What the webinar covers:

The danger of presenting “in the future…” information and statistics is that, for the most part, that future is already happening. In the case of the impact of smart technology — Artificial Intelligence, predictive analytics, and the like — leading accounts payable departments are already leveraging the myriad advantages of this transformative digitization.

But the backstory is important to how and why a smarter future for AP and ePayables needs to happen, and Ardent Partners’ The State of ePayables 2023 report details what your strategy and vision should encompass.

Join Andrew Bartolini, Founder and Chief Research Officer at Ardent Partners, and Robert Johnson, Senior VP of Payments at Corcentric, as they present key findings and data from the report. You’ll learn the current state of AP and ePayables, benchmarks and best practices of leading AP organizations, and how the rapid growth and impact of AI tools will significantly reshape your AP strategy and practice.

What you will learn:

  • The continuing (and shifting) challenges for AP in 2023 and beyond
  • How the rapid emergence of new technologies will alter AP processes…and impact
  • The primacy of data to AP’s future, and ways to embrace and master it
  • Leading benchmarks for actionable performance and continuous improvement criteria


Andrew Bartolini, Founder and Chief Research Officer, Ardent Partners

With 24 years in the industry and 14 years leading the charge at Ardent Partners, Andrew is a globally-recognized expert in procurement, accounts payable, supply management, and the contingent workforce. At Ardent Partners, Andrew oversees all research and client programs including published research, advisory engagements, and webinars/events. Andrew is also the publisher of (and contributor to) Ardent’s network of sites that includes CPO RisingPayables Place, and the Future of Work Exchange.

Robert Johnson

Robert Johnson, Senior VP of Payments, Corcentric

Payments expert with over 20 years of experience building payment capabilities through partnerships with financial institutions, card brands, third party payment processors, money transmitters, card issuers and acquirers, payment service providers and traditional and alternative payment networks.