Esker, a worldwide leader in AI-driven process automation solutions and pioneer in cloud computing, today announced it is working with Hillarys, manufacturer and fitter of blinds, curtains and shutters across the UK and Ireland. Esker’s cloud-based Accounts Payable (AP) solution has enabled Hillarys to streamline its supplier invoice process by integrating with the company’s SAP® business system.
Prior to Esker, a team of 4 accounts payable staff were manually processing up to 35,000 invoices a year from 800 vendors. This resulted in a very challenging process that led to common issues such as: duplicate payments from data input errors, slow workflow approvals, limited control and visibility, poor supplier relationships.
Hillarys therefore researched the market to find a solution that could help eliminate many of these issues and make process improvements across their entire AP function. Specifically including the automation of data manually re-keyed, reduction in errors, and an electronic workflow approval process to reduce the burden on authorising signatories. A scalable, cloud-based solution was essential as invoice numbers were predicted to nearly double over the coming years.