You can sum
up much of what procurement is and how it behaves in thinking about the P2P process. Working
with distant, diverse and often challenging stakeholder needs? Check. Pushing against legacy systems and displaced processes to introduce a coherent business activity? Check. An emphasis
on stripping away unnecessary pieces until a simple value-driven process is evident? Well, no wonder automation provides such opportunity for teams looking to address the payment journey.
This paper, published in partnership with GEP, is urging holistic thinking, stakeholder communication, change management and
data-led planning and decision- making; these are the hallmarks
of good procurement and, by no coincidence they are the tenets
of a prudent P2P implementation strategy.
Technology can and does take procurement functions a long way, but many of the most difficult parts of that journey take place even before the first login.