Last week, we reviewed the high points of Ariba LIVE for Procurement professionals. In 2014, LIVE will have more content than ever before for Accounts Payable and Finance so let's take a look at why you should make the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas your destination from March 17-19 or for those in Europe and beyond, Rome from April 8-10 if you are an A/P or Finance professional.


For A/P and Finance, collaboration continues to be the central theme. Collaboration with procurement, collaboration with IT, and collaboration with your suppliers. Several of our keynote speakers will focus on this theme and the value it has brought to their company. And if you are attending Ariba LIVE in Vegas, you won't want to miss Bert Jacobs, the co-founder and Chief Executive Optimist at the Life is good Company, who will share how he and his brother turned $78 into a nationwide business that values brand and giving back via the Life is good Kids Foundation.


Next, dig deeper into topics and network with peers via the Customer breakout sessions. Here are just a few:

  • AP as Chief Compliance Officer: How E-Invoicing Can Improve Compliance & Close the Loop on Procure-to-Pay Savings (featuring ADT) - Attend this session and learn how Ariba e-invoicing provides valuable compliance support that can’t be matched with a manual, paper-based approach.
  • Breaking Bad: How to Turn Your AP Operations into a Center of Excellence (featuring GAF) - Is your accounts payable process so broken that 90 percent of your time is spent in reactive mode, fixing problems with orders and invoices? Learn how you can eliminate invoice errors and exceptions through automation, while enabling staff to focus on other high-value activities like managing supplier performance and capturing more early-payment discounts.
  • From Silo to Synergy: How E-Invoicing Drives Value into a Larger Procure-to-Pay Initiaitve (featuring ING, Flint Hills Resources) - Accounts Payable and Procurement are both critical links in the P2P value chain. Procurement negotiates the right rates from the right suppliers, while AP is tasked with paying the right amount at the right time. But too often they are separated by both organizational and process silos, and neither knows what the other is doing. In this session, you will learn how to align Procurement and AP through an end-to-end, closed-loop source-to-settle process and transform AP into a high-performing profit center.
  • Plus numerous Ariba Solution Roundtables where roadmap and best practices using Ariba are the central topics


Finally, don't miss the many great networking opportunities being offered in both Las Vegas and Rome giving you an opportunity to network with like-minded peers and unwind a bit.


Go to to register and ask your Customer Engagement Executive if you have any questions about building your custom agenda. We look forward to seeing you there!