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5 Ways Your Vendor Master is Costing You Money - Mistakes & Fraud Edition

Posted by Angela Sarno on Oct 6, 2020 10:02:00 AM

Mistakes are going to happen in any business, at least any business that involves humans. There really isn’t any way around that. 

While it would be wonderful to eliminate the scourge of mistakes completely, that just isn't realistic. The goal, instead, should be to minimize exposure to risks while decreasing the high costs that come with onboarding and maintaining your vendor master. And make no mistake, the costs are indeed high. Benchmarking among our customer base indicates it costs $100-200 to onboard and maintain each of your vendors, each and every year you keep them on your vendor master!  

We have five ways your vendor master is costing you money, along with some practical advice on how to keep those costs down.

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Topics: payments fraud, AP, procurement, ACH, vendor master

Five Ways Your Vendor Master is Costing You Money- Compliance Edition

Posted by Angela Sarno on Sep 29, 2020 10:15:00 AM

Compliance is not anyone’s favorite word. The angst and tension many procurement and AP staff work with on the daily is only exacerbated by the worry of accidentally violating terms of compliance.  There are the considerations of the external world, such as the OFAC and debarment lists that haunt payments professionals (hello giant federal fine!), but there is also the world of internal compliance- much of it shifting with stunning regularity.  

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Topics: compliance, AP, insurance, vendor master

Mutually Exclusive? Cyber Insurance Coverage & Payments Fraud

Posted by Angela Sarno on Aug 11, 2020 10:02:00 AM

Mapping the landscape of insurance that businesses require to secure their property, assets, and employees is a massive and complex task. Policies are simultaneously hyper-specific and unintelligible; counsel and executives alike can find the paperwork confusing or obtuse.

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Topics: compliance, payments fraud, insurance

Remote Work Pioneers-University of Texas San Antonio

Posted by Angela Sarno on May 11, 2020 10:02:00 AM

Trying to maintain business-critical services while working from home comes with plenty of challenges, but telecommuting isn’t new for everyone: the Office of Financial Affairs at University of Texas, San Antonio, has been doing it since 2018. As one of the very first finance teams in higher ed to move their processes permanently off campus, they’ve learned a lot about what it takes to operate as a team when everyone is working from home. 

We sat down with Sheri Hardison, AVP for Financial Affairs and University Controller at UTSA, to talk about the benefits and challenges of operating a fully remote finance department - and what her advice is for teams who are just now making that change.

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Topics: higher education

Targeted: Higher Education and Business Payments Fraud

Posted by Angela Sarno on Apr 16, 2020 10:09:03 AM

 

Higher education organizations are a prime target for business payments fraud. So how can procurement and AP departments secure their vendors’ data and payments? A recent PaymentWorks panel discussion highlighted the need for increased focus on managing payee identity within higher ed institutions. Here are some of the key takeaways.

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Topics: payments fraud, higher education

 

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