Esker named a winner in the 2020 SaaS Awards for Best SaaS for Improved Productivity


Johannesburg, 18 Sep 2020
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SPI, the African distributor for utility software products and services to the Open Systems segment of the IT industry and the southern African reseller for Esker, a leader in document process automation solutions, today announced that the latter has been named a winner in the 2020 SaaS Awards programme in the Best SaaS for Improved Productivity category. The SaaS Awards celebrate excellence in software and accept entries from across the world, including the US, Canada, Australasia, UK and EMEA.

As the pandemic has caused monumental shifts in the way business is conducted, Esker’s all-encompassing solutions have allowed companies to better connect people and processes, improve speed and accuracy on a global scale, and create new revenue opportunities, all while streamlining payments and cash flow to keep their businesses running strong.

“We are proud to offer a solution that supports productivity for customers around the world, particularly during a time when organisations may need additional, hands-on support in creating efficiencies,” commented Steve Smith, COO at Esker. “That makes this recognition from the SaaS Awards especially meaningful.”

Esker’s cloud-based Order Management automation solution earned recognition for supercharging productivity and supporting efficiency and accuracy across the entire supply chain by addressing concerns such as high costs, low visibility and order errors.

The solution also frees up employees from time-consuming manual tasks like reviewing, entering and tracking down orders, allowing them to focus on higher-value activities related to operations and customer service – therefore directing resources toward more productive outcomes. This is especially beneficial as our solution has allowed customer service to work efficiently from home in a time in which many industries have had to transition to remote work.

“This year’s swathe of remarkable submissions has been delivered in an atmosphere of seismic disruption across all industries,” added James Williams, head of operations for the SaaS Awards. “Ultimately, the very success of organisations can hinge on selecting the software vendors that work hardest for them and innovate ruthlessly – all while delivering the best results.”

As a provider of automation solutions that address the entire cash conversion cycle, Esker helps customers around the world improve productivity – not just in order management, but throughout the entire order-to-cash and procure-to-pay cycles. In addition to recognition as the Best SaaS for Improved Productivity, Esker was listed as a finalist in the Customer Services or CRM, Business Accounting or Finance, and Supply Chain or Warehouse Management categories.

“Once again, the SaaS Awards shortlist showcased an astounding weight of promising and proven technologies powering some very smart ideas,” Williams continued. “The final winners all represent something especially creative, intelligent or simply successful, which often offer completely transformative solutions to modern business needs.”

For further information, please contact Chris Anderson at tel. (+27) 11 234 1560; fax (+27) 11 234 1387; e-mail chris@spi.co.za

Esker

Esker is a worldwide leader in AI-driven process automation software, helping financial and customer service departments digitally transform their purchase-to-pay (P2P) and order-to-cash (O2C) cycles. Used by more than 6,000 companies worldwide, Esker’s solutions incorporate technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) to drive increased productivity, enhanced visibility, reduced fraud risk, and improved collaboration with customers, suppliers and internally.

SPI

SPI is a company that provides utility software products and services to the Open Systems segment of the IT industry. It is the sole sub-Saharan Africa distributor for USA-based Innovative Routines; USA-based Help/Systems; USA-based Linoma Software; France-based Esker; and; UK-based OpusVL (ex Xi Software). SPI also develops some of its own software utilities to complement the overseas products that it distributes.

SPI has a wide and varied customer base and includes organisations such as Aspen Pharmacare, Johannesburg Municipality, University of Johannesburg, MMI Holdings, Nampak, National Brands, Stellenbosch University and UNISA.

Editorial contacts
Global Research Partners Paul Booth (+44) 74700 33126 pabooth@mweb.co.za
SPI Group Chris Anderson (+27) 11 234 1560 chris@spi.co.za