Xero accelerates AP Invoicing with AI-powered automation

Provided by Fujifilm Process Automation

Here at Fujifilm Process Automation, we pride ourselves on our work, and our customer success stories are what set us apart. Xero needed a next level AP and Purchase Order solution, confidently choosing Fujifilm to do so.

Utilising our industry-leading software, along with some really clever people, we transformed their AP department. Reduced manual data entry, faster processing, greater visibility and less ‘taxing’ on their staff is just the beginning for Xero.

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Background New Zealand-founded cloud-based accounting software platform Xero knows a thing or two about automation. With more than 2.7 million subscribers, Xero has offices in 18 cities across the globe. For a business of Xeros size, its not surprising that their AP team were business users to navigate. The platform also needed to support Purchase Orders, and some of the options we initially considered couldnt do this. But the main thing for us was the automation and its ability to connect back to Netsuite ERP, says Sam Tsoi Systems Accountant, Xero. Solution selected Fuji Xerox to implement Esker Purchasing & AP Automation. subsidiaries was the deciding factor, along with the feature set and convenience of local support. Xero accelerates AP Invoicing with AI-powered automation CASE STUDY Purchasing & Accounts Payable Automation Sam Tsoi Systems Accountant, Xero We were looking for something user-friendly and intuitive for the end-user. The interface design was quite an important consideration for us. Key Results Reduced manual data entry through Eskers automatic matching of invoices against POs Faster approval time from several weeks to 3-4 days Greater visibility across the Finance team through dashboard metrics and reporting Results This was previously a manual process, but Eskers OCR (optical character recognition) automatically converts invoices into searchable data, extracts, and then enters information into the system. easy for invoice approvers to approve an invoice straight from their mobile phone they dont even have to log in from their laptop. And of course, faster approval means were able to get the invoices paid on time,explains Antoinetta, Accounts Payable Administrator. “I can easily track what’s happening with a particular invoice, so we’re getting fewer enquiries from suppliers about where payment is or how far along it is.” . Esker has also helped change some of the internal processes across the company. “Before Esker, it then a PO would have to be raised retroactively.