Day One

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm P2P Process Automation and Digitization Roadmap at LafargeHolcim Business Service Centers

Carlo Peretti - VP Finance - Global Director Business Shared Services Program, LafargeHolcim
  • Leveraging automation to increase the efficiency and visibility of the P2P process
  • Harnessing the benefits of intelligent automation for the P2P process, and how, by correct application, it can revolutionise internal operations
  • Why RPA, Artificial intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning is a strategic capability that organizations can develop and mature to benefit their business long term

Carlo Peretti

VP Finance - Global Director Business Shared Services Program

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm New Strategies to Improve P2P Process Effectiveness

  • Consolidating and aggregating data to give companies clearer insights and superior control over their spending
  • Optimising the finance system internally through new digital procure-to-pay solutions, such as:
  • a scan-and-capture service 
  • introducing a supplier portal and a multi-enterprise network to enable suppliers to submit invoices electronically.
  • e-procurement functionality (including e-requisitioning, approval workflow and e-catalogue management)
  • Purchase-order-to-invoice matching and processing for invoices that don’t match or when goods are returned

4:00 pm - 4:45 pm Introducing New Procure-to-Pay Solutions to Raise the Procurement Performance Bar

  • Adopting a can-do mindset across your organisation to implement change
  • Examining how RPA can be adequately applied across procure-to-pay finance activities, such as processing invoices and paying suppliers
  • Advantages of introducing a supplier portal to enhance visibility and extend supplier relationships

5:00 pm - 5:45 pm Increasing Visibility and Control of P2P Processes Through Automation

  • Establishing the benefits of adopting a more automated finance operating model, whether internally or through outsourcing
  • How accelerating RPA delivery can improve P2P process quality and reduce ongoing manual maintenance of processes
  • Considering how other complementary technologies, such as business-process management and optical character-recognition tools, can be successfully applied across financial processes