How Procurement and IT Partner for Better SaaS Management at Zuora

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Maria Centeno, Head of Procurement at Zuora

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With SaaS now accounting for a significant portion of an enterprise’s software spend, procurement is at the center of strategic business decisions.. Let’s unpack the challenges and opportunities of managing a growing list of IT partners during a fast-paced conversation based on real-world procurement experiences at Zuora. Join Maria Centeno, Head of Procurement at Zuora, as she discusses the strategies that her organization implemented to establish a new, more efficient, and more inclusive process for purchasing and renewing SaaS contracts. Maria notes, “Sure, we had our spreadsheet for tracking SaaS application licenses like everyone else, but let’s be honest, it wasn’t an effective solution to creating value in our business. We knew we could do better.” In this live event, Maria will reveal how a SaaS management platform helped her: -Redefine Procurement’s role in the purchase and renewal process of SaaS applications vs. traditional software applications -Demonstrate Procurement’s strategic value by gaining visibility into actual SaaS usage -Build a more collaborative purchase process across IT, Legal, and the Business This session will be fast-paced and we’ll have live Q&A, so come with questions and expect to engage in a compelling conversation!

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