Rockford, IL USA – October 19, 2017 – WATT Global Media was selected to receive a 2017 Connectiv Innovation award in the category of Leveraging Ecosystem Partners for use of vendors in Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable accounting systems.

WATT’s Director of Technology, Andrew Smith, was on hand to present the systems innovation and accept the award. The Connectiv Innovation Awards ceremony was held on October 6, 2017 in New York, NY, and celebrated innovative solutions to the biggest problems facing the B2B media industry.

The award recognized the results of WATT Global Media’s multi-year process of upgrading from an onsite accounting system, CRM, and manual submission of invoices and expenses to an online, fully integrated accounts receivable and accounts payable system. The new system, consisting of multiple cloud-based tools, created a paperless accounts receivable and accounts payable system for associates, vendors and customers, resulting in significantly increased workflow efficiencies.

Andrew Smith is the Director of Technology with WATT Global Media. Andy works to develop new products and services from the technical perspective and oversees solving technical and logistical challenges for a cutting-edge, work-from-anywhere-at-any-time workforce. He holds a master’s degree in Information Technology and Management from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago.

“I was honored to represent WATT Global Media to receive a Connectiv Innovation award,” states Andy Smith, Director of Technology. “Our Accounting team has consistently challenged the status quo to spearhead the system overhaul. They are always willing to try new systems, find better and more efficient ways to get work done and not just work as they always have. This was a real company-wide effort that resulted in success.”

About WATT Global Media
WATT Global Media provides exceptional business content and solutions to the agribusiness industry. As an industry innovator, WATT Global Media has connected buyers and sellers in the poultry, pig, animal feed and pet food industries through its media channels for 100 years.

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