March 20, 2012, ASHBURN, Va. and BREA, Calif. /PRNewswire/ -- Brainware and Ascend Software announced today that University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) Health System, a Philadelphia-based network of renowned healthcare facilities, has successfully implemented a combined Brainware and Ascend solution for accounts payable automation, including real-time integration with Lawson ERP. Furthermore, UPenn Health System will leverage these technologies for the imaging of HR documents.
"We selected Ascend and Brainware for their ability to create a single input channel for paper and electronic invoices, as well as substantial flexibility for routing and managing these documents to serve our needs," said Stephan W. Kelly, Director of Disbursements for UPenn Health System. "In addition to eliminating a great deal of manual data entry and paper handling, automating our accounts payable operation provides greater visibility and therefore greater accountability throughout the process."
"With Ascend and Brainware, UPenn Health System can experience the benefits of a complete, end-to-end accounts payable automation solution," said Larry Robinett, Vice President, Sales at Ascend Software. "Users experience a significant productivity boost through automated capture, validation, routing for approval, document management and integration with Lawson, including drill-down capability for immediate handling of invoice queries. The result is an invoice processing routine that is both faster and more accurate, saving time and money."
"This combined solution provides unmatched capabilities for header and line-item data extraction, which enables UPenn Health System to process a significant volume of invoices hands-free," said Charles Kaplan, Vice President of Marketing at Brainware. "Supporting their goal of accommodating growth without increasing headcount in accounts payable, this project delivers greater visibility into accounts payable and, ultimately, an opportunity to direct more resources away from the back office and towards the health services to which the organization is committed."
The University of Pennsylvania Health System's patient care facilities include: The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania—recognized as one of the nation's top 10 hospitals by U.S. News & World Report; Penn Presbyterian Medical Center; and Pennsylvania Hospital—the nation's first hospital, founded in 1751. For more information, visit www.pennmedicine.org.
About Brainware, Inc.
Brainware, Inc. is an innovative provider of intelligent data capture and enterprise search solutions that help Global 2000 companies eliminate costly manual data entry, rapidly process large volumes of documents and retrieve data from across the enterprise. Its solutions were built from the ground up to manage unstructured data without templates, exact definitions, taxonomies or indexing. Headquartered in Ashburn, Virginia, Brainware maintains global sales and support operations through its North American, U.K. and European offices. Brainware customers include Airbus, Alcon, Anadarko, BB&T, Baylor Health Care System, British American Tobacco, BSkyB, Clear Channel Communications, Cleveland Clinic, Continental Airlines, CORT, Frontier Communications, Gardner Denver, Halliburton, Her Majesty's Prison Service, Johns Manville, KPMG, NEC, NHS/Steria, Newell Rubbermaid, Old Dominion Freight Line, Philip Morris International, Resurrection Health Care, Reynolds & Reynolds, Shell, Southern Company, Sun Chemical, The Bank of New York Mellon/SourceNet, TriZetto, and many others. For more information, please visit www.brainware.com.
About Ascend Software
Since 1997, Ascend Software has developed business process management solutions that provide greater cost savings automation and are easy to implement. Ascend's enterprise information management solution was designed from the ground up to archive all types of information (i.e. reports, documents, images and all file types) to build a centralized archive in order to retain corporate information. Additionally, Ascend developed their advanced workflow solution that provides greater automation and is the foundation for their SmartTouch Solution suite, which features robust automation and business savvy design delivering greater cost savings to customers. Ascend's advanced automation overcomes challenges typically found in workflow solutions and is the reason for the implementation success. Ascend's solutions are implemented in all industries and distributed in fourteen countries. Headquartered in Brea, California, the company has branch offices in Tennessee, Maine, Oregon, Illinois, and Northern California. Visit www.ascendsoftware.com for more information.