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Esker Fuels Procure-To-Pay Cycles Via Smartphones

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The mobile device is now a mainstay for many professionals, but for higher-level executives, the smartphone can often be a lifeline. Document processing and cloud automation company Esker has just rolled out a mobile app targeted to an aspect of business operations that often can’t wait until an executive is back at his or her desk.

In an announcement made Tuesday (Jan. 26), Esker announced Esker Anywhere, an app that allows managers to review, approve and reject purchase requisitions and supplier invoices from their mobile device. The move is an effort to accelerate the pace of the procure-to-pay cycle, the company said.

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This isn’t the first mobile app launched by Esker; the firm noted that Esker Anywhere is an upgrade from its earlier app built for a similar purpose, the mobile version of the Esker Purchasing automation tool. The launch of Esker Anywhere adds capabilities for both purchase requisitions and supplier invoices.

By allowing for streamlined document approval, the mobile app leads to faster payments to suppliers and improved buyer-supplier relationships, the company said.

“Employees are becoming increasingly mobile and require anywhere accessibility to business processes and data in order to maximize productivity,” said Esker CEO Jean-Michel Bérard in a statement. “Our new mobile app is a result of our ongoing commitment to bring value to companies looking for faster and more efficient ways to do daily business activities, including processing invoices and spend requests on the move.”

The executive added that Esker will soon be looking to introduce additional functions for the app, including sales orders, and to integrate the solution for Windows operating systems in addition to the Apple and Android operating systems with which the solution is compatible.

Esker Anywhere features include the ability to approve or reject invoices and purchase requisitions and to access key data from these documents and add comments for the next professional in the line of the procure-to-pay process.

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