Wigan Council selects Invoice4 to drive process efficiency and cost reduction


UNIT4, the global leader in software solutions that enable business change, has announced that Wigan Council has purchased its Invoice4 solution as part of its objectives to drive process efficiency, automation and transformation within the Accounts Payable and Purchase to Pay processes.

The Invoice4 solution will enable the council to scan incoming paper invoices and automatically import invoices that are received by email. Once imported, the Invoice4 solution will use intelligent data capture technologies to extract key information and identify invoice exceptions at the earliest opportunity. By adopting Invoice4, purchase invoices will be received into the UNIT4 ERP solution faster, with less effort and greater accuracy. It will also provide easy and rapid access to the electronic images held in the council’s existing UNIT4 ERP solution and deliver a structured process for managing highlighted exceptions.

Richard Gibson, Strategic Finance Manager for Financial Transactions and Systems at Wigan Council, said: “We have been looking at what further improvements could be made to the Accounts Payable and Purchase to Pay processes, with a key objective being to make the processes more efficient. As a UNIT4 customer, we explored a number of options, but found that the Invoice4 solution addressed all of our key requirements. We needed something that would seamlessly integrate and provide us with a scalable platform, addressing our key current requirements but also providing us with peace of mind that the solution will match our future needs. It was also refreshing to see that Intelligent Capture and UNIT4 had developed a strong strategic partnership, delivering a solution designed specifically to address UNIT4 customers’ needs.”

Helen Sutton, Sales and Marketing Director for the UK and Ireland at UNIT4, said: “Wigan Council, like many organisations, is looking to drive process efficiency and cost reductions. Invoice4 clearly delivers against these objectives and we are increasingly being approached by customers looking to take advantage of this.”

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