Spotlight on Direct Materials Procure-to-Pay

Microsoft Dynamics Financial Automation Webcast Series

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 @ 12:00 PM EDT

Summary

The processes and challenges for direct materials procure-to-pay (P2P) are quite different than for indirect and MRO P2P. Furthermore, direct materials P2P solutions are much more varied and diverse than for indirect P2P. This webinar presents the findings from ChainLink Research's survey of over 120 manufacturers about their direct materials P2P processes and practices. In this webinar we will cover:

  • Four stages of the direct materials P2P lifecycle: 1) Demand-to-Confirm, 2) Build-Change-Deliver, 3) Receive-Inspect-Accept, and 4) Invoice-Reconcile-Pay
  • Typical and industry-specific challenges at each stage of the lifecycle and how leading companies are solving those challenges
  • Relationship-intensive and automation-intensive aspects of the processes throughout those stages
  • A P2P solutions framework for making sense of the diverse landscape of solutions, to better understand the various options for solving different types of direct P2P challenges

This webinar will be valuable for anyone who has responsibility for direct materials procurement or who provides solutions for direct P2P.

Speakers

Chief Research Officer, ChainLink Research
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