Scott Pezza


Scott Pezza

About Scott Pezza

As part of SAP Ariba's Digital Transformation Organization's Center of Excellence, Scott researches, compiles, and shares best-practice information to help SAP Ariba's customers get the most out of their investments. He has a dual focus on the emerging technologies (AI/ML, IoT, Blockchain, etc.) across the source-to-settle cycle, as well as a specific interest in the financial supply chain (invoice management, payments, discounting, and supply chain finance). His research helps inform strategic planning, performance measurement, and program execution. He has spent the past 17 years in the B2B technology space, in roles ranging from software development and support to research and consulting. Scott earned his BA in English and Philosophy from Clark University, his MBA from Boston University Graduate School of Management, and his JD from Boston University School of Law, where he served on the Executive Board of the Annual Review of Banking and Financial Law.

finance, cash management, working capital optimization, accounts payable, cash flow

Working Capital Optimization: Understanding Your Options

18-Oct-2018 | Scott Pezza

Part 2 in a 3-part series. Read Part 1 and Part 3. This series focuses on how to get started on an effective working-capital optimization initiative.  Our last blog concluded with an example

employee productivity, HR, analytics, machine learning

Ahead Of The Curve: Emerging Technology’s Impact On Employee Productivity

31-Jul-2018 | Scott Pezza

We live in a fascinating time when it comes to advances in technology. The amount of data we are producing has always seemed to outpace our ability to process and analyze it. As technologies like arti

risk management, natural disasters, supply chain disruption, artificial intelligence, AI

Weathering The Storm: Risk Intelligence Edition

15-May-2018 | Scott Pezza

In recent years, we have seen numerous extreme weather events across the globe that have had significant impacts on both individuals and businesses. From hurricanes and tsunamis to earthquakes and vol

sourcing, procurement, AI, artificial intelligence, user experience

Revolutionizing Procurement’s User Experience With AI

12-Apr-2018 | Scott Pezza

It’s difficult to boil down the full experience of working with procurement applications into one pithy phrase. When we know what we want, but need to wade through oceans of irrelevant data to get i

Payables 2018: Six Things To Watch

4-Jan-2018 | Scott Pezza

Now that we’ve closed out 2017 and are looking forward to a brand-new year, it’s helpful to take stock of where we’ve been and what we’d like to accomplish, and in doing so, be mindful of what

Enforcement: The Achilles Heel Of EU Late Payments Regulation

27-Jul-2017 | Scott Pezza

When discussing late payments in the B2B arena, we are referring to two separate yet related issues. The first is the ordinary meaning of “late,” meaning that buyers are paying some time after the

finance

Will The Fed Doom Your Working Capital Program?

15-May-2017 | Scott Pezza

News of increasing interest rates has led to questions about what it might mean for both buyers and suppliers when it comes to the costs of borrowing and financing their businesses. One area where thi