HOW FINANCE LEADERS CAN USE ROBOTIC PROCESS AUTOMATION TO ELEVATE THE VALUE OF FINANCE

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DATE: THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 2019
TIME: 12:00 PM ET
DURATION: 1 HOUR

Webcast Summary

Finance teams typically spend a disproportionate amount of time on routine transactional processes while devoting too little time to other efforts, such as analysis and planning, where they can contribute their training and skills.

For finance leaders, robotic process automation (RPA) is emerging as a top priority because it enables companies to use software exclusively for repetitive tasks, including those associated with order-to-cash, procure-to-pay, and record-to-report, all of which have traditionally been the responsibility of finance teams. 

But to use RPA effectively, finance leaders need to make sure that the primary aim of automating routine tasks is not to reduce costs but rather to enable finance teams to focus on strategic endeavors in which they can increase their value to their companies.

During this Webcast, we will discuss:

  • Why RPA is gaining the attention of finance leaders now,
  • Which types of processes lend themselves best to RPA,
  • How RPA is changing the roles of finance teams, as well as the skills CFOs seek from them, and 
  • What finance leaders need to know about the latest developments in RPA, including the use of artificial intelligence, to streamline and elevate the value of the finance function.

About the Panelists

Justin Gillespie, Principal, Digital Technology Services and Solutions, The Hackett Group
 
Justin Gillespie is a principal and practice leader with The Hackett Group's Digital Technology Services and Solutions practice. He has more than 20 years of experience in all aspects of analytics and data management. He has spoken on a wide range of analytics and data management topics, including the emergence of Big Data and predictive analytics.
Hector Barletta, Senior Director, Strategy and Business Transformation, The Hackett Group

Hector is a Senior Director with The Hackett Group's Strategy and Business Transformation practice. With a particular focus on finance functions, he has dedicated more than 15 years to helping Fortune 500 organizations transform their back-office operations.

About the Moderator

Joe Fleischer, Editorial Director, Finance Channel, Argyle Executive Forum
 
In his role as finance channel editorial director with Argyle Executive Forum, Joe Fleischer focuses on developing virtual events on topics that reflect the primary concerns and priorities of senior finance executives. He is based in New York.
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Fields of Study: Information Technology
Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: None
Advance Preparation: None required
Delivery Method: Group Internet-based
Recommended CPE Credit(s): 1

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