I have recently traded emails with Andrew Bartolini of the Aberdeen Group (Research Director, Global Supply Management) regarding his latest Benchmark Report entitled “E-Payables: Advancing Accounts Payable Automation.” This report will highlight drivers influencing the payables transformation, deployment best practices, and recommendations for improvements.
Please spend 10 minutes taking the survey to benchmark your A/P performance. The survey will be available until 1st March 2007. Andrew has promised to give a free copy of the report to all respondents.
The survey can be accessed through here. Its not every day you get a free report from Aberdeen Group, so please do support him. If you are a vendor, please do ask your clients to respond to this survey.
Bit about Andrew (taken from Aberdeen’s website – edited to remove duplication):
Andrew Bartolini is a Supply Management professional with rich experience in Strategic Sourcing, Business Process Transformation, and Software Implementation. As a leader at several solution providers, Bartolini managed the design and implementation of Strategic Sourcing and Procurement processes for retail, manufacturing, energy, technology, transportation, defense, and finance companies. He has also managed strategic sourcing projects exceeding $500 million in total value across a broad range of direct and indirect categories. His recent focus has been in identifying and leveraging world-class technologies to achieve operational excellence within the procurement function of Fortune 500 companies. Bartolini has also held a series of sales, marketing, and business development roles for leading technology companies and has a background that includes extensive transactional and analytical experience while working in management consulting and investment banking. He joins Aberdeen from Ariba, where he was most recently a Senior Manager in its Consulting Practice. Bartolini holds a B.A. in Economics from Holy Cross College and an M.B.A in Finance from Indiana University. Prior to Ariba, Bartolini worked for Commerce One as a Senior Business Strategist and member of its Strategic Sourcing Council, reporting to the Office of the President.