Word of the Week Posts

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 […]

Read Full October 7, 2019

Vendor Management

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 […]

Read Full September 16, 2019

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 […]

Read Full September 11, 2019

TIN CHECK

Back Office Word of the Week 9/2/19 – TIN CHECK When On-boarding a new vendor, a TIN Check is an important component of ensuring compliance. A TIN Check verifies that either a Social Security Number (SSN) or an Employer Identification Number (EIN) is valid and matches a person’s or company’s name in the IRS Database. […]

Read Full September 5, 2019

Procure to Pay – Back Office Word of the Week 6/24/19

Procure-to-pay, sometimes referred to as P2P, is a term used in the software industry to designate a specific subdivision of the procurement process. The procure-to-pay systems enable the integration of the purchasing department with the accounts payable department. The term is derived from the ordered sequence of procurement and financial processes, starting with the first steps of […]

Read Full June 25, 2019

SaaS – Word of the Week 6/10/17

SaaS Is a method of software delivery and licensing in which software is accessed online via a subscription, rather than bought and installed on individual computers or servers. ICG has taken SaaS to a new level by providing Solutions as a Service in a single tenant, cloud hosted model. What that means is you get […]

Read Full June 10, 2019

Vendor Portals – Back Office Word of the Week 5/27/19

VENDOR PORTALS A Vendor Portal (or a Supplier Portal as some people call it) is a web-based, vendor management solution that allows you to collaborate with your vendors in a secure, online environment. Among the functions a Vendor Portal can provide is to allow organizations to streamline the Vendor Onboarding process via vendor self-service as […]

Read Full May 28, 2019

Workflow – Back Office Word of the Week 5/20/19

Workflow Workflow, sometimes referred to as Business Process Management (BPM), in the accounts payable world, is the required tasks needed to approve a payment to a vendor or creditor based on a predetermined set of rules. These rules can range from highly complex to fairly simplistic depending on the nature of the AP process. These […]

Read Full May 20, 2019

Vendor Onboarding – Back Office Word of the Week 5/13/19

Vendor Onboarding Vendor onboarding, or supplier 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 vendor onboarding or supplier onboarding solution should offer functionality […]

Read Full May 13, 2019

Data Capture – Back Office Word of the Week 5/6/19

Data Capture Is the process of “capturing” and converting information from documents (paper or electronic) into a form that can be handled electronically, and preferably with little or no human intervention. In an Accounts Payable (AP) environment this information is extracted from invoices of varying formats and file types so the invoices can be processed […]

Read Full May 6, 2019