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We have a question for you: A man came upon a construction site where three people were working. He asked the first, “What are you doing?” and the man replied; “I am laying bricks.” He asked the second, “What are you doing?” and the man replied; “I am building a wall.” As he approached the third, he heard him humming a tune as he worked, and asked, “What are you doing?” The man stood, looked up at the sky, and smiled, “I am building a cathedral!” WHICH PERSON ARE YOU?

In March, Traxpay announced an important step which helps build the bespoken cathedral: the election of Siegfried Heimgärtner as Chairman of the Board. He brings a wealth of experience in payments and the financial technology sector to Traxpay at a pivotal point in its history. His background in steering international operations at some of FinTech’s most preeminent enterprises will be an invaluable asset in Traxpay’s expansion. Welcome!

E-procurement: The New Focus For B2B Commerce

In our newest blog series, we will delve into the world of e-procurement. In the first part, we will be introducing the concept of e-procurement, and consider the current state and trends of the market. In Part 2, we will be focusing our attention on e-procurement software solutions, the importance of usability, and the protocols that Chief Procurement Officers (CPOs) should be looking to establish for company employees.

Enjoy the read – We look forward to your comments!

SUSIE WEST, Founder and CEO of SharedServicesLink:

“Payments is one of the key areas that buyers and suppliers want to collaborate on today, but traditional financial services providers are failing to deliver the required innovation to make it possible. Traxpay and its B2B Dynamic Payments platform brings a refreshing advancement to B2B payments, enhancing how companies connect, collaborate, and transact across the supply chain.”

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In a recent four-part series of interviews for Shared Services Link, Traxpay CEO John Bruggeman discusses in depth the details of Traxpay’s Dynamic Payments Platform. The interviews cover the Traxpay mission to enhance business relationships and enable further visibility and liquidity throughout B2B networks, as well as the value that is added through the uses of B2B Dynamic Payments for buyers and suppliers.


The Netherlands-based source of news and intelligence for professionals in the global payment community, The Paypers, covered Traxpay’s election of Siegfried Heimgärtner as new Chairman of the Board.Other media that covered the announcement included:



Holger Werner, Divisional Board Member of Corporate Banking in the SME Banking division of Commerzbank, recently announced the next step of Commerzbank’s digital strategy. The bank introduced a completely revamped banking portal as well as newly designed apps for its more than 100.000 SME customers. Remember – Commerzbank was the first bank in continental Europe that launched its own incubator. Traxpay was its first investment.

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS



FinTech Forum
FinTech Forum is the first hub for FinTech Startups/SMEs, investors and banks in Germany, Austria, Switzlerland and Central Europe. The initiative is on a mission to put more FinTech innovators from the D-A-CH region on the world map and offers great content in the form of newsletters, Q&As, and a superb blog.


Purchasing Insight
Purchasing Insight by Pete Loughlin was founded in 2009, designed to share insights in purchase-to-pay. Attracting thousands of specialist professional readers per week, Purchasing Insight has become recognized as the leading online resource for all matters relating to purchase-to-pay including e-invoicing, supply chain finance, AP automation, and e-procurement.


CPO Rising
CPO Rising – published by Andrew Bartolini, Chief Research Officer at Ardent Partners and a globally recognized expert in sourcing, procurement, accounts payable, and supply management – is a website written for and about Chief Procurement Officers and supply management executives offering a steady stream of top-quality, progressive, and original content.

WHAT’S UPCOMING FOR TRAXPAY?

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Source 2 Pay Summit – Stockholm – April 22nd – 23rd
The fifth annual Source to Pay Summit is focusing on how procurement and finance managers can develop cross-functional strategies and make sure – from source to pay – they are executed. The idea being that challenges and opportunities within sourcing, procurement, and finance need to be discussed as part of an end-to-end process.
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Exec I/O – Frankfurt – April, 29th
Europe’s biggest invitation-only FinTech Conference is specifically tailored to the needs of executives. The conference program will feature more than 40 speakers sharing insights in first-rate talks and panel discussions. Speakers include Morten Lund, Chairman at Tradeshift, and Frank Thelen, Founder and CEO at e42.
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Between The Towers – Frankfurt – May 5th
Every first Tuesday of the month it’s time for “Between the Towers”, a series of monthly evening events where startups, venture capitalists, corporates, and academics gather at Frankfurt’s university campus. This event will host a panel about “FinTechs and IT security”. Also three startups will present themselves (Inventorum, Yacuna and Crypted.Company) on stage.
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Sapphire Now – Orlando – May 5th – 7th
At SAP’s annual conference, visitors have the opportunity to interact with executives, industry experts, peers, and SAP partners. In hundreds of sessions, visitors learn about best practices, explore cutting-edge solutions, and discover ways to reduce complexity in their business. A concert featuring Jennifer Lopez, which closes the event, is then the icing on the cake.
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MoneyConf – Belfast, Ireland – June 15th
Traxpay CEO John Bruggeman will keynote at MoneyConf and discuss B2B Commerce in the Digital Era. MoneyConf is Web Summit’s sister event. It will bring the innovators who are building the finance technologies of the 21st century together with leaders from the world’s largest and most-established financial institutions.

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