Chris Rauen


Chris Rauen

About Chris Rauen

In his role at SAP Ariba, Chris Rauen educates procurement, finance, and shared services professionals on the business value of accounts payable automation, procure-to-pay transformation, and collaboration via business networks. Chris has addressed these topics at finance and shared services conferences, in articles for trade and business publications, and in blogs for online communities. Chris has more than 15 years of experience in e-payables, and holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

It’s Time To Start A Treasury Hunt

24-May-2017 | Chris Rauen

Today, many large organizations have growing cash balances, but don’t earn much on that cash.  At the same time, many small to midsize companies with which they do business have the opposite proble

The Neglected Metric In Corporate Finance

27-Jul-2016 | Chris Rauen

In a recent Shared Services Link webinar, Deliver Savings and Increase Profits: Top Working Capital Management Strategies, attendees identified their top KPIs relating to working capital management. A

Is It Just My CFO’s Imagination, Or Can Invoices Process Themselves?

13-May-2016 | Chris Rauen

In your mind, is the ability to pay an invoice without having someone grab, sort, route, validate, match, code, fix, and approve what is submitted on paper nothing but pure magic? Then it’s time

Getting Your Payables House In Order: The Recap

14-Dec-2015 | Chris Rauen

Eighth of 8 blogs in the series. Read previous blog. In this series, we’ve provided guidance on how you can transform your accounts payable operations for business advantage. Whether your projec

Getting Your Payables House In Order: The Remodel – Part 2

9-Nov-2015 | Chris Rauen

Fifth of 8 blogs in the series. Read previous post. Imagine tackling a home improvement project without fixing a faulty heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. The design and stru

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Getting Your Payables House In Order: The Remodel – Part 1

2-Nov-2015 | Chris Rauen

Fourth of 8 in the series. Read previous blog. OK, so you’ve centralized receipt of invoices and started to scan paper invoices. Is that all there is to an accounts payable remodel? Not if t

Get Your Payables House In Order

12-Oct-2015 | Chris Rauen

First of 8 blogs in the series Too many organizations ignore the business potential from streamlining accounts payable operations. In a digital economy, however, this may represent one of the best

5 More Signs That Your Payables Group Is Running Late to the Digital Economy: Part 2

9-Jul-2015 | Chris Rauen

In the first half of this post last week, we identified five obstacles to networked payables that may prevent your accounts payable organization from thriving in a digital economy. This time, we’ll

5 Signs That Your Payables Group Is Running Late To The Digital Economy

6-Jul-2015 | Chris Rauen

Managing accounts payable transactions at the speed of the Internet offers advantages today that span many dimensions. You can compress your invoice processing cycle time, lower invoice processing cos