Mobile telecommunications leader benefits from streamlined document capture for accounts
Dublin — Ireland’s largest mobile telecommunications company, Vodafone Ireland has gone live with SAP’s new Document Capture packaged service solution just two months after being installed. Leveraging existing SAP Financial solutions, the new solution is being utilised to speed up and streamline the handling of incoming invoices. Documents are scanned at a single location and their images are then forwarded to a group of accounts payable clerks for approval and posting onto the main SAP system. While the SAP documents are still created manually, the clerk will have the open image of the invoice on screen allowing for easy entry. When the document is saved, the image is then bound to it. These images can also be available to non SAP users via their web browser.
According to Ciaran Hayden, Consulting Manager, SAP Ireland “Given the increasingly pressurised financial environment, this project clearly demonstrates how we have added cost effectively to an existing solution. Vodafone Ireland’s current functionality has been maximised, streamlining operations and achieving the speediest accounts operation possible.”
According to Noel Lowe, Head of Financial Systems Vodafone Ireland “It complements well what we currently have and we have already found a number of benefits including increased security, reduced paper, plus on-site storage is saved. Costs are on one system and this provides a comprehensive view and facilitates better analysis. It’s robust, has a quick response and overall we are very pleased.”
Vodafone Ireland is Ireland’s leading mobile telecommunications operator. The company provides a full range of mobile telecommunications services, including voice and data communications to over 1.8million customers. Vodafone Group has equity interests in 26 countries and Partner Networks in a further 13 countries, with a proportionate customer base of over 130 million.