The State of ePayables for 2014 – AP’s Quest into
The Digital Age

Date: Thursday, May 22, 2014
Time: 2:00 P.M. ET
Duration: 1 hour 

Sponsored by Ariba, an SAP company

Webcast Summary

Healthy supplier relationships are key to companies’ success. The ways in which companies transact, interact, and communicate with partners affects the balance sheet.  For accounts payable departments drowning in paper, moving to digital and automated platforms means fewer mistakes and faster processing times.

During this Webcast, you will hear about the latest research and insights from Ardent Partners' annual ePayables report for 2014. Andrew Bartolini, Chief Research Officer with Ardent Partners, and Drew Hofler, Director of Solutions Marketing with Ariba, an SAP company, will discuss:

•    The current state of the accounts payable market;
•    How best-in-class AP departments are improving the efficiency of their operations; and
•    Perspectives on AP’s key priorities for the future. 

Webcast attendees will receive a complimentary copy of Ardent Partners’ ePayables report (a $399 value), courtesy of Ariba.

About the Presenters

Andrew Bartolini, Chief Research Officer, Ardent Partners

Andrew Bartolini is a globally-recognized expert in sourcing, procurement, accounts payable, and supply management.  He focuses his research and efforts on helping enterprises develop and execute strategies to achieve operational excellence within their procurement and finance departments.

Over the past decade, Andrew has benchmarked thousands of enterprises across all facets of their sourcing, procurement, accounts payable and supply management operations. His research is currently part of the supply chain/management curriculum at several US universities.

Drew Hofler, Director, Solutions Marketing, Ariba,
an SAP company

Drew Hofler

In his role as director of solutions marketing for Ariba, an SAP company, Drew Hofler is responsible for Ariba's Network and Financial suite of solutions. He brings nearly 20 years of financial services, operations and software industry experience to Ariba. Prior to joining the company, he served as Vice President of Treasury Product Management for PNC Bank, and Director of Payment Systems at Tier Technologies. Mr. Hofler began his career at Thrivent Financial.

Mr. Hofler has been interviewed and quoted widely in finance and supply chain industry publications about the topics of e-invoicing, shared services, dynamic discounting, working capital management and the Networked Economy. In addition to publishing a number of articles on these subjects, he is also a regular contributor to various blogs about the financial supply chain and the Networked Economy.

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