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Month: March 2007

Fully integrated EIPP Proposition from American Express

In December 2005, I reported the acquisition of Harbor Payments by American Express. At the time, American Express claimed that Harbor technology would become the basis of its Source-to-Settle (S2S) e-purchasing system, driving greater levels of cost savings while improving control and compliance requirements across its customer base. Today, American Express (Amex) announced further information about its S2S proposition, S2S(SM) eInvoice&Pay. In their press release, Amex claimed that their proposition is the first fully integrated Electronic Invoice Presentment and Payment (EIPP) solution. Amex needs to explain how they arrived at such conclusion, as there are plenty of other solutions offering…

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Is Manchester ready for OpenCoffee?

I live in Manchester (well actually in Greater Manchester, a place called Cheadle Hulme in Stockport). Having lived in Sri Lanka (first 19 years), Brighton (3 yrs), Leicester (1 yr – thank god for that), Newcastle Upon Tyne (5 yrs), Abu Dhabi (nearly 4 yrs) and now Manchester (over 6 yrs), I feel at home in the North West of England. It’s wet but not as boring as Leicester nor as windy as Brighton. So what is my contribution to making Manchester a great place to live as well as work? Perhaps its in the promotion of entrepreneurship. With this…

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My old blog vs. new blog

http://manojranaweera.wordpress.com (last posted on 29/01/07) continues to be more popular than http://www.manojranaweera.com. Here is a comparison of the two blogs: WordPress hosted Hits: 16,082 Google page rankings: 5  Technorati rankings: Rank: 129,676 (104 links from 31 blogs) Self-hosted (somewhere on earth) Hits:  14,841 Google page rankings: 0 Technorati rankings:  Rank: 462,695 (15 links from 9 blogs) This is frustrating! The question I keep asking myself is should I shut down the old blog? Bit of advice: If you are thinking of starting a blog and can read your future, do make the effort to host it under your own URL…

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EIPP Vendor News Roundup – Feb 07

Here is a roundup of news from vendors during the month of February 2007: Accountis: Accountis Supports 3rd European EXPP Summit Rapid European EIPP growth will continue in 2007 “We don’t do anything electronically” Supplier E-Invoicing Survey New XML.org site for ebXML Ariba: Ariba Launches SupplyWatch Roadshow Series Ariba Kicks Off LIVE 2007 Global Conference Series Ariba Teams with Amalto Technologies to Expand Supplier Solutions Ariba Executive Vice President to Present at Roth Capital Partners Conference Ingram Micro Inc. Selects Ariba for Spend Management Ariba Outperforms ERP Providers in E-Procurement Bottomline Technologies: UTC Power Selects Bottomline Technologies’ Document Process Automation…

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