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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.

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
invoice collection

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
future of AP

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
FAQs about Open Banking and PSD2

FAQs about Open Banking and PSD2

It’s no secret that the global payments landscape is in a state of flux. This is particularly true in the UK and European Union where all eyes are watching the roll out of two initiatives...

/ November 12, 2018
Preventing Fraud and Financial Crime

Preventing Fraud & Financial Crime in Cash Management

Preventing fraud and financial crime has become an all-consuming priority for organizations. Here's how to secure payments across the digital enterprise...

/ November 6, 2018
faster payments security

Faster Payments Security-A Global Perspective

Faster payments is the generic term for the smarter, instant payments that have been emerging on a global scale over the last decade. Faster payments schemes have recently been implemented in the US, Europe and...

/ October 30, 2018
direct debit optimization

Key Tactics for Direct Debit Optimization

Direct Debit optimization is critical to eliminating costly failed transactions. Here are the key things you need to know...

/ October 29, 2018
Digital Banking Technology

3 Keys to Winning with Digital Banking Technology

In today’s digitally competitive financial industry, staying on top of emerging digital banking technology trends is a necessity for banks looking to win and retain business customers. The good news is that although many small...

/ October 23, 2018
Benefits of AP Automation

The Benefits of AP Automation Quantified

Most people are aware of the many benefits of AP automation — converting accounts payable processes from manual to electronic – but they might be hard pressed to quantify them. At first glance, automating your...

/ October 22, 2018