2015 Best Practices Conference


BlackLine is the leader in enhanced finance controls and automation software and the only provider today offering a unified cloud platform – built from a single code base – that supports the entire close-to-disclose process, as well as a host of other key accounting and financial processes. Although BlackLine is ERP-agnostic, the BlackLine Financial Close Suite for SAP® Solutions is an SAP-endorsedbusiness solution – joining the ranks of fewer than 40 other software offerings globally – complementing the functionality inherent in SAP. BlackLine also is an SAP Gold Partner.

For more information, visit www.blackLine.com


The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) is the world's leading and largest professional body of management accountants, with more than 218,000 members and students operating in 177 countries. CIMA works closely with employers and sponsors leading-edge research, constantly updating its qualification, professional experience requirements and continuing professional development to ensure it remains the employers' choice when recruiting financially trained business leaders. In 2012, CIMA formed a joint venture with the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) to establish the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation. This recognises the most talented and committed management accountants with the discipline and skill to drive strong business performance. Professionalism and ethics are at the core of CIMA's activities so that integrity, expertise and vision are brought together. CIMA is proud to be the first professional accounting body to offer a truly global product in the fast-moving area of shared services.

For more information, visit www.cimaglobal.com/


Coupa Software enables businesses everywhere to recognize bottom-line financial success via Savings-as-a-Service. More than 500 customers doing business in over 100 countries use Coupa to support business agility and reduce costs. Only Coupa provides an organic suite of true cloud applications including accounts payable, procurement, expense management, sourcing and inventory, allowing customers to realize a return on investment that starts within a few months and grows continually.

For more information, visit www.coupa.com


Enterprise Estonia is the largest business support organisation in Estonia, helping both Estonian and foreign companies to build sustainable competitive advantage. A dedicated team of Enterprise Estonia professionals is here to support foreign companies investing and expanding in Estonia. We aim to be your business development managers and work together with you all the way from an initial information request to ramp-up of operations. The investment team is very well connected with both public and private institutions. Our services are free of charge and confidential.

Estonia's unique mix of languages (English, Russian, German, Finnish, Swedish and others) and sustainable talent pool of IT and financial professionals offers best-in-class quality of service at an internationally competitive cost. The country has the lowest public deficit in the EU, low wage inflation, a simple low tax system (0% corporate tax on retained profits) and a world-class ICT infrastructure. Estonia is the low-risk, high-quality, competitive location for shared services and BPO operations in the Nordic region.

For more information, visit www.investinestonia.com


Genpact (NYSE: G) stands for "generating business impact." We design, transform and run intelligent business operations including those that are complex and specific to a set of chosen industries. The result is advanced operating models that foster growth and manage cost, risk and compliance across a range of functions. We serve hundreds of long-term clients including more than one-fourth of the Fortune Global 500 and employ over 68,000 employees in 25 countries, with key management and a corporate office in New York City. Behind our passion for process and operational excellence is the Lean and Six Sigma heritage of a former General Electric division that has served GE businesses for more than 16 years.

For more information, visit www.genpact.com


Lexmark International is a global technology leader creating enterprise software, hardware and services that remove the inefficiencies of information silos and disconnected processes.

Lexmark combines our innovative technology with deep industry expertise to automate information-driven processes in retail, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, education, government and more. These solutions bridge crucial gaps between your core systems and the information outside their control—simplifying and completing the processes that run your business.

By applying exceptional customer engagement to understand our customers' complex challenges, we connect people to the precise information they need at the moment they need it.

For more information, visit www.lexmark.com


As the market leader in enterprise application software, SAP (NYSE: SAP) helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, finance to cash, warehouse to storefront, and desktop to mobile device, SAP empowers people and organisations to work together more efficiently and use business insights more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable more than 261,000 customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously and grow sustainably.

For more information, visit www.sap.com/finance


Scottish Development International (SDI) is part of Scotland's main enterprise, innovation and investment agency and works to attract inward investment and knowledge to Scotland in order to help the economy grow. Scotland has one of the strongest financial and business service clusters in the UK and Europe. Our strong talent pool, coupled with dynamic business environment and connected infrastructure, make us the perfect choice for your global operations centre. Work with us to see how we could help grow your business in Europe.

For more information, visit www.sdi.co.uk


Taulia, the fastest growing SaaS (software as a service) platform for supplier financing, transforms every invoice into a revenue opportunity through automating and maximizing supplier discounts. Regardless of whether the early payment is funded by the buying organization, bank, or third-party financier, Taulia ensures that all invoices are always available for early payment and that discount revenue is always adding to the bottom line. Some of the most innovative brands in the world rely on Taulia, including Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated, Pfizer, Hallmark and many other Fortune 500 companies.

For more information, visit www.taulia.com


Tradeshift helps buyers and suppliers transform the way they connect, transact and collaborate with e-invoicing and procure-to-pay software. Tradeshift takes a fresh approach to buyer-supplier processes. We're helping companies to transform their internal operations and rapidly adapt to the new digital reality that's changing business worldwide. We're leading this transformation through the power of our quickly growing network, our successful supplier onboarding methods, and the limitless possibilities of our scalable platform and app infrastructure. At Tradeshift, we believe in open collaboration between trading partners, where everyone wins. We believe the best way to achieve this is with a flexible platform that's easy to use, fast to adopt and free for suppliers.

For more information, visit www.tradeshift.com


Tungsten Corporation (LSE: TUNG) accelerates global trade by enabling customers to streamline invoice processing, improve cash-flow management and make better buying decisions from their detailed spend data. Buyer organisations that join Tungsten Network, the world's largest compliant electronic invoicing network, can reduce repository of line-level invoice data.

Tungsten serves 56% of the Fortune 500 and 67% of the FTSE 100 by connecting the world's largest companies and government agencies to their thousands of suppliers around the globe. It enables suppliers to submit tax-compliant e-Invoices in 47 countries, and last year processed transactions worth over $187 billion for organisations such as Alliance Data, Aviva, Cargill, Deutsche Lufthansa, General Motors, GlaxoSmithKline, Henkel, IBM, Kellogg's, and the U.S. federal government.

Tungsten Corporation acquired DocuSphere, a provider of accounts payable automation solutions, in September 2014.

For more information, visit www.tungsten-network.com


WNS is a leading global business process management company. WNS offers business value to 200+ global clients by combining operational excellence with deep domain expertise in key industry verticals, including banking and financial services, insurance, travel and leisure, manufacturing, retail and consumer packaged goods, telecommunications, media and entertainment, shipping and logistics, healthcare, and utilities.

WNS delivers an entire spectrum of business process management services such as customer care, finance and accounting, technology solutions, research and analytics, procurement and sourcing, professional services, human resource outsourcing solutions, and industry-specific back-office and front-office processes. WNS leverages its deep domain expertise in customer service functions, a strong talent pool and incisive focus on operational excellence to help clients 'extend their enterprise'.

WNS has over 28,000 professionals across 37 delivery centres worldwide, including China, Costa Rica, India, the Philippines, Poland, Romania, South Africa, Sri Lanka, U.K. and U.S.

For more information, visit www.wns.com