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Driving ROI with Automated Document Management

Driving ROI with Automated Document Management

March 14, 2019

Join Levvel Research and document management expert, DocStar, as we explore how ECM software supports AP automation, allows organizations to scale that automation across other key back-office processe...

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A Guide to Contract Management for the Oil and Gas Industry

A Guide to Contract Management for the Oil and Gas Industry

January 31, 2019

The oil and gas industry comprises a vast, complex network of operators, suppliers, processors, refiners, and retailers. The industry is often volatile and unpredictable due to its continual boom and ...

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The Impact of Putting Payables First

The Impact of Putting Payables First

January 31, 2019

When a company chooses to automate payments first, it can create a better environment for automating other AP functions down the line. A well-managed, strategic payments automation solution can increa...

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Determining the ROI of eProcurement Implementation

Determining the ROI of eProcurement Implementation

January 08, 2019

Although few companies will deny the value of electronic procurement for improving cost control and enabling strategic spend management, research shows that the majority of organizations manage their ...

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2019 Real-Time Payments Report

2019 Real-Time Payments Report

December 20, 2018

For the first time in more than forty years, a new payment rail has emerged in the United States....

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The Cross-Border Payments Blueprint for Global Payables

The Cross-Border Payments Blueprint for Global Payables

December 18, 2018

In recent years, large and mid-sized organizations have awakened to the need to maintain global partners and an international supply chain. ...

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2018 Guide to Modern Corporate Travel & Expense Management

2018 Guide to Modern Corporate Travel & Expense Management

December 14, 2018

As the global business environment becomes larger and more competitive, business travel is a more common and essential function of innovative organizations across all sizes and industries....

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Discover the ROI of eProcurement

Discover the ROI of eProcurement

December 11, 2018

There are lots of ways organizations lose money throughout the sourcing, procurement, and payment process....

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Interoperability for Automating Accounts Payable

Interoperability for Automating Accounts Payable

December 11, 2018

Across the entire spectrum of business processes, companies are turning to digital transformation strategies to streamline and enhance their back-office operations...

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2018 Procurement Insight Report

2018 Procurement Insight Report

December 10, 2018

Organizations can use many strategies to improve their back-office processes; approaches may vary based on the complexity of the process, the urgency of the problem, and the current state of the depar...

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2018 Travel and Expense Management Insight Report

2018 Travel and Expense Management Insight Report

December 07, 2018

In recent years, substantial developments in globalization, transportation, internet-based communication, and mobile technology have changed the requirements of businesses all over the world, further ...

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2018 Guide to Creating Synergy Among Procurement, Finance, and Accounting

2018 Guide to Creating Synergy Among Procurement, Finance, and Accounting

December 07, 2018

Managing costs and increasing savings in Procure-to-Pay (P2P) are prevalent concerns shared by organizations throughout the world....

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Supplier Collaboration and Automation

Supplier Collaboration and Automation

December 06, 2018

Over the last decade, businesses have evolved rapidly due to globalization, growing diversity, and increased competition. Trends such as an increase in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and divestiture h...

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The Business Applications of Machine Learning

The Business Applications of Machine Learning

December 06, 2018

In recent years, the term machine learning has risen to prominence, now residing amongst phrases such as serverless architecture, agile development, and continuous deployment in the great pantheon of ...

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Where to Begin with Accounts Payables Automation

Where to Begin with Accounts Payables Automation

December 06, 2018

If you’re a growing organization trying to stay competitive in today’s market despite shrinking profit margins, you’re likely looking for ways to cut costs in your back office....

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From Isolated to Integrated—Removing Silos in Contract Management

From Isolated to Integrated—Removing Silos in Contract Management

December 06, 2018

Contracts are the lifeblood of many organizations, as much operational and business stability depends on them....

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Guide to Big Data Procurement-How to Leverage Modern Technologies to Gain Control Over Indirect Spend

Guide to Big Data Procurement-How to Leverage Modern Technologies to Gain Control Over Indirect Spend

December 06, 2018

Artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data. What are these tools and what do they mean for procurement? ...

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Understanding Cross-Border ePayment Solutions

Understanding Cross-Border ePayment Solutions

December 05, 2018

In today’s increasingly globalized world, many rganizations are expanding their supplier bases overseas. With this expansion comes an increase in cross-border payments, as well different payment proc...

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The Top Three Disruptors in the Financial Industry

The Top Three Disruptors in the Financial Industry

November 29, 2018

The financial industry is more fluid than ever, and the introduction of faster payments and open platforms is enabling change an increasingly rapid pace. Learn about how real-time payments, open banki...

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Open Banking Architecture: Secure and Efficient Design

Open Banking Architecture: Secure and Efficient Design

November 29, 2018

Open banking allows a financial institution to create sets of APIs which are consumed by third party organizations to present the data to a consumer within their application or website. This allows ag...

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Building a Foundation for Digital Transformation in Accounts Payable

Building a Foundation for Digital Transformation in Accounts Payable

November 29, 2018

Digital transformation has been at the forefront of the business world in recent years, as executives across almost all industries seek to streamline processes and enhance their customer experience....

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How to Turn AP Into a Profit Center

How to Turn AP Into a Profit Center

November 15, 2018

Accounts Payables departments have traditionally been considered cost centers, a reality only perpetuated when organizations are managing AP processes manually....

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Integrating Purchasing and Payables

Integrating Purchasing and Payables

November 13, 2018

Despite the similarities and close relationship that exist between Procurement and Accounts Payable (AP) departments, many North American businesses operate these processes and teams independently fro...

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Benchmarking Procure-to-Pay Transformation

Benchmarking Procure-to-Pay Transformation

November 12, 2018

While fully automated Procure-to-Pay (P2P) processes can be a reality for any organization, the transformation journey will be more complex for some companies than for others....

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Case Study: Nivo1

Case Study: Nivo1

November 12, 2018

“Our invoice approval process is much faster. We went from approvals taking a week or two to approval within minutes or days...there’s great tracking in AP Express to see where things are stuck.”— Liz...

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2018 Guide to Sourcing Automation

2018 Guide to Sourcing Automation

November 02, 2018

Sourcing helps procurement teams evaluate and engage high-value suppliers, acquire high quality goods and services at competitive prices, and build strategic contracts with suppliers based off engagem...

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Gaining Buy-In for Procurement Automation

Gaining Buy-In for Procurement Automation

November 01, 2018

Automating procurement is a great way to achieve company-wide savings and improve efficiency—but achieving these benefits requires more than simply picking out an electronic procurement (eProcurement)...

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Accounts Payable Automation for Long-Term Care Providers

Accounts Payable Automation for Long-Term Care Providers

October 29, 2018

The purpose of this whitepaper is to examine the pain points faced by hospital chains and skilled nursing facilities when it comes to AP management. ...

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Six Questions to Kick-Off a Scalable Accounts Payable Automation Project

Six Questions to Kick-Off a Scalable Accounts Payable Automation Project

October 26, 2018

Accounts Payable (AP) automation software adoption can bring huge returns in cost and efficiency gains—with an AP solution, innovative AP departments can process invoices in fewer than 5 days at a cos...

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Sourcing and Procurement Data Management Best Practices

Sourcing and Procurement Data Management Best Practices

October 25, 2018

For multinational companies, maintaining efficient Procure-to-Pay (P2P), Source-to-Settle (S2S), and supply chain processes is critical to sustaining business success and competitive advantage....

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2018 Sourcing & Contract Management Insight Report

2018 Sourcing & Contract Management Insight Report

October 24, 2018

When it comes to controlling spend and minimizing risk, sourcing and contract management processes are vital....

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2018 Guide to Payables Automation

2018 Guide to Payables Automation

October 23, 2018

Sourcing helps procurement teams evaluate and engage high-value suppliers, acquire high quality goods and services at competitive prices, and build strategic contracts with suppliers based off engagem...

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Accounts Payable Success in the Mid-Market

Accounts Payable Success in the Mid-Market

October 22, 2018

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An Introduction to Serverless Architectures

An Introduction to Serverless Architectures

October 16, 2018

Serverless architectures are trending due to the operational and development cost reductions they afford the business. How do they work and how do they compare to traditional architectures?...

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Pitching ROI for Accounts Payable Automation

Pitching ROI for Accounts Payable Automation

October 15, 2018

This report offers organizations guide to demonstrating the value and ROI of AP automation to key decision makers....

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Evaluating Benefits of Public Cloud Providers

Evaluating Benefits of Public Cloud Providers

October 08, 2018

Hosting data in the cloud can be a source of unease for many large enterprises (and some smaller ones) that have an established technical routine. IT professionals are often concerned with data securi...

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Ensure Long-term Code Quality and Prevent Future Issues with Unit Testing

Ensure Long-term Code Quality and Prevent Future Issues with Unit Testing

October 02, 2018

A business case for unit testing in back-end APIs....

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2018 Sourcing and Contract Management Strategies to Watch

2018 Sourcing and Contract Management Strategies to Watch

October 02, 2018

Trends in sourcing and contract management among North American organizations Real-world stories of sourcing and contract management process transformation ...

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How to Mess Up Your Accounts Payable Project

How to Mess Up Your Accounts Payable Project

September 25, 2018

- Trends in AP management among North American organizations - Common pitfalls and problem areas with AP projects - Sixteen very effective ways to “mess up your invoice automation technology project” ...

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Creating a Style Guide that Sticks

Creating a Style Guide that Sticks

September 13, 2018

Style guides can be incredibly useful to get a team all speaking the same design language. They can also be really hard to define and implement, let alone to get them to stick culturally. Join Devin S...

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Moving from Tactical to Strategic Procurement

Moving from Tactical to Strategic Procurement

September 13, 2018

- Trends in procurement management among North American organizations - Best practices for moving from tactical to strategic procurement - eProcurement automation software that enable strategic spend ...

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Payables Automation for Healthcare

Payables Automation for Healthcare

September 11, 2018

The healthcare industry is changing in many ways, and in order for healthcare organizations to operate successfully in an ever-evolving space, their finance processes must be streamlined, efficient, a...

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2018 Payables Insight Report

2018 Payables Insight Report

September 07, 2018

When it comes to automating the payables process (including accounts payable and payments processing) a lot of organizations are aware of and on board with the value of payables management technology....

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The C-Suite's Guide to Successful Accounts Payable Transformation

The C-Suite's Guide to Successful Accounts Payable Transformation

September 06, 2018

When it comes to choosing and implementing an AP solution in their back office, many organizations struggle with knowing where to start....

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Purchase Order Management for Accounts Payables

Purchase Order Management for Accounts Payables

September 04, 2018

In a best-case scenario, purchase order (PO) management should be conducted by a well-staffed and efficient procurement department that oversees all indirect goods and services purchasing processes. ...

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Results of Levvel's 2018 DevOps Insight Report

Results of Levvel's 2018 DevOps Insight Report

August 31, 2018

Uncovering the trends and insights from Levvel's 2018 DevOps Insights Report....

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2018 DevOps Insight Report

2018 DevOps Insight Report

August 31, 2018

Among today’s most exciting digital transformation strategies, DevOps is one that is growing in momentum, relevance, and competitive necessity....

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10 Must - Knows When Choosing a Global Expense Management Solution

10 Must - Knows When Choosing a Global Expense Management Solution

August 21, 2018

- Current trends in expense management processes - Features and functionalities of scalable expense management - Key considerations and questions to ask when considering an expense management software...

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Understanding Your Role in Your Company’s Overall Business Spend Management

Understanding Your Role in Your Company’s Overall Business Spend Management

July 31, 2018

While many of today’s back-office stakeholders want to help their organizations improve spend management, different departments often have siloed, segmented cultures that prevent them from identifying...

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Open Banking: An Architectural Approach

Open Banking: An Architectural Approach

July 24, 2018

Open Banking continues to be a key topic of conversation at banks of all sizes, and many financial institutions are left wondering what it means to them from a technology perspective....

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Continuous Delivery with .NET Core and CloudBees

Continuous Delivery with .NET Core and CloudBees

July 19, 2018

Implementing and deploying cross-platform and self-contained .NET applications hasn’t always been possible, which has impeded companies from adopting DevOps and moving to a microservice architecture....

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5 Ways to Harness Internal Controls to Prevent Invoice Fraud

5 Ways to Harness Internal Controls to Prevent Invoice Fraud

July 10, 2018

Invoice fraud. For many Accounts Payable (AP) teams and Finance managers, it’s a competitor they didn’t know they had—until it’s too late....

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Amazon Elastic Container Service (EKS) for Beginners, Part 1

Amazon Elastic Container Service (EKS) for Beginners, Part 1

July 05, 2018

Kubernetes is an open-source container orchestration platform that supports automated deployments and scaling for containerized workloads and services. Kubernetes uses a combination of Pod, Deployment...

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How to Gain Widespread AP User Adoption

How to Gain Widespread AP User Adoption

June 19, 2018

Accounts Payable (AP) automation software is one of the best ways to lower processing costs in the back-office, as well as improve staff productivity and a company’s bottom line. ...

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Leveraging AWS Volume Gateway for Disaster Recovery

Leveraging AWS Volume Gateway for Disaster Recovery

May 31, 2018

The Volume Gateway is ideally suited for several use cases that large organizations grapple with on a daily basis. The following use cases cover standard backup and recovery scenarios, hybrid cloud so...

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Building Stronger Integration Between Procurement and Accounts Payable

Building Stronger Integration Between Procurement and Accounts Payable

May 29, 2018

An optimal Procure-to-Pay (P2P) process entails synchronization and transparency between back-office finance departments—particularly, Accounts Payable (AP) and Procurement. ...

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Bank P2P with Zelle

Bank P2P with Zelle

May 24, 2018

In today’s rapidly evolving payments landscape, traditional financial service providers are on the defensive, experiencing regular attacks on multiple fronts. A key area where banks are being challeng...

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A Guide to Digital Transformation

A Guide to Digital Transformation

May 22, 2018

Most managers intuitively understand that digital transformation is critical to the long-term success of their organization, but there is a large gap between intuitive understanding and execution of a...

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Anatomy of a Design System

Anatomy of a Design System

May 17, 2018

Implementing a design system creates efficiency, prevents inconsistencies, and prohibits unacceptable design choices as your organization grows....

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Open Banking: Should Banks Resist or Embrace It?

Open Banking: Should Banks Resist or Embrace It?

May 09, 2018

When it comes to improving working capital, choosing the right approach and tool is not as easy as it seems, especially considering the many options available for organizations....

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AWS Disaster Recovery Pattern and Scenarios

AWS Disaster Recovery Pattern and Scenarios

May 01, 2018

Disaster recovery is the essential business continuity and operational component that addresses an organization’s technical infrastructure and ability to survive an outage. Regardless of the cause,...

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Can My Business Benefit from a Data Lake?

Can My Business Benefit from a Data Lake?

April 24, 2018

This guide is designed to help organizations understand what a data lake is and if they can benefit from one....

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A Macro View on Microservices

A Macro View on Microservices

April 18, 2018

Technology teams are increasingly turning to microservices to solve common problems associated with the traditional, monolithic architecture style....

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Can My Business Benefit from a Design System?

Can My Business Benefit from a Design System?

April 17, 2018

This guide is designed to help organizations determine whether design systems can increase collaboration, communication, and profitability. Use this checklist to determine if your organization can lev...

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DevOps for Enterprise Security

DevOps for Enterprise Security

April 12, 2018

As developers we leverage DevOps tools to streamline verification tasks with a goal to verify applications work correctly, but security testing is very different from testing feature functionality. Se...

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Intro to DesignOps

Intro to DesignOps

April 04, 2018

Join Levvel for a discussion on what DesignOps is and how your company can benefit from it. We will go over analyzing your design org structure, having the proper tools in place (e.g. a widely-used de...

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Caring for Cash with Supply Chain Financing

Caring for Cash with Supply Chain Financing

March 30, 2018

In today’s business environment, cash is king. While many companies may be profitable, their success and financial stability are more likely to be judged by their ability to generate operating cash fl...

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Move Faster: Creating, Modifying, and Rapidly Deploying Applications

Move Faster: Creating, Modifying, and Rapidly Deploying Applications

March 29, 2018

Red Hat® OpenShift Container Platform helps application development and IT operations teams modernize applications, deliver new services, and accelerate development processes....

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Intro to DesignOps

Intro to DesignOps

March 29, 2018

Over the last 10-15 years, organizations have been getting better at designing experiences for all sorts of devices, but the industry as a whole hasn’t focused on how design teams and their operationa...

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AWS Multi-Account Management & Security

AWS Multi-Account Management & Security

March 21, 2018

Financial institutions, healthcare providers, and participants in other highly-regulated industries are moving to the cloud at a record pace in 2018....

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Can My Business Benefit from Machine Learning?

Can My Business Benefit from Machine Learning?

March 21, 2018

Use this guide to determine if your organization can leverage machine learning to increase your top line and decrease costs. If you can answer yes to any of these questions, you can benefit from using...

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P2P Payments in 2018

P2P Payments in 2018

March 14, 2018

Many small banks and credit unions are wrestling with how they should approach P2P products for their customers. As Zelle has emerged as a top solution, is it the right choice for their institution? W...

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Five Business Drivers for API Management

Five Business Drivers for API Management

March 01, 2018

This guide can be used by organizations’ strategic leaders to drive digital transformation. The guide provides API Management techniques via five business drivers and a sample business case. ...

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Scalable AP Automation

Scalable AP Automation

February 27, 2018

While AP automation is an ideal goal for any organization hoping to streamline their back office and improve their company’s bottom line, Levvel Research has found that there is not a one-size-fits-al...

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) Account Hardening Checklist

Amazon Web Services (AWS) Account Hardening Checklist

February 23, 2018

This guide is designed to help organizations ensure that newly created AWS accounts are secure, auditable, and have multiple control points in the event of a breach....

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Making the Case to Automate AP

Making the Case to Automate AP

February 22, 2018

When it comes to increasing Accounts Payable (AP) efficiency, PayStream has found that today’s innovative professionals at the C-Suite level are increasingly becoming the main drivers for process impr...

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The Future of API Security—How to Detect and Stop Attacks

The Future of API Security—How to Detect and Stop Attacks

February 15, 2018

Almost every major internet company has faced API security problems. You may remember the recent IRS data breach, attacks on Apple and Instagram, and the Nissan LEAF fiasco. With public API usage rapi...

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The Power of the Business-to-Business Network for P2P Efficiency

The Power of the Business-to-Business Network for P2P Efficiency

February 06, 2018

As companies consider adopting different technologies to improve their back-office efficiency, cost control, and competitive advantage, they will find there are many options and strategies available....

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OpenID Connect (Authorization Code Flow) with Red Hat SSO

OpenID Connect (Authorization Code Flow) with Red Hat SSO

January 31, 2018

OpenID Connect (OIDC) has emerged as the de facto standard for end-user authentication with mobile apps, Single Page Applications, API-based systems, and more. In this white paper, we explain how to c...

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10 Questions to Ask Before Deciding on a Paas Solution

10 Questions to Ask Before Deciding on a Paas Solution

January 29, 2018

This article will help decision makers navigate a PaaS evaluation. Outlined within are the 10 questions to ask your PaaS provider when evaluating their platform....

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How To Improve Payables Security in 2018

How To Improve Payables Security in 2018

January 25, 2018

As the new year begins, many companies are looking for ways to improve their competitive advantage...

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How to Optimize Expense Management

How to Optimize Expense Management

December 07, 2017

Automating expense reporting is one of the most important ways to control costs in the back office, and the travel and expense management (TEM) software options that enable companies to do this are pl...

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2017 AP & Working Capital Report

2017 AP & Working Capital Report

October 27, 2017

Optimizing working capital, or balancing the ratio of cash on hand to liabilities, is a complicated process, and organizations are often confused on when, why, and how to go about the process....

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2017 Electronic Payments Report

2017 Electronic Payments Report

October 27, 2017

This report analyzes trends in payment management strategies among North American businesses, including their typical payment methods, perceptions, challenges, and goals....

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2017 Contract Lifecycle Management Report

2017 Contract Lifecycle Management Report

October 27, 2017

The 2017 Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) Navigator is a market landscape report giving a state of the union of CLM solution providers. ...

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2017 Travel and Expense Management Report

2017 Travel and Expense Management Report

October 26, 2017

The travel and expense management (TEM) solution is one of the most effective and popular tools for reducing travel and expense-related costs and gaining more control over spend....

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2017 Source-to-Settle Provider Landscape Report

2017 Source-to-Settle Provider Landscape Report

October 26, 2017

This report highlights the current state of sourcing, spend management, and finance among North American organizations....

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2017 Supplier Management Report

2017 Supplier Management Report

October 26, 2017

Managing suppliers safely and efficiently has a great impact on a company’s stability and bottom line—especially if companies are managing a large amount of suppliers and spend, or if they have comple...

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2017 Sourcing Automation Report

2017 Sourcing Automation Report

October 26, 2017

When it comes to automating back-office, spend management-related processes, some technology initiatives are more appealing—and perceived as easier—to organizations than others. For example, while get...

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2017 Modern Travel Booking

2017 Modern Travel Booking

October 26, 2017

As the global business community becomes more widespread, intersectional, and competitive, business travel is key to initiating and fostering client relationships and improving a company’s competitive...

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2017 Procure-to-Pay for Indirect Spend

2017 Procure-to-Pay for Indirect Spend

October 26, 2017

This report explores trends in indirect Procure-to-Pay among today’s organizations....

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2017 Global AP Automation Report

2017 Global AP Automation Report

September 21, 2017

This report serves as an introduction to international invoicing for large multinationals that may be struggling to keep up with complex global regulations. It offers an overview of global eInvoicing ...

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Making the Case for Digital Transformation

Making the Case for Digital Transformation

September 20, 2017

Organizations of all sizes have attempted to revolutionize their business under the umbrella of “digital transformation,” but many of these efforts have failed to achieve the desired results. Contrary...

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2017 Enterprise Content Management Report

2017 Enterprise Content Management Report

September 06, 2017

Organizations have many priorities when it comes to managing their operations, including maintaining control over their various back-office processes and related information. ...

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2017 Invoice Workflow Automation Report

2017 Invoice Workflow Automation Report

August 23, 2017

Accounts Payables (AP) automation is a general term often used to encompass a complex back-office process. For companies with tens of thousands of invoices a year, a large supplier base, and a complic...

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2016 Procure-to-Pay Navigator

2016 Procure-to-Pay Navigator

October 28, 2016

The 2016 Procure-to-Pay (P2P) Navigator is a market landscape report giving a state of the union of P2P solution providers....

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2015 Invoice Automation Navigator Report

2015 Invoice Automation Navigator Report

October 30, 2015

The 2015 Invoice Automation Navigator is a market landscape report giving a state of the union of invoice automation solution providers....

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2015 Travel and Expense Management Navigator

2015 Travel and Expense Management Navigator

October 30, 2015

The 2015 Travel and Expense Management (TEM) Navigator is a market landscape report giving a state of the union of TEM solution providers....

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