Drinks maker Scottish Courage is to automate the processing of more than 180,000 invoices each year via a service from Graphic Data Online (GDO), in a bid to improve the efficiency of running SAP.
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The company receives about 180,000 purchase invoices a year from around the world, valued at about 1bn. The management of invoices has previously involved accounts payable staff manually sorting and matching them to relevant purchase orders and keying in data to the company's SAP system.
Now paper invoices are scanned at GDO and stored on a CD-Rom. Invoice images and associated data are then loaded onto GDO's web-based electronic document management and workflow system, where checks can be made.