Lavante Hosts 'Meet the Experts' with Mary S. Schaeffer at IFO Fusion 2012

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Leading Accounts Payable Expert Mary S. Schaeffer to Offer Best Practices and Advice at Lavante’s Booth During Institute of Financial Operations Conference

Lavante, the leading provider of on-demand supplier management solutions, including recovery auditing and supplier information management, today announced that it will be hosting “Meet the Experts” featuring leading accounts payable experts who will share best practices and advice on optimizing and automating accounts payable processes during IFO Fusion 2012. Sessions will take place in the Lavante booth #905.

As the field of accounts payable continues to evolve, technology and automation offers significant value into workflow efficiency and staff productivity. Expert Mary S. Schaeffer, editorial director and publisher of Accounts Payable Now and Tomorrow will be present to first discuss issues around Fraud, as covered in her book Fraud in Accounts Payable: How to Prevent It. A second session will focus on AP Best Practices, as presented in a recent white paper, The Case of the Disappearing Credits.

“Technology and automation can deliver powerful value propositions to the accounts payable organizations of today and tomorrow,” said Schaeffer. “During IFO Fusion I will be pleased to share some of the best practices I have observed from my research for improving overall AP efficiency, supplier management and credit recovery.”

For more information on Lavante’s presence at the IFO Fusion 2012 event, and to check the schedule of the experts presenting at the booth, please visit:

Mary Schaeffer’s sessions will take place on Tuesday, May 15 and Wednesday, May 16, 9:45 – 10:15am. The IFO Fusion conference is held at the Gaylord Opryland Convention Center in Nashville, TN.

About Mary Schaeffer
Mary S. Schaeffer, editorial director and publisher of Accounts Payable Now and Tomorrow, has the inimitable ability to find accounts-payable-related solutions that really work – without making a major dent in the bottom line. With 15 years of experience researching and writing about payment issues, Schaeffer offers a unique vantage point into accounts payable processes and productivity. She has published numerous books on accounts payable best practices, including Travel and Entertainment Best Practices, and Controller and CFO’s Guide to Accounts Payable. For more information please visit

About Lavante
Lavante is the leader in on-demand supplier management solutions, including recovery audit and supplier information management applications. Built with advanced, patented technology, Lavante delivers to the financial arena a new standard in efficient technology-driven solutions that allow companies to quickly drive dollars to the bottom line, improve supplier communications, and assure high supplier data quality. Lavante solutions are deployed across Fortune 1000 enterprises including the hospitality, retail, entertainment, manufacturing, and medical industries. Headquartered in San Jose, California, Lavante is privately held and was founded in 2001. For more information please visit

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