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From Analog to Digital: The AP Journey for Manufacturing Organizations

Event Details
Sep 21, 2022   – 
On Demand, 1 Hour

Automation has been transforming the manufacturing industry for decades so why should Accounts Payable be any different? Regardless of where your AP department is at on the AP journey – whether fully manual, partially automated, or in the advanced stages of AP automation – there are several best practices to implement a truly effective, future-proof strategy that drives business transformation. 

During this webinar, Pagero experts will outline what steps to take to move your AP department closer to achieving touchless processing of invoices while examining various tech stack options that best fit your organization’s immediate and long-term needs. Attendees will receive a blueprint that includes key takeaways when building a business case and, ultimately, helping your AP department transform from a cost center to a true value-add for the organization. 

You will learn:

  • What are the various phases of the AP journey and the optimal desired outcomes
  • What to consider when evaluating an AP automation tech stack (OCR, RPA, AI, E-Invoicing, etc) 
  • What steps to take based on your organization’s goals, objectives, and KPIs
  • What factors to evaluate when building your business case 

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Heather Bates

Senior Solutions Consultant, Pagero

Heather Bates has 18 years of international experience working with electronic invoicing and digital transformation. As a Sr. Solution Consultant at Pagero, Heather has been taking an active role in driving industry standards to standardize, automate, and improve processes, both internally and externally. She has worked with 70 % of the Fortune 500 and FTSE 100, many coming from the manufacturing industry, to support and lead global digital transformation projects across both P2P and O2C.

Stephen Davis

Sales Professional, Pagero

Stephen has 12 years of experience in ERP Software, specializing in financial processes, manufacturing operations, and costing methodology. He implemented and managed ERP software integration for multi-national/multi-company enterprise organizations and has experience working in multiple verticals within the manufacturing, distribution, and service industries. Prior to working in technology, Stephen spent time working in manufacturing with responsibilities including shop floor assembly, marketing/trade shows, and sales.

Continuing Education Credits

This virtual event is designed for anyone involved in finance. The program knowledge level is intermediate. No advanced preparation is required and there are no additional prerequisites.

Participants will learn:

  • Phases in the Accounts Payable Journey
  • Considerations when evaluating an Accounts Payable tech stack
  • How to build a business case for Accounts Payable transformation

Manufacturers Alliance is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

For this event: Participants will earn: 1 CPE credit Topic: Finance
The delivery method is: group internet-based

Note: To receive the CPE credit for this virtual event, you need to participate in the polling, which is required to obtain the CPE for this session. Clicking the link in your registration email should open the webinar in the Zoom app.