Basware Company, Verian, to Host Purchase-to-Pay Webinar Featuring Gartner and Goodyear Commercial Tire & Service Centers

13 June 2016

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Charlotte, N.C., June 13, 2016 – Verian, a Basware company, will host an educational webinar featuring Gartner analyst Debbie Wilson and Goodyear Commercial Tire & Service Centers’ (Goodyear) Purchasing Manager Angela Watts on Wednesday, June 15 at 2:00 p.m. EDT.

During the webinar, Wilson will discuss results from Gartner’s Magic Quadrant survey of companies using purchase-to-pay solutions from top vendors. She will focus on key trends from procurement and finance professionals participating in the survey, including:

  • What’s driving accelerated adoption of purchase-to-pay systems
  • How leading companies are deploying e-procurement
  • Satisfaction levels with vendors/solutions in meeting purchase-to-pay investment goals.

During the webinar, Watts will discuss Goodyear’s experiences implementing its purchase-to-pay system, including the major reasons for investing in purchase to pay, its strategy for e-procurement deployment and success metrics and progress made toward its goals. She will share the company’s accomplishments, including gaining critical control over spend, resolving internal audit gaps and streamlining processes, which resulted in a more efficient, digital workplace and significant cost savings.

Wilson, who leads Gartner's research on evaluating and deploying procurement and sourcing technologies, cross-industry and cross-technology, focuses on business-to-business strategy and the impact of Software as a Service (SaaS) on markets and clients. Wilson has more than 25 years of experience in procurement, 13 of which as a practitioner.

Watts has 20 years of experience at Goodyear, developing company policy on purchasing, implementing an eProcurement system and building the framework for future RFQ procedures. Watts’ efforts have resulted in process improvements, standardization and better controls throughout the organization, which saved the company significant time and money.

Webinar moderator Mike Pierson, product manager, Verian, said,“The webinar is a great opportunity to hear Debbie’s insights into the dynamically changing purchase-to-pay marketplace and the results of Gartner’s recent study on business trends, as well as hear a real-world example from Goodyear on the transformational benefits companies are experiencing through automating procurement and invoice processing.”

Basware recently acquired Verian to offer businesses in all market segments the most comprehensive purchase-to-pay, commerce network and financing services globally available today. Now, customers can leverage the power of the Basware Network and its market-leading financing services offerings, while still using all of the Verian solutions and services they have grown to rely upon.

Verian’s solutions help companies buy and pay for goods and services in a simplified, paperless, and cost-efficient way. Companies can see everything that’s being ordered, purchased, and received, automate approval and payment processes, enforce controls and save money.

Register here for the webinar June 15 at 2:00 p.m. EDT to learn more about what leading companies are saying about P2P.

About Basware

Basware is the global leader in providing networked purchase-to-pay solutions, e-invoicing and innovative financing services. Basware’s commerce and financing network connects businesses in over 100 countries and territories around the globe. As the largest open business network in the world, Basware provides scale and reach for organizations of all sizes, enabling them to grow their business and unlock value across their operations by simplifying and streamlining financial processes. Small and large companies around the world achieve significant cost savings, more flexible payment terms, greater efficiencies and closer relationships with their suppliers. The company’s North American business, Basware, Inc., is headquartered in Stamford, Conn.  Find out more at www.basware.com.

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COMPANY CONTACT:

Robert Cohen                            

Basware, Inc.                                                          

robert.cohen[at]basware.com                                           

203-487-7905

MEDIA CONTACT:

Diane Pardes

Pardes Communications LLC

pardes[at]pardescommunications.com

781-652-8059

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