The Human Side of Automation

On-demand Webinar | Free

Automation doesn’t have to be thought about as a job-destroyer, but a job creator. In the future of finance, where one job is lost, others are created. Automation can help to restructure the workforce, creating more thought-provoking, creative jobs.

In this webinar we’ll focus on how AP can prepare/educate/improve their skill sets for a future of increased automation and how Finance execs can prepare to re-purpose talent they have in AP, offer appropriate training, rework job descriptions, etc… Industry expert Judy Bicking and Basware customer Heather Weis will speak to their experience in this area.

Judy Bicking
Senior Trainer, IOFM

Judy Bicking is a consultant, public speaker and author who specializes in accounts payable, accounts receivable and related topics. A 27-year Johnson & Johnson Global Business Services veteran, she was first recognized as a leader in credit management and then as a pioneer and leader in procure-to-pay. After a successful career in leading and managing AR and AP, she was tapped to lead the team to develop J&J’s U.S. shared service center. She later served as AP’s global director on J&J’s European P2P project team. Under Bicking’s direction, the staff members at J&J were the first to earn the TAPN/IOFM AP Departmental Certification designation. Bicking authored and took the lead on much of the AP Network’s AP Pro Train online learning center content, and she participated as a co-founder and subject matter expert for the TAPN/IOFM AP Certification program.

heather_weisHeather Weis
Manager of Finance Shared Services, GKN Driveline

 Heather Weis is the Finance Shared Services Manager for GKN Driveline NA, Inc. where she has been for 16 years.  She manages the Payroll, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Treasury and Consolidations shared services teams and was the lead for the Basware P2P Automation Implementation.  This was a multi-year journey to convince the organization to move forward with automation from a completely manual, paper process.  Following this implementation, she is looking forward to the next phase for GKN Finance – Global Back Office transformation.  When not attached to her computer, she can be found working on DIY projects or traveling in the Caribbean with her husband Jon.  You can reach her at

Continuing Education Credits available:

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Receive 1 CEU toward renewing APM, APS, APPM or APPS certification from the Institute of Finance and Management! The Accounts Payable Certification and Procure-to-Pay Certification Programs are designed to establish standards for the profession and recognize Accounts Payable and Procure-to-Pay professionals who, by possessing related work experience and passing a comprehensive exam, have met stringent requirements for mastering the Accounts Payable and Procure-to-Pay bodies of knowledge.

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