Esker, first-time entrant in Gartner’s 2020 Magic Quadrant for Procure-to-Pay Suites


Johannesburg, 27 Oct 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 Gartner has included Esker in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Procure-to-Pay Suites.

As part of the process to define the Magic Quadrant, Gartner conducted in-depth research on the solution providers in the procure-to-pay (P2P) market. Vendors are evaluated based on a broad set of criteria for completeness of vision and ability to execute. This rigorous assessment process makes Gartner’s Magic Quadrant one of the most trusted sources used by businesses to select a technology vendor.

Esker has had continued success in global markets with its P2P suite. Esker is committed to addressing both accounts payable (AP) and procurement functionalities with a single cloud-based platform. Esker’s best-in-class e-invoicing and AP invoice automation (APIA) capabilities are a great foundation for companies driving broader change in their P2P process. This pragmatic and ambitious approach combined with rapid global deployment capabilities result in successful projects and high customer satisfaction levels.

“We are proud to be recognised by Gartner as a solution provider in the P2P market for the first time in our company’s history,” commented Jean-Michel Bérard, CEO at Esker. “In our view, this recognition comes because of Esker’s dedication to providing businesses worldwide with innovative and user-friendly solutions to manage their entire P2P transformation journey. We believe that unifying the P2P process on a single platform will be a game-changer. In addition to achieving increased productivity, companies will be able to leverage and control the value of their ecosystem, a key competitive advantage in a world of rising uncertainty and interdependence of supply chains.”

“We believe that Esker’s inclusion in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant is definitely a major accomplishment, but we also see it as the beginning of a broader journey,” added Catherine Dupuy-Holdich, P2P Product Manager at Esker. “We will continue to work closely with our customers worldwide and make our vision of the market a reality by leveraging our AI capabilities and focusing on the key areas of supplier and risk management.”

Esker’s Procure-to-Pay suite is part of a larger customer experience portfolio which also includes Esker’s Order-to-Cash (O2C) suite. Many customers embrace Esker’s Agile solution deployment methodology to implement their P2P suites, from AP to procurement, to full accounts receivable automation or order management deployment. This end-to-end automation capability makes Esker a unique player among P2P and O2C platforms.

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

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.

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.

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