Overview

Title: Understanding Your Role in Your Company’s Overall Business Spend Management

Date: Tuesday July 31,2018

Time: 2pm EST | 11am PST


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Summary

While many of today’s back-office stakeholders want to help their organizations improve spend management, different departments often have siloed, segmented cultures that prevent them from identifying their role in this process. Instead of viewing spend management automation in a holistic, strategic manner, companies see back-office process automation software as piecemeal solutions to very tactical problems. For example, an Accounts Payable (AP) department might plug in an invoice management software to try to reduce high invoice volume without really considering the impact that the Procurement department’s purchasing methods have on their own process. On the other hand, when organizations take a holistic business spend management approach, they not only improve their own process issues, but their organization as a whole.

Join PayStream Advisors and Source-to-Settle automation provider, Coupa, to explore how different processes and departments contribute to the company’s overall financial health. This webinar is meant to encourage different stakeholders to look beyond their own slice of business spend management, and to show how technology can help internal teams collaborate to better contribute to their company’s bottom line.

Attendees will learn about:

  • Business spend management trends among organizations (including AP, procurement, and sourcing processes)
  • How to improve visibility and control for all spend types
  • How to expand your business spend management worldview
  • How to apply business spend management software to improve the bottom line

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.


Speakers

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.


Asif Bhanwadia
Director of Product Marketing
Coupa Software

Asif Bhanwadia specializes in Procure-to-Pay, and has more than a decade of experience helping the world’s leading organizations optimize their Procure-to-Pay and Business Spend Management (BSM) processes. He began his career deploying BSM software and providing consulting services to Fortune 500 companies. Asif also has significant experience in solutions consulting at Coupa, helping organizations define functional requirements and then mapping these requirements into solutions that will drive measurable business value. Asif holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.


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