SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Zip, the world’s only intake-to-pay platform, today announced its inaugural annual user conference, Zip Forward, will be held November 8, 2023, in the heart of San Francisco’s Financial District at The Conservatory at One Sansome. Distinguished finance and procurement executives, industry thought leaders and Zip customers will converge to explore the latest trends, advancements and real-world success stories of how designing for speed and user experience can enable them to control spend and thrive in times of economic volatility. Attendees will hear inspiring stories of how people and businesses have built new technologies faster than ever before, learn how hundreds of organizations are using Zip to modernize their source-to-pay processes and how the roles of finance and procurement leaders are evolving to support strategic business growth.
"Automating finance and procurement controls at scale is a complex challenge for growing and established enterprises, but we've cracked the code by focusing first where others have consistently fallen short: solving for the user experience of intake-to-pay processes,” said Rujul Zaparde, co-founder and CEO of Zip. “More than 250 customers use Zip for a frictionless end-to-end procurement lifecycle. As businesses increasingly seek to proactively control spend to support overall financial and organization health, launching our official user conference, Zip Forward, was an easy decision. This conference is a timely and critical exchange for organizations aiming to empower their finance and procurement leaders. Zip Forward will provide a forum for essential conversations around procurement challenges and opportunities and also offer guidance on how to optimize financial processes, enabling businesses to control spend and drive growth."
Zip Forward at a Glance
- When: November 8, 2023, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. PT
- What: Keynotes, fireside chats with customers, new product announcements and demos
- Who: CFOs, CPOs, controllers and procurement leaders
- Where: The Conservatory at One Sansome in San Francisco
- How: Save the Date here
Zip Forward will feature keynote presentations from Mike Scarpelli, CFO at Snowflake; Laurence A. Tosi, former CFO at Airbnb and Blackstone and currently managing partner at Westcap; Jason Moore, director of procurement operations at Discover Financial; and procurement futurist Dr. Elouise Epstein, partner at Kearney.
“I’m looking forward to engaging with Zip’s customers and discussing the evolving procurement landscape in which Zip plays such a critical role,” said Dr. Elouise Epstein, procurement futurist and longtime partner at Kearney. “Zip uniquely addresses the root cause of the challenges procurement teams face by modernizing spend controls in a way that prioritizes user experience and increases adoption.”
Zip is the world’s only intake-to-pay platform. Providing a single platform for any employee to initiate and complete a purchase or vendor request, Zip helps businesses gain clear and timely visibility across all business spend, while dramatically improving the employee experience. The platform’s no-code configuration and intelligent workflows integrated across disparate systems enable businesses to automatically route requests for faster approval across finance, legal, procurement, IT, security and other teams. Zip consolidates all the steps and tools used across the purchasing lifecycle in one platform. Leading enterprises and high-growth startups like Northwestern Mutual, Snowflake, Canva, Airtable, Webflow, Databricks and over 250 others use Zip to streamline their procurement processes while delighting their business users.