Lessons Learned from Irvine Company’s Successful Automation of Supplier Payments

Webinar - Tuesday, April 27 at 2 PM EDT

Go inside Irvine Company’s automation journey and learn how they went beyond simple automation of AP invoices to build a solution that enabled them to streamline approvals and handle exceptions in an intelligent and efficient manner. For a company like Irvine this approach is necessary when you see 50% of invoices that need some form approval and up to 15% require exception handling.

In this session you will understand the challenges many companies face with expanding the value of their automation solutions and learn how build a long-term solution that can keep pace with the complexity and nuances of typical supplier payment processes.

You will:

· Learn how Irvine Company was able to scale their original AP automation project to process hundreds of thousands of invoices per year.
· Understand how they used a balance of cloud-based automation with tight integration with their core SAP system of record.
· Discover how Irvine Company was able to build “millennial-friendly” web and mobile experiences for their end-users that enabled them to accelerate processing and gain buy-in for their project.
· Identify new ways and opportunities for your organization to intelligently automate AP invoice processing based on your unique business and technology landscape.

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MEET THE AUTHORS

Brian Shannon Serrala
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Brian Shannon is the Senior Vice President, Strategy and Operations, Americas at Serrala. He focuses on business processes and financial solutions to help clients maximize return on investment.

Brian has a proven track record in SAP since 1994 where he has demonstrated expertise in the areas of thought leadership, knowledge management, process design, project management and SAP consulting. He has extensive experience in the automotive and manufacturing sectors as well as oil and gas, retail and utility verticals.Brian has held many C-level positions in the past, including Chief Operating Officer, Chief Strategy Officer. He has also served in other leadership positions including National Credit Manager, International Finance Manager and Financial Strategist. Brian holds a degree in Political Science from the University of Manitoba, and a MBA in International Finance from the University of South Florida.He is a sought after speaker on the topics of business process optimization and digital transformation.

Torey Schuldt Irvine Company
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Torey Schuldt oversees the accounts payables department for the Irvine Company. She joined the Irvine Company in 2008 and has been in accounts payables for most of her 12 year career with the organization. Torey has led many technology projects and process improvement initiatives in order to gain efficiencies, implement best practices and minimize risk.

Torey has a bachelor’s degree in Law, Sociology, and Education and an associates degree in Accounting. She also has an active Accounts Payable Manager Certification through Institute of Finance & Management (IOFM).

Rizal Ahmed SAPinsider
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Rizal (Riz) serves as Wellesley Information Service’s Chief of Content. He oversees content and business planning, helping WIS’s global customers and partners discover new ways to leverage content for competitive advantage. Prior to WIS, Riz was a Research Associate with Forrester Research and a reporter for the Manila Times in the Philippines. Riz earned dual degrees from Dartmouth College in History and Economics.