Learn to Love Your Bills

Patrick Jones, Senior Director Product Management, Expense and Data Management

… Because of What’s in Them

Call us crazy, but we at ENGIE Insight (most of us, anyway) just love bills! And the more complex the bill—like energy, water, waste or telecom—the more excited we get about it. Why? I guess you’d say that digging through the valuable data in those payables is like mining for gold, and there’s nothing more exciting than uncovering hidden savings. It does take a good understanding of each bill’s individual nuance, combined with the right technology and auditing process.

I’m very pleased to be partnering with IMA’s ‘Inside Talk’ webinar series to dive more deeply into this topic and show you how to unlock the enormous value hidden in the bills you receive each month. I hope you’ll join me on Thursday, June 28 at 1:00 p.m. EDT/10:00 a.m. PDT for a free webinar, “For the Love of Bills — and Savings! Uncover the Hidden Potential in Your Complex Payables.” I’ll show you how understanding the common challenges of complex payables can drive improved forecasting, guide your goals, and support a defensible budget.

We’ll also hear from Kevin Hensley, divisional procurement manager for Sonic Automotive, who will share more about how his company leveraged the data in complex payables to drive savings. Kevin has a strong background in data analytics and vendor management and over the past four years has uncovered impressive cost reductions through his analysis of Sonic’s spend data, and will be sharing his tips for success.

I hope you’ll join me for this webinar on Thursday, June 28, where you’ll learn to:

  • Recognize opportunities for near-term and long-term savings within energy, water, waste, and telecom bills
  • Organize a foundation of actionable data to guide meaningful next steps
  • Identify emerging technologies that can help drive efficiency and savings
  • Apply data from within complex invoices to improve the accuracy of your forecasts and budgets

The presenter portion will be followed by a live Q&A so please bring any questions you may have.

Click here to register, and I hope to hear from you soon!

About the IMA ‘Inside Talk’ Webinar: 

Inside Talk is a live webinar offered monthly to IMA members and their guests. Each webinar presents a new topic from one of the nine Research Areas of Practice (Business Leadership & Ethics, Strategic Cost Management (SCM), Planning & Analysis, The Future Role of the Management Accountant, External Reporting & Disclosure Management, Technology Enablement, Operations, Process Management & Innovation, Performance Management, Incentives & Alignment, Risk Management & Internal Controls). IMA has over 100,000 members world-wide! Finance professionals ranging from treasury to controller to finance to CFO.

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