Skip links

How Albertsons and Quad are Becoming Better Partners Through a Portal


Tuesday, November 1, 2022

2:00pm EDT - 3:00pm EDT

Albertsons has been a long-time believer in efficient procure-to-pay operations.  In fact, they’ve had supplier inquiry enabled via apexportal since 2007!   Then they integrated the portal with their internal help desk system.

Over the years, lots of change occurred in the form of mergers, acquisitions, the impact on supply chain and on consumer demand brought about by the pandemic.

Add to that a new ERP financial system and a growing vendor master (170,000 records).  Albertsons turned to the foundation they created with supplier-self-service and built upon it to fine tune an automated supplier onboarding strategy.

Meanwhile, suppliers like Quad, who do marketing and advertising for Albertsons and other retailers, could continue to use the portal to communicate and collaborate.  And now Quad and all of Albertsons suppliers can make changes to their company information, required documents, special supplier statuses (like diversity and ESG) and more, efficiently without having to call or email anyone.  And Albertsons can meet their goals of efficiency, regulatory compliance, risk management with automation.

Join the webinar to listen to Kathy Hosek and Bill Reffke talk about:

  • How the automated onboarding workflow, validations and more work.
  • How the portal gives Bill information when he needs it.
  • Ways apexportal lets Albertsons do more to meet their compliance and efficiency goals without adding staff.

Speakers (click for more info):

Kathy Hosek, Director of Expense Payables for Albertsons oversees indirect payables including travel, capital payables and services. She has worked in grocery accounting for more than 25 years.  She was with Safeway prior to the merger with Albertsons.

Bill Reffke is Senior Credit Specialist with Quad Graphics, a position he has held for more than eight years.  He manages the second largest portfolio of business, including many large retailers.  He has been in the  printing industry for 30+ years. Prior to Quad, was with Brown Printing until Quad’s acquisition in 2014.

Danny Thompson, SVP, Market & Product Strategy at apexanalytix. Danny is responsible for defining, communicating and leading our company’s software product strategy and roadmap. He works closely with our customers to ensure that each solution helps them meet their business objectives. He has a background in ERP implementation, process automation and financial shared services. He previously was vice president of product management at Tungsten Network, a global business-to-business e-invoicing firm. He also is a former global process driver for invoice-to-pay at Pfizer.

We use cookies on this site to enhance your user experience.
By clicking any link on this page you are giving your consent for us to set cookies. No, give me more info.