Archive for Research

B2B Managed Services market has reached a level of maturity

April 2, 2013  |  Adoption, Asia, Europe, North America, Research

Sponsored by GXS, Stanford's report "B2B Managed Services, Business Value and Adoption Trends" analyses the current state of B2B integration adoption and evaluates its potential growth. Engage earnest face: the report found that 96 percent of respondents felt managed services has added significant value to their overall B2B integration programs.

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Basware predicts a bright e-commerce future

Basware North America's Vice President Bob Cohen believes that 2013 will be the year of e-commerce. Based on insight from more than 1 million users around the world, Basware prepared a list of predictions of the trends for 2013. Interesting stuff. We’re getting an increasingly bigger smile on our faces.

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Is it really here? Is 2013 the turning point for e-invoicing?

It looks like it’s really going to happen in 2013. 2013 is the turning point. According to PayStream and Purchasing Insight 2013 will see a significant shift towards electronic invoicing. It’s about time! Read all about it in their report entitled “Global Electronic Invoicing—The State of AP Automation Worldwide”.

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Do you take full responsibility for your einvoicing predictions? Do you?

We received a press release on yet another research. And what interested us most weren’t the actual outcomes of the study. No, it was the tail of the press release. Called the “Forward Looking Statements”. Our answer? Please: don’t make hollow predictions and take full responsibility for any of them.

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Ocean shippers turn to e-invoicing to cut costs [survey]

February 26, 2013  |  Adoption, Electronic Invoicing, Research

What impressive machines they are: cargo ships. Keeping such a giant afloat must be expensive business, especially in the last four years of economic volatility. Carriers and shippers are seeking new ways to reduce costs. INTTRA’s global study shows that they have now moored at the island of e-invoicing.

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INFOGRAPHIC: The biggest sources of cost to Accounts Payable

February 21, 2013  |  Invoice Automation, Research

31% of all invoices require manual intervention. 85% of respondents agree that invoice exceptions are one of the biggest sources of cost to AP. The top-three repercussions of invoice exceptions are late payments, increased operating costs and unhappy suppliers. OB10 created an infographic that summarises their survey findings. And a guide to help AP professionals address this problem.

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What a waste: spending two full working days a month on financial processes

February 18, 2013  |  Invoice Automation, Publications, Research

16 hours and 53 minutes. That’s more than 2 full working days (for those of us who aren’t workaholics at least). And that’s how much time the average SMB employee spends on financial processes according to Basware’s SMB Finance research. Oh, those financial processes aren’t part of these employees’ job responsibilities. Hmm.

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An old friend: Intrum Justitia’s EPI survey

February 13, 2013  |  Europe, Featured Articles, Payment, Research

Ah, there it is again, the call to participate in Instrum Justitia’s renowned study into payment behaviour, payment experiences and payment risks of companies, individuals and governments at local and European level. Yes, the European Payment Index 2013. And Intrum Justitia could really use your help.

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Bruno Koch’s 2013 International Market Overview & Forecast

A few days ago Bruno Koch posted a discussion in our LinkedIn group about his latest International Market Overview & Forecast. Although we have great respect for his work, we can’t help but wonder on what actual facts he bases his findings. Or are they guesstimates? What do you think? See for yourself in this brief summary (Europe only).

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Drivers, considerations and fears of e-invoicing adoption

February 5, 2013  |  Electronic Invoicing, Publications, Research

In August 2012, sharedserviceslink.com and Ariba partnered to run a survey on the state of e-invoicing. They wanted to better understand the drivers, considerations and fears. Overall, those with no plans for e-invoicing lagged in virtually every category of strategic impact and savings. So never say we didn't ttell you so!

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