Upon completion of the test phase, the successfully trialled standard solution was adapted into an easily adjustable “blueprint” for the individual international sites, with their countless different touch points, requirements and national specifications. An approach that not only saved time and money, but also minimised sources of error and implementation problems. The solution was then rolled out in several stages – and this process is on-going.
The tangible result: effective and cost-saving
The processing volume currently stands at just under 500,000 incoming invoices from 40 different business units in almost 20 different countries. During 2017, further core markets in Europe and overseas are due to be integrated into this successful business process outsourcing project. The number of incoming invoices supplied to the group’s own ERP system by ASTERION in a fast, efficient and cost-saving manner will therefore increase to over one million – making a significant contribution to the firm’s success.