Successes & Best Practices Shared Amongst Finance & Procurement Leaders at The Spend Control Summit 2016

The Spend Control Summit 2016, one of the largest annual industry gatherings focused entirely on the topic of Spend Control and eProcurement, attracted a record number of attendees from a wide range of service-centric industry sectors. 
Attendees included representatives from Public, Not-for-Profit and Private sectors. Held on 9 June in London, UK, it focused on Spend Control best practices and successes, and in particular how executives have led transformational change in their organisations. The event was hosted by global Spend Control and eProcurement solution provider, PROACTIS.
The Summit’s programme featured speakers from organisations ranging from: consulting practices, such as Sopra Steria and PA Consulting; private sector organisations, such as John Lewis Partnership, Kelly Group and Four Seasons Healthcare; public sector organisations, such as Flintshire County Council; to finance providers HSBC – all talking about various aspects of their Spend Control and eProcurement programs and supply chain relationships. Finance and Procurement executives from nearly 350 companies were represented. It was a very dispersed group, but one that shared a common interest in the operational and financial performance benefits of Spend Control and eProcurement.
The agenda included a number of breakouts covering how leading executives have successfully led transformational change in their organisations, as well as strategic topics such as “Using Procurement Policy and Procedures to Drive Behavioural Change”, “Taking an Integrated Approach to Purchase-to-Pay and Procurement”, “Roadmap to AP Excellence: Standardisation, Centralisation and Shared Services”, “The Why and How for Adopting Electronic Supplier Interaction and Commerce”, and “The Hard Numbers Behind the Case for Supply Chain Financing (SCF)”.
In a PROACTIS company update, PROACTIS CEO Rod Jones shared a number of factors that illustrate the rapid growth of PROACTIS as well as their global client and supplier community. He discussed the accelerated adoption of PROACTIS technologies and Managed Services in UK, Europe and North America. He stated that The PROACTIS Spend Control Platform is now being used by over 800 customer organisations around the world.
The Summit also included thought-provoking keynote sessions from PROACTIS Directors and consulting partners on: the priorities and actions of organisations successfully utilising technology to keep up with the pace of change; ‘hot topics’ that can significantly enable Finance and Procurement functions to achieve their objectives; and how to set the standards for excellence. This was followed by enlightening breakout sessions on best practice case studies, and networking opportunities rounded out the program.
For copies of the main Key Note presentations contact PROACTIS. A video of The Summit and attendee survey results will be made available in the next few weeks.
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