Hyland Software and AFS Technologies Partner to Focus on Food and Beverage Industry

ECM and ERP software systems working together seamlessly is critical for tackling recall management issues

Oct 21, 2010, 07:37 ET from Hyland Software

CLEVELAND, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- In the food and beverage industry, efficiency and lean processing are necessary ingredients for success, even in financial departments. So naturally, many of these organizations already know the benefits of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, like the one that AFS Technologies provides. But with looming issues like recall management, the pressure's on to be accountable for all content. This means not only the data managed by an ERP, but also the documents that exist outside of it, such as paper and electronic files. To unite the various types of content, Hyland Software and AFS Technologies are partnering, bringing together ECM and ERP systems proven in the food and beverage industry.

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"The new realities in food and beverage dictate a need to handle data and documents in tandem," said David Florez, food and beverage industry manager for Hyland Software. "Processes such as deduction management have always been an issue, but recall management is making companies reexamine their accountability for all financial information. Doing so not only makes them better-run organizations, but also equips them to answer the government's auditors when they come knocking. Our partnership offers the right products, proven to work together to address today's challenges."

The partnership promotes a proven integration with the AFS ERP and OnBase. Bringing the two products together offers organizations more efficient management of financial operations, such as accounts payable and accounts receivable. This improvement is important to effectively handle issues like deduction management and recall management.

"If organizations haven't already been managing data and documents together, now is the time to start," said Mark Miller, vice president, supply chain division from AFS Technologies. "With the government's near certain involvement, and organizations more aware of how they have to effectively handle information in light of recalls and other issues, having the right systems in place is critical. And, taking it a step further, those systems, like the AFS solution and OnBase, must work together. Only then can true efficiency – and accountability – be achieved."

For more information on the partnership, view this article on integrating ERP and ECM software. Or, visit Hyland and AFS at the upcoming Distribution Solutions conference, October 25 through 27. They'll be at booths #442 and #430, respectively.

About the Hyland Software solution, OnBase

One of the world's largest independent enterprise content management (ECM) software vendors, Hyland Software is the developer of OnBase. An award-winning suite of document and process management solutions, OnBase has a proven record of solving problems resulting from time consuming, costly and error plagued manual tasks. Today, people at more than 9,400 organizations in 67 countries have the time to do the things that really add value thanks to OnBase. Available on-premises or as software as a service (SaaS), OnBase installs quickly, cost effectively and is designed to grow with organizations. For more about how document management software is helping organizations to solve their operational problems, go to http://blog.hyland.com.

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