Pagero Is One of the New Faces at eWorld in September

eWorld comes to London on September 27th. The twice-a -year conference and exhibition at the QE2 Conference Centre in Westminster has a strong programme of presentations and workshops, as well as an exhibition are with around 30 procurement-related solution providers participating. And it is free to attend for procurement practitioners.

One of the reasons we enjoy the event and find it useful is as a chance to meet firms we don’t already know – as well as meet up with old friends and acquaintances. One of the former at this event is technology firm Pagero, so we caught up recently with Oscar Wegland, Sales and Marketing Manager for Pagero UK, for a quick introduction.

Pagero, founded in 1990, has offices in UK, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Holland, UAE, Sri Lanka as well as the Nordics where the company was founded in Gothenburg, Sweden. The product set is based on an open network and now includes a range of eOrder and eInvoicing products and services. For a firm we haven’t come across, they have some impressive clients, including HP and Johnson & Johnson.

The team in the UK is still small, but “going to eWorld is part of our intention to grow here. We think the event has the right audience for us, which includes private and public sector procurement executives”. Especially with the NHS mandate for e-Commerce and PEPPOL currently being implemented, meaning change both for NHS Trusts and their suppliers. Pagero “also provides value-added services for Procurement and Finance such as real-time spend control, touchless accounts payable as well as services to track and reduce off contract spend”.

At eWorld, Wegland is going to be talking about their service “D.A.M.M.” (he apologises for the acronym!). That stands for Data Accuracy Management Module, and is an example of a new approach to spend analytics that we are beginning to see. We reported here on the Tungsten equivalent product, and somewhat like that example, Pagero is providing “spend analysis in real-time”. So for instance, this will pick up inaccurate pricing immediately at the point of invoicing, not months later when traditional spend analytics might kick in. It is an interesting area that seems to have some real potential, so we hope to get along to Wegland’s session, which is at 12.45 on the 27th.

If you are going to the event, don’t forget to arrive in time for what we suspect will be a powerful keynote from Giles Breault and Sammy Rashed. And in breaking news, Peter Smith of Spend Matters is running a workshop! It won’t be a formal PowerPoint type session – but all he will tell us at the moment is that it is titled “Making a Difference”, and that he has been inspired by going to see the Groundhog Day musical recently!  (Actually, the programme is here if you want a little more detail).

We’ll see you on the 27th.

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