MasterCard Worldwide and Ariba have announced an agreement whereby they will connect transaction data from the MasterCard global data repository with Ariba Supplier Network, resulting in integration of purchasing and corporate card programs available for companies globally. The idea is that companies will be able to eliminate many of the inefficiencies commonly associated with invoice reconciliation and expense reporting, streamline reconciliation and accounts payable processing, improve control over maverick spending, and enhance overall policy compliance.
A report by broking group Marsh examines the repercussions from the administration of the South Korean company, which filed for bankruptcy protection at the end of August.
Global research by C2FO suggests that smaller businesses are less concerned with the repercussions of Brexit and the upcoming US presidential election.
A squeeze on skilled talent means it now takes an average of seven weeks to fill open permanent roles in finance in the UK according to new research from financial services recruitment firm Robert Half.
Early-stage merger and acquisition deals in Asia-Pacific show nearly 10% year-on-year growth in recent months.