BLOG 2016

Dec 08 , 2016

e-Invoicing is no Longer Enough!

Purchase-to-pay, procurement, convergence

After reading the Bruno Koch's report on e-invoicing, I’m a little disappointed. Not with the report, but with the incremental (some might say sluggish) growth of e-invoicing.
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Nov 22 , 2016

Towards a successful digital business network – Step 5: A new era

Purchase-to-pay, procurement, convergence

Even when a company has achieved its dream of 100% digitalization, it is unlikely that the situation will remain static. It is natural to change suppliers and get new customers.
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Nov 16 , 2016

Accurate procurement means easier invoicing

Purchase-to-pay, procurement, convergence

It’s no secret that the invoice handling process in best-in-class organizations operates like clockwork. But just how do they achieve this?
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Nov 04 , 2016

Towards a successful digital business network – Step 4: The target is 100% digitalization

Purchase-to-pay, procurement, convergence

It is time to think about expanding the service to cover your entire business network and thus achieve the business benefits that were defined at the start.
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Oct 26 , 2016

IN FOCUS – Improving your invoice data quality

Purchase-to-pay, procurement, convergence

Developments in invoice processing have made the practice easier and faster than before, but have also made it more challenging for accounts payable to improve at the same pace.
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Oct 21 , 2016

Brisk growth in E-invoicing and the 3 drivers accelerating it further

Purchase-to-pay, procurement, convergence

Recently, the European E-invoicing Service Providers Association EESPA reported that over 1,25 billion electronic invoices were processed and delivered by its members last year.
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Oct 18 , 2016

Toward a successful digital business network – Step 3: First practical measures

Purchase-to-pay, procurement, convergence

The quickest achievable benefits provide a good starting point for practical measures. In the first stage, the measures should be limited to the five main ones.
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Oct 17 , 2016

Four transformations in financial management

Purchase-to-pay, procurement, convergence

The fourth industrial revolution is under way, and technology is advancing in leaps and bounds. Technological trends mean changes to companies’ purchasing and payment processes.
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Oct 03 , 2016

Towards a successful digital business network – Step 2

Purchase-to-pay, procurement, convergence

The next decision you need to make is which type of organization to use in the transformation to digital processes and which type of technology to use to enable digitalization.
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Sep 19 , 2016

Towards a successful digital business network – Step 1

Purchase-to-pay, procurement, convergence

I promised to discuss the five most important steps in creating a digital business network. The first one is to focus on planning and creating a model of what you want to achieve.
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Sep 16 , 2016

Are you easy to do business with?

Purchase-to-pay, procurement, convergence

What would you do if you could start your current business or company anew, right from the start? This is the question to ask now.
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Sep 05 , 2016

Successful digital business networks in five steps

Purchase-to-pay, procurement, convergence

There is no denying that summer is over. In the fall cranes migrate to better climate zones. Businesses could actually learn a great deal from wedges of cranes.
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Aug 11 , 2016

PEPPOL will change the game in e-invoicing

Purchase-to-pay, procurement, convergence

Are you keen on e-invoicing? If yes, then PEPPOL (Pan-European Public Procurement Online) probably is on your radar screen already. If it is not, I suggest that you look into it.
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Mar 11 , 2016

Why bank connectivity as a service wins over the traditional software approach

Purchase-to-pay, procurement, convergence

You can’t be in business without having a relationship with at least one bank. Every corporate has had to solve their bank connectivity somehow.
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Feb 26 , 2016

Will 2016 be the year the paper invoice becomes unnecessary?

Purchase-to-pay, procurement, convergence

Did you make any New Year’s resolutions this year? No? Then maybe I can make a suggestion: perhaps you should decide to stop receiving paper invoices.
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Feb 22 , 2016

What’s on top of the CPOs’ mind? Top 5 takeaways from the Nordic Strategy Forum

Purchase-to-pay, procurement, convergence

I and some fellow opuscapitans participated in the Nordic Strategy Forum CPO in Riga. I thought I would share with you my key takeaways from the event.
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