BC Hydro CPO Details Procure-to-Pay Success through Significant Capital

BMO Financial Group Helped Utility Leader Instill Spend Controls During $6.5 Billion Infrastructure Upgrade

ISM's 95th Annual International Supply Management Conference - SAN DIEGO, April 26 /CNW/ - BC Hydro's acting chief procurement officer (CPO) will discuss his team's procure-to-pay strategy that is successfully supporting significant capital investments at ISM's Annual Supply Management Conference today.

Three years ago, BC Hydro, one of Canada's largest electric utilities, faced a major challenge: it had outsourced procurement and realized it needed to support major infrastructure upgrades, which would more than double its annual non-energy spend. To meet this need, the utility quickly ramped up an integrated internal and external team to bring significant spend under control including a partnership with BMO Spend & Payment Solutions for its Corporate Card spend.

Acting CPO Tony Morris, who leads the utility's procurement will detail his strategy to transform decentralized procurement procedures into a streamlined process, instill spend analysis, and enforce organizational compliance through procurement card (p-card) programs and online procurement.

    WHO:      Tony Morris, Acting Chief Procurement Officer, BC Hydro

    WHAT:     "Responding to Significant Change: BC Hydro Powers
              Procure-to-Pay Excellence"

    WHEN:     Monday, April 26, 2010 at 2 p.m.

    WHERE:    ISM's 95th Annual International Supply Management Conference -
              San Diego, CA: http://www.ism.ws/confplanner/conf.cfm?confID=34

About BMO Spend & Payment Solutions

A division of BMO Financial Group, BMO Spend & Payment Solutions is a leading commercial card, spend and payment solutions provider in North America. BMO Spend & Payment Solutions' products are widely used by corporations, non-profit and government-sector organizations to manage, control and gain better visibility into their commercial spending and payments.

SOURCE BMO Financial Group

For further information: For further information: Company Contact: Ralph Marranca, BMO Financial Group, (416) 867-3996, Ralph.Marranca@bmo.com; Media Contact: Nina Gill, Corporate Ink, (617) 969-9192, ngill@corporateink.com

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