Towards a Digitally Savvy and Data-Driven Accounts Payable Function

COVID-19 has forced a reality where everything is changed – except the fact that suppliers still need to be paid, and customers invoiced.  Finance executives and their teams have been heads-down reimagining their businesses since the crisis began.  A common thread among the many initiatives being touted is an urgent shift to a more contemporary, digitally savvy, and data-driven accounts payable function.

Cash is still king but now it’s a different kind of king. All workflows that impact cash are under review. Optimizing cash now requires digitizing AP, to take advantage of automation and data insights.
 
Join us for the next iteration of SSON’s AP Automation Digital Summit, as we introduce the journey to a new business era, rich in AI, automation and analytics.

Join this event and learn how to:  

    • Embrace a digital-first strategy to automate the entire source-to-pay process
    • Use spend analytics to model for and respond to changing scenarios 
    • Reduce the costs of transacting across all areas of Accounts Payable
    • Use process mining to improve the Accounts Payable process
    • Minimize the complexity of supplier onboarding and collaboration   
    • Accelerate RPA and AI initiatives to radically transform invoice processing
    • Leverage the intelligence during the first 100 days of supplier onboarding

Featured Speakers

Why Accounts Payable Automation Matters More Than Ever

Safeguard Your Entire Company & Move Forward

The pandemic has been a clarion call for the implementation of new business models and processes for effective cash management – with AP at the heart. All workflows that impact cash are under review. The ability for Accounts Payable to deliver a positive impact depends entirely on the way an AP team goes about their work. Learn how a fully automated, end-to-end  AP Organization will accelerate enterprise-wide transformation.

Imagine 100% Visibility With Invoice Automation  

Automating across AP processes creates greater flexibility to perform functions from virtually anywhere, boosts protections against fraud, and improves accuracy in payment reporting, which are all especially essential during this time. Data from SSON Analytics shows that organizations with high levels of AP automation can save >50% on invoice processing costs. Learn how to lose the paper, take back control and liberate AP with invoice automation.

Hyper Intelligent Accounts Payable 

Beyond invoice automation, the next generation of machine learning in AP is enabling heightened productivity, speed, accuracy and greater insight. Learn how to leverage the benefits of ML to achieve hyper intelligent performance, and at the same time, free up staff to engage in more critical or value-added tasks. Hear straight from the practitioners who are using artificial Intelligence including Machine Learning to reach high levels of straight through processing with minimal configuration effort.

Benchmarking as the Foundation for Continuous Improvement 

According to SSON's State of the Industry Report, process design and CI are the two leading capabilities for the year ahead. Knowing how your AP/P2P Organization is performing against others – by industry and location – is key to identifying opportunities for improvement.
During this event you will join a benchmarking exercise to find out firsthand how you are performing - and where your gaps are. 

23 - 24 March 2021

Tuesday 23rd

9:00 am - 9:30 am

Keynote: The Digital Transformation of Procurement: Roadmap for Success

9:45 am - 10:30 am

Tanker meets Speedboat - BASF's Novel Path to AP Automation

10:45 am - 11:30 am

Five Secrets to Supercharge your AP Automation

11:45 am - 12:15 pm

Building a P2P Powerhouse: How to Create Process Efficiency & Compliance through Vendor Master Data

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

Interoperability...Or Lack Thereof? Overcoming the Barriers of Exchanging Invoices in North America

Wednesday 24th

9:00 am - 9:45 am

Delivering Automation at Scale in a Post-Pandemic World

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Stepping into the Invoice Cockpit: How the ZF Company Achieved Greater Efficiency via a Powerful Scanning Solution

10:45 am - 11:15 am

Ingredients for Smarter Procurement

11:30 am - 12:15 pm

Panel: Modernizing Accounts Payable through Automation

Thursday 25th

9:00 am - 9:45 am

How Artificial Intelligence is Changing Accounts Payable and How you Can Benefit

10:00 am - 10:45 am

Evolution, Not Revolution: How 'Continual Process Improvement' Helps A/P Team Anticipate Business Requirements & Deliver Change

11:00 am - 11:45 am

Deploying AI-Powered Spend Analytics

Jose Sorondo

Jose Sorondo

Director, Global Finance Shared Services

lululemon

Phillip Dolan

Phillip Dolan

Global S2P Operations, Integrated Business Services

Nestlé

Richard Slater

Richard Slater

Global Service Owner (GSO) Procure to Pay (P2P)

Novartis

Claudia Armenta

Claudia Armenta

P2P Global Process Owner

CEMEX

Sylwester Gradowski

Sylwester Gradowski

Procure to Pay Global Process Owner

ZF

Dr. Katalin Velladics

Dr. Katalin Velladics

Process Expert Accounts Payable

BASF

Soraya Correa

Soraya Correa

CPO

The Department of Homeland Security

Kenny Cheung

Kenny Cheung

CPO

The World Bank Group

Tara Newcombe

Tara Newcombe

Director, Systems Integration & Financial Operations

Drinkworks

David Sentongo

David Sentongo

Director, Commercial Product Management

KOFAX

Tomasz Spłuszka

Tomasz Spłuszka

Consulting Director, e-Invoicing

Comarch

Dr. Armin Stahl

Dr. Armin Stahl

Product Manager

Insiders Technologies GmbH

Jim Rahill

Jim Rahill

Regional Vice President of Sales

Tradeshift

Luis Huerta

Luis Huerta

VP, Intelligent Automation

Firstsource

Sid Vasili

Sid Vasili

CEO

Vasili Academy

Derek Lambert

Derek Lambert

Managing Director

EASY SOFTWARE

Daniel Saraste

Daniel Saraste

VP Product Innovation

Medius

How do I join the online conference?

Register above using the form and your login will be emailed to you a week before the event. Your session access links and final agenda will be emailed to you one week prior to the conference.

How much does it cost to attend?

The AP Automation Digital Summit is completely free to attend.

Where is it located?

This is an online conference, which means that it can be accessed anywhere in the world through a desktop, laptop, mobile device or tablet.  Audio and presentation viewing is accessed through an internet connection.

Can I access the slides post-event?

All presentations will be available after the conference via the on-demand recording link.   When presenters have also approved for their slides to be available for download they will be made available in the Resource List folder inside the session and also in the digital gift bag post-event.