Breaking a budget is a ditch on one side of the road. This impacts overall financial performance and impairs accurate forecasting. Poor procurement processes contribute to this process. Adding compensating and manual controls (i.e., manual purchase orders) is used to control the spend, but it can act as a ditch on the other side of the road, as manual processes cost time, impair efficiency, and lead to errors. This session will cover the direct and cascading value (to performance, cashflow, quality, and cost) for organizations that deploy electronic purchase order processes.