Episode 15: 5 Lessons Learned Implementing a Vendor Self-Registration Portal

In last week’s podcast Episode 14 “Episode 14: 2 Ways to Partner with Systems/IT to Protect Sensitive Vendor Data from Non-Vendor Maintenance Employees” published on Sunday, January 21, 2019, I talked on about how a vendor self-registration portal can be the answer to prevent sensitive vendor data from Non-Vendor Maintenance employees.  On today’s podcast I am going to talk about 5 lessons learned from implementing a Vendor Self-Registration Portal at a Fortune 15 company for 140K Active Vendor Records across 5 Systems.

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Reference Links:

  • Blog Post: “Need Help with ROI for a Vendor Portal?” http://bit.ly/2S1IoDs

  • Vendor Validation Reference List:  www.debrarrichardson.com - Scroll to footer.

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Debra R. Richardson,


Debra is an accounts payable speaker, consultant, and trainer with over 20 years of experience in AP, AR, general ledger, and financial reporting for Fortune 500 companies including Verizon, General Motors and Aramark.

For the past eight years, Debra has focused on Global Vendor Maintenance, and implemented a vendor self-registration portal for 140k+ global vendors across five Accounting Systems/ERPs. In her consultancy, she focuses on internal controls and authentication to prevent fraud in the vendor master file.