Title: How to Gain Widespread AP User Adoption

Date: Tuesday June 19,2018

Time: 2pm EST | 11am PST

Duration: 60 minutes

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Accounts Payable (AP) automation software is one of the best ways to lower processing costs in the back-office, as well as improve staff productivity and a company’s bottom line. However, there are a couple of things that can make or break the success of an automation initiative, like ensuring proper implementation and widespread adoption of the solution in order to gain a strong return on investment (ROI). Research shows that a fear of no ROI from technology adoption causes many organizations to steer clear of automation altogether. In fact, PayStream has found that almost 50 percent of organizations continue to operate under manual and highly inefficient processes, which causes them to miss out on the monetary and strategic benefits of automated invoice management.

Join PayStream Advisors and Procure-to-Pay / AP expert, Basware, as we explore how to gain widespread, strong, and sustainable adoption of AP automation software. This webinar will cover AP management trends among today’s organizations, as well as strategies for gaining both internal user and supplier adoption of a solution. It will also highlight some change management best practices for software implementation, and how these strategies will help companies to achieve greater ROI.

Attendees will learn about:

  • AP management trends
  • How to gain greater ROI from AP automation
  • How to ensure the correct and widespread internal use of AP software
  • How to ensure high participation from suppliers with AP software
  • Change management best practices for AP software implementation

Accreditation: Webinar participants can earn 1 CPE credit in Management Services.

Prerequisites: previous experience in finance

Who should attend?

  • Accounts Payable and Back-Office Finance Professionals
  • CFOs
  • CPOs
  • Finance Directors
  • Controllers

Advanced preparation: none

Program level: Update

Delivery method: Group-Internet Based

Cancellation policy: PayStream Advisors may at its discretion cancel or replace a previously announced program with a program of similar content. We will make every effort to provide sufficient notification of such change. For more information regarding complaint and/or program cancellation policies, please email us at cpe@paystreamadvisors.com.

Refund policy: no fee charge

PayStream Advisors is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org. NASBA sponsor number: 136565.


Anna Barnett
Research Associate
PayStream Advisors

Anna Barnett is an expert in several facets of financial automation software, including Procure-to-Pay, Source-to-Settle, Travel and Expense Management, and Payables (AP and payments). She is also experienced in the organizational procedures and application of software in several specific industries, including Healthcare, Higher Education, and Non-profit institutions. Anna has extensive experience in research-based analytical writing and editing, as well as sales and marketing experience.

Andrea Garson
Business Consultant

Andrea is a results-driven, strategic thought leader with more than 10 years of consulting and cross-industry experience. With a background in strategic and change management, Andrea coaches senior leaders on the development, governance and implementation of strategy and operational excellence programs. She tailors interventions to support business objectives and collaborates with senior leaders to address communication, change management and talent management challenges. Andrea’s ultimate goal is to create long term sustainability and returns on investment for Basware customers by ensuring employees are actively engaged and tasked to extract the full value of initiatives. This results in increased productivity, engagement and adoption, and successful implementation of initiatives. Andrea has a BA, Business Administration, Health Sciences and is a Six Sigma Black Belt.

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