Project Description

September 22, 2009 – Lavante Highlighting its Innovative Products at the Shared Services and Outsourcing Summit

Leader in On–Demand Profit Recovery Demonstrating Live, On-Line Solutions

San Jose – September 22, 2009 – Lavante, the leading provider of on–demand profit recovery solutions for Fortune 1000 companies, will be demonstrating its latest on-demand recovery auditing and new recovery estimation software at the 13th Annual North American Shared Services & Outsourcing Summit, September 28-October 1, 2009 at the Swissôtel hotel in Chicago, IL.  In addition, Lavante will be moderating a panel of industry experts focused on innovation and best practices in accounts payables.

Lavante will demonstrate its on-demand Strategic Recovery, Vendor File Management, and new ProForma Estimator software.  The latest versions of the software offer increased leverage of Lavante’s vendor network of over 1.8 million companies to help clients increase recoveries, better manage their vendor files, and prevent missed discounts and profit leakage. The new ProForma Estimator utilizes sample data provided by a prospective client, history from Lavante’s vendor network and Lavante’s analytics to estimate recovery results and vendor file updates likely from an audit engagement.

Sherry DePew, VP of Product Management at Lavante will moderate a panel of accounts payable professionals from Crate & Barrel, Dow Corning and LMI Aerospace in a conference session entitled “The AP Apprentice Challenge: 30 Ideas In 40 Minutes.” Participants will highlight steps and ideas to automate and streamline the accounts payables process.

News Highlights

  • Conference Demo – Lavante will offer live, real-time demonstrations of its innovative software applications in booths #8-10 at the Shared Services and Outsourcing Network Summit (SSON) in the Swissôtel Chicago, Chicago, IL, September 28 – October 1.
  • Panel Discussion, October 1, 1:30 pm – Lavante’s VP of Product Management, Sherry DePew, will moderate the conference session “30 ideas in 40 minutes,” where shared service professionals will connect on accounts payables process ideas and innovations.
  • Lavante “Tweeting” From Show – Follow real-time updates from the show floor and sessions at


“SSON has consistently brought together the most influential and strategic minds in the Shared Services industry to our annual conference.  We value our ongoing partnership with Lavante as they consistently contribute to the greater conversation.  Lavante always provokes an in depth and knowledgeable discussion and contributes to the creation of ideas and solutions through its industry involvement and product innovations.”
Anil Persaud, Director Business Development- Shared Services & BPO IQPC

“Professionals in Shared Services often get too focused on their own environment and are not exposed to the advice and experiences of other professionals in their space.  The ‘30 in 40’ format allows people to explore many topics and create robust networking groups that can discuss common issues together during and after the conference.  In today’s economy, companies cannot afford to miss opportunities like this to share best-practice insights and troubleshoot common problems.”
Sherry DePew, Vice President, Product Management

About Lavante

Lavante is the leading provider of on-demand strategic profit recovery and vendor information management software solutions. Lavante helps Fortune 1000 companies enhance cash flow, productivity and control. Lavante’s SaaS-based offering provides on-demand visibility into the audit process and brings intelligence to vendor relationships to help prevent future profit loss. For more information, visit Follow us on twitter at

About Shared Services & Outsourcing Network

The Shared Services & Outsourcing Network (SSON) is the largest and most established community for over 10,000 shared services and outsourcing professionals.  SSON is part of International Quality and Productivity Center, IQPC, with international offices in New York, London, Singapore, Sydney, Johannesburg, Berlin and Dubai.  SSON focuses on developing its members by providing training, tools, and networking opportunities to research current trends