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A Look Back at VISUAL Focus 2019 [Photo Gallery]

Behind the Scenes VISUAL Focus 2019 interview with SourceDay COO Clint McRee Behind the Scenes VISUAL Focus 2019 interview with SourceDay COO Clint McRee

VISUAL Focus 2019 was incredible! With the SourceDay team back home in Austin, we are still reflecting on everything we learned and accomplished during our time in Orlando.

We absolutely loved meeting so many amazing procurement leaders. After speaking with hundreds of attendees about the challenges their businesses face on a daily basis, we left the conference feeling both inspired and proud of the platform we’ve created and its ability to truly change lives.

From the networking events to the stellar sessions, take a look back at some of the good times we had at VISUAL Focus 2019!

#ChangeLives

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Powering Napoleon’s Procurement with SourceDay — VISUAL Focus 2019 Recap

Napoleon & SourceDay: Powering Procurement and AP Automation with Supplier Collaboration Napoleon & SourceDay: Powering Procurement and AP Automation with Supplier Collaboration

Over the course of 4 days at VISUAL Focus 2019, we met so many inspirational procurement leaders at breakout sessions, networking events, and at our booth!

But, one of our favorite memories from the event was presenting alongside Napoleon Products in our session, Napoleon & SourceDay: Powering Procurement and AP Automation with Supplier Collaboration.

Napoleon Products ERP Improvement Manager Louise Mayer and SourceDay COO Clint McRee took the stage for a candid conversation on how Napoleon modernized their procurement processes using SourceDay’s PO Collaboration and 3-way invoice matching. Through SourceDay’s centralized platform, they are now able to complete vouchering for thousands of POs and invoices across hundreds of suppliers.

During the session, Louise Mayer described the all-too-common supply chain challenges Napoleon faced.

Napoleon’s Key Challenges

  • 10+ price discrepancies per day that eroded profit margin
  • Manual PO process led to inefficiencies
  • Late customer shipments
  • Expedite fees due to late deliveries
  • Mismatched invoices
  • Late & incomplete deliveries caused by incorrect lead times and quantities

At the root of these challenges were significant inefficiencies in the first mile of their supply chain — supplier collaboration. Napoleon needed to transform their purchasing process and automate manual procedures and make their supply chain more reliable.

With SourceDay, Napoleon has simplified their supplier communication without having to maintain a supplier portal, go through complicated training, and support revisions.

SourceDay paid for itself in less than 3 months…

– Louise Mayer

The SourceDay Approach

With SourceDay, Napoleon is able to see more accurate lead times and quantities so they can keep production plans on target.

By streamlining and error-proofing the acknowledgment process across procurement, accounts payable and vendors, Napoleon is able to improve on-time delivery.

Before SourceDay, inaccurate supplier invoices led to overpayments. With SourceDay, Napoleon can more closely monitor POs and see mismatches where they originate.

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SourceDay Joins Global P21 Members at Connect 2019

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We can’t compete with New Orleans nightlife, but as far as procurement goes, consider us Louis Armstrong! From September 8-10, SourceDay will join Prophet 21 World Wide User Group Members in New Orleans for Connect 2019. If you’re planning to attend, don’t miss our breakout session “How Data Handicaps your ERP,” our exhibitor booth, and our Amazon Echo Show Giveaway.

Over the course of three days, we’ll hear from supply chain thought leaders from around the world, connect with WWUG members, and experience the city of New Orleans.

The event will be a whirlwind, but we hope you’ll make time to come and see us at booth #400. Learn about SourceDay and how our Saas solution can create transparency in your supply chain. We’ll also be hosting an Amazon Echo Show Giveaway. Stop by our booth and meet some of the SourceDay team to be entered for a chance to win!

On Tuesday, September 10, at 1:45 pm, hear from SourceDay experts in the session “How Data Handicaps your ERP.” Discover the importance of ERP data integrity and the impact that inaccurate supplier data has on scheduling, inventory, revenue, costs, and risks. Supplier Collaboration represents one of the largest external forces on your supply chain. Tighter communication on incoming materials significantly reduces risk. Learn the importance of focusing on PO acknowledgments, supplier collaboration, and managing change with suppliers.

Be sure to attend our session to be entered for another chance to win an Amazon Echo Show!

We hope to see you during the event! But if you can’t make it to Connect 2019, you can still get in touch with us by emailing contact@sourceday.com

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SourceDay Team Joins Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference

SourceDay is excited to sponsor the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference in two weeks! You have lots of great ways to spend your time in Phoenix, and we hope to see you at one of the events Team SourceDay will attend:

  1. Hear Jean-Louis Marin (VP of IT) from Napoleon Products explain how they freed their buyers from spreadsheets and emails and improved on-time shipments by 15%. Marin will explain how a global team manages thousands of POs through SourceDay’s platform, preventing ERP data errors and reducing costly surprises in their factories. Attend on Monday, May 13, at 2:00pm, in Grand Sonoran F – Level 1.
  2. Get to know our team at Booth #427. We’ll share how we transform supplier collaboration and ensure on-time delivery of the right parts at the right price.
  3. Everyone who attends our session or visits our booth will be entered into a drawing to win a premium Napoleon Rogue 525 SB Grill. We want to give away one of our favorite products from one of our favorite SourceDay customers—just in time for your summer barbecues.
  4. Join us for Happy Hour! We will be at the Exhibit Showcase Networking Reception on Monday, May 13, from 5:30-7:00pm in Grand Canyon Ballroom, Level 1.
  5. We’re curious to see if Arizona barbecue holds a candle to our favorite Texas barbecue. Join us at the Tierra Madrew Lawn for mingling and BBQ on Tuesday, May 14, from 7-9pm.

And if none of these times work for you, feel free to schedule a meeting with us by emailing contact@sourceday.com.

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