payment automation

Why payment automation in real estate is an accounts payable and vendor victory

In real estate and property, vendor networks are strategically important. But for most real estate businesses today, these networks are holding both accounts payable teams and the entire business back. Far too many payment steps...

/ July 27, 2021
AP essential

AP emerges as essential value driver during business disruption…and beyond

For the past 16 years, Ardent Partners has surveyed finance professionals to gain insight into the current state of accounts payable, focusing on what’s keeping them up at night. And after a year of global...

/ July 22, 2021
portal fatigue

Fighting portal fatigue (or how I learned to love portals)

If this were an informercial, I’d kick things off by showing a stressed accounts receivable specialist spinning his chair between four monitors, flipping through a notebook to try to remember passwords for all the portals...

/ July 20, 2021
UK Banking

UK’s post-pandemic banking future requires education and automation

Predicting the future of UK financial services for the balance of 2021 is no small feat. Banks of all sizes need to laser focus on cash management in an economy that is improving but is...

/ July 16, 2021
small business banking

Embedded digital banking solutions bind the new banking small business relationship

Here’s five words any small business would be thrilled to consider at this point: “Let’s move past the pandemic.” Yes, it presented unprecedented existential business challenges. And yes, it forced ten years of digital banking...

/ July 13, 2021
watchlist screening

From remediation to disruption: reimagining watchlist screening with modern technologies

In the post titled Time to Reimagine Watchlist Screening, we discussed how legacy technology and approach used in watchlist screening produce suboptimal outcomes, generate too many false alerts, and result in case backlogs and growing...

/ July 7, 2021
watchlist screening

Time to reimagine watchlist screening

Growing challenges in watchlist screening Recent revelations through major document leaks such as the FINCEN Files, Panama Papers, and Paradise Papers, as well as several instances of regulatory fines and consent orders on financial institutions,...

/ June 30, 2021
Confirmation of Payee

Confirmation of Payee – play, stick or be told?

We all want to stop crime. It brings the community together for a common good. We will never eradicate the creativity of the fraudster working the law of averages in a digital payments world, but...

/ June 29, 2021
Drivers of change

Is your organisation a victim of fraud complacency? How to spot the signs and stop criminals in their tracks

For many companies, the pandemic further heightened the importance of effective cash management as businesses worldwide experienced interruption on a global scale. Being able to pay and get paid while workforces, customers and suppliers moved...

/ June 23, 2021
Drivers of change

Confirmation of Payee, Request to Pay, ISO 20022 – it’s time to start seeing payments regulation for what it is…your key to greater efficiency and stronger security

Regulations often get a bad rap. After all, no one likes being told what to do – and when it comes to the many payments regulations currently underway, that goes for banks and businesses too....

/ June 16, 2021