$350,000 Deal to Automate Accounts Payable

Madison, Wis.Oct. 23, 2013Esker, a worldwide provider of document process automation solutions, announced that it reached an agreement with a leading food production company. The U.S. division of a multinational manufacturer chose Esker’s cloud-based accounts payable (AP) solution to fully automate the processing of vendor invoices within its multiple enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications.

The company operates multiple plants across North America with one centralized receiving area. Previously, paper invoices were entered manually into the company’s ERP applications, while the system for tracking approvals required even more manual handling. Ultimately, these bottlenecks were negatively impacting processing costs and operating efficiency.

Esker’s AP solution provides intelligent capture, touchless processing, and electronic workflow capabilities that allow the company to receive and enter invoices faster, lower purchase-to-pay costs and bring oversight to the entire approval/payment process. Thanks to the cloud approach and Esker’s agile methodology, the company expects to go live with its automation solution only six weeks after the official start of the project.

“No matter the industry, automation is a proven tool for businesses seeking to streamline their invoice processing,” said Steve Smith, U.S. chief operating officer at Esker. “With our cloud-based solution, we’re able to help customers with any number of locations and ERP systems like this one work more efficiently, reduce errors and costs, and create a more centralized vendor invoicing process.”

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