Welcome to Accounts Payable Now & Tomorrow
AP Now is the leading source of accounts payable information for the business and finance community. We offer a host of products and services designed to advance your department, your company, and your career.
We publish a free weekly electronic publication with tips, the latest regulatory information affecting the payment function and, a little about our products and upcoming events. It is the most talked-about publication in the industry.
Take a look at some sample articles from our monthly newsletter.
Just Published AP Coffee Break #5 - a series of six short articles focused on internal control breakdowns in the accounts payable process for only $4.95
101 Best Practices for Accounts Payable - new book, only $39.95, available from AP Now
Please take our Payment Tolerances Survey. We'll share the results with all participants - and the preliminary ones have been "quite interesting."
Now available as a pdf file or a soft cover book - AP Now's Do-It-Yourself Accounts Payable Consultant Handbook.
Read an excerpt from our series of articles on the Breakdown of Internal Controls in Accounts Payable
Request a sample issue of our monthly newsletter, Accounts Payable Now & Tomorrow.
The Biggest 1099 Headache survey is closed. We thank all who participated.
T&E Receipts Survey closed.
From time to time we run surveys related to current accounts payable issues. Executive summaries of the results are shared with all participants. The surveys are announced in our newsletter and our free weekly ezine.
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New Contest - Find information that will help you make your AP department more efficient. AP Now's Accounts Payable Shortcuts Contest - See the winning entries.
Hot off the Press: A Short Guide to Creating an Efficient User-Friendly Accounts Payable Policy & Procedures Manual 20 succinct pages of advice to help you create the perfect manual for your firm.
Evaluate Your Operations Like a Pro AP Now's DIY AP Consultant Handbook. 100+ pages of the information you need to act as your own consultant.
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Sample a few articles that appeared in our monthly newsletter here.
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New: Accounts Payable Value Pack - Try some of our products for one low price. Available for a limited time only.
Check out our new webinars - we've got a ton of them for the Fall.
Help on a hot-button issue:the T&E Value Pack. Editorial director, Mary S. Schaeffer (recently featured in the New York Times on T&E) created it to meet increased interest in this topic.
We're proud to be able to say that each of our seminars and webinars "is a IAPP qualifying continuing education activity"!
They also qualify for NASBA CPEs.
Social Media and New Technology in Accounts Payable
I thought when Twitter emerged with its 140 character limitation, I had seen everything. Then I went to a conference focused on accounts payable issues and one of the attendees explained how he was using Facebook to track down former employees who had un-cashed checks outstanding. This helped reduce...
The AP Vendor Directory
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- e-Commerce, e-invoicing, e-payments etc.
- Recovery Auditors, duplicate payments etc.
- Travel & Entertainment, software, VAT reclaim etc.
- Regulatory Issues, 1099, W-9, 1042, unclaimed property, sales & use tax
- AP Management, associations, consulting & all other
Our flagship product is our print newsletter, Accounts Payable Now & Tomorrow. In addition to commentary from our editorial director, Mary S. Schaeffer, we feature a changing lineup of guest columnists and the latest industry updates.
We believe the very best information comes from the trenches not from ivory-tower scholars who never spent a day processing an invoice, resolving a three-way match discrepancy, or handling 1099s, sales and use tax issues, electronic invoicing, payment issues etc.. In other words, it comes from you, our ever-growing network of readers who live and breathe accounts payable issues every day.
Several times a year we survey readers to follow industry and career trends and report back to you.
Please check out the three subscription options for Accounts Payable Now & Tomorrow. You can also renew your subscription online or check out back issues.
We also offer e-AP News, a free weekly e-zine containing AP tips, information about the market, upcoming AP events, and new products. Most issues include a contest but, alas, the prizes are all AP products.
Click here to sign up for our free weekly e-zine, e-AP News. See an archive of back issues here.
Also available are: our popular Webinar series and CDs on topics of interest to AP professionals as well as relevant conferences; special reports; information on the expertise behind this site and our books; and our training and consulting services.
Thank you for visiting our Web site. We welcome comments from all professionals interested in accounts payable issues. Send them to Mary Schaeffer at firstname.lastname@example.org. See our mission statement here.