MIDDLETON, WI — October 31, 2017 — Esker, a worldwide leader in document process automation solutions and pioneer in cloud computing, today announced it is working with Culligan, a world leader in water treatment products, to automate its accounts payable (AP) invoicing process in France. Esker’s cloud-based Accounts Payable solution has enabled Culligan to centralize accounting at its shared services center (SSC) and accelerate invoice approvals.
Prior to Esker, Culligan’s five-person accounting department manually processed more than 20,000 annual invoices from over 30 sites throughout France — a time-consuming and error-filled process.
“The decentralized nature of our organization led to delays in our supplier invoice process,” said François Cornuez, director of accounting at Culligan France. “Invoices were mailed back and forth from the different offices to headquarters, resulting in many lost invoices and time-consuming supplier reminders. The lack of visibility over the whole process caused a lot of high stress levels, heavy workloads and a drop in the quality of our service.”