Palette partners with Converga to launch new hosted e-invoice services that will reduce transaction costs and boost business efficiency for customers
A new business e-invoicing platform is being launched by enterprise purchase-to-pay specialist Palette Group and automation and BPO company, Converga, aimed at companies in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.
The e-invoicing platform is powered by PaletteConnectivity Services (PCS), part of the PaletteArena accounts payable suite, and will help customers to cut their transaction costs, speed up invoice processing times, and enhance supplier relationships. The service will be available from Converga, Palette’s premier partner in Australia, going live at the start of April.
The platform provides transaction brokering between buyers and suppliers, enabling invoices to be delivered, received and processed electronically as easily as an email. This streamlines accounting processes by cutting out paper documents. PCS enables both suppliers and customers to choose their preferred formats for invoices and enables easy integration with ERP and other business systems.
Mats Norbäck, Head of International Alliances for Palette Group said: “e-invoicing services give both suppliers and purchasers better control over their cash flow, through faster, more accurate and efficient accounting processes. They also cut processing costs, making them a win-win for all parties. Converga has an excellent track record in delivering advanced outsourcing services to businesses in the region, making them the natural choice of partner for this hosted solution.”
Paul Bellette, general manager, sales and marketing for Converga said: “The e-invoicing platform enabled by PCS gives users the functions and flexibility they need to quickly migrate their processes and to start realising the benefits. We’re already seeing strong interest from our customers: at launch we expect to be handling over 60,000 invoices per month, and this is likely to double by the end of 2012.”
PaletteArena is a complete enterprise purchase-to-payment suite, enabling users to achieve significant, measurable cost savings and efficiency gains in processing supplier invoices and purchase orders. It includes the PaletteInvoice, PaletteBuyer, PaletteContract, PaletteSupplier Portal and PaletteConnectivity Services (PCS) products, giving a web-based end-to-end solution that improves invoice management from receipt to payment. It integrates easily with accounting, information and business systems to automate and streamline accounts payable activity across the organisation.