Paperless with a Purpose: Digitizing Today for the Accounts Payable of Tomorrow


On-Demand Webinar | Free

Many accounts payable professionals dream of a day when their operations will be paperless. The reality for most accounts payable professionals is closer to a nightmare: operations overrun with paper invoices that require a significant amount of handling, keying, routing, filing, and retrieval.

While the vision of “paperless” accounts payable evokes a dream-like aesthetic, it requires a conscious, comprehensive, and well-executed strategy to achieve tangible business goals beyond simply de-cluttering the office. This webinar will highlight the practical steps that can be taken today to realize the AP of tomorrow by examining:

• Superior performance metrics realized by Best-in-Class AP organizations and the paperless playbook they followed to establish the benchmark for success
• Breakthrough e-invoicing technologies to propel AP organizations beyond the incremental gains realized through legacy scanning and optical character recognition (OCR) tools
• Quantifiable business case justification for taking cost out of the process – along with the paper
• Disruptive new technologies – RPA (Robotics Process Automation), AI (Artificial Intelligence), and Blockchain to name a few – with the potential to re-shape the AP of the future

Judy_Bicking_16Judy Bicking
Senior Trainer, IOFM

Judy Bicking is a consultant, public speaker and author who specializes in accounts payable, accounts receivable and related topics. A 27-year Johnson & Johnson Global Business Services veteran, she was first recognized as a leader in credit management and then as a pioneer and leader in procure-to-pay. After a successful career in leading and managing AR and AP, she was tapped to lead the team to develop J&J’s U.S. shared service center. She later served as AP’s global director on J&J’s European P2P project team. Under Bicking’s direction, the staff members at J&J were the first to earn the TAPN/IOFM AP Departmental Certification designation. Bicking authored and took the lead on much of the AP Network’s AP Pro Train online learning center content, and she participated as a co-founder and subject matter expert for the TAPN/IOFM AP Certification program.

MeenakshiMeenakshi Nilakantan
Trainer, Zycus eInvoicing

With deep interest in AP automation strategies adopted by emerging companies, Meenakshi looks into researching and analyzing the best-in-class practices in the areas of e-invoicing, supplier management and dynamic discounting. She works with the marketing, product and sales teams to come up with suitable product enhancements, product positioning and customer acquisition strategies. Over the past few years, she has acquired knowledge in emerging e-invoicing fields encompassing supplier onboarding, invoice processing, AP automation and discount management. Regular interactions with analysts, prospects and customers have led her to have an enhanced understanding of the AP automation market spanning multiple geographies and industries.

Continuing Education Credits available:

AP CertificationPP-OC_seal_APP_outline.FNL

Receive 1 CEU toward renewing APM, APS, APPM or APPS certification from the Institute of Finance and Management! The Accounts Payable Certification and Procure-to-Pay Certification Programs are designed to establish standards for the profession and recognize Accounts Payable and Procure-to-Pay professionals who, by possessing related work experience and passing a comprehensive exam, have met stringent requirements for mastering the Accounts Payable and Procure-to-Pay bodies of knowledge.

This webinar is provided free of charge and underwritten by a sponsor. Following the webinar, you may be contacted by the sponsor with information about their products and services.

Continuing Education Credits available:

Receive 1 CEU towards IOFM programs:

AR-certFinal-AOCReceive 1 CEU towards maintaining any AR and O2C related program through IOFM! These programs are designed to establish standards for the profession and recognize accounts payable and procure-to-pay professionals who, by possessing related work experience and passing a comprehensive exam, have met stringent requirements for mastering the financial operations body of knowledge.

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