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2015 Strategic Roadmap for Automating the Procure-to-Pay Process for Indirect Goods and Services

Published: 08 October 2015

ID: G00291289

Analyst(s): Deborah Wilson


Interest in P2P solutions for indirect goods and services is surging as organizations seek to better control spending. IT leaders will improve ROI, user satisfaction and overall adoption by analyzing spending, aligning stakeholder interests and building a strategic roadmap for technology investment.

Table Of Contents


  • Future State
    • Work-Stream-Specific P2P Solutions Deployed for Certain Spending Categories
    • Aggressive Adoption of Evaluated Receipt Settlement
    • APIA, E-Invoicing and P-Cards for No-Purchase-Order Spending
    • Working Capital Strategy Support
    • A Compelling User Experience
    • Supplier Support
    • Detailed Spend Analytics
    • Solution Architecture That Supports Ongoing Price Stewardship
    • Integration
  • Current State
    • Limited Insight Into Indirect Spending
    • Lost Savings Opportunities
    • Accounts Payable Bogged Down With Discrepant Invoices and Supplier Inquires
    • Myriad, Disconnected "Shadow IT" P2P Systems in Use
    • Failed and Suboptimal Enterprise P2P Solution Implementations
  • Gap Analysis and Interdependencies
  • Migration Plan
    • Higher Priority
    • Medium Priority
    • Lower Priority

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