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Peter Loughlin, Head of P2P Strategy, Orange Business Services

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Peter Loughlin

Pete has worked as a P2P specialist for over 15 years and has worked for some of the largest organisations in the world including Hewlett Packard, Royal Bank of Scotland, KPMG and Deloitte. He has detailed, hands-on experience of P2P implementation and strategy development both from procurement and finance perspectives.

Pete currently leads the development and implementation of Orange Business Services global P2P strategy.

Shared services age: 4 years

Location: Chennai, India 

Number of countries serviced: 220

Main ERP: Oracle

Annual volume of AP invoices processed: 250,000

One thing we are most proud of: Orange Business Services have won the World Communications Award (WCA) for the "Best Global Operator" for four consecutive years, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. This is voted for directly by our Multinational clients.

Advice to share: Key lessons to share are around various aspects of P2P, particulalry in getting purchasing and finance to collaborate.