European Purchase to Pay Summit 2011

Purchase to Pay Summit 2011SSON brings the latest event in its worldwide calendar, the European Purchase to Pay 2011, as a P2P professional, you are aware more than ever in a time of financial uncertainty; purchasing departments are feeling the pinch to provide better results with a smaller amount of resource. Therefore the focus on touchless processing, automation and creating a truly end-to-end process has never been so great and the results never as important!

The SSON team have been in touch with 100’s of P2P professionals globally to bring the very latest cutting edge practical case studies from P2P experts from around the globe as well as the strategic insight from senior global leaders.

The summit will take place at the Bloomsbury Hotel in London, UK, on October 11th and 12th, 2011.


European Purchase to Pay Summit Day One – October 11th, 2011

08:30 – Coffee and Registration

08:50 – SSON Welcome

08:55 – Chairs Welcome and Opening Address

09:00 – Opening Roundtable: Leadership Engagement: Gaining Buy-in From the Top to Achieve P2P Process Excellence

Whether you are driving improvement based on automation levels, a per invoice cost or strive for a completely touchless system within your business, under standing the goals of senior business leaders within your organisations is key. This keynote senior leader panel, will explore successful P2P strategies and give a strategic overview of important aspects to consider in your P2P process including:

  • How best to gain internal buy in and investment to your procure to pay process
  • Sustaining P2P success by staying ahead of shifting market changes and introducing new internal policies
  • Developing a risk management strategy to prepare for what’s next
  • Aligning procurement and payables by ensuring systems, staff and processes communicate
  • Key success stories from industry leaders allowing you to benchmark against established P2P process and implement key aspects to your P2P process

09:40 – Sponsor Technical Spotlight Session

10:20 – Speed Networking

10:50 – Networking and Coffee Break

11:15 – A Shared Vision of Supply Chain Integration: How Finance and Procurement are Aligning to Create Significant Savings

  • Breaking the silo’s of AP and Procurement that operate in a large finance organisation
  • Drive real improvement in the P2P arena and develop close collaboration and partnerships between procurement and finance
  • Ensuring key suppliers are fully engaged in the process at an early stage
  • Achieving significant efficiencies through e-enabling the procurement lifecycle to benefit stakeholders across the business

12:00 – Demo Drive

12:30 – Networking Lunch Break

14:00 – Global P2P standardisation at BT Group: Building up an Insourced and Outsourced Shared Services Centre

  • SSO and outsourcing: Increasing your partnerships with third party BPOs
  • Standardising systems and process across the globe to enhance transparency, reli ability and control over finance processes (and financial results)
  • Comparing insourced regional centres to outsourced global centres – and finding the right model/ mix for you

14:45 – Leveraging your Existing P2P Processes and applying them in a New Shared Services Centre

  • Rolling out P2P process improvements over several years
  • Creating captive business service centres covering customer services, finance and procurement
  • Enabling enhanced value delivery in the P2P space through increased standardisation and a focus on end to end process

15:30 – Networking Coffee Break

16:00 – Schlumberger Case Study: Overcoming Set Up Challenges in a Shared Services Centre Understanding the three vectors of the Schlumberger strategy

  • People – change management
  • Technology – enabling global visibility and centralised security
  • Stakeholders – business, support functions and external parties
  • Incorporating lessons learnt from the last 18 months into the future Schlumberger strategy

16:45 – Quiz a Solution Provider

The big challenges in Purchase to Pay are never simple. Whatever stage of implementation and whatever your specific targets are, it is difficult to find the best solution. In this interactive session you will have the chance to submit a scenario to a solution provider and then understand what options are available when trying to meet your goals. Questions or mock scenarios will be submitted by industry professionals and those that claim to have the solution will address the issue.

17:30 – Increasing Transparency Across Your P2P Process

Alter corporate directives to lower costs, a lack of visibility into invoices and AP documents is the number one reason why corporate level pressure AP for improvements

  • Increase transparency to ultimatley help with the audit process
  • Give visibility to help demonstrate the P2P return on investment
  • Improve transparency leading to improved supplier account management and increase discount capture

18:15 – Chairpersons Close of Day One


European Purchase to Pay Summit Day Two – October 12th, 2011

08:30 – Coffee and Registration

08:50 – SSON Welcome

08:55 – Chairs Welcome and Opening Address

08:50 – Panel Session: Outsourcing P2P to Move Up the Value Chain: Reengineering the P2P Process Approach

  • How to transition P2P into low-cost BPO
  • The value of outsourcing P2P – beyond labor arbitrage
  • How much of the P2P process should you outsource?
  • Market considerations as related to P2P processes
  • Outsourcing transaction processes – while maintaining compliance controls

09:30 – Sponsor Technical Spotlight Session

10:15 – Networking and Coffee Break

10:45 – Interactive Panel Q + A – Text in Your Questions

  • Important first stages of developing a new centre of excellence
  • Overcoming pain points and associated challenges through effective supplier education
  • Evaluating solutions to give you quick wins in the early stages

11:45 – P2P Evolution: The Co-Operative Story So Far

  • Implementation of a P2P process for a 8 million invoice scale project
  • Understanding specific challenges to a £10B+ spend business
  • Ensuring successful supplier integration with over 20,000 suppliers
  • Significant process/system improvement opportunity

12:30 – Networking Lunch Break

14:00 – Indirect Spend – Minimise your TCO (Total cost of ownership)

  • In today’s challenging business environment learn how to take ownership of your indirect spend and minimise your TCO.
  • This thought provoking session will give you the tool and solutions to help you solve these business issues.
  • Industry experts are on hand to provide you with best practice, knowledge and practical real world advice.
  • Start building your indirect spend toolkit here.

14:45 – From PO to Value Sourcing in Marketing: The Warner Brothers Story

  • Connecting finance with procurement for true end-to-end processing
  • Ensuring visibility, control and enforcement
  • Do you have a solid procurement governance structure in place?
  • Creating a business case for linking finance and procurement
  • Strategic supplier relationship management: tips and tools

15:30 – Networking Coffee Break

16:00 – Challenges of Migrating Core Steps of Purchase to Pay Process to SSC Organisation

  • Effectively working with incoming documents
  • Ensuring fast processing within finance
  • Taking effective ways of communication to stakeholders

16:45 – Speaker Clinic: Your Questions Answered

17:30 – End of Day two and Close of Conference

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