Overview

Title: Are You Prepared for the Convergence of Purchasing & Payables?

Time: On Demand

Duration: 60 minutes


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Summary

For many organizations, it’s no longer a question of “if” purchasing and payables should be consolidated—it’s a question of “when” it will take place, and “how” to ensure the integration can happen with the least disruption across the organization. Today, integration is being driven by quickly advancing technology and businesses’ never-ending need for improved efficiency and lower costs. It’s also being accelerated by the strategic value organizations are able to extract from newly unified purchasing and payables departments.

This webinar is for organizations that want to understand why it is becoming so important to integrate the traditionally disparate functions of procurement and payables. It will present business professionals with current integration trends, and with a vision for how to thrive in this newly integrated environment. For this webinar, PayStream has partnered with Unimarket, a technology and software firm engaged in supporting exciting purchasing and payables convergence initiatives among innovative businesses.

Attendees will gain insights into:

  • Integration trends among North American businesses
  • How you compare to early adopters
  • Key factors to consider when exploring integration
  • Technology’s role in accelerating the convergence of purchasing and payables
  • Organization-wide impact on processes and resources

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

Prerequisites: : Previous experience in finance or procurement

Who should attend?

  • Accounts Payable, Procurement, and Finance Professionals
  • CPOs, CFOs
  • 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


Speakers

Anna Barnett
Research Associate
PayStream Advisors

Anna Barnett is an expert in several facets of financial automation software, including eProcurement, Sourcing, Contract Management, Human Resources Management, eInvoicing, and Invoice Workflow. 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.


Darren Blakely
President
Unimarket

Darren Blakely is President of Unimarket North America with overall responsibility for executing corporate strategy in the North America region. Darren has +25 years of experience establishing and building companies at the forefront of the fintech wave with a focus on domestic and international B2B payments, integrated payables, and AP automation. He joined Unimarket in early 2017 to assist with the execution of the company’s vision to tightly integrate its powerful sourcing and procurement platform with world-class electronic payment solutions. Darren frequently speaks with organizations about the ongoing convergence of procurement and payments and how this convergence is driving transparency, visibility, and cost reduction across the entire Source-to-Settle and Procure-to-Pay lifecycle.


Brian Sweeney
Head of Operations
Unimarket

Brian Sweeney is Head of Operations for Unimarket North America with direct responsibility for customer implementation, account management, customer success and supplier engagement. Nearly 10 years ago, Brian joined Unimarket as one of its first employees in North America. Since then, he has been an active participant in the rise of the company’s SaaS sourcing and procurement model, he has witnessed its positive impact on organizations throughout North America, and he has personally led the planning, deployment and integration of eSourcing, Contract Management, eProcurement, eInvoicing, and eMarketplace solutions for dozens of organizations.


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