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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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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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Understanding FATCA - Managing Forms W-8 and 1042-S Reporting: Webinar - August 28: 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. ET - Is FATCA causing headaches for your organization? Come learn what you need to know about FATCA for non-financial institutions. This session will address how to handle those updated Forms W-8 as well as managing reporting requirements with respect to the updated Form 1042 and Forms 1042-S.  
Beyond Automation: Using Predicitive Analytics to Add Value to AP: Webinar - September 23: 2 to 3 p.m. ET - Analytic capabilities can transform an AP automation solution from a tactical expense to a strategic initiative. Predictive dashboards and other data intelligence tools deliver insights into how the business actually works. As a result, AP leaders not only see the efficiency and cost savings of automation; they also play a more strategic role on the finance team.  
CDN 360: Conference - September 14 - 16: Marriot Pinnacle Downtown, Vancouver - British Columbia, Canada.  

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