SOURCE: Approva


March 09, 2010 10:00 ET

Approva to Present 14th Annual North American Shared Services & Outsourcing Week Conference

Panel Session to Focus on Achieving Operating Efficiencies in Accounts Payable

RESTON, VA--(Marketwire - March 9, 2010) - Approva® Corporation (, the leader in continuous controls monitoring (CCM) and audit automation software, today announced it will participate in a panel discussion about how organizations can achieve operating efficiencies in accounts payable through automation at the 14th Annual North American Shared Services & Outsourcing Week Conference.

During the conference's Process Transformation track on Wednesday, March 24th, Approva will participate on a panel discussion that addresses how companies can determine the best evaluation method for deciding on the right e-invoicing/e-pay solutions and also establish key controls and metrics for AP automation.

The panel also features the participation and insights of Patty Ward, Assistant Controller, Petco; Kimberly Garrison, Director, Accounting Systems, Petco; Ken Baker, Director of Finance, Universal Orlando and Simon Lynch, Executive Manager Research Support Services, CSIRO.

The session will also feature a presentation from Frank Wisink, Head of U.S. Shared Accounting Service Center with ABB, who will address how defining a strategy to establish internal AP controls can contribute to a reduction in costs in excess of 20%.

Held March 22-25 at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate, Orlando, Florida, SSON's 14th Annual North American Shared Services Week is the largest annual gathering of Shared Services professionals in the world. The multi-tracked event is designed to provide executives from start-ups, intermediate and mature shared services with everything they need to know to achieve excellence in shared services. The conference features keynotes, speakers drawn from industry leaders, workshops, master-classes, site-tours and the shared service excellence awards.

About Approva

Approva® Corporation is the industry-leading provider of continuous controls monitoring software and is the industry standard at Big-4 audit firms. We enable business, finance, IT and audit professionals to identify, manage and prevent business exceptions in order to reduce compliance risk, increase operational efficiency and prevent inappropriate payments. Global companies such as Bayer, DirecTV, Discovery Communications, First Advantage, Honeywell, Pratt & Whitney and T-Mobile rely on Approva to deliver actionable and auditable intelligence of control breakdowns across their business systems, processes and transactions. Approva has certified integrations with Microsoft, Sun Microsystems, IBM and SAP to provide a holistic Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) solution.

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Contact Information

  • For More Information Contact:
    Chad Giron
    DBCPR for Approva