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Is China triggering a global crisis?

Guest post by IMD Professor, Nuno Fernandes 

The recent steep slides on global stock markets have been a long time in the making. As early as two years ago, it was becoming obvious that in addition to the contraction of global demand, as well as the general increase in the relative competitiveness of other Asian countries, China’s rapid rise was coming to a screeching halt and leaving excessive debt in its wake.

Seal Software and their aim to become the Google of contracts

Finding a solution to what keeps CFO’s up at night might seem an impossible quest given today’s climate, but it’s one which Seal Software might just have the answer to. In the tangled world of contracts, Seal aims to represent the “single source of truth”. Curious to find out what that meant, APN sought out their VP Contract Strategy, Lloyd Alexander at eWorld in Westminster last month.

Ariba setting a new standard for eInvoicing

An interview with Drew Hofler, Ariba

Towards the tail end of summer, Ariba announced a new release with expanded capabilities that the company suggested will set a new standard for the way invoicing is done. The Ariba Network is the world’s largest business-to-business trading platform and is used by nearly 2 million enabled buyers and sellers to exchange over 70 million invoices per year. With the new features embedded in the network, the aim is for these companies to drive an end-to-end invoicing process that is more global, intelligent and simple than ever. So APN caught up with Drew Hofler, Ariba's Senior Marketing Director to find out a bit more about it.

Kofax's journey to Lexmark's $1bn buy-out

It’s been an interesting few years in the AP automation space, firstly with the shift away from on premise solutions and the journey into the cloud, and secondly with the new processes and possibilities that have opened up on the back of disruptive technology. Of course, the solutions that a technology company produces can be both the driver of new processes and a reflection of the current trends and needs it serves. As a result, a lot of agile new companies have sprung up over the last 4 or 5 years offering bespoke solutions servicing very specific needs.