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Highlights: 2020 Virtual Procurement Events

Published December 9, 2020 at 10:00 AM
While positive developments in 2020 were few, the transition by many organizations from face-to-face conferences to virtual events created a tremendous opportunity.  Many sessions were recorded and made available following the conference. Unlike any other year, the wealth of real-world experiences of procurement industry luminaries and practitioners shared during these virtual sessions is available and accessible.  

As 2020 comes to a close, and 2021 planning begins, these sessions can offer practical insights or perhaps a single “nugget” or tactic that can have an impact on procurement organizations in 2021.

Below are a few sessions and podcasts that are worth a listen. 

Finsider Podcast

Kyle Muskoff of BuyerQuest and Eric Riddle of Corporate Spending Innovations engaged in a lively discussion on the Finsider Podcast regarding the impacts of the recent pandemic on supplier payments, the broader accounts payable process, and the need for automation.   The wide ranging conversation explored the struggles of accounts payable personnel forced to operate virtually, the acceleration of corporate initiatives to transition to virtual payments, and the role technology plays.

Attendees at this event learned:

  • Limitation of the current, manual accounts payable process
  • Where companies see the benefits to AP automation
  • Best practices to implement AP Automation for the highest success

BuyerQuest Finsider podcast

Listen to the podcast here or by clicking on the image

ProcureCon Indirect Virtual Event

During this 3-day virtual event of core procurement discipline sessions and discussions regarding the ongoing response of procurement through the pandemic. Steve Braat,  VP of Business Strategy and Development at BuyerQuest joined executives from AAA and Citrix for a ProcureCon panel discussion entitled, “Panel: Capitalizing On And Sustaining Procurement’s Wins From The Pandemic.” 

Attendees at this event learned:

  • Specific steps leading procurement teams took in response to the pandemic
  • Positive impacts associated with some of the forced changes
  • Procurement trends and focal areas moving forward

Read the full Procure Con write up here

Maximo Utility Working Group 2020 Fall Virtual conference 

During a breakout session at the MUWG virtual conference, Scott Smith, Site Manager at Skookum and Kyle Muskoff, Chief Revenue Officer at BuyerQuest shared their presentation called, “Enhancing the Maximo Catalog Ordering Process”. During the session, Scott discussed Skookum’s use of BuyerQuest to enhance their Maximo purchasing process and provided a live demo of the user’s buying experience.

Attendees to this session learned:

  • The impact of manual or partially automated processes to user productivity
  • How to determine the best eMarketplace to integrate into Maximo
  • Through a live demonstration, the ease of use of BuyerQuest with Maximo
    MUWG Demo

Learn more about the MUWG Presentation

Should 2021 be the return to business as usual, the desire to network, learn and just be in attendance at  in-person conferences will likely be higher than in recent years.  As procurement professionals watch, wait and plan, 2020 offers a comprehensive library of recorded sessions and events for reference well into the future.

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