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Gartner places Ariba in 2015 Magic Leaders Quadrant for Procure-to-Pay Suites for Indirect Procurement

April 7, 2015  |  Publications, Purchase-to-pay, Research

Ariba has been positioned by Gartner in the Leaders quadrant of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Procure-to-Pay Suites for Indirect Procurement, 2015.

The new report evaluated Ariba’s procure-to-pay solutions, including its invoice and payment and procurement content offerings, and placed Ariba in the Leaders quadrant due to its completeness of vision and ability to execute.

Sanish Mondkar, Chief Product Officer, Ariba:

“Business today is complex. The solutions used to manage it shouldn’t be. At Ariba, we are focused on delivering applications that empower our customers to manage even the most complex business processes and categories of spend in the simplest possible way. We believe our positioning in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Procure-to-Pay Suites for Indirect Procurement validates our mission and success in executing it.”

Ariba combines industry-leading cloud-based applications with the world’s largest web-based trading community to help companies discover and collaborate with a global network of partners. Using the Ariba Network, businesses of all sizes can connect to their trading partners anywhere, at any time from any application or device to buy, sell and manage their cash more efficiently and effectively than ever before.

To learn more about Ariba’s solutions and the benefits they can deliver to your organization, visit

Basware inks major deal; gets featured in Gartners Magic Quadrant

Gartner defines the procure-to-pay suites for indirect procurement to deliver four primary capabilities: E-purchasing, Catalog management, E-invoicing and Accounts Payable Invoice Automation (APIA).

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Two Sides Launches New Initiative to Stop misuse “Go Green – Go Paperless” Claims

March 9, 2015  |  Electronic Invoicing, Research

New research reveals major global corporations are still breaching regulations put in place to protect consumers from misleading marketing claims. However there is more than meets the eye...

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Three procure to pay zones that are being overlooked [Infographic]

Three procure to pay zones that are being overlooked [Infographic]

This infographic reveales 3 specific zones in Procure-to-Pay that are being ignored, what that lack of attention is costing business today and how companies can take steps to improve and enhance it.

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Non-bank financing soared to a record breaking EUR 50billion late 2014

January 5, 2015  |  Merger, Acquisition, Funding, Research

A recent research paper by Deloitte showed that the number of acquisitions financed by non-bank lenders reached a record high in Q3 of 2014, as debt funds sit on EUR 50 billion of committed capital. And they plan to raise another EUR 1 billion the next twelve months.

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E-Invoicing- Key stakeholders as game changers [Billentis report]

A market report authored by Bruno Koch of Billentis, a globally recognized industry analyst in the e-invoicing space, examines the global opportunities for electronic invoicing / electronic billing in 2014. The market is expected to grow at 20-25% in the coming years. Companies considering e-invoicing solutions can use this report to find the best model for themselves and a suitable solution.

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Intermediairy results on mandatory B2G e-invoicing in Italy

As of June 6, 2014, B2G e-invoicing became mandatory for some public sectors in Italy, such as the Ministries, the Tax Agency and the state security forces. The deadline for full mandatory B2G e-invoicing in Italy is set for June 2015. The Polytechnic University of Milan Observatory did some intermediary research on the past three months on how things are going and they’ve come with these findings:

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Does a phone survey under 80 people deliver statistically relevant data?

Every year this domain generates a vast amount of research reports. Together they somehow provide a birds eye view of the e-invoicing and AP automation landscape. However sometimes you'd have to ask yourselves whether a research delivers statistically relevant data. As in this case where a 1 billion waste claim was based on result from a mere phone survey of 80 people. Is this the way to go?

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Colleges and universities should increase AP automation and e-invoicing adoption

Corcentric is featured in the recent Purchase to Pay in Higher Education Report from PayStream Advisors. The report shows that although colleges and universities lag behind other industries in implementing workflow automation and e-invoicing, they are demonstrably ahead of these same industries when it comes to electronic payments.

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Survey: 20000 corporate treasurers want a global bank e-billing format

According to Euromoney’s 2014 cash management survey, over 60% of a record 28,000 treasury professionals from non-financial corporates and financial institutions want to see the universal use of a common electronic bank billing standard, with Asia Pacific based treasurers the highest by region among them at 68%. By comparison, 50% of Europe based treasury professionals want it.??

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