#SpendTimeTogether

Procurement meets Finance

26 September 2019

09:30 – 16:30

Media Plaza Utrecht

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Esize becomes Proactis

This is a new era for Esize. We are now Proactis. And we can’t wait to tell you about it!

Over the last 20 years, Esize has grown into an end-to-end Source-to-Pay platform, developed with the belief that Spend Management is the unifying factor between Procurement and Finance. We continue our growth as a local champion with global presence. This is one of our core beliefs and we invite you to celebrate it, along with our extended capabilities, with us!

The day will cover the latest developments in our software platform and new insights into how you can continue to innovate your organization. Meet Procurement and Financial professionals to share experiences and inspire each other.

Do not miss out – register today!

Agenda

Morning

09:30
Reception and registration
10:00
Welcome | Esize becomes Proactis!

Tim Schaefers, Paul van Rietschoten & Robert-Jan van der Pouw

10:10
#SpendTimeTogether | Introducing Proactis9

Paul van Rietschoten, Chief Technology Officer Proactis
Paul van Rietschoten outlines Proactis’ positioning, product strategy and product innovation. You will learn how Proactis applies the latest technological trends and developments to its solutions and discover how an integral approach to the Source-to-Pay process takes centre stage as the accelerator of successful collaboration between Procurement and Finance.

11:00
Break
11:20
Who's afraid of Artificial Intelligence?

Jim Stolze, Author & tech-entrepreneur
Smart algorithms and machine learning aren’t there to make people obsolete, but to remove the robots out of humans, according to Jim Stolze. The tech-entrepreneur and AI-expert will talk about the facts, and fiction, of self-learning machines and artificial intelligence.

12:00
Breakout session | 'Show me the money'

Anthony Persse, Financial Solutions Director, Proactis
Anthony Persse will share with you how one of our latest innovations – bePayd, Proactis’ Accelerated Payment Facility solution – can help enhance supply chain sustainability, deliver advanced social responsibility, increase supplier loyalty, and provide a range of financial benefits to your organisation, at no cost or cash impact for you.

Breakout session | What's new in Proactis9?

Eric van Hinte, Development Team Lead, Proactis
Which new product developments can you expect and what will this mean for you and your users? In this interactive product session, Eric van Hinte will provide a sneak-peak into the new Digital Assistant (chatbot) and mobile app for timesheet registration.

Breakout session | From paper invoices to ‘touchless invoice processing’

Menno Steur and Leonard Peters, Pre-Sales Consultants, Proactis
In this live demo, Menno Steur and Leonard Peters will show you the possibilities of the new Proactis eInvoicing Portal, which supports the processing of UBL-invoices and integrates seamlessly into Simplerinvoicing and PEPPOL eInvoicing networks. What exactly does the solution look like? How does the process of eInvoicing work? And which opportunities does the implementation of eInvoicing offer to the optimisation of the entire procurement and invoice processing operation? Find out in this session.

12:30
Lunch

Afternoon

13:30
Future-proofing Procurement

Prof. Dr. Frank Rozemeijer, NEVI Professor, Maastricht University
Frank Rozemeijer will share his vision of the future of the procurement process and how procurement professionals can bring value to the business through innovation.

14:10
The eInvoice as a starting point of digital transformation

Jörgen Hensgens, Chairman, Simplerinvoicing
The Netherlands is ready for eInvoicing, even though few eInvoices are sent in everyday practise. Much work needs to be done, according to Jörgen Hensgens, and he will explain how eInvoicing is the starting point of digital transformation, of which the possibilities will truly be unlocked when a solid foundation is set.

14:30
Break
15:00
Breakout session | Change is done together

Marcel Hoornweg, Senior Project Manager, Erasmus Universiteit, Rotterdam
Marcel Hoornweg discusses the journey of the Erasmus University to efficient and legitimate procurement, with digitalisation of the Contract-to-Pay process as a component. To gain internal support is essential in an organisation with few grounded procurement procedures, rules and guidelines.

Breakout session | Procurement De Goudse: vision 2024

Jos Meerhoff, Procurement Manager, De Goudse Insurances
Jos Meerhoff shares his vision of the future of procurement and how Procurement, together with the business, creates strategic value for De Goudse.

15:30
Breakout session | The next step in P2P with Robotic Process Automation (RPA)

Michel Emmerik, Founder, Flow Robotics
With Proactis you can optimise your P2P process…but some human interactions are still necessary to keep the chain moving. Whether it involves ‘special requests’, the latest exceptions or temporary requests from clients, Robotic Process Automation (RPA) can help automate the process. Michel Emmerik shows how Holland Casino uses RPA combined with Proactis to achieve optimal efficiency.

Breakout session | What's new in Proactis9?

Eric van Hinte, Development Team Lead, Proactis
Which new product developments can you expect and what will this mean for you and your users? In this interactive product session, Eric van Hinte will provide a sneak-peak into the new Digital Assistant (chatbot) and mobile app for timesheet registration.

16:00
The X factor of 'Customer-Centricity'

Nancy Rademaker, Highly-rated international keynote speaker on all things digital
In an age where everything is available to everyone, customer-centricity is vital and experience has become the X factor. Nancy Rademaker takes you on a journey of human change, the effect on organisations, and how customer-centricity and focusing on Customer Experience (CX) is essential to acquire and retain customers. This strategy has technology as its core, with artificially intelligent algorithms and new interfaces to satisfy the needs of the New Customer.

16:45
Closing remarks

Robert-Jan van der Pouw, Business Development Manager Benelux Proactis

16:45
Happy hour

Location

Media Plaza
Croeselaan 6
3521 CA Utrecht
The Netherlands

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Who should attend?

If you are responsible for Procurement, Finance or Accounts Payable within your organization, this event is not to be missed. Be inspired by customer case studies and product roadmap sessions that focus on digital transformation and innovation.

Participation is free of charge. Reserve your place now!

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