Esker SA Strengths, Domain Expertise, and Key Differentiators
Esker on Demand is a cloud-based document process and information exchange service that enables companies to automate the processing and exchange of critical business documents. Esker on Demand supports basic compliance requirements (e.g., Sarbanes-Oxley, SSAE 16 and ISAE 3402, etc.) and improves information management, offering tremendous value to customers seeking data confidentiality, accessibility, and control.
Used by more than 7000 companies worldwide, Esker’s solutions incorporate technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) to drive increased productivity, enhanced visibility, reduced fraud risk, and improved collaboration with customers, suppliers and internally. Esker operates in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific with global headquarters in France, and U.S.headquarters in Madison, Wisconsin.
Esker Fax for SAP enables companies to fax while fully integrated with SAP applications. Esker offers an SAP connector that allows documents to be sent and received directly from and into SAP. Documents can be routed to users or directly to SAP application modules (and archived for later use). The SAP interface also manages status notifications that are sent back to the SAP system.
Moreover, Esker Fax PCL5e and PostScript powerful converters preserve the original documents’ sharp fonts and clear graphics. Leveraging SmarTerm, Esker’s PC-to-host solution, customer company can both safeguard assets and ensure direct access is available on demand. Put simply, it’s the best of both worlds — critical security architecture that drives rather than deters IT efficacy. With support for SSL/TLS, SSH, SFTP and SCP, your host data is always kept safe, both from outside threats and the specter of accidental internal misuse.
Esker offers three innovative options for using SmarTerm: SMARTERM ESSENTIAL VT, SMARTERM 3270/5250, SMARTERM OFFICE. Esker's Digital Documents BPO solution handles all your order and invoice data processing and validation so staff can focus on your core business — instead of repetitive, low-value tasks.
Esker SA Recent Developments
In October 2018, Esker launched PunchOut catalog feature for its Purchase-to-Pay (P2P) automation solution. Esker’s new functionality enables users to “punch out” from their procurement application to select online catalogs so that they can order anything online without leaving Esker’s P2P solution. As a result, users save time while purchasing at contract-negotiated prices.
Esker’s cloud-based, AI-powered platform automates the entire P2P process, eliminating manual tasks from purchasing and accounts payable, such as: supplier information management, contract management, procurement, accounts payable (AP) automation, expense management, payment and supply chain financing.
Furthermore, in 2018, Esker unveiled the addition of mobile ordering functionality to its Esker Anywhere mobile application. Esker Anywhere provides on-the-road accessibility for sales representatives placing orders directly on behalf of their customers, and customers themselves, and is available on both Apple and Android devices.
Originally launched to enhance the purchase-to-pay (P2P) cycle, the app now supports the sales order process. The new features enable mobile users to retrieve items directly from the product catalog, or to scan a barcode and automatically populate the product and lot number—saving time and increasing the accuracy of orders. Subsequent scans of the same barcode increase the quantity of the order.
From there, the order can be completed through the app. Different order types can be placed, including replenishment orders, sample no-charge orders and standard orders.
In June 2020, Esker introduced two new solutions to the market. The first one is a new Supplier Management Solution. Esker launched its Credit Management solution to enable businesses worldwide to manage and optimize their credit-to-cash process. As a natural extension of Esker’s Accounts Receivable solution within Esker’s Order-to-Cash platform, Credit Management enriches Esker’s offer to help businesses secure the credit approval process, manage risks and make the credit management process smarter.
Another innovation in Eskers suite is a New Supplier Management Solution. This new solution takes a full lifecycle approach to help businesses manage supplier information and automate processes across the supply chain. The solution completes and strengthens Esker’s P2P suite and promotes business continuity with its agile, cloud-based infrastructure, which has proven more critical than ever given recent events. This flexible infrastructure helps organizations maintain their operations while protecting employees, serving customers, and interacting with suppliers. Offering a 360-degree view of supplier information, the solution helps businesses effectively manage compliance, minimize risk, gain full process visibility, and reduce their P2P staff workload.
Esker SA Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Activities
In October 2018, Esker acquired E-Integration.
Esker SA Customers in ARTW Customer Database
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Esker SA Overview
Ownership: - ALESK (EPA)
Number of Employees: 663
Key Verticals: Aerospace and Defense, Automotive, Banking and Financial Services, Communication, Construction, Real Estate, Consumer Packaged Goods, Distribution, K12, Higher Education, Federal Government, State and Local Government, Public Safety, Healthcare, Life Insurance, P&C Insurance, Specialty Insurance, Leisure and Recreation, Hospitality, Life Sciences, Manufacturing, Media, Faith Based Nonprofit, Youth and Elderly Care Nonprofit, Special Cause Nonprofit, Oil and Gas, Professional Services, Retail, Transportation, Utilities,
Esker SA Key Enterprise and Cloud Applications
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Esker SA Customers - Breakdown by Geo, Size, Vertical and Product
No. of Esker SA Customers: 7000
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No. of Esker SA Cloud Customers: 6000
No. of Esker SA Cloud Subscribers: 600000
With 7000+ customers and 600,000+ SaaS users worldwide, Esker’s on-demand services represent nearly 85% of revenue.
Among its customers are Microsoft, Systagenix, Brady Corporation, Custom Products Corporation, DaVita, Moen Inc, Molex Inc, BioMérieux Inc, Terumo Medical Corporation, Ball Horticultural, Albemarle Corporation, WSI Corporation, Maxim Integrated, Symphony, Parts Town, Orora, Farmland, BagMakers, Malaysia Airlines, GECITech, Esterline, LaFourchette, MSA, Samsung, West Pharmaceutical Services, Media Co., Boston University, GE Healthcare, SanLucar, Medical Advantage Group, EMI, Financial DataCorp, Pathagility, EDF Trading Limited, Edward Don ; Company, Hatco, Unival Toshiba, Salti, Grouppe Kel and many other.
Esker SA Market Opportunities, M&A and Geo Expansions
In April 2019, Esker unveiled that Herbalife Nutrition, a global nutrition company, has chosen Esker to automate its accounts payable (AP) process at the company’s shared services center in Malaysia, which processes over 40,000 supplier invoices for 14 markets in the Asia Pacific region.
By implementing Esker’s cloud-based Accounts Payable solution, Herbalife Nutrition has embraced digital transformation to reduce repetitive, low-value activities associated with traditional AP invoicing. This will allow the company’s staff to be more productive while gaining end-to-end visibility over the entire process. Esker’s Agile solution methodology implementation was key to Herbalife Nutrition’s decision in selecting Esker.
In September 2018, Esker opened a new subsidiary in Hong Kong, further strengthening the company’s international development strategy.
Esker is one of the few mid-sized French companies that has achieved international success — generating 61 percent of its sales outside of France and featuring 13 subsidiaries worldwide with more than 20 employee nationalities. This achievement is all the more exemplary in an industry where leading players are often American or Nordic.
Esker SA Risks and Challenges
Converting European companies to a paperless environment presents both challenges and opportunities. Esker estimates that only 5% to 8% of invoices are issued electronically in continental Europe, while much of the rest of the world has embarked on a paperless revolution. Electronic invoicing is far more common in countries like United Kingdom, United States and Australia than say France or Italy.
The reason behind the shortfall in continental Europe is that customers – especially among small and midsized companies - simply refuse to pay if they don’t receive a paper invoice. Also, many European companies are slow to migrate to electronic invoicing because of local legal challenges caused by concerns over possible fraud regarding VAT, making electronic invoicing less straightforward without the use of a solution like Esker. Appealing to the cost-cutting habit of European companies as well as risk-mitigating nature of a paperless environment (paper invoices are easily outdated), Esker stands a good chance of being the change agent to win over the traditionalists in Europe.
Esker SA Ecosystem, Partners, Resellers and SI
In June 2019, Esker partnered with KPMG in the Netherlands, part of the global network of professional services firms offering leading audit, tax and advisory services. This alliance will enable Esker to further develop its presence in the Netherlands and internationally, and will allow KPMG Netherlands to expand its digital process automation offering. As part of the reseller partnership, KPMG Netherlands will market Esker’s cloud-based Accounts Payable solution as part of its RPA and Finance Transformation offering.
Esker’s automation solution allows businesses to eliminate the manual pains of traditional invoice processing to bring new levels of efficiency to accounts payable (AP). KPMG Netherlands’ customers will benefit from the numerous advantages of AP automation, including reduced operational costs, improved supplier relationships, reduced supply chain disruptions, increased early payment discounts, better cash flow management, strengthened financial close process and enhanced reporting and analytics.
Founded in 1985 with world headquarters in France, over the past two decades Esker has become a worldwide leader in document process automation with offices in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia, and partners in more than 80 countries. Esker sells direct through subsidiaries in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, U.K., Germany, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Australia, Singapore and Malaysia. Esker also has distributors in over 50 countries.
In September 2018, Esker partnered with Rimilia, a provider of intelligent finance automated solutions that enable organizations to control their cash flow and cash collection in real time. The mutually beneficial relationship will provide current and prospective Esker customers with a cash application automation solution; support Rimilia’s expansion globally through a reseller agreement; and enhance the customer experience by leveraging the artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technology built into Esker’s and Rimilia’s solutions.
In June 2020, Esker along with KPMG Netherlands, part of the global network of professional services firms offering leading audit, tax, and advisory services, extended their reseller partnership. As part of the agreement, KPMG Netherlands will provide consultation, implementation, and support for Esker’s Procure-to-Pay and Order-to-Cash solutions.
In the 2019-2020 period, Esker grew his eco-system network with substantial amount of new partners. Among them, you can find oAppsNet, Sword Group, Palmer Holland, Fuji Xerox, Cegid, B/2BNOW.
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