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Live Analyst Webinar: Effective Third-Party Risk Management With OCEG
Thursday, October 17th | 8:00 AM PT | 11:00 AM ET | 4:00 PM GMT

Digital transformation has given organizations a wealth of benefits, but it also comes with the cost of increased exposure to third-party risk. The processes used to manage these new suppliers and third parties often remain manual and labor intensive—and this halfway state of digital transformation creates new risks.

Join this OCEG webinar on Thursday, October 17, to hear Renee Murphy, Principal Analyst at Forrester, discuss solutions for effective third-party risk management, including:

  • Lessons learned from high-profile organizations that failed to mitigate risk
  • Specific challenges practitioners face complying with a variety of regulations
  • Best practices to increase efficiency while mitigating the risks associated with third-party relationships

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IACCM: How CLM is Revolutionizing the Way Companies Spend Money
Tuesday, October 22nd | 8:00 AM PT | 11:00 AM ET

Contracts are the framework for every purchase companies make and can have significant implications across an enterprise. After all, while only specific departments are worried about selling goods and services, every department needs to buy them. However, many contracting processes are inefficient, siloed, and completely disconnected from spend. The consequences of this disconnect are lost savings and increased institutional risk.

To solve this, companies are looking for enterprise-wide platforms that enable high employee adoption by incorporating CLM into their familiar business spend management (BSM) platforms. Join Scott Mars and IACCM in this webinar to explore this new phase of CLM maturity and show how the unification of CLM and BSM accelerates contracting, reduces risk, and drives savings.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • The benefits of a CLM system that integrates with business spend;
  • How unifying contracts and spend is driving significant corporate savings;
  • And, how AI is evolving to meet the demand for more on-contract spend.

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IT GRC Forum: Key Steps to Mature Your Third-Party Risk Management Program
Thursday, October 31st | 10:00 AM PT | 1:00 PM ET

High-profile data breaches have placed a spotlight on the risk of cyber security breaches with vendors and subcontractors, expanding the need to have greater rigor in third party risk management and ongoing risk assessments. Maintaining an effective third-party risk management program doesn't happen overnight. It's a journey that involves continual learning, refinement and evolution.

Join the IT GRC Forum webinar on Thur, Oct 31, featuring Mark Deluca, SVP of Risk Assess at Coupa, as they discuss key steps to mature your third-party risk management program, including how to:

  • Create a third-party risk-management maturity roadmap
  • Connect with enterprise systems to create a centralized data repository and enable seamless vetting activities across processes
  • Incorporate external content sources for a more holistic view of your vendors plus more sustainable ongoing monitoring
  • Strengthen and streamline your third-party risk management efforts

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Supporting the Operational CFO with Digital Transformation in Procure-to-Pay
Tuesday, November 12th | 11:00 AM PT | 2:00 PM ET

Today's CFO plays a much more operational role than in the past, from partnering in strategic business decisions to taking a broad view of risk management. CFOs must invest to drive digital maturity and get the visibility they need to reduce risk, optimize efficiency, and maximize business results.

During this Webcast, we will share a case study that illustrates the journey from finance team member to CFO by taking the lead in enabling an organization to improve risk management and operational efficiency, especially with procure-to-pay (P2P) processes. We will discuss:

  • How the role of the CFO is evolving to encompass operational risk management,
  • What recent research reveals about the relationship among digital maturity, visibility into P2P processes, and business results, and
  • Best practices in and lessons learned from applying digital transformation to P2P and operational risk management.

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Boost Your Triple Bottom Line with Sustainable Business Spend Management
Wednesday, November 13th | 10:00 AM PT | 1:00 PM ET | 6:00 PM GMT

Sustainability is top of mind for many boardrooms and operational teams, and now Sourcing, Procurement and AP can carry the torch. The amount of Sustainability value that can be delivered through effective Business Spend Management (BSM) is amazing.

In this webinar you will learn:

  • Why Sustainability matters
  • How Sustainable BSM creates internal as well as supply chain value
  • Examples of solid Sustainability measurements
  • How to embed Sustainability and Responsibility into your BSM Platform
  • How to make Sustainability easy and a natural part of Sourcing, Procurement, Supplier Enablement, Risk and Compliance
  • How Coupa uniquely delivers Sustainable Business Spend Management

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Past Webinars


World-Class Procurement: Redefining Performance in a Digital Era

To thrive in an era of intensified competition and volatility, the onus is on procurement to evolve its capabilities to not only become more efficient but also enable the enterprise to realize its strategic objectives.

With the emergence of advanced digital tools, traditional procurement organizations have been given a new way to re-evaluate the way they work and accelerate progress toward world-class status.

In this on-demand webinar, you will hear The Hackett Group discuss:

  • Key findings from their 2019 procurement study data
  • How procurement’s value is evolving and where to begin in becoming more stakeholder centric
  • Tips to overcome the challenges procurement faces in digital transformation

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The Strategic CFO is Thriving with Risk: Confronting Today's Challenges to Manage All Forms of Risk

How should a CFO balance a traditional, fundamental finance function with a more forward-looking approach without risking inefficiency or putting strain on resources?

The CFO has always held a vital role for the organization–they ensure a strong financial position and effective controls so the company can make decisions within acceptable levels of risk. As global markets become more competitive, CFOs are increasingly called upon to take a more forward-looking and strategic approach to financial management. While this means expanding their roles, CFOs must still maintain core financial functions like reporting, auditing, and compliance.

Listen to Todd Ford, Coupa CFO, and Rosa Harris, WSJ Contributor, as they explore the evolving role of the modern CFO and what it means for an organization’s success.

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Bring Shadow IT Into the Light: How to Reduce Risk, Improve Efficiency, and Accelerate Innovation

In partnership with Apptio, listen to this webinar to hear best practices for finance to put an end to overprovisioned and untracked SaaS licenses & cloud instanaces, loss of purchasing power from a fragmented vendor portfolio and increased risk exposure on security and regulatory compliance.

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Connecting the IMA Competency Framework to Industry 4.0 Adoption

Whether called the 4th industrial revolution or some other name, the principles of Industry 4.0 are transforming industries and their supply chains aroundcross the globe. It is a complex and fast- evolving topic. Paul Juras, of Babson College, and Deb Michalowski, of Intel, will explain how the skills contained within the IMA Management Accounting Competency Framework can position you to help lead your organization’s implementation of Industry 4.0.

After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Explain the basics of Industry 4.0.
  • Describe how Industry 4.0 adoption might impact the roles and responsibilities of management accountants.
  • Recognize how the skills within the IMA Management Accounting Competency Framework positions accounting and finance professionals to help guide an organization through Industry 4.0 adoption and implementation.

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Lear's Journey to Digital Procurement Excellence

Listen to this webinar to hear from Lear, KPMG LLP, and Coupa on how Business Spend Management (BSM) can help businesses stay ahead of the competition and increase the value of every dollar spent.

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How CFOs Take the Lead on Third-Party Risk Management and Governance

In this on demand webinar, Mark Deluca, Senior Vice President, Coupa and Ryan Flynn, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP, highlight a maturity model finance executives can use to overcome challenges of managing third-party risk.

They'll discuss:

  • What third-party governance and risk management mean for finance leaders
  • What key factors drive, and what issues most often undermine, finance leaders' efforts to develop a mature strategy for managing third-party risk
  • Why and how companies will need to establish an integrated approach to investing in risk management
  • What skills and resources finance leaders require to enable their companies to continually improve visibility into and control over risk management

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Key steps to manage risk in real-time

Hear CNA Insurance, Rolls Royce and Coupa's own CISO discuss their perspectives on the different types of risks that face their businesses and strategies for effective risk management.

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Make Your Source-to-Contract Process Sizzle

How Best-in-Class Companies Leverage Advanced Technology to Deliver Greater Value to their Shareholders

Today's complex, high-velocity supply networks involve many players. Numerous suppliers of goods and services in various stages of engagement are faced with mounting pressure to execute, irrespective of market conditions. Buyers are facing ever-mounting pressure to control rising costs in this geopolitical environment and negotiate stronger contracts for their company while minimizing risk in the negotiated agreement.

  • Analyze thousands of price, and non-price factors simultaneously using mathematical optimization to find the precise combination of suppliers and goods/services that meet your exact constraints and buying strategy.
  • Turn contracts into data and accelerate the contracting process to operationalize contracts and turn negotiations into real savings for every purchase.
  • Leverage a unified technology platform to improve productivity, drastically increase compliance and de-risk your organization's business processes.

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How Aon United IT & Procurement for Digital Transformation

Over the last few years, Aon has transformed. By creating a procurement and IT alliance, these teams have worked together to establish a global strategy leveraging a Business Spend Management platform to save $60M in the first 12 months.

Watch this on-demand webinar to hear the Aon story firsthand from the company’s VP, Shardul Oza, & their Finance, HR and Contact Center Technology Leader, George Logothetis. These executives will share with you how their teams worked together to:

  • Identify the solution to the company’s disjointed procurement practices
  • Establish joint KPIs for their digital procurement transformation
  • Simplify procure-to-pay processes and cement workflows in their technology globally
  • Focus on results beyond savings such as nearing 100% of spend under control and tracking user adoption

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Disrupting Finance and Procurement: A Conversation with lululemon athletica about Digital Transformation

In this on demand webinar, lululemon's Gerald Dunning, Director, Financial Shared Services, and Michael Van Keulen, Director, Global Procurement, sit down for a candid discussion about digital transformation initiatives with source-to-pay technology. They'll discuss how they used Coupa to reduce operating costs, improve financial controls, and to automate AP. You'll also hear from Tony Tiscornia, Chief Accounting Officer of Coupa Software, about business spend management trends, why finance professionals should address procurement, and common pain points seen across all industries.

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The Essential Skills and Capabilities CFOs will Require from Finance Teams of the Future

In this on demand webinar, Darryl Bond, Chief Accounting Officer of Yext Inc., sits down with Jake Adger, Coupa, for 45 minutes to chat about how Finance leaders can prep their finance teams for the future.

Darryl and Jake discuss changes in traditional roles within finance, the new skills and training needed of finance teams, why finance's role is expanding beyond retrospective reporting, and more.

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Building a Strategic Procurement & Finance Alliance to Enable Growth

Using KPIs and Benchmark Data to Reduce Silos in the Back Office

As organizations look to control spending and drive profitability, creating a strategic alliance between two key back-office departments—finance and procurement—is critical. The results of a stronger partnership range from streamlined processes to decreased risk, and most importantly, the ability to respond quickly to opportunities and challenges as they arise.

Hear Levvel Research, Aon CPO Michael Benvenuto, and Coupa CFO Todd Ford discuss new Business Spend Management benchmarks drawn from $1+ trillion in actual business spend managed by high-performing organizations.

This on-demand webinar also explores:

  • New data on the state of procurement and finance collaboration
  • Procurement and finance efficiency benchmarks of high-performing organizations
  • Strategies for reducing departmental silos and creating spend management visibility

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Fireside Chat: Future of Finance

The Hackett Group's Amy Fong sits down with Hyrum Kirton, Bristol Hospice, for 45 minutes to chat about how Finance teams must become more strategic to survive and why Business Spend Management (BSM) is the leading strategy to deliver on the promise of digital transformation.

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Analyst Webinar: Managing Services Spend Within a Gig Economy

Featuring VP, Research Director, Andrew Bartels from Forrester

Last year, US firms alone spent approximately $10 trillion on external services1. With temporary workers expected to continue increasing significantly in the next few years, corporate buyers of services are looking for sustainable relationships with their key services providers and contingent workforces to help manage the quality, performance, and cost of these vendors.

Hear Andrew Bartels, featured analyst speaker from Forrester, discuss the future trend toward a gig economy and how you can prepare to manage your services spend with a solution that allows you to:

  • Source: Find the right resource from the right supplier at the right price
  • Procure Consistently order from preferred services suppliers and pay competitive rates for contract workers and SOW projects, while helping you comply with local labor laws
  • Manage: Efficiently and securely onboard and offboard contingent workers with visibility into contingent worker spend, quality of workforce, and performance to objectives
1 Source: “Mapping The $9 Trillion US B2B Online Commerce Market,” Forrester Research, Inc., April 13, 2018.

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ISS Group's Procurement Transformation Story

Striving for 95% PO compliance, 98% electronic POs, and 83% e-invoicing may seem like a stretch for most organizations but for ISS NL this is close to realization. Thus, ISS Group has decided to start a transformation program to strive for these figures globally.

Listen to this exciting webinar and hear directly from Henk Grol, Sr. Project Manager at ISS Group, to review results from their two pilot countries with an eye on applying the lessons learned globally.

You will learn how:

  • Alignment across finance and procurement, plus the GPO team and the BPO, pushed the pilot forward
  • Initial results showed PO compliance improved from 14% to 95% in just 18 months in the Netherlands

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The Services Spend Management Challenge

How to Control and Optimize Services Spending Effectively with a Comprehensive Solution Including Advanced Services & Contingent Workers

Companies often spend more on services than any other category. Unfortunately, as services spend increases, businesses lose visibility and control. This results in limited compliance and budget overruns.

Turn that around with Coupa Contingent Workforce, an end-to-end non-employee management and services procurement solution. Take business spend management to a different level by providing a deeper and wider view of the process, spend, and workforce.

Hear Ammu Warrier, VP of Coupa Contingent Workforce at Coupa deep dive into how the right technology can streamline your services procurement process. You'll see firsthand how the right solution can enable you to:

  • Drive more adoption
  • Accelerate your time to value
  • Reduce costs and save

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The Next Big Thing in S2P: AI and Big Data

Insights from spend data from both internal sources and industry peers will soon be critical to driving outstanding results for your company in an increasingly competitive environment. When applied correctly, AI and big data can reveal significant opportunities to take your S2P processes and outcomes to the next level.

Listen to Coupa and sharedserviceslink explore recent survey results on how AI and Big Data are currently being used in S2P. You’ll discover how:

  • Shared services teams still operate with too small a spend under management—with 36% of companies lacking in controls
  • Plans for incorporating AI and Big Data will evolve over the next 5 years
  • Big Data and AI implementations have started in 30% of shared services teams—and where they decided to start
  • Reduction of fraud in T&E, P2P, and Procurement is driving a significant need for data insights and AI
  • Quick wins can get you started selling a convincing business case for AI and Big Data tools

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On-Demand Demo for Life Sciences

Mike Conway, Coupa Value Sales Consultant, gives an overview of how Life Sciences companies can efficiently scale their operations while remaining compliant with regulations including the Sunshine Act (PPSA) in the United States.

In this on-demand deep-dive demo and Q&A, you'll learn how easy it is to:

  • Collect the needed data and drive compliance with industry regulations
  • Increase front-line productivity by automating purchasing and approvals
  • Improve back-office efficiency by automating AP and expense management

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Bethesda Health Digitizes Purchase to Pay Processes

Paper-based purchasing processes that aren't automated can lead to misordering and lengthy approval times that cause inventory fluctuations and late payment, resulting in a loss in productivity as well as early-payment discounts.

Join Bethesda Health Director of Purchasing, Mark Dorlaque, as he discusses how he streamlined purchasing, approval and payment processes to bring efficiency across the organization.

Watch the webinar to learn how Bethesda Health...

  • Reduced approval times from 2 weeks to 3 hours
  • Gained control over the procure to pay process to move towards 95% PO compliance
  • Improved budget tracking to achieve savings that impact the bottom line

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Complex Sourcing: How to Make the Impossible Easy, Save Money, and Get Promoted While Doing It

Complex, high-value sourcing events involve many elements with numerous suppliers of goods and services for review, plus multiple rounds of negotiation. The potential number of combinations of suppliers and goods/services often run into the millions!

So how do you make the most efficient, educated decision? Incorporating advanced mathematical optimization techniques can help evolve your complex sourcing process to become more streamlined and strategic.

Watch this SIG webinar recording featuring Ayush Sharma, Global Solutions Director at Coupa, to deep dive into how the right technology can transform your sourcing process from taking weeks, to taking hours. You’ll see firsthand how the right solution can enable you to:

  • Analyze price, and non-price, information to find the precise combination of suppliers and goods/services that meet your exact constraints and buying strategy
  • Bring greater consistency to your sourcing across your team by creating your own “whole project templates” or leveraging preconfigured templates
  • Ask unlimited “what if” questions during scenario analysis to challenge your assumptions and have your suppliers show you the possible

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How CFOs Drive Growth and Reduce Risk Through Digital Transformation

To a greater extent than ever, finance leaders are having to navigate among conflicting priorities as they seek opportunities to achieve growth relative to their competitors while mitigating risks and controlling costs.

But by applying the latest advances in digital transformation, most notably in the areas of automation, cloud-based network architecture, and artificial intelligence, CFOs can align conflicting priorities by focusing on analysis rather than reporting. In so doing, CFOs not only gain visibility into their companies' current performance; they also enable their companies to recognize opportunities, as well as anticipate risks, sooner than their competitors.

During this Webcast, we will discuss:

  • How CFOs can break down silos to achieve visibility into their organizations' overall performance,
  • The CFO's role in enabling a company to apply the latest advances in digital transformation to identify, as well as respond to, opportunities and risks that competitors miss, and
  • How finance leaders can recognize and overcome obstacles to fulfilling their organizations' overarching performance goals.

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Managing IT Business Spend: Thinking Strategically While Executing Tactically

The cost structures of most IT organizations are changing radically as they move operations into the cloud, cope with the proliferation of mobile devices, and double down on security safeguards. But too often the Business Spend Management (BSM) tools at the disposal of IT professionals are difficult to use, lack visibility into current budget, and end up being simply overlooked and unused.

Join CIO.com and Coupa for this webinar featuring Mark Settle, CIO of Okta and author of Truth from the Trenches: A Practical Guide to the Art of IT Management, as we discuss the importance of turning Business Spend Management (BSM) into a team sport for the entire IT organization and avoiding a maniacal focus on continuous cost cutting.

We will explore how IT leaders can realize:

  • Record user adoption rates—even up to 100%
  • Cloud software benefits including less infrastructure, built-in security, and scalability
  • Amplification of the value of existing ERP investments using open and certified integrations

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

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

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Financial Services Firms Drive Visibility, Compliance, and Control

Financial services firms are under constant pressure to increase efficiency across their operations while managing complex compliance requirements. Many firms are challenged with complex operating structures and cultures that don’t always embrace change. In order to thrive, firms must focus on the needs of each user as they embrace digital innovation— and leverage the power of cloud technology to improve operational efficiency and create measurable value.

Listen to industry leaders from Rabobank, Bremer Bank, and Accenture discuss how Business Spend Management (BSM) can help address many of the most pressing issues in financial services today.

You will:

  • Hear perspectives from industry experts about the key concerns financial services companies face today
  • Gain best practices on how to approach digitization to achieve successful technology adoption
  • Learn from real-world success stories of transforming Business Spend Management (BSM) processes

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1.1 Million e-Invoices and Counting at MGM Resorts

From terry-cloth bathrobes to dolphin medicine, sourcing supplies and managing suppliers is an ongoing challenge for global hospitality, retail and entertainment brand MGM, which does business with more than 10,000 suppliers and and processes 1.1 million invoices per year.

In 2016 the company’s procurement team found that shockingly only 40% of spend was under management and took action. Codenamed “Project Endeavor,” MGM launched an initiative seeking a comprehensive and open Business Spend Management (BSM) solution.

Watch this webinar to hear from Amanda Prochaska, VP Procurement PMO Global Procurement, to learn how MGM saved $2.7 million and achieved the following process efficiencies:

  • Transformed from 0% to 90% e-invoicing
  • Achieved overnight success from 30% PO-based spend to 100%
  • Digitized the supplier experience for 10,000 global suppliers
  • Retired their supplier phone line and case management system

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TACKLING COMPLIANCE, DIGITIZATION, AND COST REDUCTION WITH BUSINESS SPEND MANAGEMENT

View this On-Demand webinar with Amit Duvedi, VP, Business Value Engineering at Coupa along with Karen Webster, CEO of PYMNTS.com and learn about improved techniques for financial services firms to increase visibility and control, improve compliance, and manage risk–all while lowering costs to improve margins.

Topics covered during this webinar include:

  • Challenges facing Financial Services today
  • Complex regulations – addressing risk & compliance
  • Margin pressure – driving savings and efficiencies
  • Prescriptive operational insight in Financial Services
  • Digitization & fragmented systems

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DAS NETZWERK IM FOKUS - EINE REISE DURCH DIE COUPA-BSM-PLATTFORM

Moderation: Dr. Tobias Anslinger, Chefredakteur „BIP - Best in Procurement“

*Referenten:*

  • Robert Böber, Senior Manager Sourcing und Geschäftsprozesseoptimierung, Einkaufsleiter GLS Deutschland
  • Alexander Boehme, Solutions Consultant EMEA, Coupa Deutschland GmbH

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Managing IT Business Spend: Thinking Strategically While Executing Tactically

The cost structures of most IT organizations are changing radically as they move operations into the cloud, cope with the proliferation of mobile devices, and double down on security safeguards. But too often the Business Spend Management (BSM) tools at the disposal of IT professionals are difficult to use, lack visibility into current budget, and end up being simply overlooked and unused.

Join CIO.com and Coupa for this webinar featuring Mark Settle, CIO of Okta and author of Truth from the Trenches: A Practical Guide to the Art of IT Management, as we discuss the importance of turning Business Spend Management (BSM) into a team sport for the entire IT organization and avoiding a maniacal focus on continuous cost cutting.

We will explore how IT leaders can realize:

  • Record user adoption rates—even up to 100%
  • Cloud software benefits including less infrastructure, built-in security, and scalability
  • Amplification of the value of existing ERP investments using open and certified integrations

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NETSUITE + COUPA ON-DEMAND DEMO

We're showing you how Coupa can extend your NetSuite investment. This on-demand demo with Coupa's NetSuite expert, Peter DiFalco, goes into detail on how simple and fast it is to implement Coupa and the immediate value realized.

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Becton Dickinson's Innovative Approach to Supplier Management

For Becton Dickinson (BD), a leading medical technology company operating four shared services centers world-wide, streamlining processes and delivering exciting results in P2P is always front of mind. Back in 2016, BD initiated a global program to improve its indirect purchasing process, ultimately increasing efficiency and effectiveness, enhancing visibility, and improving cost management.

In this webinar, Tina Soliz, Requisition to Pay Manager for the North America Shared Service Center at BD, shares learnings and details from their project that took them from using SAP SRM to using Coupa in the US and Canada, with a view to international.

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Business Spend Management in the Digital Era

We live in a world where bits and bytes have largely replaced paper. How does this once-in-a-lifetime transformation affect Business Spend Management (BSM), across procure-to-pay, source-to-contract, travel & expense, supplier management, and more? How should modern Finance, Procurement, Sourcing, and Supplier Management executives think about reshaping their corporate strategies in order to continue outperforming their peers? What role does technology play in all of this?

This webinar features speakers Mickey North Rizza, VP of Enterprise Applications and Digital Commerce at IDC, and Sunny Manivannan, VP of Product Marketing at Coupa as they discuss critical topics related to digital transformation as it relates to BSM.

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Best Practices for Healthcare Business Spend Management

The healthcare business structure presents very limited avenues for cost control. With two of the largest areas of spend (labor and pharmaceuticals) being essential components of quality patient care, it can be very challenging to maximize the value of every dollar spent. In addressing this issue, modern healthcare organizations need to have a holistic view of business spend.

In this webinar, veteran CFO Amy Floria will share her innovative approaches toward business spend management that has proven effective in her eighteen-year tenure at Goshen Health, Indiana’s most comprehensive healthcare system.

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Tackling Compliance, Digitization, Cost Reduction with Business Spend Management

In recent years financial services organizations have been struggling to increase profits and enhance shareholder value. Faced with a long list of challenges, from slowing economic growth and changing consumer tastes to increased regulatory scrutiny and margin pressure, smart firms are looking for new ways to lower costs and increase revenues.

It’s time to take a strategic approach to spend management by streamlining processes and increasing efficiency. Join this live webinar with Amit Duvedi, VP, Business Value Engineering, Coupa along Karen Webster, CEO of PYMNTS.com and learn about improved techniques for financial services firms to increase visibility and control, improve compliance and manage risk, and lower costs to improve margins.

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SaaS Business Applications Are The Foundation Of Digital Transformation

Companies looking to maintain their competitive edge and execute on digital transformation strategies need modern, flexible business applications. In today’s technology world, that usually means migrating to SaaS, which most CIOs find to be faster to implement and easier to adapt to changing business needs. However, many CIOs struggle to define a roadmap for this SaaS migration. In this webinar, guest speaker, Forrester Vice President, Principal Analyst Duncan Jones will describe best practices for defining your SaaS migration roadmap.

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How P2P Automation Powers Global Growth at World Vision

World Vision identified two key areas for improvement: to implement shared services and an end-to-end source to pay platform. They now have shared services in Costa Rica, The Philippines and Ghana that provide 24-hour coverage and implemented Coupa to improve P2P efficiency.

Join this webinar replay to learn how the end-to-end source to pay solution is driving significant improvements.

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Insights on Improving Business Spend Management in 2018

There is little dispute that the role of today’s CFO is about going beyond the numbers. However, when it comes to Business Spend Management there is no substitute for hard numbers to ensure operational excellence. Streamlining the spend management process drives increased visibility, reduces costs, and ensures compliance.

Watch this webinar replay with Todd Ford, Chief Financial Officer at Coupa and Mark Dotinga, Chief Financial Officer at Lagunitas Brewing Company, and learn how forward-looking CFOs optimize Business Spend Management and what KPIs should be used to benchmark and improve performance in four categories: process efficiency, digitization, compliance, and savings.

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Sourcing Optimization in New Categories: A “How To” Guide

Sourcing optimization isn't just for transportation spend. Across categories, it can help identify savings you could never have imagined compared to traditional web-based negotiation approaches. And it can be just as efficient to run a strategic sourcing process as a traditional RFX or reverse auction - sometimes even faster.

In this webinar, Spend Matters sourcing futurist Michael Lamoureux and analyst Tom Finn will join Coupa Sourcing Optimization GM Garry Mansell to delve into 6 non-traditional areas where sourcing optimization can identify implementable savings (while maintaining even testy sensitive supplier relationships)

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How P2P Automation Powers Global Growth at World Vision

World Vision identified two key areas for improvement: to implement shared services and an end-to-end source to pay platform. They now have shared services in Costa Rica, The Philippines and Ghana that provide 24-hour coverage and implemented Coupa to improve P2P efficiency. Join this live webinar to learn how the end-to-end source to pay solution is driving significant improvements:

  • A dramatic improved in scalability and the ability to roll out in new countries rapidly and effectively.
  • A huge leap forward in procurement efficiency and control. They now have much more purchase backed spend, and have the visibility and controls they need to identify savings and reduce the risk of fraud.
  • Identifying opportunities to drive further savings in the payables process.

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How to Optimize Expense Management

Automating expense reporting is one of the most important ways to control costs in the back office, and the travel and expense management (TEM) software options that enable companies to do this are plentiful. This webinar is for companies that want to truly understand what it takes to align expense reporting with operational and structure goals for long last cost control, increased employee productivity, and higher savings.

Attendees will learn about:

  • Expense reporting management trends among North American businesses
  • How to promote expense efficiency through mobile applications
  • How to leverage travel and expense intelligence in supplier negotiations
  • How to configure TEM software in accordance unique business needs

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How to Make Procurement a Source of Sustainable Business Value

Procurement transformation has huge potential to increase business agility and improve results. The challenge is how to sustain those results. With a focus on spend management, you can generate big returns in a short period of time, but also it is also critical to put in place sustainable mechanisms to safeguard that investment.

During this webinar replay Warren Dick, the Head of Procurement with Australian Unity, along with Keaton Miller, Coupa's Regional Vice President of Customer Success (Asia Pacific), discuss procurement transformation in today's modern organization. Topics to be discussed include:

  • Technology's impact on spend management and the emphasis on cost savings, visibility and control
  • Challenges faced by rapidly growing organizations across procurement, finance, and external suppliers
  • Translation of procurement savings into real business results
  • Techniques to future proof procurement value within an organization

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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Your Spend Data* (*But Were Afraid to Ask)

Join Paddy Lawton, analytics and AI guru, and GM of Coupa Spend, and Peter Smith, procurement expert at Spend Matters UK as they discuss spend data, its real relevance to your organisation and and how you might be able to use it to your best advantage.

Peter will run through the highlights of the recent Spend Matters briefing paper covering these topics, then Paddy and Peter will discuss:

  • Where spend analytics is heading
  • The latest innovations and opportunities in spend analytics
  • What practitioners should be doing now to get the most out of their data

There will be a chance to ask questions and join in the debate too!

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How to Manage and Maintain Visibility in your Corporate Catalog

In many organizations, employees are required to buy from specific catalogs maintained by their employer. Due to ever-changing needs, employees may not find what they need in these catalogs. This may cause an employee to buy goods outside of their corporate-approved channels, but doing so can result in non-compliant spending - without proper budget checks or approvals.

Watch this webinar replay with Donna Wilczek, VP of Product Strategy and Innovation at Coupa, Michael Shmunis, Global Alliances & Business Development at Amazon Business, and Ari Perlman, Senior Director of Sourcing and Procurement at TEGNA, to learn how Coupa Open Buy with Amazon Business is an easy way for organizations to quickly search, find, and buy goods with all their organization’s required spending and budget controls applied automatically.

Topics covered during this webinar include:

  • How to gain e-commerce expertise and visibility into full product catalogs on an established multi-seller marketplace
  • Improve compliance and save time with combined checkout, approvals and reporting in one place
  • Streamline your online purchasing experience

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How AI is Transforming AP Automation

Join us for a webinar on October 25th where we will talk you through how AI can make a difference in AP Automation through prescriptive insights into invoicing and expenses activities today.

Join us to hear:

  • How companies are tracking and measuring key KPIs ranging from first-time match invoice rate to expense report approval cycle time.
  • How practitioners can understand how their T&E programs are performing by tracking key T&E KPIs, comparing their performance with benchmarks informed by the intelligence of the peer community, and viewing recommendations for improvements.
  • How new tools can show specific improvement recommendations created using peer community intelligence.
  • How Coupa’s technology provides automated recommendations, and advanced goal setting to help customers increase the value of their spend management program on a continual basis.

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Economics, Geopolitical, and Environment, Oh My! - It's Really Time to Talk Risk

Supply chain risk is an ongoing process and having a collaborative, risk intelligent culture and the right tools to aid you is essential as shifting economic, geopolitical and environmental factors can affect your business.

In this webinar, Spend Matters’ Jason Busch joins Coupa’s senior economist and risk expert Ahmad Sadeddin as they discuss the three top risk areas and provide actions you can take to ensure you have the foresight to make strategic sourcing decisions.

Economic Risk: Do you understand the supplier financial risk and trade/counterparty exposure in a leveraged market environment?

Geopolitical Risk: How do NAFTA, Brexit and increased global free trade affect the supply chain?

Environmental Risk: How do natural disasters play a role in your decision-making process? Why should you source locally? Which countries are riskier and which allow for low-cost sourcing?

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Discover the value of extending your NetSuite investment with Coupa

What do you get when you integrate the number one cloud ERP solution with the number one cloud spend management solution? Mobility, ease of use, the fastest time to value, the lowest total cost of ownership, the highest levels of user adoption and incredible levels of spend under management. Adding Coupa to your NetSuite ERP is the fastest, easiest way to unleash real business value.

Join Lindsay Mortellaro, Financial Associate at Squarespace, and Robin Turner, Senior Accounting Manager at Coupa Software, for a live case study on the benefits of integrating with Netsuite to streamline and digitize the spend process from end-to-end. During this webinar you will learn more about the benefits of this partnership, including how to:

  • Reduce costs by providing greater insight and control
  • Increase agility by automating end-to-end AP and procure-to-pay processes
  • Reduce risks with built-in compliance capabilities
  • Scale quickly and easily, with rapid deployment and ease-of-use

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Driving Effective Corporate Controls and Compliance in Today’s Modern Organization

During this webcast, you’ll hear from Finance professionals about how achieving visibility and control over spend is invaluable for their day-to-day and period-to-period activities.This webcast will explore:

  • Examining the organization’s process efficiency including Accounts Payable
  • Building and implementing financial controls to achieve business agility
  • Improving the process for preparing audit-ready financials
  • Driving compliance through spend management
  • Leveraging technology to help reduce risks and ensure compliance

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Scaling For Growth- Financial Maturity

Establishing or expanding controls doesn't have to mean sacrificing Corporate Culture. Watch this webinar replay to learn from Procurement and Finance leaders how to take the next step towards Financial Maturity while effectively managing costs, reducing risk, building agile infrastructure, and delivering savings for their companies.

View this webinar replay to learn more about how fast-growing companies can make the back-office more efficient while putting the financial controls in place to satisfy their investors

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Ensuring International Business Success: How to Build Compliant and Efficient Global AP Processes

Ensuring International Business Success: How to Build Compliant and Efficient Global AP Processes

Watch a replay to learn more about:

  • Electronic invoicing adoption trends and mandates across the world 
  • Complying with invoicing regulations across different regions
  • Features and functionality offered in global AP automation software
  • Compliance support and local expertise offered by global AP solution providers

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Making the Case for Digital Transformation: How CIO’s and CPO’s can push forward modernization efforts and the breakdown of silos in the organization

CPOs and CIOs are ideally situated to drive technological transformations forward, given their positions within the business as dual engines for the creation of efficiencies. With that said, doing so requires careful consideration, a wealth of great points, the right data, and perhaps most importantly, the courage to make the case.

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The Importance of Trust when negotiating with ERP providers for Spend Management

Large software providers often bring with them very complex, multi-faceted licensing agreements. Anyone considering embarking on the journey of business transformation by incorporating modern-day business applications in their toolkit will inevitably find themselves negotiating with their large incumbent.

Watch this replay webinar with guest speaker, Duncan Jones, Vice President, and Principal Analyst at Forrester as he untangles the complexity, hidden challenges and areas of opportunity behind large ERP, HCM and CRM solution negotiations including the matter of indirect access which has become prevalent recently. If you have already begun a business transformation project or are planning to embark on one, this webinar is for you.

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Three Measurable Success Goals in Spend Management

As a leading implementer of procurement technology solutions, KPMG LLP has worked closely with Coupa Software to draw upon their extensive industry experience to identify measurable spend management success goals to help drive maximum business impact and ROI.

Join us as Dipan Karumsi, U.S. Procurement Advisory Lead at KPMG LLP, Amit Duvedi, VP of Business Strategy at Coupa, as they discuss three measurable spend management success goals.

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Present and future trends in global e-invoicing, tax compliance and automation

E-invoicing is a rapidly expanding technology. Whereas Latin American and many European and Asian countries are already considerably advanced in this field, a vast majority of organisations have not yet decided upon one system or service.

Join Bruno Koch, the author of the Billentis report, Markus Hornburg, VP Global Product Compliance at Coupa and Wim Goossens, Manager Global Purchase to Pay Project at Philip Morris International for a lively discussion on these 5 key areas that are being addressed in the most recent 2017 Billentis report.

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The Power of an Intelligent and Agile T&E Solution

Watch our replay of Bryan Ball, VP and Group Director - Supply Chain and GSM of the Aberdeen Group and Sunny Manivannan, General Manager of Coupa Expenses,collaborate and present on T&E.

You know what represents the second largest expense (after salaries) for most companies? Travel & expense management. That’s why there is constant pressure to make T&E management processes ever more efficient. In this webinar, we will look at what separates the Leaders from everybody else when it comes to T&E management.

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The Value of Internal Customer-centricity for Finance Leaders: Lessons from the Retail World

Presenters: Amy Fong, Associate Principal at The Hackett Group & Amit Duvedi, VP of Business Strategy at Coupa

Business leaders of all stripes may be familiar with the philosophy of customer-centricity embraced by retailers in recent years. From acquiring new customers and delivering a truly rewarding customer experience to creating a lifetime of customer loyalty, embracing customer centricity can be a game-changer in terms of achieving business results.

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Who Will Be the Leaders in P2P Automation? Survey results revealed!

Is P2P automation making your life easier? Is it actually freeing up your team to focus on more strategic projects? Sharedserviceslink and Coupa conducted a survey to explore this. Register today to be the first to see the results including:

  • - The latest trends in P2P: including how 85% are moving towards touchless or straight-through invoice processing
  • - The top P2P pain points: 73% struggle with Purchase Order Problems and 79% have high rates of invoice exceptions: What technology and best practice are the top performers to address this?
  • - Secrets of the top-performers: 52% say technology is helping them focus on strategic,analytical work: what are the keys to their success?

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Cutting Through the Noise: A Pragmatic Look At Artificial Intelligence's Impact On Spend Management

Presenter: Paddy Lawton, Founder of Spend360 now GM of Coupa Spend

"Artificial intelligence” and “machine learning” are popular buzzwords, but what do they specifically mean for spend management? During this webinar, we'll define the terms in plain English and give practical examples of how they are being used today. You'll leave with a good understanding of how AI and machine learning can transform data analysis and affect spend management initiatives, both now and in the future. Paddy Lawton will share real-world examples of how companies and individuals are using these techniques (and related ones, like hybrid machine learning and deep learning).

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Modern Travel & Expense for Your Millennial Employees

By 2020, more than half of the global workforce will be millennials. Is your organization putting modern technology in the hands of the Snapchat generation? If not, are you at risk of losing your talent to an organization that will? Join our panelists for an informative, fast-paced session, where they will discuss the challenges involved in delighting millennial employees, while ensuring that organizations can see and control how much their employees spend on Travel and Expenses. Every registered attendee will also receive an info-graphic with the top 7 T&E tips.

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Coupa and IMA - Webinar on AP Automation

Watch this webinar replay and learn AP automation and learn why organizations, whether international or domestic, must have a solid understanding of compliance in the invoicing process to achieve straight-through processing.

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AP Automation and Invoice Compliance in a Global Economy

AP automation strengthens supplier relationships, uses resources more effectively, and reduces business risk - however organizations, whether international or domestic, must have a solid understanding of compliance in the invoicing process to achieve straight through processing.

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Cutting through the Noise: A Pragmatic Look at Artificial Intelligence's impact on Spend Management

It seems like everywhere you look, artificial intelligence and machine learning are being talked about. During this live webinar, we'll cut through the noise and explore practical applications of machine learning in spend management.

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Trends Facing Procurement Leaders in 2017

With procurement evolving into a much more strategic function as technology advances, spend management professionals are facing new challenges and opportunities. With the march toward the cloud continues, as does the drive to innovate with data how will 2017 impact today's procurement professional?

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Public Procurement Performance – Leveraging Supplier Capabilities
In partnership with Public Spend Forum

In this webinar we will walk through some critical practices for realizing public procurement desired outcomes, and methods for leveraging supplier capabilities

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Die neue Einfachheit der SAP-Integration von Procure-to-Pay-Cloud-Lösungen
In partnership with BME Leaders

Der BME und die Swiss Re Management Ltd. präsentieren Ihnen im BIP-Webinar am 08.12.2016, weshalb eine einfache ERP-Integration von P2P-Cloud-Lösungen entscheidend für eine hohe Benutzerakzeptanz im Unternehmen ist.

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Big Ideas Shaping Supply in 2017
In partnership with Procurement Leaders

In this webinar we took a look at 2017 and what it holds, both from the perspective of how new technologies will change the procurement organization, but also how the supplier’s world is changing and what implications that will have for the buyer-seller relationship.

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Purchase to Pay Navigator Report
In partnership with PayStream Advisors

In this webinar Jimmy LeFever, PayStream Advisors’ Research Director and Navigator model creator, and Donna Wilczek, VP of Strategy & Product Marketing at Coupa, reviewed the results of PayStream Advisors' forthcoming 2016 Purchase-to-Pay (P2P) Navigator report and discussed the latest P2P developments impacting organizations like yours.

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CPO Roundtable: Strategies to Engage the CFO and Make Spend Management a Business Imperative
In partnership with Ardent Partners

In this webinar, a panel comprised of three procurement leaders will offer up a series of actionable recommendations that can help improve procurement performance in the near-term and help build a foundation for a productive and thriving, long-term finance-procurement partnership.

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Keeping it Together: The Importance of Procurement and Finance Collaboration in a Cost-Conscious Environment
In partnership with The Faculty

In this webinar, experts from The Faculty interviewed Renee Harold and Ashley Carey from Ausdrill about how they developed best-practice collaboration between their functions in a cost-conscious environment.

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Turbo Charge your ERP

In this webinar, guest speaker Duncan Jones, Vice President, Principal Analyst, Forrester explored the importance behind reducing dependence on larger incumbent software solutions and the benefits a SaaS spend management solution can bring to any strategic spend initiative. Following Duncan’s industry overview, Mike Greenwood, Director – Accounting Information, USANA discussed how they extended their Oracle ERP with Coupa to drive user adoption and improve operational efficiency in their spend management processes.

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How Technology Can Improve Public Procurement
In partnership with Public Spend Forum

In this webinar we walk through why so many organizations - from the smallest municipalities to the largest federal agencies - are looking toward procurement solutions to improve their effectiveness and achieve their desired outcomes.

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Controlling Spend Without Choking Off Growth
In partnership with Purchasing Insight

Rapid business growth can be chaotic, but your financial and purchasing processes can’t afford to be. Can you implement more control without slowing the pace and limiting growth? In this webinar, Pete Loughlin of Purchasing Insight explored industry best practices to drive consistent growth while Burke Hill shared his experience implementing new systems and processes at insidesales.com.

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The Digitalization of Procurement & Finance
In partnership with IDC

Now, more than ever, Procurement and IT leaders must join forces to drive innovative collaboration to achieve this evolving business need. In this webinar, Javier Carnevali (CPO) and Oscar Nafarrate (CIO) of Grupo Herdez provide a real-life case study highlighting the importance of the CPO and CIO relationship in next generation spend management and share their experiences and road to spend optimization as a team.

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Why Procurement and IT Should NOT Select Procurement Technology
In partnership with Spend Matters

In this webinar, Spend Matters Chief Research Officer Pierre Mitchell and H&R Block VP Finance Todd Dooley discuss the journey toward value-based evaluation where internal stakeholders are a key part of the selection journey.

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Digital Transformation & Spend Management

In this webinar we explore the impact digital transformation has on spend management. Patrick Connaughton from The Hackett Group presents a newly developed framework to help business leaders manage their digital transition while Paul Tuxford (CIO, Global Fund) discusses his experience with leveraging IT investments for success.

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5 Metrics That a Successful Function Should Track
In partnership with Procurement Leaders

In this webinar, Geoff Parsons, former CPO for Deloitte Canada, discusses his experience transforming procurement organizations and operational processes by tracking metrics that deliver real, quantifiable value.

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Addressing the Changing Landscape of M&A and Diversification
In partnership with Proformative

Explore the changing landscape of M&A and Diversification during this 1-hour webcast. Ron Pachura, VP of Finance Transformation for Fiserv, will discuss his experiences and give clear and practical advice you can use to help keep your sanity during the process.

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Transform Sourcing from a Back-Office Function to a Source of Competitive Advantage
In partnership with SIG

Explore how you can make your sourcing team more strategic and enable them to avoid off-contract spend, garner the best pricing the market can offer and improve the acquisition process and supplier performance.

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Analytics Deep Dive: Identify Opportunities and Eliminate Bottlenecks
In partnership with SIG

In this live webcast learn how you can deliver real time actionable insights that help you identify problems and make better spend decisions, while leveraging an intuitive interface for seamless reporting and greater visibility into your spend.

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Everything you wanted to know about e-invoicing…but were too afraid to ask!
In partnership with Spend Matters UK

In this webinar, Peter Smith (Managing Editor, Spend Matters UK) and Markus Hornburg (VP, Coupa) explore important questions and considerations before starting an e-invoicing project.

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Invoicing & Supplier Management – The Path to AP Automation
In partnership with SIG

How do you improve invoice efficiency and increase invoicing compliance? How do you strengthen supplier relationships with self-service options? How do you save your AP department valuable time that frees them up to be more strategic? In this webinar we explore these questions and more.

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How Molina Healthcare created an end-to-end P2P process
In partnership with SharedServicesLink

Susie West (CEO, sharedserviceslink) and Bryce Berg (VP Business Services, Molina Healthcare) discuss how Molina was able to align processes, systems, KPIs and cultures across finance and procurement - and have reaped big rewards

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Supplier Management – Your ERP Can’t Do It Alone

Amy Fong (Associate Principal, The Hackett Group) shares research on the Supplier Information Management (SIM) market while JR Miller (SVP Finance, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society) describes how his organization is effectively tackling their supplier management challenges.

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Financial Agility, Visibility, and Control – The Secret is SaaS
In partnership with CFO.com

Liz Herbert (VP, Forrester Research) and Mark Verbeck (CFO, Saba Software) discuss how, when and where should finance professionals consider SaaS for their growing operations.

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