Ariba Live 2012 features one of our best lineups ever of customer speakers and industry experts, so much so that we have created a number of panels to accomodate them all!  One of the most intriguing will be panel on Unleashing the Power of the Networked Enterprise on Thursday April 12th at 3:15pm.  In this panel, Andre Hale, Director of Accounts Payable at Disney will be sharing Mickey's journey from cinematic star to world class networked enterprise and how that has and will continue to be a big part of Disney's strategy as a world class organization.  Without giving away the session, here's some things you will learn from Andre's presentation:


  • How operational excellence leads Disney to competitive advantage
  • How Disney's AP group drives added value to the overall organization through Vendor Master Management and Cash Optimization
  • How Disney is able to realize Millions of dollars in savings through reduced interest expense, reduced exposure to unclaimed property, and dynamic discounts.


Details are below...make sure to mark your calendar!




Manage Cash Expert Panel: Beyond the Transaction | Unleashing the Power of the Networked Enterprise

Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 3:15pm



There is a new divide in the world of global business commerce: those organizations that have achieved strategic advantage with inter-enterprise connectivity and collaboration, and those that have not. This session will include an examination of how trading partner connectivity is impacting corporate finance, accounts payable and accounts receivable; a discussion of how you can ensure compliance in a global e-invoicing rollout; and the results of Disney’s supplier automation and discount capture program. You will leave with actionable insight into how your organization can streamline invoice processing and compliance (e.g., VAT/taxes), expand discount capture, and improve working capital.


  • PayStream Advisors: Henry Ijams, Managing Director
  • The Walt Disney Corporation: Andre Hale, Director, Accounts Payable
  • TrustWeaver: Christiaan Van Der Valk, CEO