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How automation transformed AP at HSS Hire
Thursday 23rd April, 2020 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM BST
During this webinar PPN will set the current AP scene within the wider context of the economy and business approaches to digitisation.
HSS Hire Group plc is a supplier of tool and equipment hire in the United Kingdom and Ireland, as well as being a logistical and technical partner to businesses of all sizes.
With a business spread over a number of different sites, HSS Hire wanted more visibility into its group processing capabilities that offered reporting analysis and efficiency savings.
During this session, you’ll hear from System & Process Optimisation Manager at HSS Hire, Tim Coackley where he’ll shed light on how the team:
• Were freed up to spend more time on statistical analysis of data
• Made cost and efficiency savings
• Were able to become more compliant
• Reduced risk and gained visibility
• Facilitated business partnering and career progression
The team were able to make these changes with zero redundancies and the automated approach enabled staff to move on to progress within the company. In terms of efficiency, the organisation was able to save 375 human hours per week. All in all the reduced costs allowed for higher profits and investment opportunities for growth.
Need for Procurement and Finance (digital) Collaboration… now more than ever
Tuesday, 19th May, 2020 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM BST
Let’s face it. Even now that we are forced to work from home, when we did all work in the same building, there was no guarantee of seamless collaboration, or effective communication with our colleagues, was there?
Take Finance and Procurement teams for example. It’s obvious that there are common threads of interest that both CFOs and CPOs deem as important for the coming year. It is highly likely that Risk Management and effective ways of working remotely will jump up a few spots for next year, for all involved!
Even before the COVID-19 crisis, both leaders ranked, reducing costs, managing risk, and increasing cash flow, in their top 10 priorities. All three areas will now become pretty critical in effective recovery from the impacts of Corona on our businesses, and working ways of life.
We can also appreciate that there is going to be an even greater need to justify new expenditure, and quantify efficiency gains brought about by undeniable need for automation or digitization of currently manual processes. Remote working is here to stay, and so too is the need to turn some of those “softer” time-saving estimates into CFO-worthy financial commitments. Precious resources are stretched thinly as we divert supply chain professionals to ensure business continuity, and risk management activities, so saving time could be the competitive advantage to getting back on your feet in quick time.
In this webinar hosted by Sophie Pope, Sales Director for the UK and Nordics,from Determine, a Corcentric company, you will learn:
1. Why Procurement and Finance teams are just not that well aligned, despite having these common goals at heart.
2. Tangible ways for better collaboration between Procurement and Finance, in order to unlock greater value
3. Areas of the Source to Pay process where you can unlock this value, and importantly, quality these results
4. What factors could impact your ability to deliver on these promises?
Friday Snug Room
Next session: Friday 3rd April, 2020 at 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM GMT
If life and work are a bit different for you at the moment, and you need somewhere to go to share your new work routine and life challenges and perhaps some unexpected benefits this new change has brought, join us every Friday in our virtual Snug Room. Grab a tea or coffee - or something stronger - it is Friday - and join us and our guests where we'll discuss how to adjust to this new phase. Everyone's welcome - friends, partners, members, sponsors and wider network.
We'll talk about the latest news across Finance, P2P, Procurement and the Supply Chain and our journeys to a digital future that now seems more necessary than ever. Pop in and join us for one, or for the whole series between now and the end of May. Looking forward to seeing you there.
In this session we'll be talking to with Chris Sanders, from the CICM about how to cope with our new normal, why CSR is more important than ever and what new strategies you might need to think about for your team.
View last week's recording with Chris Argent, Founder of Generation CFO.
17th April, 2020 at 12:00 PM BST -Register here.
24th April, 2020 at 12:00 PM BST - Register here.