APEX Analytix Hosts Best Practices Conference in Chicago

The October 14-16 event draws executives in accounts payable, financial shared services and internal audit roles.

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Today the world's largest and most progressive shared services organizations are exploring ways to move their operations to a new level.

Greensboro, N.C. (PRWEB) October 12, 2012

Taking financial shared services to the next level is the theme for Top Gun, an upcoming best practices conference sponsored by APEX Analytix, a leading provider of services and software to safeguard disbursements, identify fraud and improve performance across the procure-to-pay cycle.

Scheduled for October 14-16 in Chicago, the conference is tailored for executives in accounts payable, financial shared services and internal audit. Attendees will have an opportunity to network with their peers and to focus on innovative ways to improve organizational performance.

“Today the world’s largest and most progressive shared services organizations are exploring ways to move their operations to a new level,” says Steve Yurko, CEO of APEX Analytix. “They are taking a broader, more proactive approach to their mission and are thinking differently about how to structure their operations and safeguard their resources. Top Gun offers a great opportunity for executives to share challenges and experiences with their peers and to walk away with the practical information and inspiration they need to deliver tangible value to their business.”

The Top Gun program will focus on some of the hottest topics in the industry, with expert speakers from Carmax, Delta Airlines, Ford, Home Depot, Hudson’s Bay Company, Johnson & Johnson, Kimberly-Clark, Land O’Lakes, MarkWest Energy, Michaels, Procter & Gamble, SM Energy, Toyota Motor Sales, United Stationers, VF Corporation, Walmart and APEX Analytix.

The wide-ranging agenda focuses on:

  •     The evolution and standardization of procure to pay metrics
  •     Creating a proactive global payment controls framework
  •     Technology as a tool to mitigate fraud and risk
  •     Using analytics as a tool for effective spend management
  •     Creating collaborative shared services environments
  •     Driving cash and procure to pay improvements
  •     Bridging the gap between accounts payable and procurement
  •     Improving pricing and contract compliance
  •     Supplier collaboration strategies
  •     Approaches to cost reduction and cost avoidance
  •     Outsourcing considerations – what goes and what stays

Keynote speaker will be visionary business expert Ira Blumenthal, the president of CO-OPPORTUNITIES. Blumenthal has counseled a wide variety of Fortune 500 clients on issues related to branding, strategic alliances, marketing, change management, reinvention and success.

For more on APEX Analytix conferences and how to attend, visit our online event website.

About APEX Analytix

APEX Analytix helps companies maximize their profitability and safeguard disbursements globally. Our innovative people, processes and FirstStrike® technology have transformed the audit recovery industry, saving our clients billions and making APEX Analytix the world’s leading provider of recovery audit, overpayment detection and risk analysis services. For more information, visit http://www.apexanalytix.com.