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Mary Schaeffer's latest best-selling business books are available at discount prices to AP Now readers and visitors. Published by John Wiley and Sons, you can get 15% off all John Wiley & Sons books by clicking here. The discount will show up at checkout as will the John Wiley & Sons' shipping and handling charge. (If it doesn't use the code aff15.) Read excerpts, download chapters, and order books here. New titles regularly added.

Long Term Career Enhancement To-Do List  See suggestions from our publisher and successful readers just like you here.

Do You Speak Accounts Payable?

We've put together a glossary of accounts payable terms, a cheat sheet for our ever-changing field. Look it over here and let us know if we've missed anything. 

Ever attend an AP Now webinar?

Listen to the first ten minutes of our webinar on Master Vendor File.

Accounts Payable Fraud Prevention and Detection Resources

Links to articles, webinars and CDs that will help any organization fight fraud

Tax Information Reporting Resources

Tips, information about upcoming 1099 seminars, 1099 online training, webinars and CDs can be found here.

Are You Ready for Corporate Reporting?

See how you compared to your peers. We've got the highlights from our recent 1099 Readiness Survey here.

Because We Like to Have Fun

We occasionally run contests that are serious and occasionally humourous in their approach. We've decided to leave the entries up for your entertainment pleasure only.


IAPP 2008 Benchmarking SurveyIAPP 2008 Benchmarking Survey

This report has been developed to assist AP professionals in benchmarking your departments’ performance against your peers using a number of metrics including invoice processing efficiencies and costs, technology adoption, customer satisfaction and vendor discount tracking.  The report further highlights the overall trends that are shaping the rapidly changing AP environment. Purchase the IAPP 2008 Benchmarking Survey for only $39.95.


Purchasing Card Essentials:

The NAPCP’s Guide to Establishing and Managing a Program


Following on the success of the first edition (2008), the NAPCP is pleased to offer a 2011 revised guide that includes expanded content, including:

•             a chapter dedicated to controls and auditing

•             comparisons between Purchasing Cards and electronic payables

•             updates related to U.S. regulatory requirements

Whether you're in the beginning stages of implementing a program, starting the RFP process or looking for optimization ideas, the second edition of Essentials delivers the same highly rated level of depth on fundamentals, with additional suggestions to help you make the best decisions in today’s market.

Essentials continues to be a P-Card program management resource for professionals with various levels of P-Card experience from different aspects of the industry (e.g., a P-Card end-user organization or provider of card products and services). The guide may be read from cover to cover, or reviewed chapter by chapter as applicable. Pursuing the CPCP credential? Consider this a comprehensive source for study purposes. Now available for $209.00. Add this excellent reference to your AP library! Click to purchase the Guide. Download a (pdf) order form here.

Information Reporting (1099s) Resources

In today's economy, information reporting is more     important than ever before. Classes for 2011 completed. Check back for 2012 classes.


T&E Best Practices book

Travel & Entertainment Value Pack

This perennial problem operation gets a serious tune up with our multi-media set of book excerpt, CD presentation, and checklist. Look it over here and purchase it here. Download a (pdf) order form here.


Unclaimed Property Toolkit

This timely multimedia toolkit keeps you up to date on all state requirements plus providing policy and procedure manual and best practice guideline. Crucial information at a reasonable cost. Look it over here and order the "Executive Bundle" here. Each component can also be ordered separately.

AP Now & Tomorrow NL: Issue w/Metrics as Lead Article

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