Salmat and SAP join forces on AP automation

Australian BPO Salmat and SAP have joined forces to deliver a paperless accounts payable processing environment.Salmat will provide back-office automation services including mail handling, document imaging and advanced data capture from invoice documentation. From there, SAP provides the invoice review and approval workflow systems as an extension to the existing client SAP environment.

“Our specialist partnerships with leading global software providers have delivered strong results for Salmat and we are excited about this new partnership with SAP,” said Nick Debenham, CEO of Salmat’s Business Process Outsourcing Division.

“The Salmat and SAP solutions are fully integrated, allowing out of the box matching of purchase order and approved vendor information as part of the standard solution.

“The solution is well defined and ready to implement immediately with all of the integration effort already performed. This should deliver implementation timeframes for AP automation of less than six weeks for existing SAP clients and will allow clients to further capitalise on their investment in the SAP platform,” he said.

New SAP clients will also benefit, as the partnership allows SAP to offer both existing and new clients the same access to a transactional pricing model per customer (per invoice), reducing capital costs for implementation.

“Existing and new SAP customers now have a path to invoice automation and the benefits that this brings, including reduced processing costs, increased compliance, improved supplier service and full transparency and reporting for invoice processing,” said Mark Frear, Business User Platform, SAP ANZ.

“We are pleased to be partnering with Salmat to deliver this solution to market,” he said.