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Did you ever wish you had a bunch of “workaholics” in your AP department? Well, be careful what you wish for. Workaholics can wreak havoc in terms of lost productivity, increased health-care

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By Pam Miller, APMD An often-recommended means of improving AP processing as well as the overall reputation of AP is the customer satisfaction survey. Yet few AP departments actually put this concept

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Days payable outstanding (DPO) is a key metric, indicating how many days on average an organization takes to settle its payables. It is used in working capital management. A formula to calculate DPO

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What kind of brand has your accounts payable department built? Marketing executives have long understood that building a brand goes far beyond simply training consumers to recognize a product by… Read More

Communication is vital to all business operations. Effective communication within your organization positively affects communication outside – the two are connected. In accounts payable, effective

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Automation technologies benefit accounts payable departments in a variety of ways. Reduced paper volumes, lower costs, and streamlined invoice approval and payment processes are typically enough to… Read More

Cash is king. While this phrase has become one of the most worn-out clichés in the business world, it doesn't diminish the truth of the statement. A business is not a business without cash. Cash

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by Sheila Velazquez, APM Job changes have become rather common occurrences in today's workplace. If you find yourself in a new location or position after a promotion, relocation, or job search, how

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AP managers often talk about what it takes to keep their AP staffs motivated and informed. But what about AP managers or directors? What does it take to keep them motivated? Actually, AP managers are

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Oak Smith is the AP manager for DaVita, Inc., a dialysis services provider. Ask him the key to maintaining motivation and morale among his 71-person staff and he’ll answer in one word: Presence.

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