2016 Best Practices Conference


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/sharedservices


The world leader in Enterprise Process Automation. Over the last 20 years we have helped more than 3,000 customers automate their mission-critical IT and business processes. Our customers remove the costs, risks and wasted time of manual tasks and achieve greater reliability, consistency and accuracy across diverse processes, such as the financial close, supply chain and business intelligence (BI). We free organizations up from repetitive tasks so they can focus on what they do best and can make the most of the resources they already have in place.

For more information, visit www.redwood.com


Blue Prism brings to life the virtual workforce of scalable, enterprise-strength software robots, which are capable of completing rules-based processes more efficiently, accurately, and securely. Formed by process automation experts, with offices in London, Manchester, Miami, and Chicago, Blue Prism has pioneered the development of robotic process automation software and helped businesses transform by enhancing core business processes, improving customer service, and better allocating resources to drive innovation. The company currently operates in the BPO, government, financial services, energy, telecom, and healthcare sectors, and is a Gartner Cool Vendor.

For more information, visit www.blueprism.com

Blue Prism

Genpact (NYSE: G) stands for "generating business impact." We are a global leader in digitally-powered business process management and services. Our Lean DigitalSM approach and patented Smart Enterprise ProcessesSM framework reimagine our clients' end-to-end, including the middle and back offices – to deliver growth, efficiency, and business agility. First as a part of GE and later as an independent company, we have been passionately serving strategic client relationships including many Fortune Global 500, and have grown to over 70,000 people. The resulting domain expertise and experience running complex operations are unique and help us drive choices across technology, analytics, and organizational design.

For more information, visit www.genpact.com


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-endorsed business 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


Tradeshift is a cloud platform that connects a global network of buyers and suppliers. We help businesses digitize their supply chain relationships and processes, transforming how they buy, pay, and work with suppliers. Whatever your back-end systems, Tradeshift integrates quickly and easily with the software you already use. Our open platform enables customers and third parties to build apps that provide best-in-class solutions. Tradeshift connects 500,000 companies across 190 countries. We're headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Copenhagen, New York, London, Paris, Suzhou, Tokyo, Munich, and Novosibirsk

For more information, visit www.tradeshift.com


Kofax, Perceptive Software and ReadSoft have come together under one Lexmark brand to offer a level of financial process automation no other organization can match. This powerful combination of intelligent capture, process management, content management, enterprise search, and integration products offers the only fully integrated, scalable solution for end-to-end financial process automation—enhancing the value and efficiency of your existing enterprise applications by accelerating processing, reducing costs, eliminating errors and increasing visibility.

With service across 170 countries, Lexmark Enterprise Software is a global market leader serving the unique challenges of large, complex and decentralized organizations, and helping thousands of customers worldwide automate their financial operations across accounts payable, requisition processing, sales order processing, payment advice processing and more.

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


Kronos is the global leader in delivering workforce management solutions in the cloud. Tens of thousands of organizations in more than 100 countries – including more than half of the Fortune 1000® – use Kronos to control labor costs, minimize compliance risk, and improve workforce productivity. Learn more about Kronos industry-specific applications for time and attendance, scheduling, absence management, HR and payroll, hiring, and labor analytics at kronos.com. Kronos: Workforce Innovation That Works™.

For more information, visit www.kronos.com


Coupa Software enables businesses everywhere to recognize bottom-line financial success via Savings-as- a-Service. More than 500 customers headquartered in over 40 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. Read more at our company blog, Making Cents or follow @Coupa on Twitter.

For more information, visit www.coupa.com

Coupa Software

ADP. Powerful technology plus a human touch. Companies of all types and sizes around the world rely on ADP's cloud software and expert insights to help unlock the potential of their people. HR. Talent. Benefits. Payroll. Compliance. Working together to build a better workforce.

For more information, visit www.adp.com


Billtrust is the premier provider of automated invoice-to-cash solutions for North American businesses across both B2B and B2C markets. Billtrust integrates three key areas of the invoice-to-cash process: presentment, payment, and cash application, helping our clients connect with their customers and cash. Our comprehensive suite of services deliver proven results enabling our clients to solidify customer relationships, increase productivity, improve cash flow, and seamlessly migrate to electronic channels.

For more information, visit www.billtrust.com


Oracle (NYSE:ORCL) offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications, platform services, and engineered systems. With more than 420,000 customers—including 100 of the Fortune 100—in more than 145 countries, Oracle provides a complete technology stack both in the cloud and in the data center. Oracle's industry-leading cloud-based and on-premises solutions give customers complete deployment flexibility and unmatched benefits, including application integration, advanced security, high availability, scalability, energy efficiency, powerful performance, and low total cost of ownership.

For more information, visit www.oracle.com


WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE: WNS) is a leading global Business Process Management (BPM) company. WNS offers business value to 200+ global clients by combining operational excellence with deep domain expertise in key industry verticals, including Travel & Leisure, Insurance, Banking & Financial Services, Manufacturing, Retail & Consumer Packaged Goods, Telecommunications, Media & Entertainment, Shipping & Logistics, Healthcare and Utilities.

WNS delivers an entire spectrum of business process management services such as finance & accounting, customer care, technology solutions, research & analytics, procurement, human resource outsourcing and industry-specific back-office and front-office processes.

WNS has delivery centers world-wide, including China, Costa Rica, India, the Philippines, Poland, Romania, South Africa, Sri Lanka, UK and US.

For more information, visit www.wns.com


Trintech is the leading provider of financial software solutions for the Record-to-Report process. Over 900 clients in 100 countries – including half of the Fortune 50 and the FTSE® 100 – rely on our solutions to optimize resources, reduce costs, manage risk and monitor activities across the entire finance organization worldwide. Trintech's Cloud-based Cadency® software manages all aspects of the financial close – from automating and managing balance sheet reconciliation, journal entries, to governance, risk and compliance, and financial reporting. ReconNET™ streamlines daily operational reconciliations such as bank and credit card transactions. Trintech's offices and partners are located around the globe.

For more information, visit www.trintech.com


Zycus, with more than 250 solution deployments among Global 1,000 clients, has been committed to aiding procurement's contribution to business performance for over 17 years. In the spirit of consistent and continued innovation, we have now evolved our portfolio to a full source-to-pay suite comprising spend analysis, e-sourcing, contract management, supplier management, project management, request management, procure-to-pay, and financial savings management – to help procurement leaders drive increased profits and create even greater business advantages.

For more information, visit www.zycus.com


Benevate helps organizations better attract and retain millennial-generation talent (18-35 years old). We accomplish this by offering unique employee benefits that address the two biggest financial obstacles facing the millennial generation: high student loan debt and low homeownership rates. Both our Student Loan Assistance and Employer Assisted Housing solutions are administered on our cloud-based software and require minimal IT and HR support. Best of all, these benefits provide clients with a measurable ROI in the form of higher job acceptance rates, lower employee turnover, and a millennial-friendly brand in the market.

For more information, visit www.benevate.com