The development of a best-in-class P2P program takes among other things, sponsorship, effort collaboration, vision, expertise, and a supporting technology infrastructure. Yesterday's webinar: Procure-to-Pay: The Best in Class Blueprint helped define exactly what is needed to create a superior program design. Taken one by one, each element is significant, and critical. Take sponsorship, for example. If a program does not have the backing of the CFO or corporate management, it likely will not happen. The benefits of the program must be sold to the CFO; how does if benefit, and is it worthwhile to the company? Of course, today there is lots of data to prove that procure-to-pay programs are worth the effort, but what must be sold is that you can make it work. That brings us to the second point: collaboration. Working with all of the other departments that will be affected by the process and obtaining feedback, questions, suggestions, will help make the process more accessible and also help in selling it to the end users.