Basware strengthens its UK public sector leadership, appoints Amabel Grant as UK Managing Director

24 August 2015

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The appointment is focussed to drive e-invoicing, maintain global market leadership in purchase-to-pay (P2P) solutions and create new value added services

London, UK – 24 August 2015 – Basware, the leading provider of e-invoicing and purchase-to-pay solutions, is accelerating the uptake of e-invoicing in the UK through a new senior appointment. Amabel Grant is joining Basware through the company’s acquisition of Procserve, the leading eProcurement software solution provider focused on the UK public sector. Grant’s new role will see her focused on improving the growth of Basware’s Commerce Network, particularly within the public sector.

Amabel GrantWith governments around the world seeking to reduce their costs and improve efficiency, there has been a continued push across Basware’s markets to adopt e-invoicing. With her 15 years’ experience in eProcurement, eCommerce and public sector procurement, Grant is tasked with leading such e-invoicing initiatives across the UK. As part of this commitment, Grant is currently chair of the UK National eInvoicng Forum, a body dedicated to promoting e-invoicing in the UK public and private sectors.

Commenting on the appointment Esa Tihilä, CEO, Basware Corporation, said: “The Procserve acquisition and subsequent appointment of Amabel, significantly strengthens our position in the public sector and across other key verticals. Public sector e-invoicing initiatives are happening in the UK and across other Basware markets. With Amabel’s incredible knowledge and passion for the industry, we are poised to support our position as the e-invoicing and e-procurement market leader. Amabel will take a key role in further accelerating growth for Basware UK across these important markets. We are delighted to welcome Amabel on board where she will bring the UK to the centre stage of our business and growth plans.”

Prior to joining Procserve at the end of 2008, Amabel was International Vice President of Exostar, the US based leading Aerospace & Defence online marketplace. She joined Exostar from the Olympic Delivery Authority where she led on eProcurement Strategy for the London 2012 Olympics.

Grant’s credentials also include work with the Office of Government Commerce, an agency of HM Treasury, where she led the eHub Marketplace Program for UK Government, which subsequently became the Government eMarketplace. She also represented the UK Government on the European Commission IDABC (Interoperable Delivery of European eGovernment Services).

 

About Basware

Basware is the global leader in providing purchase-to-pay and e-invoicing solutions in the world of commerce. We empower companies to unlock value across their financial operations by simplifying and streamlining key financial processes. We help our customers to succeed and create added value to their business through better financial management. Our Basware Network, the largest open business network in the world, connects 1 million companies across 100 countries and enables easy collaboration between buyers and suppliers of all sizes. Through this network, leading companies around the world achieve new levels of spend control, efficiency, and closer relations with their suppliers. With Basware, businesses can introduce completely new ways of buying and selling to achieve significant cost savings and boost their cash flow.

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