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E-invoicing: Ready for Prime Time


Of the 30 billion invoices sent and received in Europe every year, more than 90% are in paper format. This is not only labour intensive and error prone, but comes at both a financial and environmental cost. Such manual operations slow invoice reconciliation, leading to poor relationships with suppliers and buyers and, potentially, poor cash flow management. This paper discusses the challenges posed by inefficient manual invoice processes, the need for e-invoicing, and how an organization can focus on its core business by handing over invoice processing to a managed service provider.

and invoicing  30 billion invoices sent and received in Europe every year, more than 90% are in paper format. This is not only labour intensive and error prone, but comes at both a financial and environmental cost. Such manual operations slow invoice reconciliation, leading to poor relationships with suppliers and buyers and, potentially, poor cash flow management. This paper discusses the challenges posed by inefficient manual invoice processes, the need for e-invoicing, and how an organization can focus on its core bu Read More

Ariba Smart Invoicing: Worth Checking Out


Sure, to most of us accounting sounds as exciting as watching paint dry, but no business can survive without properly managing its financial means. Especially in these days of scarce cash, processing invoices faster and more accurately by the accounts payable (A/P) or billing department is critical so that the accounts receivable (A/R) folks can get their cash faster. An efficient A/P function is

and invoicing  advise on the grouping and refinement of Smart Invoicing business rules across buyer and seller communities. The figure of 98 percent correct invoices before receipt includes a three-way matching practice. Still, there is an understanding that there can be some change management issues in buyer processes to manage getting invoices before receipt in the e-invoice world. The 98 percent that Ariba quotes is based on its customer experiences (although it is not clear whether the stat is the same for the tail- Read More

SAP and Ariba Synergy


SAP acquired spend management and business commerce solution provider Ariba in 2012 for strategic reasons, and has since been investing in Ariba with a longer-term view—especially with regards to power of the business commerce network (SAP is even an Ariba user itself). We recently looked at the happenings at the recent Ariba Live 2014 user conference, and here we’ll focus on how SAP and Ariba have been meshing together to mutual benefit.

and invoicing  critical expenses to manage, and most difficult to control. With Ariba Services Invoicing , companies can extend the smart invoicing process already mastered by Ariba (where e-invoices undergo an automated validation process upon supplier submission so that only accurate and approved invoices reach accounts payable) to these complex spend categories. Buyers can review and approve service entry sheets—which detail the services performed before, not after, invoice submission. Suppliers can then “flip” Read More

Nipendo’s Milestone Challenges E-invoicing Establishment


Nipendo, a fledgling provider of a cloud buyer-supplier collaboration platform, recently announced a new milestone marking the rapid adoption of its Supplier Cloud platform by buyer and supplier organizations, exceeding one million automated procure-to-pay (P2P) transactions per month. Small specialist vendors are beginning to challenge the P2P supremacy of the supplier-buyer network leaders.

and invoicing  fully automated electronic procurement and invoicing to their entire supplier ecosystem.   Ariba remains the supplier-buyer network leader. Pretty much every company Nipendo talks to has already implemented Ariba, and thus is counted as “connected.” But many of these companies typically have only a fraction of their purchasing running through Ariba Network . Most of it is not straight-through processed to SAP or other ERP systems, and the level of automated touch-free processing is typically very low Read More

ERP Plus and Beyond


ERP Plus provides tools that metal fabricators need to streamline their quoting, order entry, inventory control, production, labor collection, shipping, and invoicing processes.

and invoicing  production, labor collection, shipping, and invoicing processes. Like many peer products, ERP Plus can typically help manage a gamut of production activities from sales order release to work order closing. It can enable reviews of near real time information about operations and products on the shop floor; give users the ability to respond rapidly to customer demands; streamline planning, scheduling, and purchasing; track material and labor; and ensure consistency and accuracy across the shop floor. For Read More

9 Innovation and Product Development Software Market Trends and Predictions


TEC's principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic runs down the state of the innovation and product development software market, recapping recent trends and looking ahead to likely areas of growth in 2015.

and invoicing  Innovation and Product Development Software Market Trends and Predictions Here’s a state-of-the-market post on innovation and product development software—product lifecycle management (PLM), computer aided design (CAD), manufacturing operations management (MOM)/manufacturing execution system (MES), etc.—as well as some predictions for what I see coming down the track in 2015. These are the trends and predictions that are on my mind at the close of 2014: These days, companies need to adopt Read More

Accelerating (and Fast-Starting) the SME Business at Oracle (and SAP) - Part 4


Part 1 of this blog series outlined Oracle’s recent (and seemingly genuine) change of heart and approach towards partnering and catering enterprise applications to small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The analysis then moved onto the Oracle Accelerate program, which was launched about three years ago to allow partners to sell more of smaller projects in a fixed time and price manner. Oracle

and invoicing  genuine) change of heart and approach towards partnering and catering enterprise applications to  small and medium enterprises (SMEs) . The analysis then moved onto the Oracle Accelerate program, which was launched about three years ago to allow partners to sell more of smaller projects in a fixed time and price manner. Oracle Accelerate is not only a partner program but also Oracle’s go-to-market approach to provide business software solutions to midsize organizations.  Part 1  described the main Read More

How to Plan and Manage in Times of Uncertainty and Volatility? Based on Reality and Facts, Duh! (Part 1)




and invoicing  to Plan and Manage in Times of Uncertainty and Volatility? Based on Reality and Facts, Duh! (Part 1) My recent attendance at Progress Revolution 2011 , Kinexions 2011 , and several Boston APICS Chapter professional development meetings, where a plethora of companies talked about their operational experiences of late, made me realize that “business as usual” practices no longer work. For one thing, while long-term planning remains an important exercise for senior executives’ strategic and visionary Read More

Automation and Virtualization Increase Utilization and Efficiency of J2EE Applications


As enterprise Java has become more and more pervasive, IT has used Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) technologies to build many of its most mission-critical applications, typically over-provisioning hardware to guarantee performance—at an extremely high price. Hence, the goal of automation and virtualization software: to enable IT to provide applications at required service levels and reduced costs.

and invoicing  and Virtualization Increase Utilization and Efficiency of J2EE Applications As enterprise Java has become more and more pervasive, IT has used Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) technologies to build many of its most mission-critical applications, typically over-provisioning hardware to guarantee performance—at an extremely high price. Hence, the goal of automation and virtualization software: to enable IT to provide applications at required service levels and reduced costs. Read More

Cisco and Jive Partner for Unified Communication and Collaboration Suite


Cisco and Jive Software have partnered to offer a complete communication and collaboration offering. The aim is to make it possible for companies to deploy an integrated and seamless experience for their employees (to communicate and collaborate), customers (to foster and broaden support), and partners (to drive business outcomes).

and invoicing  and Jive Partner for Unified Communication and Collaboration Suite Cisco and Jive Software have partnered to offer a complete communication and collaboration offering, combining Jive''s enterprise collaboration platform with Cisco''s real-time technologies such as WebEx for Web conferencing and Jabber for corporate instant messaging (IM) and voice/video over IP. The aim is to make it possible for companies to deploy an integrated and seamless experience for their employees (to communicate and Read More

Sales and Operations Planning Part One: Identifying and Forecasting Demand


An effective sales and operations planning game plan results in fewer stock-outs, shorter delivery lead-times, higher on-time shipping percentages, a manageable amount of expediting, and improved customer service. Several guidelines are suggested to improve a firm's sales and operations planning process and the effectiveness of each product's game plan. This is an excerpt from the book Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Navision.

and invoicing  and Operations Planning Part One: Identifying and Forecasting Demand Sales and Operations Planning Part One: Identifying and Forecasting Demand Featured Author - Dr. Scott Hamilton - December 11, 2003 Introduction A firm''s sales and operations planning (S&OP) process starts with the definition of all demands for the firm''s goods and services. It formulates game plans that drive supply chain activities to meet those demands. Hence, an effective S&OP game plan requires consideration of both demands and Read More

SAP NetWeaver and Globalization: Meeting Local and Global Requirements


Rapid changes in international markets—and mounting pressures to reduce costs and improve quality—make globalization a key issue for most organizations today. Worldwide company reorganizations, acquisitions, mergers, and spin-offs affect the structure of an enterprise, demanding immediate action. Globalization requires that companies enable core business processes on a global basis, while providing ease of use for local user communities.

and invoicing  NetWeaver and Globalization: Meeting Local and Global Requirements Rapid changes in international markets—and mounting pressures to reduce costs and improve quality—make globalization a key issue for most organizations today. Worldwide company reorganizations, acquisitions, mergers, and spin-offs affect the structure of an enterprise, demanding immediate action. Globalization requires that companies enable core business processes on a global basis, while providing ease of use for local user Read More

ERP and Warehouse Management: Technology, Challenges, and User Recommendations


Intense product architecture rejuvenation, functional enhancements cycles, and market consolidation exert pressure on all mid-market vendors offering ERP and warehouse management solutions. Adonix must carefully allot research and development funds and screen its new assets to increase its competitive edge.

and invoicing  and Warehouse Management: Technology, Challenges, and User Recommendations Technology Strengths Leveraging a common development framework is an important distinction for midsized companies seeking an ERP back-office system with strong warehouse management capabilities, and Adonix is one of the few software vendors with such an integrated offering on the same platform. Based in France, this privately-held vendor offers enterprise solutions to medium, process and discrete manufacturing companies. Other Read More

Can Webplan Reconcile Planning and Execution? Part Four: Challenges and User Recommendations


Webplan appears to be ahead of the pack in applications for concurrently optimizing demand, order promise, and inventory management, taking constraints into consideration. Yet, in many markets, Webplan is far from a household name.

and invoicing  Webplan Reconcile Planning and Execution? Part Four: Challenges and User Recommendations Challenges The past two years or so have been an interesting if not a tumultuous period for the Ottawa, Canada-based, privately-held Webplan Corporation ( www.webplan.com ), which felt compelled to further refine its original supply chain planning (SCP) and business-to-business (B2B) collaboration value proposition.. The vendor has refocused on highly actionable Response Management software (a subset of broader Read More

Resource Planning and Optimization for Broadcasters and Their Production Companies


The media industry is undergoing radical and rapid change driven by liberalization, privatization, and digitization. Broadcasting is no longer highly regulated, but is ever more dynamic and competitive—and the logistical challenges of production planning for TV and radio ever more complex. Implement a composite resource planning and scheduling solution to maximize your equipment, facilities, and employees.

and invoicing  Planning and Optimization for Broadcasters and Their Production Companies The media industry is undergoing radical and rapid change driven by liberalization, privatization, and digitization. Broadcasting is no longer highly regulated, but is ever more dynamic and competitive—and the logistical challenges of production planning for TV and radio ever more complex. Implement a composite resource planning and scheduling solution to maximize your equipment, facilities, and employees. Read More