BLOG 2017

December 15, 2017

5 Concrete Tips for Preventing Payment Fraud

by Payment Fraud Prevention, Cash Management, Payments and Financing

It is the eleventh hour to start focusing on the safety of your payment process if you want to avoid financial damage. Here are 5 actionable tips for preventing payment fraud.
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November 20, 2017

How Blockchain Technology Is Changing Trade Financing

by Treasury Optimization, Finance Centralization, Industry Trends and Technology, Payments and Financing

Over the past few years, blockchain technology has been declared to transform a number of different financial and business processes. How will it transform trade financing?
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October 13, 2017

Costs in One Bucket, Benefits in Another? This Is How P2P Works to Remove Silos

by Digitalization, Industry Trends and Technology, Point-of-View, Procurement Trends, Source-to-Pay, E-procurement

Siloed thinking in P2P prevents businesses from doing the right things. Read Pete Loughlin’s guest blog and find out how the new business paradigm will change the situation!
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September 27, 2017

Is 29% Growth in e-Invoicing Enough for Europe?

by e-invoicing Trends, Buyer-Supplier Ecosystem, Digitalization, PEPPOL, E-invoicing

1.6 billion e-invoices. The figure from EESPA confirms that e-invoicing continues to make headway in Europe, showing increase of 29% on previous year’s volumes. But is it enough?
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September 26, 2017

3 Trends Shaping Blockchain over the Next 12 Months

by Industry Trends and Technology

There’s been a lot of hype and an enormous investor interest around blockchain over the last few years. But what does all of this mean for the technology in the near future?
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September 13, 2017

Are You Ready for the Post-Invoice Economy and the Future of Source-to-Pay?

by Digitalization, Industry Trends and Technology, Procurement Trends, Source-to-Pay

In the post-invoice economy, source-to-pay and cash management will become key value drivers for an organization. A new way of thinking is needed to stay competitive.
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September 04, 2017

How CPOs See the Future? Highlights from the ProcureCon Report

by Digitalization, Industry Trends and Technology, Procurement Trends

100 procurement leaders shared their views on the future of procurement in the ProcureCon survey. Here’s why you should be interested in their answers.
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July 30, 2017

Smooth and Compliant Procurement of a Million Spare Parts Captures Savings on the Bottom Line

by Digitalization, Procurement Trends, Source-to-Pay, E-procurement

Ramirent struggled to capture the negotiated savings on the bottom line. To close the gap between sourcing and spending, they chose to implement OpusCapita’s e-Procurement system.
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July 06, 2017

How Well Do You Sleep at Night? Are Your Global Cash Flows Safe From Cybercrime and Fraud?

by Payment Fraud Prevention, Cash Management, Payments and Financing

Despite all the recent talk concerning cybercrime and fraud, surprisingly many corporates are still unaware of the risks, or strikingly unprepared to mitigate these risks.
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June 30, 2017

How Much Revenue are You Losing to Payment Fraud?

by Payment Fraud Prevention, Cash Management, Payments and Financing

Payment fraud is an ever increasing part of doing business and though we are all aware that it is occurring, we often do not understand the size and scale of the problem.
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June 03, 2017

Procurement Goes Together with Finance

by Point-of-View, Procurement Trends, Source-to-Pay

What do procurement and finance need from each other? CFO of Lassila & Tikanoja, Timo Leinonen and Head of Purchasing at Outotec, Pekka Heikkilä discuss the topic.
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June 01, 2017

The State of E-procurement in 2017

by Procurement Trends, E-procurement

In the following blog post I’ll try to summarize my thinking on the recent report produced by SSON and OpusCapita titled Indirect Procurement: 2017 Market Report.
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May 29, 2017

Zalando Is Rethinking Retail in a Fashion Ecosystem

by Digitalization, Point-of-View

Kenneth Melchior, Head of Nordics at Zalando, shares his take on evolving ecosystems. “In an ecosystem, we can grow faster and create growth for other players in the industry."
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May 05, 2017

Hands-Free Procurement

by Digitalization, Industry Trends and Technology, Procurement Trends, E-procurement

Web-based procurement (or e-procurement) was originally seen first and foremost as a better way to order catalog products than with older desktop-based procurement systems.
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May 04, 2017

Toward 100% Digital Business Networks

by Buyer-Supplier Ecosystem, Digitalization, PEPPOL, Business Network

A 100 percent digital business-to-business network: utopia? Not at all! Organizations can already embark on the journey toward entirely digital selling, buying, and paying.
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April 30, 2017

Procurement Takes the Lead in Building the P2P Value Chain

by Digitalization, Procurement Trends, Source-to-Pay, E-procurement

Procurement function is uniquely positioned to raise the game for the whole organization. It is time to put the emphasis on the first P in the purchase-to-pay chain!
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April 24, 2017

PSD2 Speeds up Digitalization in Cash Management

by Industry Trends and Technology, Cash Management, Liquidity Management, Payments and Financing

In less than 300 days, EU member states need to have implemented the Revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2) into their legislation. Change in the financial industry is evident.
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April 19, 2017

Smarter Procurement in MRO

by Procurement Trends, E-procurement

MRO management is a balancing act that demands a modern procurement platform with workflow automation. It’s about allocating and managing resources as efficiently as possible.
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March 29, 2017

Modern Procurement Systems Bring Simplicity to Complex Business Environments

by Procurement Trends, E-procurement

When operations are demanding and time is of the essence, an effective procurement process should bring simplicity and peace of mind.
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March 21, 2017

B2B Procurement: Shopping That Won’t Exhaust You

by Procurement Trends, E-procurement

I bet all of you have either been or seen that guy in a department store, sitting on the courtesy couch (love that couch!) near the changing rooms waiting for his wife.
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March 10, 2017

Machine Learning at Heart

by Payment Fraud Prevention, Industry Trends and Technology, Point-of-View, Cash Management, Payments and Financing

“Machine learning is the most challenging and also the most rewarding part of artificial intelligence – it is the part which truly makes a machine intelligent and adaptable.”
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March 09, 2017

PEPPOL Reaches Europe: Join the Growing Network!

by e-invoicing Trends, PEPPOL, Business Network, E-invoicing

The PEPPOL network is expanding rapidly in different parts of Europe. If you are not yet familiar with this acronym, I encourage you to take a closer look.
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March 06, 2017

Concrete Steps for Fraud Prevention in Your Organization - Five Measures You Can Take Right Now

by Payment Fraud Prevention, Cash Management, Payments and Financing

The key to fighting of cyber attacks lies within careful combining technological and human measures. It all starts with a strong corporate culture.
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February 28, 2017

C-Level Fraud Or When You Are Asked to Make This Money Transfer ASAP! A Look at Common Forms of Cyber Fraud

by Payment Fraud Prevention, Cash Management, Payments and Financing

Please make this money transfer fast! This or similar might be the start of an email that brings us directly into one of fastest growing forms of cyber fraud, namely CEO fraud.
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February 24, 2017

Six Good Reasons to Invest in Electronic Procurement Right Now

by Digitalization, Procurement Trends, E-procurement

Digital transformation is the talk of the town, or should we say industry. In this blog, we'll share convincing arguments for pushing digitalization in procurement.
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February 16, 2017

Blockchain Technology Is Now Developing Beyond the Hype

by Industry Trends and Technology, Point-of-View

Blockchain has inevitably crossed your radar screen by now. But what is actually behind the buzz about the most disruptive technology since the invention of the internet?
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January 19, 2017

Blockchain for Business

by Industry Trends and Technology

Blockchain technology should be used just for the sake of it - only if it actually brings added value compared to the use of more traditional technologies.
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