Midwest-based Financial Services company achieves over 80% of spend under management with Proactis

Executive overview

Profile

Vertical sector
Financial Services

Revenue
$7 billion

No. of employees
18,000+

No. of locations
1,200+

Operations
North America

Objectives

  • Establish spend control over the entire organization.
  • Increase spend under management and centralize the Procurement function.
  • Improve regulatory compliance.

How Proactis helped

  • Streamlined process controls on transactions not otherwise formally managed.
  • Developed a quick and easy way for staff to purchase from approved suppliers and contracts.
  • Created standardized, policy compliant, authorization processes.

Benefits 

  • On target for 80%+ spend under management.
  • Process transformation achieved across the business.
  • Streamlined processes and controls have improved the ability to meet regulatory requirements.
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Profile

One of the largest money managers in the Midwest began a process of business transformation to deliver monetary savings, improved operational efficiency, greater governance and risk mitigation.

With over $140 billion in assets and operating nearly 1,200 full-service banking centers, it was vital for the company to establish spend management and control across the entire organization.

Objectives

As a result of a series of acquisitions, the financial services organization had inconsistencies in procedures and processes. This was resulting in a lack of spend control and visibility, as well as an increased risk of regulatory compliance issues.

It needed a way to manage spend throughout the company, to increase spend under management and to centralize the Procurement function – all while minimizing disruption during the wide-scale implementation. Proactis Purchase-to-Pay (P2P) was selected to drive this spend management and regulatory compliance.

How Proactis helped

Proactis introduced organization-wide P2P best practices through the implementation of an automated solution which fully integrates with the incumbent finance system. This enables invoice tracking throughout the entire process and ensures compliance with the organization’s chart of accounts, budgets and tax validation.

The expanded P2P footprint – through the refinement of procurement categories of significant spend – contributes substantially to increased spend under management. Enforced use of company contracts ensures adherence to contract terms and pricing, while automated invoice matching and troubleshooting were rolled out to all segments of the business.

Benefits

The new streamlined and standardized processes and controls have improved the ability to meet regulatory requirements, delivering better compliance than was previously possible. Proactis supports all the day-to-day purchasing processes to fully comply with organization sourcing and authorization rules.

Proactis has also helped avoid unnecessary or unsuitable spending by introducing a quick and easy way for staff throughout the organization to buy the goods and services they need from approved suppliers and contracts. Pre-purchase approvals and budget checking strengthens spend control and visibility.

The company is on target to have over 80% of spend under management.
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