Gallagher improve their AP and Cash Allocation with Esker

Gallagher Group streamlined their entire invoicing process from Procure-to-Pay to Cash Allocation, plus seamless integration with SAP.

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Procure-to-pay and Cash Allocation from Esker help Gallagher automate their invoices

Reduced operator time by 40%

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Gallagher improve their AP and Cash Allocation with Esker

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Gallagher Group is a security and animal management technology provider, established in New Zealand all the way back in 1938.

As the company has more recently grown and expanded into more than 160 countries around the globe, it’s needed to ensure that work processes and technology kept pace.

“Our Accounts Payable team processes more than 40,000 invoices annually, and we realised we couldn’t keep increasing our headcount indefinitely in order to process payments in a timely manner,” says Paul Moore, Finance Transformation Lead for Gallagher Group.

“But if we didn’t have enough staff, or the right tools for them to use, that could lead to bottlenecks and even more pressure on our team to ensure that suppliers were paid on time. We also lacked visibility of upcoming payments while invoices were in our approval process,” he says.

But Gallagher’s Accounts Receivable teams around the world had different challenges. They were manually reconciling incoming payments, which could delay reporting and access to usable cashflow.

Through an RFP process the Gallagher team selected FUJIFILM Business Innovation to help find a way to automate these tasks and make better use of Gallagher’s people and technology resources and work smarter across the business.

Our Accounts Payable team processes more than 40,000 invoices annually, and we realised we couldn’t keep increasing our headcount indefinitely in order to process payments in a timely manner

Gallagher use Esker for their Accounts Payable and Cash Allocation processes

Paul Moore
Finance Transformation Lead
Gallagher Group

Procure-to-Pay and Cash Allocation

“Gallagher needed a solution to streamline their Procure-to-Pay and Cash Allocation processes, and it needed to integrate with their SAP system,” says Al van Seventer, Consulting Team Lead at FUJIFILM Business Innovation.

“We implemented the Esker Procure-to-Pay (P2P) platform and the Esker Cash Application so Gallagher’s staff could be more efficient and get greater visibility across the business.“

Esker’s AI make it easy for Gallagher’s teams to pay invoices on time and allocate payments accurately. The system learns what each document type does, and the department it belongs to, so it can allocate payments automatically.”

The Cash App also has built-in AI smarts that can forecast payments based on previous activity and the invoices in progress.

“It’s a powerful system that delivers exactly what Gallagher needed to work smarter,” Al says.

Gallagher Group are the latest Kiwi business to partner with Fujifilm Process Automation and Esker

Now, Gallagher has a procurement and payments system accessible from anywhere, and the Esker Cash Application automatically allocates incoming funds, so it’s much simpler for Gallagher’s AR staff.

“We’ve reduced operator time by 40% since implementing Esker, meaning we can accomplish more with the same number of staff. We’ve been able to grow a number of transactional areas and grow our business while maintaining staffing levels,” Paul says.

But it’s not just about time savings – Paul and the Gallagher team can also run the business better. Each cost centre has full visibility of their spending, helping reduce costs and consolidate suppliers.

Esker does all the calculations and displays them on a dashboard so it’s easy for Paul and the Gallagher team to understand the state of the business at a glance and use the information to gauge actions and understand where their focus should be directed.

“Our purpose here at Gallagher Group is to protect what matters most. For our business, that’s our people and our capital resources,” Paul says.

“FUJIFILM Business Innovation helped eliminate time-consuming manual tasks so our staff could add value in their work. They’ve been a true partner that’s helping our Kiwi business take flight around the world.”

REDUCED OPERATOR TIME

By 40% since implementing Esker

FULL INTEGRATION WITH SAP

Ensuring business continues as usual

FULL VISIBILITY GLOBALLY

For each cost-centre - NZ and overseas based

CUSTOM, REAL-TIME DASHBOARDS

To help them make the right call, all the time

Gallagher use Esker for their Accounts Payable and Cash Allocation processes

Paul Moore
Finance Transformation Lead
Gallagher Group

FUJIFILM Business Innovation helped eliminate time-consuming manual tasks so our staff could add value in their work. They’ve been a true partner that’s helping our Kiwi business take flight around the world.

Invoice Automation Case Study with Gallagher Group

Find out how we helped global technology leader in the Animal Management and Security industries, Gallagher Group. From Procure-to-Pay all the way through to Cash Allocation, not forgetting integrating the whole thing with SAP.

Why Fujifilm & Esker?

FUJIFILM Process Automation are your local, New Zealand based experts ready to help you on your Esker journey. In fact, we’ve been implementing Esker solutions for Kiwi’s for over a decade now.

AI-Powered processing speeds everything up and it’s smart OCR recognition can even detect and convert handwriting. Fraud protection? Yep, Esker can even detect an invoice with a differing bank account your ERP is expecting, then give your team an alert before it goes any further. That’s just a few reasons why we love Esker, get in touch to hear many more.

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