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Germaine Lang is the Managing Editor of SmartPayments with a strong creative and technical writing background across many industries. She also works to engage customers and relate their experiences with vendor products and services, positioning them as innovative thought leaders.

payments innovation

What Are the Experts Saying about B2B Payments Innovation?

The payments industry has recently seen a surge in technological advances. Real-time payments, blockchain and same day ACH have all emerged as alternate payment solutions, driven primarily by fintech innovation. But although these technologies have...

/ June 24, 2019
AP departments utilizing a high level of automation have over 4x as much visibly into cash flow.

The Future of FinTech and Banking Collaboration: Driving AP Automation

Do you remember when you used to write checks to pay your bills and everything that went along with that process? Filling in the date, payee, amount and signature lines, logging the payment in the...

/ June 17, 2019
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Payments Industry Trends: New 2019 B2B Payments Survey Report Findings

Strategic Treasurer partnered with Bottomline Technologies for a third consecutive year to get a deeper understanding of the current B2B payments industry trends, including what evolving technologies are available, payment strategies companies are executing against...

/ June 10, 2019
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Your Bank Is Going Digital…How Do You Evaluate FinTech Partners?

As technology-savvy consumers increasingly demand digital access to banking activities such as payments, personal loans, mortgages and account opening, banks that continue to rely on in-person and paper-based processes will be left in the dust...

/ June 3, 2019

Are You Meeting Your Treasury Management Objectives?

Effective treasury management is at the heart of any successful organization. From managing liquidity to corporate finance and even reputational risk, the role of treasury management is an overarching one. But how do you know...

/ May 28, 2019

2019 Treasury Fraud Trends: How Does Your Organization Compare?

For the fourth year in a row, Strategic Treasurer has partnered with Bottomline Technologies and surveyed corporate treasurers and executives to determine the latest trends in treasury fraud and prevention measures. This year’s results were...

/ May 27, 2019

A Mythbusting Guide to Facts about Fraud

Fraud is everywhere and affects everyone. That’s a pretty broad statement, but it couldn’t be more true. From the largest conglomerates to the smallest mom and pops, businesses of all sizes are constantly under threat...

/ May 20, 2019

A 4-Step Roadmap to a Paperless Payables Process

Paying with paper checks is expensive, cumbersome, and prone to fraud. So why do so many organizations continue to use checks for the majority of their payments? Part of the reason is that change can...

/ May 20, 2019
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Why Your Invoice Collection Process is Costing You Money

The invoice collection process can be costly & time consuming, tying up your AR team’s resources. Here's what your current process is costing you...

/ January 22, 2019
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The State of ePayables: The Future of AP

AP is at a pivotal crossroads. Organizations are faced with the decision to either continue down old roads towards costly, manual processes or explore new roads paved by cutting-edge technology. To get a better understanding...

/ November 20, 2018