Clear Direction Identified for Accounts Payable Transformation
BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - October 3, 2007) - Accounts Payable (A/P) departments stuck in a
manually-intensive world must move immediately to automate their function
if they are to avoid a potential gathering storm of environmental activists
hostile to their overwhelmingly high usage of paper. A new report released
by Aberdeen, a Harte-Hanks company (NYSE: HHS) "E-Payables Solution
Selection: Your 2007-2008 Guide to A/P Transformation," details the many
reasons why organizations should move to an automated A/P solution, and
provides a clear and easy-to-follow framework to effectively select the
solution that is best aligned to an enterprise's unique needs.
"Enterprises that fail to take action in the next 12 months will continue
to lose ground to those competitors who are driving A/P efficiencies to
their bottom-line," notes Andrew Bartolini, Research Director at Aberdeen.
"Aberdeen has researched this marketplace for years; this report with its
clear plan of action for those departments struggling to improve was a
natural next step. I view this Solution Selection Report as Aberdeen's
version of an 'Accounts Payable Transformation for Dummies.'"
The report leverages the insights of over 500 accounts payable and finance
executives and detailed demonstrations and assessments of more than 20
e-payables solution providers. The report should be used as a guidebook for
effective assessment of accounts payable strategies and solution providers.
It includes a framework to help enterprises assess their competence, scope
their solution requirements, and select the best-fit solution. The report
also details key evaluation criteria and an action plan to build a case for
investment in the accounts payable function.
A complimentary copy of this report is made available due to the following
underwriters: 170Systems, Concur, DataCap, Metafile, and PurchasingNet.
To download a complimentary copy of Marketing Materials and Services Spend
report, please visit:
About Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company
Aberdeen is a leading provider of fact-based research and market
intelligence that delivers demonstrable results. Having benchmarked more
than 30,000 companies in the past two years, Aberdeen is uniquely
positioned to educate users to action: driving market awareness, creating
demand, enabling sales, and delivering meaningful return-on-investment
analysis. As the trusted advisor to the global technology markets,
corporations turn to Aberdeen for insights that drive decisions.
As a Harte-Hanks Company, Aberdeen plays a key role of putting content in
context for the global direct and targeted marketing company. Aberdeen's
analytical and independent view of the "customer optimization" process of
Harte-Hanks (Information - Opportunity - Insight - Engagement -
Interaction) extends the client value and accentuates the strategic role
Harte-Hanks brings to the market. For additional information, visit
Aberdeen http://www.aberdeen.com or call (617) 723-7890, or to learn more
about Harte-Hanks, call (800) 456-9748 or go to http://www.harte-hanks.com.