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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Your Spend Data* (*But Were Afraid to Ask)
Tuesday | November 28th | 12PM GMT

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 Make Procurement a Source of Sustainable Business Value
Thursday | November 30th | 11AM AEDT

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.

Join Warren Dick, the Head of Procurement with Australian Unity, along with Keaton Miller, Coupa's Regional Vice President of Customer Success (Asia Pacific), as they 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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How P2P Automation Powers Global Growth at World Vision
Wednesday | Dec 6, 2017 | 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM PST

World Vision and The Hackett Group 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
Thursday, December 7th | 11:00 AM PT | 2:00 PM ET

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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Discover The Value of Extending Your Microsoft Dynamics GP Investment with Coupa
Tuesday, December 12th | 9:00 AM PT | 12:00 PM ET

What do you get when you integrate your 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 Microsoft Dynamics GP ERP is the fastest, easiest way to unleash real business value all in a one-step, controlled process.

Join Ken Heinz, VP of Procurement, Bridgepoint Education, and Kate Vincent, Dir. of Procurement, Grand Canyon University with Scott Erickson, VP of Success Management at Coupa, for a live case study on the benefits of integrating with Microsoft Dynamics GP 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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Past Webinars


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, Environment, and Regulations, Oh My: It's Really Time to Talk Risk

Brexit. GDPR. Hurricanes. Earthquakes. Sanctions. Hackers.

When the going gets tough, we’re sorry to say that all of your Excel models and spreadsheets will not be there for you. It’s time to get real about risk.

In this webinar, Spend Matters’ Jason Busch will join Coupa’s senior economist and risk expert Ahmad Sadeddin as we discuss three top risk areas and provide some actions you can take to help you sleep better at night:

  • Regulatory
  • Environmental
  • Currency/Economic

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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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How Benchmarking Helps the CFO Optimize Spend Management

Senior finance executives often have a gut feeling about whether the spend-management efforts at their companies are optimized, but there’s no substitute for hard numbers when it comes to ensuring operational excellence. This Webcast will gather a group of finance and technology experts to discuss (1) why benchmarking is used by forward-looking finance chiefs to optimize spend-management efforts and (2) what critical key performance indicators should be used to benchmark and improve performance.

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A Guide to Spend Management Success
The Importance of Benchmarking in Understanding Your Spend Management Success

In this webinar, a panel of industry leaders will discuss the important role benchmarking plays in their success and what critical KPIs should be used to benchmark and improve performance for operational excellence in 2017 and beyond. The panel of experts will share their key performance indicators that help them drive savings and improve operational efficiency.

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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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