It’s Here! Welcome to Austin for AvidXchange’s REVOLUTION 2016!

Tomorrow at 9 a.m. CT, the revolution begins. REVOLUTION 2016, AvidXchange’s annual users’ conference, will be in full swing at the W Austin Hotel! This is our chance to connect with you, talk about what we’ve been working on, and how we can improve your experience with our AP automation solutions.

We’ve packed REVOLUTION 2016 with the content you’ve requested – dynamic demos, splendid speakers, and up to 15 CPE credits to provide you with the most valuable conference experience yet. Here’s what you can expect from this year’s conference:

REVOLUTION 2016: Tuesday, May 10

9 a.m. General Session: WELCOME TO REVOLUTION 2016

During this session, we’re going to walk you through the agenda, show you how to use the conference app, and give you some helpful hints on how to get the most out of your conference experience.

9:15 a.m. General Session: State of AvidXchange

We’ll give you insights into the team members we’ve added across the organization to support you, and a look at how these team members are helping to deliver even better solutions and services. We’ll also shed some light on what’s ahead for the “New AvidXchange” in terms of our brand portfolio and offerings, to create a more streamlined experience for you.

9:45 a.m. General Session: 2016 Product Overview and Roadmap

 What’s next for your AvidXchange user experience? Join Mike Bates, VP of Product Strategy and Offerings, as he shares all the great things the product team has been working on to deliver a revolutionized experience for you. This session includes an interactive solution story, highlighting the entire user experience from purchase order through payment.

11 a.m General Session: Top 5 Things Finance Professionals Need to Know About Best in Class AP

 Jimmy LeFever hosts an exciting session to help you get the most out of your investment in AP Automation. PayStream Advisors specializes in industry research in the P2P space, and assists companies just like yours in making educated choices about how to optimize their processes.

Partner Program [Business Partners Only] LIMITED

 Join us for our 6th Annual Partner Connect – an exclusive workshop just for our business partners. We’re excited to take you through an in-depth look at how AP and Payment Automation can benefit your customers— and give you an advantage over your competition. Come prepared to learn and walk away with the knowledge and insight you need to refer the right prospects and create a great revenue stream for your business.

12 p.m. Networking Lunch

 Take a break from our information-packed sessions with a networking lunch where you’ll enjoy chatting with fellow attendees over a delightful lunch in the indoor / outdoor TRACE lounge.

1 p.m. General Session: How to Achieve Breakthrough Execution and Accelerate Growth

 Join Patrick Thean, an author who has written extensively about creating high-functioning teams, for his exciting session to help you take your company to the next level. Confidence contributes tremendously to great execution. If you start losing confidence, decision-making typically becomes tentative, leading to slower execution. Execution is a curious thing. It is multifaceted and non-linear. Some people make the mistake of thinking that execution is linear and only about metrics and processes. Step by step by step. That is Execution 101. It’s a good start, but don’t allow your journey towards great execution to be limited by just metrics and processes. Great execution comes from being able to predict, prepare, do, and adjust in order to adapt to what life throws at you.

2:30 p.m. Afternoon Refreshment Break [Network by Accounting System]

 Discuss AP best practices with experts, as well as other users who utilize similar accounting systems. Use this time to discuss ideas, troubleshoot issues, and share solutions.

MRI Vendor Pay Refreshment Break [Exclusive for MRI Customers] LIMITED

 Join Philip Sylvestor, AvidXchange Product Leader to learn more about the new MRI Vendor Pay Solution built specifically for our MRI customers.

3 p.m. Product Insights: Purchase Order and Invoice with Mike Bates, SVP of Product Strategy and Offerings, AvidXchange LIMITED

See the automated purchase order and invoice experience in action. The product team is proud to present all of the latest for your purchase order and invoice experiences. They will unveil a preview of what the new purchasing solution, AvidBuy, will look like and will demo key functionality, such as creating a purchase requisition, and matching the purchase order with the invoice and automatically flipping the data for approval and payment. In addition to AvidBuy having a new look, AvidInvoice has also received a facelift, and both will be revealed during this session. You’ll see a demo of your brand new user experience that is built mobile-friendly so that you can access your great software experience in the office or on the go.

Product Insights: Payables Lockbox: Achieving Further Efficiency with the Latest Lockbox Features (*Strongroom Customers Only)

Join Justin Nelson for an information-packed session that will cover best practices for using Payables Lockbox and how to increase operational efficiencies. The latest features in Payables Lockbox that ultimately result in less keying, less exceptions, and less late fees in your AP process will also be covered. You can expect to hear about upcoming features in Payables Lockbox that will help you achieve even more efficiency too!

4 p.m. Keynote: Trends in P2P: Expanding Your Role as a Financial Strategist with Henry Ijams, Paystream Advisors

 Join Henry Ijams, of Paystream Advisors, to learn the state of B2B Payments and where the industry is headed.

5 p.m. General Session: Closing Remarks and Event Preview

Christopher Elmore will recap key takeaways from the day and give you the inside scoop on the details for the REV16 Reception. Think Tex-Mex, cocktails, and pedicabs.

6 p.m. Cocktails & Networking Reception at Brazos Hall LIMITED

Time to kick back and enjoy authentic craft cocktails, Austin cuisine and live music at Brazos Hall Rooftop Deck, located just a short walk away at 204 E 4th St.
REVOLUTION 2016: Wednesday, May 11

9 a.m. Best Practices: AvidInvoice System Admin Training – ADVANCED [pre-reg only] LIMITED

This session is for experienced admins that want to move beyond the “how to,” and begin to use AvidInvoice as a tool for process measurement and process improvement.

Best Practices: AvidInvoice System Admin Training – BEGINNER [pre-reg only] LIMITED

This session is for new admins that want to learn AvidInvoice Best Practices as well tips on how to optimize their user experience

Product Insights: Strongroom Payables Lockbox Best Practices [Exclusive for Strongroom Customers] LIMITED

This session will cover:
• Payables Lockbox cross-client data as it relates to approval process timeframes for benchmarking
• Best Practices for Administrators to enforce controls and prevent fraud
• Turning Payables Lockbox into a source of additional revenue
• Recommendations on how to increase adoption of Payables Lockbox by your

9:30 a.m. Business Strategy: Tax Compliance Automation with Avalara LIMITED

Everything you need to know when it comes to Tax Compliance.

10:30 a.m. Morning Refreshment Break

Grab a cup of coffee, sit outside in the sunshine, or mix and mingle for a quick 15-minute break before we start our next exciting sessions!

11 a.m. Best Practices: The Scary Truth About B2B Fraud with Rhonda Rogers LIMITED

This session will cover:
• Payables Lockbox cross-client data as it relates to approval process timeframes for benchmarking
• Best Practices for Administrators to enforce controls and prevent fraud
• Turning Payables Lockbox into a source of additional revenue
• Recommendations on how to increase adoption of Payables Lockbox by your board

Business Strategy: Driving Corporate Efficiency with B2B Payments LIMITED

Don Cable has been in the commercial payments space for years, and during that time he’s seen the adoption of electronic methods increase to enable companies to reduce costs and operate more efficiently. In this session, he’ll share:
• The latest industry insights in B2B Payments
• How MasterCard sees payments evolving
• What regulatory and compliance factors are motivating change in the payments space

Product Insights: Beginners Guide to AvidPay Services [Exclusive for AvidPay Customers]

• Improve payment execution by improving data in your accounting system
• Learn how to add information to payment descriptions
• Tips on how to respond to requests for refunds and/or rejects
• Best practices for managing common exceptions

12 p.m. Networking Lunch

Take a break with lunch as you chat with fellow attendees and speakers.

1 p.m. General Session: Lessons in Leadership Ed Robinson, Institute of Financial Operations

Ed Robinson, certified speaking professional and former CPA, is the author of four books and an expert in practice growth. His energetic, engaging and entertaining style is only one reason why Ed’s strategies improve performance, helping individuals manage change, and increase revenue regardless of economic times and challenges. Whether the task is leadership, sales training, or dealing with change — and beginning with the particular challenges of an audience, Ed underscores the basics such as the attributes of professionalism, change management and business growth.

2 p.m. Best Practices: Expense Management with Gorilla Expense

During this deep dive discussion about the world of expense management, you’ll discover tangible tips and tricks as CV walks you through a live product demo. You’ll learn how to better streamline your expense process, reduce waste, and increase efficiencies.

Business Strategy: Leading Change as a Woman in Finance with Karen Bertaux, CFO, AvidXchange LIMITED

CNNMoney analyzed four executive positions — chief financial officers, chief operating officers, and other key roles at major companies. Women only held 16.5% of these four positions. Why? The business world is making progress, but the numbers continue to be short of pointing toward true gender equality. As a finance professional that has navigated her way to the C-Suite, Karen Bertaux, is excited to share her story with other finance professionals. She’ll share the best practices she’s developed over the years to help you take your career to the next level.

Product Insights: The Supplier Experience with Henry Ijams, PayStream Advisors and Rachel Hoppe, Product Manager LIMITED

We’re excited to talk to you more about an offering designed to streamline the invoice and payment process between you and your suppliers. Join, Rachel Hoppe as she discusses how this new product offering will increase your electronic payment adoption rate, minimize supplier inquiries, improve your master vendor data, and strengthen your relationship with your suppliers. See how AvidXchange will make it easy for your suppliers to quickly gain insights into their outstanding payables, and take advantage of early payment options to get paid faster and better manage their cash flow in an interactive product demonstration.

2:45 p.m. Afternoon Break

Grab a cup of coffee, sit outside in the sunshine, or mix and mingle for a quick 15-minute break before we close out Day 2!

3 p.m. General Session: The APN Network and AvidXchange Payment Offerings with Meitra Aycock, VP, Commercial Credit Product Management, Comdata, Inc.

We’re continuing to evolve our payment offerings to meet you where you are in your shift toward electronic payments, and we’ll show you how you can print checks on-site and take advantage of a variety of electronic methods through the AvidPay Network. We’ll demo the fully integrated experience, so that you can see just how seamless the payment process is with your accounting system.

4:30 p.m. General Session: Closing Remarks + Announcement of Passport to Prizes Winners

That’s a wrap! Red Maxwell and Chris Elmore will deliver closing remarks in addition to announcing the Winners of the Passport to Prizes! Note: Passport participants must be present to win.

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