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Spend Control for CFO's: Answers to your top 10 Questions

Spend Control for CFO's: Answers to your top 10 Questions

As a senior financial executive, you are probably asking yourself what you can do next to make a significant impact on your company's profitability. Many executives in your position are looking at Spend Control as a likely next move.
Thursday, September 04, 2014/Author: Mark Eating/Number of views (854)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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The Changing Face of Procurement

Procurement is rapidly moving away from what was once a personality-centric function where senior procurement professionals did a lot of the work themselves, did a lot of the work manually, and did a lot of the work using mainly the knowledge they had amassed from years in the profession. But much has changed over the last few years. Today, the senior procurement leader is becoming much more focused on establishing standardised processes that enable and enforce good procurement practices, and on deploying technology tools that guide people on their team and throughout the wider organisation through those processes.
Friday, May 02, 2014/Author: Mark Eating/Number of views (1011)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Purchase-to-Pay Fundamentals - Part 4: Are you properly managing the payment process?

In this 4-part series, we address the four fundamental questions finance executives should ask about their organisation’s Purchase-to-Pay process in order to drive savings. In this final part, we ask “Are You Properly Managing the Payment Process?
Thursday, March 27, 2014/Author: Mark Eating/Number of views (913)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Purchase-to-Pay Fundamentals - Part 3: Are you getting the best value for what you are spending?

In this 4-part series, we address the four fundamental questions finance executives should ask about their organisation’s purchase-to-pay process in order to drive savings. In Part 3, we ask “Are you Getting the Best Value For What You Are Spending?” 
Wednesday, March 26, 2014/Author: Mark Eating/Number of views (917)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

Purchase-to-Pay Fundamentals - Part 2: Do Managers have enough visibility of purchase commitments to properly manage their budgets?

In this 4-part series, we address the four fundamental questions finance executives should ask about their organisation’s purchase-to-pay process in order to drive savings. Here in Part 2, we ask “ Do Managers Have Enough Visibility of Purchase Commitments to Properly Manage Their Budgets?
Friday, March 21, 2014/Author: Mark Eating/Number of views (951)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

Purchase-to-Pay Fundamentals - Part 1: Do the right people really have Control of what you are buying

In this 4-part series, we address the four fundamental questions finance executives should ask about their organisation’s purchase-to-pay process in order to drive savings. In Part 1, we ask “Do the Right People Really Have Control of What You Are Buying?” 
Thursday, March 20, 2014/Author: Mark Eating/Number of views (803)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

Invoice Processing: Issues, Challenges & Frustrations

f you haven't already, it's time to formulate and execute a strategy to automate invoice processing. The direct and indirect costs of manual processing are just not necessary.

Monday, March 17, 2014/Author: Mark Eating/Number of views (913)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

How to Squeeze Savings from the Most Fragmented 20% of Spend

You work hard to manage your core areas of spend because that’s where the numbers are largest and savings are more quickly won. But are you taking advantage of the savings that can easily be squeezed from the tail-end of your spend? Tail-spend is often overlooked, but typically accounts for 80% of the supplier base and invoice volume. By proactively addressing this area, Procurement and Finance can deliver significant cost savings and efficiency gains.
Sunday, February 23, 2014/Author: Mark Eating/Number of views (928)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

PROACTIS - Supplier Risk Management: Do You Have the Right Level of Visibility to Minimise Risk?

Supplier Risk Management is just as critical to your organisation's financial health and competitive performance as your efforts to produce cost savings.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014/Author: Mark Eating/Number of views (934)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

Accounts Payable - How to Cut Costs and Improve Invoice Processing Efficiency

If you haven't already, it's time to formulate and execute a strategy to automate invoice processing. The technology to eliminate the great majority of the paper handling is available, affordable, and easily implemented within the context of your existing financial systems.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013/Author: Mark Eating/Number of views (791)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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