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The Institute of Financial Operations is a membership-based professional association serving the entire financial operations ecosystem, with a particular focus on the accounts payable and accounts receivable disciplines and the related fields of information management and data capture. The Institute grew out of the merger of four associations: International Accounts Payable Professionals (IAPP), International Accounts Receivable Professionals (IARP), the National Association of Purchasing and Payables (NAPP), and The Association for Work Process Improvement (TAWPI).

Based in Orlando, Fla., with affiliates in the U.S., Canada, and the UK, The Institute serves as a global voice, chief advocate, recognized authority, acknowledged leader, and principal educator for people in financial operations. The Institute has a community of nearly 70,000, which includes 9,000 members and customers, and an additional 61,000 financial operations professionals.



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The Institute of Financial Operations (IFO) welcomes Data Dimensions as a 2015 silver partner: The IFO is happy to announce Data Dimensions as a silver partner. Read the full press release, here.

The Institute of Financial Operations (IFO) has named Mary Schaeffer its Education Director: The IFO is happy to announce their new Education Director. Read the full press release, here.

The Institute of Financial Operations (IFO) has named Ken Brown its CEO and appoints 2014-2015 Board of Directors: Ken Brown has been named Chief Executive Office (CEO) and appoints a new Board of Directors. Read the full press release, here.

The Institute of Financial Operations (IFO) has named Mary Schaeffer its Editor-in-Chief: In her new position the nationally recognized accounts payable expert will be responsible for overseeing the quarterly publication, Financial Ops Magazine. Read the full press release, here.

Healthcare Claims Payment Automation: Do 2014 government mandates mean more pressure for healthcare payers — or increased opportunity? Before you decide, download a free white paper.

Receivables Document Management: Many companies still manually match funds to open invoices, but there has to be a better way. Download a free white paper on Taking the Pain Put of Payment Processing.

Debunking the Myths of AP Automation in the Cloud: Do you want to automate your AP but think it will take too long, cost too much, or just not fit your company? Before you decide, download this free white paper.

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5 Strategies Organizations are Using to Improve AP Efficiency: Wednesday, August 12, 2015: 2 to 3 pm ET - Accounts payable (AP) has long been one of the most inefficient finance and administration functions.  But a new study conducted by The Institute of Financial Operations (IFO) and sponsored by Kofax from Lexmark suggests that AP efficiency is changing for the better.  During this webinar, attendees will learn critical findings of IFO's AP efficiency study, see valuable benchmarking data, hear where AP departments still have lots of work to do in terms of AP efficiency, and learn five strategies real-world organizations are using to improving AP efficiency.  All webinar attendees also will receive a complimentary copy of IFO's report on the findings of its AP efficiency study.  
Why Adoption of Electronic Invoicing is Still Lagging: Wednesday, August 19, 2015: 2 to 3 pm ET - Join Brian G. Rosenberg, AP Automation Expert, as he shares findings from the IFO 2015 Survey that asked financial professionals about the biggest challenges that their AP departments are facing today.  
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