insightsoftware hires industry expert Keith Payne to drive APAC growth

Keith Payne, Sales Director for Asia Pacific at insightsoftware

insightsoftware, a provider of reporting, analytics, and performance management solutions, announced the hire of Keith Payne as Sales Director for Asia Pacific. Keith joins from SAP Concur, where he spent more than five years leading Sales and Customer Success in ANZ.

What is the industry expertise of Keith?

Headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, insightsoftware helps businesses make sense of their data in real time through its world-class, easy-to-use reporting and analytics solutions. Its goal is to drive greater financial intelligence across firms. Keith is a sales leader with expertise scaling sales and growing revenue from SaaS-based productivity solutions.

Prior insightsoftware, Keith served as the ANZ Head of Sales at SAP Concur, and prior, Global Services Sales Director at FUJIFILM Business Innovation, formerly known as Fuji Xerox.

He has also worked at NetReturn (NetSuite) and Nuance Communications where he managed enterprise healthcare sales across the region. Based in Sydney, Australia, Keith will be responsible for growing the company’s Asia Pacific footprint by building a world-class sales team and partner ecosystem focused on mid-market and enterprise customer growth.

Keith’s appointment comes at a critical time, where against the backdrop of a recovering economy, finance teams’ roles have shifted from one focused on past performance reporting, to a strategic one influencing how businesses operate through key business data.

What were the executives’ thoughts on the appointment?

We’re thrilled to welcome Keith to the insightsoftware family. His deep-seated understanding of the space we operate in, and knowledge of the market, made him a natural candidate as we continue expanding our global footprint,” said Shirley Riddick, General Manager of APAC.

“Keith is not only an outstanding sales leader, he shares our ambitions to transform firms’ relationship with data. insightsoftware is committed to making financial and operational reporting, and budgeting, forecasting and planning a seamless experience for CFOs and their teams, and Keith’s experience is valuable in making our solutions the go-to in APAC.”

Today, finance teams are straddled with much more responsibilities, yet few are equipped with the right tools to manage this shift, contributing to an industry-wide talent drain. “insightsoftware is regarded as an innovator in the EPM space with a focus on transforming the manual operational reporting process to one that is automated,” said Keith Payne.

“Its offerings eliminate the guesswork in understanding oft-complex financial and performance data, while seamlessly integrating with existing technology systems, making it easily accessible across a business. The company’s incredible growth in a short span of time is a testament to the calibre of its leadership and commitment to providing an outstanding customer experience. I look forward to building on this growth with the rest of the team.”