Basware Exec Named 'Pro to Know' by Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine

21 February 2013


John Webster Recognized for Helping Companies Automate Financial Processes, Cut Costs, Gain Visibility and Control

STAMFORD, Conn., – Basware, the global leader in purchase-to-pay solutions, today announced that John Webster, the company’s Vice President, Global Product Marketing, has been named a 2013 Provider Pro to Know by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine. The 2013 Provider Pros to Know award recognizes individuals from software firms and service providers, consultancies or academia who have helped their supply chain clients or the supply chain community prepare to meet industry challenges, as well as provide thought-leadership that is shaping and advancing the supply chain industry.

“The professionals named as this year’s Pros to Know exemplify the talent, knowledge, skills and effort necessary for supply chain leadership. They are an elite group leading the industry and their own enterprises into the evolving future,” said Barry Hochfelder, editor of Supply & Demand Chain Executive.

John Webster has played a key role in bringing about a new era in financial automation for businesses of all sizes. Leading Basware initiatives, such as the expansion of its global e-commerce network, the Open Network; further development of Basware’s cloud-based platform, Alusta; and engaging customers in the adoption of e-invoicing, he has helped companies to not only drastically save time, money, eliminate paper-based invoices and attain process efficiency, but also to improve buyer/supplier collaboration, and more effectively manage spend and working capital. 

“I am honored to be chosen as a Pro to Know by Supply & Demand Chain Executive,” said John Webster. “Along with the entire Basware team, I remain committed to helping companies implement strong financial practices and purchase-to-pay and e-invoicing solutions to achieve operational excellence and business benefits.” 

As part of his commitment to driving the adoption of purchase-to-pay automation (P2P), John has helped make the Open Network the largest global open network in the world for e-invoicing.  The Open Network makes e-invoicing more available, accessible and attractive to buyers and sellers alike by placing interoperability between e-invoicing networks globally at the heart of its proposition. Under John’s charge, the network has grown to enable more than 35 million P2P transactions in 2012 alone, encompassing 800,000 companies in over 30 countries. 

The full listing of the 2013 Pros to Know will be available in the March 2013 issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine and on the Supply & Demand Chain Executive web site at


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