• eProcurement: Everything You Need to Know

    eProcurement refers to the digitizing and automating of some aspects of your procurement processes. This guide will explain the role of eProcurement in the overall procurement and purchasing cycle of an organization, as well as why you should consider adopting it for your own growing team. Businesses rely on the procurement process to grow their…

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  • Notes Payable vs. Accounts Payable: How Are They Different?

    Businesses of all kinds must resort to paying its partners and vendors or suppliers. These expenses, no matter how simple or complicated, start to add up and need to be organized in a way that allows the process of making payments to be as efficient as possible. Without an official process in place, organizations can…

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  • What Is an Expense?

    The idea of expenses being beneficial may seem odd at first, but expenses play an important role in accounting and taxation processes.  Regardless of industry, every business will have income and expenses to report, and effective reporting can make all the difference when it comes to retaining profit. But, what is an expense really? Working…

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  • Budget Versus Actual: Understanding Budget Variances

    The “Budget vs. Actual” distinction is vital to make if you want to manage the finances of your business accurately and strategically. We all set budgets in our daily lives to keep our spending in check, and the same is true on a larger scale for CFOs and other finance leaders. However, our plans don’t…

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  • Purchasing Software: Your Guide to Improving the Purchasing Process

    Purchasing software (also known as RFQ software) plays a huge role in streamlining complex purchasing processes, especially now that businesses are selling in more places and to more customers than ever before.  Part of that process is the procurement of raw materials, professional services, and other goods needed to keep your manufacturing plants stocked up…

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  • Blanket Purchase Orders: Why and When to Use One

    A blanket purchase order (BPO), also known as a standing purchase order, can be an extremely valuable type of PO to get familiar with. This guide will provide a comprehensive dive into the concept, as well as the general context and process around it. We’ll also include some best practices and other tips to issue…

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  • Expense Reimbursement: Paying Back Employees

    Expense reimbursement refers to the practice of an organization paying back the expenses initially covered by employees. It’s actually required by law in some states, but the truth is that almost every organization should consider this process. Whether you’re an academic institution, a municipal government, or a for-profit business, employee expense reimbursement is a regular…

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  • Procurement Audit: Maximizing the Quality of Your Suppliers

    The procurement audit is a step in the procurement management cycle and an essential part of the purchasing process. When a business procures the resources it needs to complete its work and run smoothly, managing spending until the end is mandatory to prevent overspending and build trustworthy relationships with suppliers for future projects. Procurement management…

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  • Approval Software: Streamline Your Approvals With One Click

    Successful businesses understand that time is money. Regardless of the type of organization or service it provides, time efficiency is a huge driver of a business’s productivity. Where businesses tend to get stuck however, is very often in their purchasing process. Growing organizations in particular experience increasingly complex purchases, and without a fast-moving process in…

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  • Month End Close Process: The Essential Guide

    Of all the processes the finance team covers, the month end close process especially deserves your attention. If you work in an accounting department you know that financial statements certainly matter, but just as important is a consistent, up-to-date record so no invoices, receipts or other important documentation get left behind. Accounting teams should review…

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  • What Is Indirect Procurement?

    Every business that deals with sourcing vendors and making purchases uses the process of indirect procurement in various ways. Depending on an organization’s size and complexity of purchases, the indirect procurement process can have strong consequences on a company’s spend management and total revenue. As the use of professional services and digital software tools has…

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  • A Comprehensive Guide to the Requisition Process

    Whether you’re part of a purchasing team, a procurement department, or an employee making a purchase, odds are you’re following some kind of outlined requisition process. There’s no one correct way to initiate a requisition process, but having a working process in place is essential to making smooth, and smart, purchases in most companies. This…

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