Author Archives: Dan Dischel

About Dan Dischel

Dan Dischel specializes in helping customers solve their most vexing spend-management challenges. As an original employee of the Frictionless Commerce sales team starting in 1999, Dan was instrumental in introducing many of the Fortune 500—including Citibank, Goldman Sachs, Phillip-Morris, Sprint Nextel, Verizon Communications, Coca-Cola, Ingersoll-Rand et al.—to the then revolutionary Frictionless automated, supplier relationship platform and consequently helping these discerning customers generate tens of millions of dollars in measurable, “hard dollar” savings. Since then, Dan has gone on to serve customers at SAP, Ariba, and Coupa and is therefore quite familiar with the pluses and minuses these companies represent. Dan is currently focused on helping organizations increase their visibility into their entire spend lifecycle so they can achieve increased spend under management and greater savings with Selectica's end-to-end, source-to-pay platform.

Reducing Costly Errors with e-invoicing

The evidence has been accumulating since the mid-1960’s that electronic invoicing, or e-invoicing, has been saving its users considerable time and money. Respondents to a 2012 global e-invoicing study by The Institute of Financial Operations found that 56% of businesses using e-invoicing spent considerably less money processing invoices than those businesses using manual systems. So why isn’t every business using e-invoices today? For some businesses it’s simply a matter of inertia.  For other businesses however, there’s a lingering concern that … More

Empower procurement managers with a complete P2P system.

Cost reduction and cost control: It’s The Holy Grail of every financial manager at every for-profit company. It’s also the goal of every non-profit organization seeking to stay within the boundaries of their allocated budget. The entire cost-containment process is made much easier with the right architecture and tools in place for driving enterprise-wide compliance to agreed budgets. Controlling costs In these difficult economic times, it is more important than ever before to exert appropriate, cost oversight and control–at each … More

Improving the Speed, Accuracy, and Cost of your Procure-to-Pay Spend-Management System

One of the trends we’re seeing at Selectica is the ever increasing rate of companies–even small ones–abandoning their manual, paper-based procurement systems for the proven efficiencies and documented cost advantages of cloud-based, SaaS (software as a service) procure-to-pay, spend-management systems. The reasons for this migration are both numerous and compelling. The tipping point for transitioning to an automated spend-management system usually comes when the veritable “flood” of paper invoices, delivery receipts, and PO’s begins overwhelming the accounts payable team. Symptoms … More