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Esker Launches Complete SaaS Accounts Payable Automation Solution 

2 Dec, 2009

Esker Launches Complete SaaS Accounts Payable Automation Solution 

Madison, WI (December 2009) – Esker, the leader in document process automation solutions, today announced the release of Esker on Demand Accounts Payable automation for businesses running SAP. Designed to make paper-free vendor invoice processing feasible for organizations of all sizes, this new offering represents the first complete AP automation Software as a Service (SaaS) solution developed specifically for use with SAP applications.

  • Available immediately worldwide, the service includes:
  • Full automation functionality, including three-way matching of Materials Management (MM) invoices in a single interface
  • Straight-through processing directly to SAP applications without any human intervention when   invoice data matches related purchase orders
  • Exception handling with live connection to SAP applications
  • Sophisticated electronic validation and approval workflow to eliminate manual sign-off processes
  • Access to invoice images directly from SAP interface or through web interface
  • 100 percent web deployment

As an alternative to the heavy expense of time and money associated with AP automation solutions based on the traditional licensed software model, Esker’s SaaS approach delivers rapid cost reduction, productivity, accuracy, visibility and control benefits to SAP customers with no software and minimal up-front investment. Esker on Demand Accounts Payable automation capitalizes on Esker's unique depth of experience in working with SAP customers to cut paper use and automate back-office business processes. It offers seamless live and fully secured integration with SAP applications, leveraging — in a SaaS mode — native SAP integration and encryption technologies including Business Application Programming Interface (BAPI), RFC (Remote Function Call) as well as SAP’s recent SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) initiative.

“Having served the SAP community for over 10 years, and being an SAP customer ourselves, we are tremendously excited to be the first to bring it the benefits of the SaaS model for accounts payable automation,” said Emmanuel Olivier, Worldwide Chief Operating Officer at Esker. “We see this new service as a major milestone in the Esker history of providing innovative, sleek, fast-ROI solutions designed to improve profitability, speed and accuracy in doing business.”

About Esker

Esker is a recognized leader in helping organizations eliminate manual processes and reduce the use of paper by automating the flow of documents. With its comprehensive platform and patented technology, Esker offers the advantages of automated document processing either as on-premise software or through the Software as a Service (SaaS) model. Customers achieve significant and immediate operational efficiencies, cost savings and measurable ROI in as little as three to six months. Founded in 1985, Esker operates globally with more than 80,000 customers and millions of licensed users worldwide. Esker has global headquarters in Lyon, France and U.S. headquarters in Madison, Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.esker.com.


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