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Happy Holidays from ICG!

December 9, 2019

We wish all of our customers, partners, vendors, and friends a very happy and safe holiday season. We appreciate your continued support and look to a prosperous 2020 for all of us. We look forward to demonstrating and implementing our award winning solutions to many more of you in the upcoming year. Ask us about […]

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Best-of-Breed is Back!

November 20, 2019

Lately one trend seems to be a swing back to companies looking at “best-of-breed’ solutions to address a myriad of business issues. This seems to be reversing a cycle where many CIOs were choosing to go with ubiquitous ERP systems to address most of their business processes.

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Compliance

Back Office Word of the Week 11/4/19 In business, Compliance is defined as the confirmation that a provider of a service or a manufacturer or supplier of goods, adheres to all the requirements, regulations, legislation and specific standards of a contract. Ongoing maintenance and tracking of expiring certificates, licenses, permits and contracts is necessary to […]

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PO Dispatch & Update Can Help Insure On-Time Delivery

October 29, 2019

Cloud hosted and portal based PO Dispatch & Update solutions can help insure that your suppliers receive, acknowledge and respond to the purchase orders your company sends them. In many companies time is of the essence for suppliers to fulfill a purchase order by shipping or delivering the procured product or service in a timely […]

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Vendor Packet

Back Office Word of the Week 10/21/19 A vendor packet is a collection of forms and documents that a buyer sends to a potential new vendor in order to start a relationship. The packet includes all the necessary information needed to set up a new vendor for payment and compliance. Vendor packets can be relatively […]

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Supplier Onboarding

Back office Word of the Week 10-14-19 Supplier onboarding, or vendor onboarding, is the process of gathering the documents and data needed to set up a company as an approved vendor and to enable your organization to efficiently conduct business, purchase goods and services, and make payments to that company.  A supplier onboarding or vendr […]

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Document Capture

Word of the Week – 10/7/19 Document Capture refers to software applications the provide the ability to automate the process of scanning paper documents or importing electronic documents. ICG specializes in the Document Capture of invoices for Accounts Payable environments. There are four main types of documents captured in the AP world. Scan/DATA Entry Scan/OCR […]

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Vendor Self-service

Portal based tools that deliver tremendous value and reduce risk. Vendor self-service is becoming a very popular trend in procurement, accounts payable and finance because of the tremendous value it delivers. Very simply “vendor self-service” is the process by which vendor management activities are directed away from the buying company to the the vendor, or […]

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Vendor Management

September 16, 2019

Back Office Word of the Week – 9/16/19 Vendor Management (sometimes called Supplier Management) is the process by which a buyer formalizes a relationship with their vendors and suppliers and manages that relationship through its lifecycle. The first step in a Vendor Management is typically procurement, where a buyer sources and negotiates a contract with […]

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Supplier Portals

Back Office Word of the Week – 9/9/19 A Supplier Portal (or Vendor Portal as some people call it) is a web-based, supplier management solution that allows you to collaborate with your suppliers in a secure, online environment. Among the functions a Supplier Portal can provide is to allow organizations to streamline the Supplier Onboarding process via supplier […]

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