Direct Materials P2P: Receiving, Invoicing, Payment Automation

by: Bill McBeath, August 18, 2014

Guest blogger Bill McBeath, ChainLink Research, discusses how automation on both sides (supplier and buyer), combined with a shared platform/Single-Version-of-the-Truth, can help companies get much closer to 100% straight-through errorless processing of [...]

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Relationship Intensity and P2P Processes pt 2

by: Bill McBeath, July 21, 2014

Guest blogger Bill McBeath, Chief Research Officer, ChainLink Research, continues his series on how P2P processes vary across industries with pt 2 of his deep dive into relationship intensity and how it plays out in the "build-change-deliver" [...]

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How Relationship Intensity affects Direct Materials Procure-to-Pay Processes

by: Bill McBeath, June 23, 2014

Guest blogger Bill McBeath, Chief Research Officer, ChainLink Research, continues his series on direct materials P2P with a dive into how "relationship intensity," or how much negotiation and dialog is required at each stage, affects P2P processes in various [...]

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Are you really “too busy” to think about upgrading your supply chain technology?

by: David Riffel, June 16, 2014

Maybe you put off upgrading your supply chain technology because it seems like you don’t have time for a big implementation project. But the technology available today is so different from just a few years ago, it simply doesn’t make sense NOT to look. [...]

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Spotlight on Direct Materials Procure-to-Pay

by: Bill McBeath, June 05, 2014

Guest blogger Bill McBeath, Chief Research Officer, ChainLink Research, discusses how the direct materials procure-to-pay process (P2P) resists standardization and automation. As the critical execution phase of source and procurement, it is where the rubber meets the road for [...]

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