BREA, Calif., Nov. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Ascend Software, a leading provider of business process management solutions, today announced that Progressive Waste Solutions (PWS) selected Ascend Software to automate their Accounts Payable department. PWS implemented Ascend's SmartTouch ECM (Enterprise Content Management), SmartTouch AIR (Analytical Information Recognition), and SmartTouch AP solutions, to deliver greater efficiencies and cost-savings to their AP processes. Principally chosen for its integration with Workday and ease of implementation, Ascend's end-to-end solutions will specifically be used for the imaging, OCR, and storage of invoices.
"As a large, international organization, one of our greatest challenges is ensuring the capture, storage, and retrieval of vital information in an efficient manner, and often in multiple languages," said Mike May, Chief Information Officer at Progressive Waste Solutions. "Ascend Software enabled us to meet this challenge head-on, by offering a flexible and scalable financial automation system, that seamlessly integrated with our existing Workday platform. Utilizing both dedicated and generic scanners, we currently have over 200 users operating the system in 80 locations throughout the United States and Canada. As a result, our AP department is now able to process invoices quickly and securely across the organization. Further, we've been able to achieve an immediate savings to our bottom-line, by eliminating unnecessary paper use and storage space. Given the speed at which our business moves, having a solution that allows us to automate our financial processes is simply invaluable."
Determined to generate efficiencies and cost-savings in their AP department, PWS sought a solution that enabled them to achieve two fundamental objectives; process invoices in a decentralized manner through the utilization of document imaging and workflow automation, and easily integrate each scanned invoice, and its associated data, into Workday. Ascend was able to meet PWS' goals by delivering a comprehensive suite of financial automation solutions, which consisted of their SmartTouch AIR, SmartTouch AP, and SmartTouch ECM platforms. Ascend's solutions will work in concert to image, OCR, and digitally store invoices, while automatically routing them for approval and seamlessly transferring them to Workday. Other factors were the ease of implementation, and the customer's satisfaction with Ascend's technical team. Ascend's financial automation suite with Workday integration, will drastically reduce the overall AP efforts for PWS.
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About Progressive Waste Solutions
As one of North America's largest full-service waste management companies, they provide non-hazardous solid waste collection, recycling and disposal services to commercial, industrial, municipal and residential customers in 13 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and six Canadian provinces. They serve their customers with vertically integrated collection and disposal assets. Progressive Waste Solutions' shares are listed on the New York and Toronto Stock Exchanges under the symbol BIN.
About Ascend Software
Ascend Software, a Workday Solution Partner, engineers business automation solutions, designed to help companies overcome the ever-increasing challenges of document and workflow management. Ascend's SmartTouch ECM (Enterprise Content Management) system was developed from the ground up as one cohesive solution, that can store, search, and retrieve virtually every file type in its native format. Ascend's financial workflow automation platform, known as "SmartTouch Solutions," delivers premium efficiency and cost savings, through end-to-end business process management. Distributed in over 14 countries, Ascend's products support a wide-range of industries, including healthcare, retail, manufacturing, finance, education, government, and entertainment. Ascend is headquartered in Southern California, with offices across the United States.
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