NAPP Merges with IAPP, IARP, TAWPI: Associations Join to Form Powerhouse of Financial Operations

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The National Association of Purchasing & Payables (NAPP), the country’s premier organization for procure-to-pay professionals, is merging with three of the leading organizations for financial operations professionals: International Accounts Payable Professionals (IAPP), and its sister organizations, International Accounts Receivable Professionals (IARP) and The Association for Work Process Improvement (TAWPI).

The timing of this merger fits nicely with our growing focus on the entire procure-to-pay process, which is increasingly important to AP professionals. In today’s business, no longer are procurement and payment two discrete functions.

The National Association of Purchasing & Payables (NAPP), the country’s premier organization for procure-to-pay professionals, is merging with three of the leading organizations for financial operations professionals: International Accounts Payable Professionals (IAPP), and its sister organizations, International Accounts Receivable Professionals (IARP) and The Association for Work Process Improvement (TAWPI).

“The timing of this merger fits nicely with our growing focus on the entire procure-to-pay process, which is increasingly important to AP professionals,” said Thomas M. Bohn, president and CEO of IAPP, IARP, and TAWPI. “In today’s business, no longer are procurement and payment two discrete functions.”

In addition to a targeted procure-to-pay track at Fusion 2011, the premier annual educational and networking event of IAPP, IARP, and TAWPI, the organizations plan:

  •     A virtual council exclusively for procure-to-pay members.
  •     Articles on procure-to-pay news, trends, and practical knowledge in the award-winning Financial Operations Matters magazine.
  •     Targeted e-learning opportunities such as webinars and e-seminars geared to the procure-to-pay professional.
  •     A special web section dedicated to procure-to-pay professionals including research and a robust resource center.

“We at NAPP are confident that our members and past conference attendees will reap significant value from the synergy of this new association,” added Sal Grillo, NAPP Chairman, “especially with IAPP’s recent evolution into a comprehensive resource for all financial operations professionals.”

NAPP members and former members will receive a full 12 months of membership absolutely free to experience firsthand the robust new member benefit package. Special first-year pricing is also available at just $99 for non-members to get in on the ground floor of this new association.

About IAPP / IARP / TAWPI and NAPP
International Accounts Payable Professionals (IAPP) and its sister organizations, International Accounts Receivable Professionals (IARP) and The Association for Work Process Improvement (TAWPI), serve as a global voice, chief advocate, recognized authority, acknowledged leader, and principal educator for people in financial shared services, with a particular focus on accounts payable, accounts receivable, and automation.

Together, IAPP, IARP, and TAWPI have nearly 6,000 members in 40 chapters throughout the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom; deliver an annual conference with more than 2,000 attendees, 175 exhibitors, and more than 200 educational sessions; and offer certifications, educational opportunities delivered in-person and online, a Resource Center with thousands of tools, templates, and policies, cutting-edge research, and much more.

The National Association of Purchasing & Payables is an organization dedicated to providing purchasing and payables professionals and their technical colleagues with new and innovative ideas for improving the procure-to-pay function. The NAPP seeks to improve the critical interaction between the purchasing and payables disciplines and is the only national organization that focuses on the entire process of requisition to payment and reconciliation.

For more information, visit http://www.TheIAPP.org, http://www.TheIARP.org and http://www.TAWPI.org.

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