Lauren Ruef

  • Suppliers Want You to Ask this Question

    Suppliers Want You to Ask this Question

    There's a question so universal, almost every AP professional has been asked this on a regular basis. If you can anticipate this common supplier request, it will enrich and strengthen your...

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  • Ledger 71: Top Stories in Accounting and Finance

    Ledger 71: Top Stories in Accounting and Finance

    The Ledger 71 — Trending news & stories in accounting, finance, and fintech for the week of July 23, 2018. Delivered to you in an executive summary format.

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  • European and American Tech Experts Debate the Future of Finance

    European and American Tech Experts Debate the Future of Finance

    Two teams—Europe and Americas—sounded off on topics ranging from digital identity, customer trust, and collaboration models debating between fintechs and incumbent banks. This is the recap.

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  • CFO 2.0: Going Beyond the Finance Function

    CFO 2.0: Going Beyond the Finance Function

    Much like business adopt new tools and technologies to stay relevant, so too must the CFO adopt new skills in order to stay afloat. It’s become ever-imperative that today's CFO openly embrace...

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  • The Unconventional Business Strategy that's Working: Early Payment

    The Unconventional Business Strategy that's Working: Early Payment

    Many organizations suffer from slow internal processes that lengthen payment cycles. Unfortunately, stretching days payable outstanding to near-delinquent payment terms has a much bigger...

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  • Why the Fintech Bubble Hasn't Burst

    Why the Fintech Bubble Hasn't Burst

    Financial services has long favored tradition. Banks have gone unchallenged for over a century in the marketplace. But with generational shifts—Gen X to Millennials to Generation Z—a new digital...

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  • Will Fintechs Gain Equal Footing with Banks in 2018?

    Will Fintechs Gain Equal Footing with Banks in 2018?

    Big changes are likely on the way for fintechs. Regulators will soon address what constitutes a bank and a non-bank, the classification of which is complicated by partnerships between the two....

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  • PayStream Advisors Reveals How Manual Payments Damage AP Efficiency

    PayStream Advisors Reveals How Manual Payments Damage AP Efficiency

    After 400 interviews with AP professionals across a swath of industries, PayStream Advisors’ data reveals the pain points faced in payables. Here’s our take on key insights from the study and how...

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  • How the Gig Economy is Transforming Possibilities for Payments

    How the Gig Economy is Transforming Possibilities for Payments

    Some gig economy workers face the issue of cash liquidity—where larger enterprises may subject these workers to 90- or even 120-day payment terms. The old method of paying suppliers can't keep...

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  • What Will Our Jobs Look Like When Automation Takes Over?

    What Will Our Jobs Look Like When Automation Takes Over?

    Workers' fears and trepidation of being displaced by automation continue to rise. But are those concerns warranted? A recent McKinsey Global Institute study sheds light on the realities of...

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  • 3 Ways Automation Will Make Your AP Staff Happier than Ever

    3 Ways Automation Will Make Your AP Staff Happier than Ever

    No one earns their Accounting degree with the hope they'll be stuffing envelopes. Automation is the key to workplace satisfaction. It begins with planning a trajectory for growth to move your team...

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  • Vendor Management: What Your Third-party Solution Must Have

    Vendor Management: What Your Third-party Solution Must Have

    Choosing a third-party vendor management provider doesn’t need to be daunting. This list will help AP find the right solution provider.

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  • Blockchain: Will It Deliver on Trust?

    Blockchain: Will It Deliver on Trust?

    Bitcoin’s real power and innovation comes in the form of the blockchain that weaves trust throughout each transaction. But can you really trust it?

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  • The Truth About Paper Money that May Surprise You

    The Truth About Paper Money that May Surprise You

    With so many different types of cash alternatives, it's a surprise paper money is still king. Or is it? Cash has several benefits, including widespread acceptance and anonymity of transactions.

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  • Safer B2B Payments in 2018 Require a Payment Service Provider

    Safer B2B Payments in 2018 Require a Payment Service Provider

    Digital workflows are a great way of countering corporate fraud. Learn how a payment service provider not only transforms your accounts payable workflow for efficiency, but protects your business...

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  • How Fintech is Making Corporate Social Responsibility a Top Priority

    How Fintech is Making Corporate Social Responsibility a Top Priority

    Consumer preferences are shifting to reward corporate social responsibility. See how fintechs enable businesses and customers to ensure sustainable sourcing.

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  • Timeless Communication Tips to Improve Likability in the Office

    Timeless Communication Tips to Improve Likability in the Office

    Learning what to say makes others take notice and listen to you. Influence, on the other hand, happens when you improve those everyday communication skills.

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  • Is Your Productivity Being Buried in Silos?

    Is Your Productivity Being Buried in Silos?

    The journey to automation has an often overlooked benefit—breaking down organizational silos.

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  • Your Suppliers Want Epayments. Are You Enrolling Them?

    Your Suppliers Want Epayments. Are You Enrolling Them?

    B2B payments have markedly changed within the past few years—and will only continue to do so in 2020. What's the driver of this change? Customer expectation.

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  • Your Brain Doesn't Multitask as Well as You Think

    Your Brain Doesn't Multitask as Well as You Think

    Multitasking is distraction in sheep's clothing. Getting work done has become harder with pop-up notifications and other distractions clamoring for attention.

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