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2021 Financial Leadership Summit

Preconference Demo Q&As

Links to each Preconference Demo Q&A session are available in the conference hub.


Day 3 - Tuesday, May 11

10:00 am – 10:15 am Eastern

Best Practices for the Month-End Close
Presented by FloQast
The way we work has drastically changed over the past few months. With finance and accounting teams working virtually, the importance of team collaboration and an accurate month-end close has grown exponentially.

Join FloQast's Q&A and Demo session to see firsthand how close management software from FloQast empowers your team to close the books faster and more accurately, all while working remote.


10:30 am – 10:45 am Eastern

Leading at Speed with OneStream’s Intelligent Finance Platform
Presented by OneStream Software
Learn how OneStream’s Intelligent Finance Platform unleashes the power of Finance and empowers the enterprise with financial and operational insights


  • Jennifer Fifer | Senior Solutions Consultant | OneStream Software
  • John O’Rourke | VP of Product Marketing and Communications | OneStream Software

11:00 am – 11:15 am Eastern

Digital Transformation: Is Technology Helping Humans Race Ahead Or Leaving Them Behind?
Presented by Sage Intacct
While digital transformation holds the promise of enabling organizations to reshape their processes to yield significant benefits, we must not turn a blind eye to the potential downsides and human costs.


11:30 am – 11:45 am Eastern

Continuous Integrated Planning with IBM Planning Analytics with Watson
Presented by IBM
Successful planning requires accurate data, a single source of truth, collaboration across organization and the flexibility to adjust plans and forecasts quickly. In this session, you’ll see first hand how IBM Planning Analytics with Watson, an Extended Planning and Analysis (xP&A) solution, not only automates and streamlines planning but integrates plans across every part of your organization, from Finance to Operations, Sales and beyond. And it does more than just plan –it analyzes data, reveals trends, and allows real-time iteration for continuous planning. With built-in predictive capabilities, you can create more accurate, timely forecasts, without the need of a data scientist.


  • Bill Primerano | WW Data and AI Technical Specialist, IBM Technology Sales | IBM

Day 4 - Thursday, May 13

10:30 am – 10:45 am Eastern

30 Seconds a Day Can Change Your Whole Perspective - A Moment of Calm
Presented by Ledgent
Ledgent Finance & Accounting and Calm are teaming up to discuss how you can build mental fitness, improve focus, and boost productivity. Please join us for a quick and relaxing session as we share easy breathing exercises you can incorporate into your daily routine. Two lucky attendees will also walk away with a free 12-month subscription to Calm. Think of this as an investment in YOU!


11:00 am – 11:15 am Eastern

Be Audit-ready With Visual Lease
Presented by Visual Lease
Get a sneak peek into the #1 lease optimization software on the market. We’ll show you how to generate audit-ready journal entries, disclosures and reports you need to get and stay compliant with ASC 842, IFRS 16 and GASB 87 lease accounting standards, automatically.


11:30 am – 11:45 am Eastern

Cambridge Global Payments Live Demo and Q&A
Presented by Cambridge Global Payments
Cambridge Global Payments provides an award winning online platform for sending or receiving funds in over 140 currencies.  Allen Raines, National Account Manager at Cambridge Global Payments, will walk you through everything from exchanging currencies, sending or receiving funds, and mitigating currency exchange risk in this interactive session.


  • Allen Raines | National Account Manager | Cambridge Global Payments

Day 5 - Tuesday, May 18

10:30 am – 10:45 am Eastern

AI-Powered Integrated Receivables Platform For The Office of the CFO
Presented by HighRadius
HighRadius creates value for the office of a CFO by providing end-to-end automation for the accounts receivables and the treasury department. Our AI-powered Integrated Receivables platform has helped 400+ companies optimize their working capital, safeguard their cash flow and reduce their DSO and bad debt - enabling them to flourish despite a turbulent economy.

In this live demonstration, our solution expert will give you a sneak peek into our AI-powered cloud solutions for order-to-cash: credit, collections, billing and payments, deductions and cash application - all integrated on a single platform. You will get to see how the different modules of our solution “talk” to each other in real-time, and could work together to increase A/R department productivity, improve customer experience and provide better visibility and control over global receivables. 


11:30 am – 11:45 am Eastern

Automated Reporting Across the Organization
Presented by Workiva
Workiva brings together teams, data and sources to streamline various internal and external reporting processes. Our platform helps eliminate the risky, time consuming manual tasks associated with gathering and staging data for analysis and population in key end deliverables. This session will include a high level demonstration of Workiva's capabilities to automate data extracts from source systems and prepare data into meaningful summarizations for analysis and report publishing.



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