Expense Management
Strengthening Vendor Relationships with Streamlined AP

Strengthening Vendor Relationships with Streamlined AP

Relationships are at the core of every business success story. It’s exhibited in how customers engage with and become loyal to your brand. Inside your organization, it’s proven in how teams cooperate across departments. The same proof can be found in how you and your vendors work together. Your AP team serves as the organization’s face to its vendors who provide tools and services that keep you operating. Their proximity to payees uniquely tasks them with creating strong working bonds. Within a single day, they could be peacekeepers when friction arises from delayed payments, or if payment details are inexplicably misplaced. They may also uncover cost-saving opportunities as a result of maintaining a positive relationship. In response to stressed cash flows, businesses are making increased efforts to strike better deals with their vendors. But if you have a history of late or missed payments from surprise and misplaced invoices, your vendors may not be flexible when negotiating ...
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