Looking to strengthen your business resilience? Let’s kick off with P2P automation!

How did Olympique de Marseille automate their entire P2P process with Esker to build business resilience?
Quite simply by achieving full visibility over expenditures and outstanding invoices, along with optimising approval workflows for enhanced trackability.

When we think of sporting clubs, we all see how they need to remain focused and agile whilst on the pitch, in order to succeed. What we don’t often think about, is how this is also as important off the pitch.

When it comes to our own day-to-day life, we can agree that with busy calendars and ever changing demands, we can sometimes take our eye off the ball and things can slip through the net!

Olympique de Marseille Wins Big by Building Business Resilience

Olympique de Marseille reviewed their performance and decided to search for a solution that would give their financial team the right equipment to build business resilience by allowing real time data, giving the team full control over budgeting and becoming the best in the league.

They substituted other players and implemented Esker’s solution in 2019 across all seven of their business branches, as Eskers’ solution fully aligned with the needs of the club.

With purchase requests processed in an entirely paper based format and over 300 vendors sending nearly 1,500 invoices per month, making the transition to a digital and streamlined process was a clear necessity. Having visibility over expenses and budgets was also an imperative feature for the club.

So, with this in mind, they decided to up their game and took it to the next level of Procure-to-Pay (P2P) automation. This gave a 360° approach to optimising supplier management, procurement, accounts payable and expense request processes.

Since implementation, notable benefits seen are:

  • An agile budget interface that aligns with Olympique de Marseille’s game calendar
  • Greater visibility over expenditures and outstanding invoices
  • Optimised approval workflows providing enhanced trackability
  • Users observed considerable time savings
  • Simplified financial close processes due to reporting data that is structured and complete

It’s clear to see how automation has allowed Olympique de Marseille to build business resilience and stay on top of their game.

Marjorie Bouet, AP Manager, said, “The adoption of Esker’s Procure-to-Pay suite has been a real plus for my job and has enabled me to save significant amounts of time on a daily basis. The quick reconciliation with purchase orders makes it much easier to enter invoices.”

Should you wish to see these benefits across your business, please do get in touch. We would love to discuss how the solution can work for you.

Kady Robinson

Kady is an Internal Sales Consultant for Esker UK. She has been part of the Esker family since 2022.

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