Live webinar with Ardent Partners - Wednesday, April 10

10.00 - 11.00 ET | 16.00 - 17.00 CEST

AP Metrics that Matter in 2024 - New Report Deep Dive

Join us for an insightful webinar where we explore the recent research gathered by Ardent Partners looking at the transformative power of accurate and real-time metrics in the realm of accounts payable (AP).  

The research finds that AP departments continue to face increasing pressure to optimize processes, manage cash flow efficiently, and mitigate risks. Ardent Partners also discovered that up to 49% of AP teams face challenges with prolonged invoice cycles and 47% of AP and finance leaders noted that the prevalence of invoice exceptions introduces complexity and inefficiency into operations.  

Join this webinar with Andrew Bartolini, Chief Research Officer at Ardent Partners and Basware's Sam Mele, SVP Sales America,  who together will unveil the latest survey findings, the essential AP benchmarks, what they mean for finance teams today and how to overcome these challenges and make AP a strategic hub of your organization. 



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Andrew Bartolini, Chief Research Officer at Ardent Partners

With 24 years in the industry and 14 years leading the charge at Ardent Partners, Andrew Bartolini is a globally recognized expert in sourcing, procurement, supply management, and accounts payable. As the Chief Research Officer at Ardent Partners, Andrew oversees all research and client programs including the annual State of the Market and Metrics that Matter eBook Series’, Technology Advisor Reports, Ardent’s monthly webinar series, as well as its in-person and virtual CPO Rising Summits. Andrew is also the publisher of CPO Rising, the news and research site for Chief Procurement Officers and other procurement leaders (  


Sam Mele, SVP Sales America at Basware

Sam has over 30 years of experience in supply chain, procurement, strategic sourcing, risk and compliance management. Prior to his role as the SVP of Sales for North America at Basware, he served in various leadership roles at Coupa,  Hiperos, Ariba and Oracle in sales, professional services, presales and consulting.