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Germaine Lang is the Associate Editor of SmartPayments and a creative writer and customer advocate specialist. She works to engage customers and detail their experiences with vendor products and services, positioning them as innovative thought leaders.

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5 Steps to Creating an AP Automation Project Plan

Transforming your AP from a manual process to an electronic one saves time, money and provides unprecedented visibility into cash flow. In fact, it’s been proven over and over that AP automation is worth the...

/ October 16, 2018
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Three Ways Banks Can Reduce Payment Fraud

According to the Association of Financial Professionals, 78% of organizations experienced attempted or actual payments fraud in 2017. These breaches put banks at increased risk as fraudulent transactions are processed through their payment systems. It’s...

/ October 15, 2018
Best Practices to Streamline Payments Globally

Best Practices to Streamline Payments Globally

It’s no secret that businesses are expanding into global markets at an unprecedented rate. In fact,going global is almost an imperative in order to compete in today’s fast-paced environment. However, for organizations making that leap...

/ October 10, 2018

AP Automation In Action: 4 Tales of AP Transformation

It takes little effort to find a plethora of third-party resources that tout the cost-savings and increased efficiency that accounts payable automation (AP automation)can generate. In fact, a 2018 Ardent Partners report discussing the current...

/ October 8, 2018
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Late Payments to Suppliers: Why They Happen and What to Do About Them

This October marks the one year anniversary of the Duty to Report legislation which was designed to address the late payments to suppliers problem that impacts small businesses. The legislation requires large businesses to make...

/ October 2, 2018
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Why Accounts Payable Automation is Worth the Investment

The term accounts payable automation,or AP automation, describes the process of streamlining the business processes and workflow of AP departments through technology advancements. Undergoing the transformation from manual to automated AP processes may seem like...

/ October 1, 2018
Financial Operations Management for Small Businesses

Effective Financial Operations Management for Small Businesses: A Look from the Inside

Effective Financial Operations Management for Small Businesses: A Look from Inside Ally Pediatric Therapy In this recurring SmartPayments feature, we sit down with business payment professionals from the corporate and banking space to talk to them...

/ July 5, 2018
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Blockchain Explained: What is it and how does it impact the payments landscape?

Blockchain explained… The term ‘Blockchain’ seems to be popping up everywhere these day, but what is it, why is it getting so much attention and how does it impact the payments landscape? To explain blockchain...

/ June 25, 2018

Securing the payment processing lifecycle

In this recurring SmartPayments feature we sit down with professionals from the corporate and banking space to talk with them about the issues they face on a daily basis. In this instalment we interviewed Camille...

/ April 2, 2018