Orders and invoices: Developments in document processing
JACOB is a global leader in modular pipework systems. The company also uses seamless connections to process its incoming invoices and customer orders. These processes have been fully digitalised using solutions from the tangro Inbound Suite. Nikolas Geurten, Head of IT at JACOB, says:
“Automated document processing with tangro saves our accounting department and sales and distribution considerable time.”
Originally it was financial accounting who were the driving force behind the automation project because they were barely able to cope with the huge numbers of incoming invoices. But right from the start, IT took it a step further and brought sales and distribution on board as well as they too were having to process a stream of incoming orders on a daily basis. “In IT, we consider ourselves to be a service provider and see it as our job to introduce innovations to the company,” says Nikolas Geurten, Head of IT at JACOB.
“Given where we are now, we are delighted that we paved the way for digitalisation in good time. With tangro, even during the pandemic, we have been able to process documents without any issues.”
IT and the specialist departments worked together to draw up the requirements of the software for document processing in SAP. For IT and the specialist departments, it was important for the software to be an integral part of SAP. Geurten:
“We opted for tangro because the solution is embedded in SAP."
A separate product, connected to SAP via interfaces and requiring data to be imported and exported via interfaces, just simply wasn't an option,” says Geurten. “With tangro, automated document processing takes place in the corresponding environments in SAP.” The S/4HANA capabilities of the tangro solution were also important because JACOB plans to switch to the R/3 successor in the foreseeable future. Document processing can then continue to run smoothly.
HeadquarterPorta Westfalica (GE)
SubjectIncoming ordersIncoming invoices