.

While manual, paper-based invoice processing puts efficiency and effectiveness on the back burner, digital technologies deliver:

  • Increased productivity by automating manual tasks
  • Better invoice tracking with an electronic workflow and archiving
  • More early-payment discounts captured thanks to faster processing and payment
  • Enhanced visibility via customizable reports and dashboards displaying Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

Discover how to eliminate the dangers of manual processing by transforming AP with digital technologies in our upcoming webinar featuring expert insights from IOFM and Esker.

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Sayonara, Net 30! Setting the Course to Being AP Free

On-demand Webinar | Free

Feel like your efforts to transform Accounts Payable into a profit center are lost at sea – or worse, shipwrecked?  This webinar will help you chart a course to making Net Payment terms a thing of the past (becoming AP Free!). Our expert presenters will map out a strategy for using invoice automation and early-payment programs to help your organization better manage cash-on-hand, strengthen supplier relationships, and generate rich rebates.

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How Automation Can Take the Chaos Out of AP

On-demand Webinar | Free

If only paying an invoice was as simple as it sounds. The reality is the process is extremely complicated and chaotic. AP is responsible for paying the supplier on-time, but doesn’t have authority to approve those invoices. In a paper-based process, AP has extreme difficulty in locating the invoice in a complicated workflow, which damages their reputation giving the impression AP is out-of-control.

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Supplier Management from A to P: When Accounts Payable Leads, Strategic Supplier Relationships Follow

On-demand Webinar | Free

Accounts payable’s role in on-boarding suppliers is critical to getting an initial supplier relationship off on the right foot, and throughout the lifecycle AP is the conduit to keeping the relationship running smoothly – making sure the supplier gets paid on time and maintaining compliance with all regulatory and business terms.

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CFOs Expect More from AP: How to Become an AP Superhero

On-demand Webinar | Free

Does it feel like someone is always sending up the AP bat signal? While fighting crime may not be in your job description, AP leaders are faced with a myriad of challenges. Not only are you expected to operate with fewer resources, you’re expected to provide more data and spending insights.

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How Technology Can Unleash Shared Service Centers (SSC) True Potential

On-demand Webinar | Free

Are your goals focused on improving the process and reducing cost?  Are you still hearing: “Do more with less”?  Most AP Visions are about being the best invoice processor, focusing on paying the customer on-time”.  While these are great goals, it should not be AP’s Vision. 

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Follow the Money: Automating Accounts Payable to Illuminate Cash Management

On-demand Webinar | Free

Automation promises significant efficiency gains for Accounts Payable by removing paper from the invoice and payment process, but Controllers stand to realize the more strategic benefits of enhanced visibility to exert greater control over cash management.

Digitization of AP will allow Cash Managers to “Follow the Money” throughout the process – to preemptively and proactively forecast working capital requirements before invoices are paid, or funds are committed, instead of reactively adjusting cash requirements after funds have been disbursed.

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Putting Pride Back into Payables: 6 Steps to Successful Supplier Payment Optimization

On-demand Webinar | Free

Is your AP team stuck in a monotonous cycle of paper shuffling, check issuing, fee management and battling payment deadlines? Join us to find out how you can put pride back into your payables department with a successful approach to supplier payment optimization. In this upcoming webinar, Doug Seaberg, Business Development Director of EML Payments, and Mark Brousseau, Special Projects Editor at IOFM, will take you on a lively journey through the 6 easy steps you can take to implement virtual card payments and turn your AP team into a profit machine to be proud of.

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The Human Side of Automation

On-demand Webinar | Free

Automation doesn’t have to be thought about as a job-destroyer, but a job creator. In the future of finance, where one job is lost, others are created. Automation can help to restructure the workforce, creating more thought-provoking, creative jobs.

In this webinar we’ll focus on how AP can prepare/educate/improve their skill sets for a future of increased automation and how Finance execs can prepare to re-purpose talent they have in AP, offer appropriate training, rework job descriptions, etc… Industry expert Judy Bicking and Basware customer Heather Weis will speak to their experience in this area.

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The ROI of Travel and Entertainment Expense Reporting

On-demand | Free

Leveraged as an important strategic investment, travel and entertainment expense spending is critical to the growth and success of companies large and small. Knowing the right time and where to invest is key to generating exciting new business and employee development opportunities. At the same time, knowing how to best manage the company expense reporting process with a disciplined, automated approach can help ensure you’re able to make the most of every dollar spent.

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3 Procure-to-Pay Strategies to Achieve Best-in-Class Results

On-demand Webinar | Free

Compared to their peers, best-in-class procure-to-pay organizations:

  • Spend less to issue purchase orders and process invoices
  • Post more invoices straight-through, without human operator intervention
  • Make fewer duplicate payments to suppliers
  • Have better visibility into enterprise spending
  • Capture more early-payment discounts

Want to know the strategies best-in-class organizations are using to achieve these results?

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A Story of Fraud – A Lesson on Compliance and Risk Management in Accounts Payable

On-demand Webinar | Free

Compliance and risk mitigation are becoming the top priorities for CFOs in best-in-class companies. According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), an average U.S. company loses 5% of their revenue due to fraud. With frequently changing regulations, complex vendor networks, and fragmented business process, the demand for compliance is rising with renewed focus on continuous controls monitoring.

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The Ultimate 8-Step Guide to Building a Business Case for AP Automation

On-demand Webinar | Free

Even with an ERP system in place, businesses still encounter manual pains and operational inefficiencies in their accounts payable (AP) processes. Automation is a well-known solution to this problem — the challenge is selling it internally.

In this live webinar, we explore how the negative impacts of a manual environment can go beyond the AP team and ultimately impact c-suite priorities such as spend management, supplier relationships and regulatory compliance.

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Trends that are Transforming AP into a Strategic Powerhouse

On-demand Webinar | Free

Join us for an informative webinar on the latest trends that are helping to streamline the AP process, beyond making invoice workflows more efficient. Imagine having an optimal user experience from cloud to mobile and accelerated cycle times for remote approvers.

During this webinar, IOFM’s Mark Brousseau, an expert with nearly 20 years of experience advising on payments and document automation solutions will be sharing the current state of finance trends in the AP world.

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No PO – No Problem: Solving the No PO Invoice Predicament

On-demand Webinar | Free

AP Professionals are the unwelcome downstream beneficiaries of procurement processes with inadequate controls – invoices that magically appear with no purchase order and no audit trail about the purpose of the purchase or how it is to be adjudicated in terms of approval or account coding. And while some procurement teams are seeking to implement stringent controls – sometimes referred to as a “No PO – No Pay” policy – AP knows that one way or another that No PO invoice is a liability that must be paid and which they now must resolve.

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3 Millennial Trends to Get You Thinking About Your AP Process

On-demand Webinar | Free

Is the AP function in your organization status quo or best-in-class?  Are you facing the same issues over and over again?  Does the organization perceive AP’s role as “just” paying invoices?

Millennials want to know they make a difference.  They want to know there is a career path for them and want to work in a silo free environment. 

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How AP Automation Can Mitigate Risk and Prevent Fraud

On-demand Webinar | Free

This webinar will explore how today’s leading automation solutions can help to reduce risk and prevent fraud within the AP process. We’ll identify the risks that can be inherent within manual AP processes. We’ll learn how fraud can be perpetrated due to manual invoices, check payments, lack of electronic self-audits, ERP interfaces and lack of focus on controls.

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Solving Your Toughest T&E Expense Management Challenges

On-demand Webinar | Free

Whether it’s office supplies or international business travel, employee initiated spending can be a notoriously difficult-to-manage area of the company budget. Considering the significant investment many businesses make today in expense spending, the systems they use to manage the reporting and reimbursement process are now also playing an increasingly important role in financial performance and profitability.

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2017 AP Makeover Polls: OCR vs Touchless Processing

On-demand Webinar | Free

As 2017 gets into full swing, let’s analyze what direction the AP community is headed towards. In December of 2016, Invocus surveyed 178 accounts payable professionals and finance leaders from North America and got them to cast their votes on various aspects pertaining to AP challenges, technologies, and wish-lists.

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Paperless Automation for Microsoft Dynamics: Learn How Best-in-Class Organizations Utilize AP Automation

On-demand Webinar | Free

Join us when we share how a document management and AP automation solution can enhance your Microsoft Dynamics ERP investment.

If you are ready to move into a paperless environment, slash the cost of processing invoices AND improve cash flow and working capital, you won’t want to miss this enlightening complimentary session.

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There’s an APP for AP – How Digitization is Transforming Accounts Payable

On-demand | Free

Innovative new technologies are transforming the role of Accounts Payable professionals from an historically back-office function to a more strategic contributor to business value.  This webinar will help AP professionals understand and harness the power of technological innovation to not only transform their organizations, but also propel their career trajectory towards increasingly more fulfilling and rewarding opportunities to drive strategic business value.

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The Ins and Outs of Virtual Credit Cards

On-demand Webinar | Free

If you are involved in purchasing or financial decision-making for your company, you have likely heard the excitement surrounding virtual credit cards (also known as epayables). The payment industry is moving increasingly toward paperless vendor payments, and it is important to understand how they can benefit your business as you research solutions for your business.

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Earning Real Cash (and Company) Value from Leveraging AP Automation

On-demand Webinar | Free

Activities within the accounts payable (AP) department have an enormous impact on company cash. Unfortunately, in many organizations, AP staff remain buried under mountains of invoices and data, making it difficult to see (and understand) that impact.

But it doesn’t have to be that way — leveraging automation allows businesses to optimize AP by creating a streamlined workflow focused on quality data and document processing.

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How to Automate Your AP Department in 2017: Five Strategies That Work!

On-demand Webinar | Free

Since the accounts payable process has several different components, there is an added level of complexity as to what to automate and when and where to start the automation process.   As an example, when  many leading companies implement accounts payable automation solutions, they often consider the positive impact on working capital, productivity, cycle times, supplier satisfaction, and internal controls when developing a business case for automation.  

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1099 Best Practices for the AP Professional: A Quarter-by-Quarter Review

On-demand Webinar | Free

Planning year-round for 1099 reporting has become a best practice to ensure efficiency, minimize notices and penalties and ensure smooth turnover transitions.

Join Judy Bicking, Senior Trainer at IOFM, and the top compliance experts from Sovos Compliance as they walk you through quarter-by-quarter best practices to help you annualize your 1099 reporting process.

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7 Highly Effective Habits for AP Supplier Management

On-demand Webinar | Free

Wait! Before you pay that supplier, are you certain they’re payable? Nearly everything that can go wrong with supplier payments stems from the workflow of data collection and validation that happens prior to paying. Done improperly, you’re risking company funds, compliance, and time spent correcting a payment error you could have prevented.

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AP’s 2017 Report Card: New Study Highlights Strategies to Get to Head of the Class

On-demand Webinar | Free

A new in-depth study of over 200 Accounts Payable professionals, covering a wide-range of AP benchmarks across process metrics, technology adoption, and organizational collaboration and effectiveness, shows a function that is at a “tipping point” to realize dramatic gains and also repositions the functions as one with strong strategic value. 

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2017 T&E Expense Management Trends: Eliminating inefficiency, controlling costs

On-demand Webinar

Travel and entertainment expense management is considered something of a necessary evil for many companies. To be sure, expense reporting has earned this reputation through wasteful process inefficiencies, lost paper trails, and endless excuses and spending loopholes. Now, a new survey of more than 600 CFOs, controllers and accounting professionals identifies the top trends and approaches to expense management for today’s small, midsized and enterprise businesses.

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7 Trends that Will Reshape AP and P2P in 2017

On-demand Webinar | Free

The start of 2017 will usher in a new era in accounts payable and procure-to-pay.  In this emerging environment, the way that organizations conduct trade and commerce will become faster, easier, more connected, more transparent, less risky and greener.  These changes will have a profound impact on the accounts payable and procure-to-pay functions, and the people who lead them.

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Revealed: 3 Secrets for Securing C-suite Approval for AP Automation

On-demand Webinar | Free

Securing the C-suite’s approval for AP automation is easier than you think! AP automation improves upon all three of the C-suite’s top functional priorities: capital, control and collaboration. In fact, AP automation is moving from a “nice to have” to a “must have” in the eyes of more senior executives.

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The Future of Accounts Payable

On-demand Webinar | Free

As major corporations continue to focus attention on cash and performance, and with an onslaught of new and complex government regulations, Accounts Payable departments are becoming more visible and are taking on more responsibility throughout the corporate landscape. Positioned as the hub between Procurement, Purchasing, Suppliers, Employees, Finance, Sourcing (and more), the AP department is forced to execute with precision, balance numbers and serve multiple constituents.

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