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Esker Highlights Financial Benefits of Quitting Paper at SAPPHIRE 2009 & ASUG

13 May, 2009

Esker Highlights Financial Benefits of Quitting Paper at SAPPHIRE 2009 & ASUG

Madison, WI & Orlando, FL (May 2009) – Esker, a leader in document process automation solutions and an SAP software solution partner, today announced its participation as a Diamond-level exhibitor at SAPPHIRE 2009 Orlando and the ASUG Annual Conference, May 11–14 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. As in recent years, these co-located events bring together SAP customers from around the world for customer-driven education, expert insights, peer exchange, and SAP engagement.

Esker will demonstrate solutions for automation of accounts payable management, sales order management, customer billing and procurement, along with its ROI calculation model, at booth 319. In addition, Emmanuel Olivier, Worldwide COO of Esker, will present an SAP® Partner Track session titled Automated Accounts Payable and Sales Order Processing: Paper Out, Visibility Inon Wednesday, May 13 at 1:15 p.m. in the Discrete Manufacturing Industries Village. The presentation will include case study examples of results achieved by SAP customers who have implemented Esker solutions to automate vendor invoice and customer order processing.

As evidence of the savings it can offer, Esker points to a new commissioned Total Economic Impact™ study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Esker. The study examines Esker DeliveryWare deployment by a $20 billion multinational manufacturer to integrate automated sales order processing with the company’s SAP solution. It found that the implementation achieved annual labor cost savings of $5 million over three years in addition to cost savings as a result of consuming less paper and reducing off-site document storage. Recent results achieved by SAP customers using Esker solutions also include:

• Century Furniture LLC — reduced paper costs by 99% and eliminated manual archiving

• Kimball International — supported 20% growth with no increase in staff

• Visy Industries — reduced late payments by a minimum of 5 days

“Even in a down economy, businesses running SAP solutions are actively pursuing tools to automate document processing,” said Steve Smith, U.S. Chief Operating Officer at Esker. “For many companies the value of quitting paper is higher now than ever before because the efficiencies they gain have a direct impact on critical success factors like cash conversion speed and credit rating. And with the SaaS solutions we have available, companies can realize ROI even faster since there’s no up-front investment.”

Esker offers customers the cost reduction and cash flow advantages of automated document processing either as an on-premise solution or as on-demand services. Esker DeliveryWare information & resources including certification details at SAP EcoHub solution marketplace: https://ecohub.sdn.sap.com/irj/ecohub/solutions/deliveryware. Esker on Demand services are the result of applying the Software as a Service (SaaS) model to Esker DeliveryWare capabilities to make automation benefits easily accessible and quickly deployable. For more information, visit www.esker.com.

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