Welcome!

News Feed Item

GECITech Automates 100% of Its Customer Invoice Delivery with Esker’s Accounts Receivable Solution

Esker, a worldwide leader in document process automation solutions, today announced it has been selected by GECITech, a specialist in the manufacturing of flexible hose and stainless steel fittings, to automate the processing and delivery of its customer invoices. In addition to helping GECITech improve its customer service, Esker’s Accounts Receivable automation solution saves GECITech a significant amount of time and efficiency.

GECITech first contacted Esker in 2012 to outsource the processing and delivery of all of its postal invoices. Previously, GECITech required three full-time employees to manually print, fold, stuff and stamp its 700 monthly invoices (1,500 pages), and needed a solution to modernize the process and eliminate its printing and mailing equipment. Now, responding to customer requests to receive invoices in electronic format, GECITech has extended its existing solution to include sending invoices electronically via email or EDI, and offers document archiving for all delivery methods.

“More and more customers want to move to e-invoicing — either via email or EDI. With Esker we have put in place an innovative solution which allows us to offer our present and future customers a fast, reliable, cutting-edge solution,” said Alain Favre, CEO at GECITech. “Our goal is to eliminate the maximum amount of paper in our company, including all paper archives.”

One Solution, Three Possibilities

Thanks to Esker, GECITech now has the option to deliver invoices to its customers by:

  • Postal mail: Esker manages the printing, folding, stuffing, stamping and delivery of all paper invoices to the postal service via Esker Mail Services. GECITech also uses Esker’s virtual printer to send surveys, marketing or commercial mailings.
  • Email: Esker automatically delivers invoices by email, either in attachment or link to a web portal.
  • EDI: A customized process is developed to facilitate the invoice transmission between a customer’s accounting system and GECITech’s system.

Benefits Achieved

  • Decreased risk of errors: Incorrect postal addresses can now be corrected before they are sent.
  • Cost savings: With fewer consumables, no hardware maintenance and lower postage costs thanks to Esker’s reduced rates, GECITech has achieved a significant amount of savings.
  • Faster availability of electronic invoices
  • Time savings: Where it previously took three employees over a day-and-a-half to manage and process all the monthly invoices, it now only takes one AR manager 15 minutes.
  • Invoice accessibility: Invoices are available to customers 24/7 thanks to a secure web portal.

“Everyone who works with the solution, employees and customers alike, appreciate its simplicity, usability and effectiveness,” said Favre. “Esker has enabled us to deliver a superior level of service quality to our customers. The amount of speed and transparency in the process are two key elements that will allow us to achieve our objective of zero paper in the future.”

GECITech plans to expand electronic document processing and exchange with all its customers, as well as other subsidiaries, in 2014. The company is also considering automating other critical business document processes with Esker.

About GECITech

For over 20 years GECITech has specialized in the manufacturing of flexible hose and stainless steel fittings for the Food, Pharmaceutical, Biotechnologic, Cosmetic and General Processing industries. The company produces a complete range of flexible hose including Silicone, EPDM, Nitrile and PTFE. With over 100 employees and 15 million euros in sales revenue, GECITech is based in Lyon, France, and has two subsidiaries in the U.S. and Japan, as well as a distribution network in over 40 countries.

About Esker

Esker is a worldwide leader in document process automation solutions. Addressing all types of business processes, from accounts payable and accounts receivable to order processing and procurement, Esker cloud computing solutions enable companies to automate the reception, processing and sending of any business document with one platform. Esker helps over 80,000 companies around the world to reduce the use of paper and eliminate manual processes while improving their productivity, efficiency and environmental impact.

With 41.1 million euros in sales revenue in 2013, Esker operates in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific with global headquarters in Lyon, France, and U.S. headquarters in Madison, Wisconsin. Esker is listed on the NYSE Alternext in Paris (Code ISIN FR0000035818). For more information, visit www.esker.com. Follow Esker on Twitter at twitter.com/eskerinc and join the conversation on the Esker blog at www.quitpaper.com.

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
Consumers increasingly expect their electronic "things" to be connected to smart phones, tablets and the Internet. When that thing happens to be a medical device, the risks and benefits of connectivity must be carefully weighed. Once the decision is made that connecting the device is beneficial, medical device manufacturers must design their products to maintain patient safety and prevent compromised personal health information in the face of cybersecurity threats. In his session at @ThingsExpo...
Existing Big Data solutions are mainly focused on the discovery and analysis of data. The solutions are scalable and highly available but tedious when swapping in and swapping out occurs in disarray and thrashing takes place. The resolution for thrashing through machine learning algorithms and support nomenclature is through simple techniques. Organizations that have been collecting large customer data are increasingly seeing the need to use the data for swapping in and out and thrashing occurs ...
As many know, the first generation of Cloud Management Platform (CMP) solutions were designed for managing virtual infrastructure (IaaS) and traditional applications. But that’s no longer enough to satisfy evolving and complex business requirements. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Scott Davis, Embotics CTO, will explore how next-generation CMPs ensure organizations can manage cloud-native and microservice-based application architectures, while also facilitating agile DevOps methodology. He wi...
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Arvind Radhakrishnen discussed how IoT offers new business models in banking and financial services organizations with the capability to revolutionize products, payments, channels, business processes and asset management built on strong architectural foundation. The following topics were covered: How IoT stands to impact various business parameters including customer experience, cost and risk management within BFS organizations.
SYS-CON Events announced today that CA Technologies has been named "Platinum Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place October 31-November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. CA Technologies helps customers succeed in a future where every business - from apparel to energy - is being rewritten by software. From planning to development to management to security, CA creates software that fuels transformation for companies in the applic...
From 2013, NTT Communications has been providing cPaaS service, SkyWay. Its customer’s expectations for leveraging WebRTC technology are not only typical real-time communication use cases such as Web conference, remote education, but also IoT use cases such as remote camera monitoring, smart-glass, and robotic. Because of this, NTT Communications has numerous IoT business use-cases that its customers are developing on top of PaaS. WebRTC will lead IoT businesses to be more innovative and address...
An increasing number of companies are creating products that combine data with analytical capabilities. Running interactive queries on Big Data requires complex architectures to store and query data effectively, typically involving data streams, an choosing efficient file format/database and multiple independent systems that are tied together through custom-engineered pipelines. In his session at @BigDataExpo at @ThingsExpo, Tomer Levi, a senior software engineer at Intel’s Advanced Analytics ...
Blockchain is a shared, secure record of exchange that establishes trust, accountability and transparency across business networks. Supported by the Linux Foundation's open source, open-standards based Hyperledger Project, Blockchain has the potential to improve regulatory compliance, reduce cost as well as advance trade. Are you curious about how Blockchain is built for business? In her session at 21st Cloud Expo, René Bostic, Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America, will discuss th...
Given the popularity of the containers, further investment in the telco/cable industry is needed to transition existing VM-based solutions to containerized cloud native deployments. The networking architecture of the solution isolates the network traffic into different network planes (e.g., management, control, and media). This naturally makes support for multiple interfaces in container orchestration engines an indispensable requirement.
yperConvergence came to market with the objective of being simple, flexible and to help drive down operating expenses. It reduced the footprint by bundling the compute/storage/network into one box. This brought a new set of challenges as the HyperConverged vendors are very focused on their own proprietary building blocks. If you want to scale in a certain way, let’s say you identified a need for more storage and want to add a device that is not sold by the HyperConverged vendor, forget about it....
SYS-CON Events announced today that App2Cloud will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct. 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. App2Cloud is an online Platform, specializing in migrating legacy applications to any Cloud Providers (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud).
Recently, IoT seems emerging as a solution vehicle for data analytics on real-world scenarios from setting a room temperature setting to predicting a component failure of an aircraft. Compared with developing an application or deploying a cloud service, is an IoT solution unique? If so, how? How does a typical IoT solution architecture consist? And what are the essential components and how are they relevant to each other? How does the security play out? What are the best practices in formulating...
While some vendors scramble to create and sell you a fancy solution for monitoring your spanking new Amazon Lambdas, hear how you can do it on the cheap using just built-in Java APIs yourself. By exploiting a little-known fact that Lambdas aren’t exactly single-threaded, you can effectively identify hot spots in your serverless code. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 21st Cloud Expo, Dave Martin, Product owner at CA Technologies, will give a live demonstration and code walkthrough, showing how ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that MobiDev, a client-oriented software development company, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place October 31-November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. MobiDev is a software company that develops and delivers turn-key mobile apps, websites, web services, and complex software systems for startups and enterprises. Since 2009 it has grown from a small group of passionate engineers and business...
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 21st Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal and enterprise IT since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago. All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devic...