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Robotic Process Automation and Machine Learning – the New Outsourcing

Outsourcing of Accounts Payable (AP) or the centralizing of functions to Shared Service Centers (SSCs), has been a leading trend for decades. This is considered a standard part of almost every company’s corporate financial services menu, but now there’s something new cooking that’s helping businesses get leaner – robotic process automation (RPA) and machine learning. Why are companies applying...

The road to better UK Public Procurement (Part 2)

In our first blog we looked at the wider implementation of e-invoicing within the public sector. We asked Andrew Jesse (AJ), VP of Basware, and Stephen Carter (SC), Head of UK e-invoicing Centre of Excellence for Basware, about the barriers and opportunities that will be made available through the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment (SBEE) Act receiving Royal Assent. We now look at the...

The road to better UK Public Procurement (Part 1)

With recent news of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment (SBEE) Act receiving Royal Assent, the UK Public Sector has been given a ‘kick’ to start receiving e-invoices before 2016. As the SBEE Bill is further developed into Law and adopted via government edict over the coming months, we ask our own Andrew Jesse (AJ), VP of Basware, and Stephen Carter (SC), Head of UK e-invoicing Centre of...

How to really get supplier’s on-board with e-invoicing (part 2)

Customers commonly ask Basware for assistance with supplier on-boarding. In this second part of my blog, I’ll explain how suppliers (and people more genrally) adopt technology. Once there is understanding about this, it will become easier to create a successful on-boarding campaign and see why other projects fail. Suppliers are people and not all people are the same. When it comes to using...

A first look at the 2015 APN Survey results

With many organisations still facing an uphill battle against manual processing and disparate systems, understanding where your company sits in relation to others can be an elusive goal. And, despite the cultural changes over the last few years, purchase to pay departments can still be isolated areas of the business, making it difficult for those working within them to get a sense of the broader...

How to really get supplier’s on-board with e-invoicing (part 1)

A hot question right now, is how to on-board suppliers onto e-invoicing to support an invoice automation project? In this four part blog, I’ll guide you through one approach to achieving sustainable and long term e-invoice adoption. I’ll start by saying the question should really be, ‘why should my suppliers start sending e-invoices?’ So, this first part will help you understand your suppliers a...

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