Credit Union Fintech: AppZen

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AppZen Background:

AppZen delivers the world’s leading AI platform for modern finance teams. Starting with business spend, we automate manual process, uncover problems, and optimize decision making for enterprises around the globe, including one-fourth of the Fortune 500. Our platform combines patented deep learning, computer vision, and semantic analysis with intelligence from thousands of online data sources to understand financial transactions in business context and make decisions before those transactions happen. AppZen is a must have for CFOs and their teams to reduce spend, comply with policy, and streamline process. Since we released our platform in 2016, over 1,000 enterprises have standardized on AppZen, including three of the top ten banks, four of the top ten media companies, three of the top ten pharmaceutical manufacturers, two of the top five aerospace companies, and five of the top ten software providers.

 

AppZen

https://www.appzen.com/

 6201 America Center Drive, Suite 300 San Jose, CA 95002

 

Top 3 Problems solved:

  1. Audits expense reports, receipts, invoices, and contracts
  2. Checks data across hundred of online sources for verification
  3. Enables Accounts Payable and T&E teams to detect fraud, compliance issues, and pricing violations within minutes of an expense

 

AppZen Founders: Anant Kale and Kunal Verma

With the mission of bringing ai to back offices around the world, Anant Kale founded AppZen in 2012. Today, Anant is responsible for the product vision and execution of the company’s broad vision. Before AppZen, Anant was the VP of Applications at Fujitsu America. Anant has 15+ years of experience in software development and has an MBA and BS in Finance and Engineering from Mumbai University.

 

Kunal, acting CTO of AppZen, is responsible for product development and engineering, technology architecture, and developing the intellectual property for AppZen’s AI technologies. Before AppZen, Kunal was Research Lead at Accenture Tech Labs, leading global R&D teams of engineers. He has developed hundred of tools used at hundreds of Fortune 500 companies. Kunal earned his BE degree at Mumbai University in Electronics and Telecom, then his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Georgia University with a focus on semantic technologies.

 

AppZen go to Market Strategy:

AppZen partners directly with large companies. Some of its customers include Amazon, Comcast, Salesforce, Charles Schwab, and Hitachi, among several other Fortune 1000 companies.

 

AppZen Use Cases:

How Mortenson Construction uses AppZen to improve employee expense culture

How Intuit uses AppZen to create processes around employee expense report misconduct

 

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