Corcentric Podcasts

Corcentric Podcasts

All across the globe, businesses are looking for ways to achieve operational excellence. In this podcast series, we’ll address the growing challenges for today’s businesses when it comes to mitigating risk, increasing agility, and improving working capital. You’ll hear from industry experts on how to explore, select, and leverage Source-to-Pay and Order-to-Cash technology to enhance your digital transformation.

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November 16, 2020 14 min

Corcentric Conversations | Patrick Baumgardner: Change Management for Implementation Success

Hosted By Kelly Barner of Buyers Meeting Point

All projects have two sides: the technical side and the ‘people’ side. Both need to be actively managed for the project to be a success. The more people that will need to use a system in order to realize the intended ROI, the more investment the implementation project team needs to make in change...

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Corcentric Conversations | Mark Joyce and Jeffrey Grosman: The Value of Guaranteed Order-to-Cash Business Outcomes

Hosted By Kelly Barner of Buyers Meeting Point

Given the complexities all companies have faced in 2020, there are two common goals that, while simple, are top of mind regardless of industry or size: 1. To have cash flow, and 2. to have predictable cash flow. Fortunately, an improved order-to-cash (O2C) cycle can address ...

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Corcentric Conversations | Jennifer Ulrich: The Competitive Advantage Associated with a Diverse Supply Base

Hosted By Kelly Barner of Buyers Meeting Point

Supplier diversity initiatives represent a prime opportunity for procurement to act upon many of the strategies most important to beyond-savings value creation: collaborating with stakeholders, innovating with the supply base, securing the buy-in of the executive team. Rather than ...

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Corcentric Conversation | Sean Regan: The Value of Spend Management to Private Equity and Portfolio Companies

Hosted By Kelly Barner of Buyers Meeting Point

Leading companies know the value proposition of a well-run, digitally-enabled procurement function. Strategic procurement delivers savings, risk mitigation, supplier innovation, and spend visibility. That said, there is more than one kind of company looking to benefit from mature...

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Corcentric Conversations | Lee Allen: Leveraging eInvoicing to Improve Cash Flow While Building Business Resilience

Hosted By Kelly Barner of Buyers Meeting Point

eInvoicing might have been thought of as a ‘nice to have’ element of procurement technology – that is until the whole world was suddenly working from home, virtually overnight. Now, companies that did not transform their invoicing processes to get away from paper are strugg...

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Corcentric Conversations | Diego De La Garza: Why Spend Analysis?

Hosted By Kelly Barner of Buyers Meeting Point

Spend analysis is probably the closest thing procurement has to ‘an oldie but a goodie.’ It has been the basis of our sourcing and spend management activities for as long as most of us can remember. But can a historical record of purchase transactions provide the basis for strategic procurement in the age of digital transf...

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Corcentric Conversations | Dan Andrew: The Importance of Digitization to a Remote Workforce

Hosted By Kelly Barner of Buyers Meeting Point

Digitization has been a high priority for procurement for years, although not for the reasons we need it today. The challenges associated with supporting and managing a remote workforce have dominated the headlines in recent weeks as companies and employees adjust to working from home in response ...

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Corcentric Conversation | Brian Seipel: Re-evaluating Supplier Relationships with Peter Kraljic

Hosted By Kelly Barner of Buyers Meeting Point

In the early 1980’s Peter Kraljic proposed his two-by-two matrix as a way of informing the B2B negotiating process. Back then, procurement nearly always approached supplier decisions with a three-bids-and-a-buy process and formulaic negotiating tactics. At the time, it worked because most comp...

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Payables Friction Index: Ending the Payables Pain of Invoice Management

In order to efficiently manage payables, you need to streamline the entire process that make payments possible, like invoice processing and approval workflow. Yet roadblocks persist.  Matt Clark, president and COO of Corcentric tells Karen Webster how the understanding of efficiency gains and a competitive advantage makes many CFOs reassess their resistance to c...

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Payables Friction Index: Taking a Platform Approach to ePayables Adoption

Transitioning to ePayables answers two main pain points for AP: fraud and manual reconciliation. Yet neither buyers nor suppliers feel enough pain to eliminate their dependence on payments via paper checks. Matt Clark, president and COO of Corcentric tells Karen Webster how the re-emergence of platforms in the B2B space may reveal a coming change in attitude.

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June 18, 2019 23 min

Payables Friction Index

Accounts payable (AP) processes are anything but efficient, mired in paper and manual labor. Waiting for the fax machine to break is no spur of change, either. However, as Matt Clark, president and COO of Corcentric tells Karen Webster, focusing on people, process and, of course, automation can soothe AP pain points.

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Bringing Technology to the Back Office | Lessons Learned: Episode 8

Conversations with Doug Clark, Corcentric Chairman and CEO

“You have to be people to people, in front of your customers, suppliers also.”

There’s a lot to be learned from a CEO whose company has been on the Inc. 5000 list of Fastest-Growing Private Companies nine times.

In this series of interviews with Corcentric Chairman and CEO Doug Clark, he shares some wisdom he’s...

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Bringing Technology to the Back Office | Lessons Learned: Episode 9

Conversations with Doug Clark, Corcentric Chairman and CEO

“You have to be people to people, in front of your customers, suppliers also.”

There’s a lot to be learned from a CEO whose company has been on the Inc. 5000 list of Fastest-Growing Private Companies nine times.

In this series of interviews with Corcentric Chairman and CEO Doug Clark, he shares some wisdom he’s...

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Bringing Technology to the Back Office: Lessons Learned | Episode 10

Conversations with Doug Clark, Corcentric Chairman and CEO

“You have to be people to people, in front of your customers, suppliers also.”

There’s a lot to be learned from a CEO whose company has been on the Inc. 5000 list of Fastest-Growing Private Companies nine times.

In this series of interviews with Corcentric Chairman and CEO Doug Clark, he shares some wisdom he’...

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Bringing Technology to the Back Office | Looking Ahead: Episode 6

Conversations with Doug Clark, Corcentric Chairman and CEO

“Companies that want to have first-class capabilities in the back office will be outsourcing to companies like Corcentric.”

What does Corcentric Chairman and CEO Doug Clark’s crystal ball reveal?

In this series of interviews, Clark shares his vision for what’s next for the role of procurement and financial proces...

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Bringing Technology to the Back Office | Looking Ahead: Episode 7

Conversations with Doug Clark, Corcentric Chairman and CEO

“Companies that want to have first-class capabilities in the back office will be outsourcing to companies like Corcentric.”

What does Corcentric Chairman and CEO Doug Clark’s crystal ball reveal?

In this series of interviews, Clark shares his vision for what’s next for the role of procurement and financial proces...

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Bringing Technology to the Back Office: GPOs and Cash Flow | Episode 4

Conversations with Doug Clark, Corcentric Chairman and CEO

“I woke up every morning worried about cash flow.”

Years ago, when Corcentric CEO Doug Clark was converting a GPO (group purchasing organization) into what is now Corcentric, he made sure the company was never short of cash.

In this series of interviews, Clark describes how this attention to cash flow benefi...

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Bringing Technology to the Back Office: GPOs and Cash Flow | Episode 5

Conversations with Doug Clark, Corcentric Chairman and CEO

“I woke up every morning worried about cash flow.”

Years ago, when Corcentric CEO Doug Clark was converting a GPO (group purchasing organization) into what is now Corcentric, he made sure the company was never short of cash.

In this series of interviews, Clark describes how this attention to cash flow benefi...

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Bringing Technology to the Back Office | Timing and Taking Risks: Episode 1

Conversations with Doug Clark, Corcentric Chairman and CEO

“I got on a plane, went to the offices of the private equity, did a stock swap, and owned Corcentric when I left that office.”

In this series of interviews, Corcentric Chairman and CEO Doug Clark recalls a big risk that paid off. The bold move is an important part of Corcentric’s history and the compan...

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Bringing Technology to the Back Office | Timing and Taking Risks: Episode 2

Conversations with Doug Clark, Corcentric Chairman and CEO

“I got on a plane, went to the offices of the private equity, did a stock swap, and owned Corcentric when I left that office.”

In this series of interviews, Corcentric Chairman and CEO Doug Clark recalls a big risk that paid off. The bold move is an important part of Corcentric’s history and the compan...

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