Esker Strengthens its Presence in the Pharmaceutical and Medical Equipment Industry

By Esker Ltd, PRNE
Thursday, July 8, 2010

DERBY, England, July 9, 2010 - Esker, the leader in document process automation solutions,
announced today that several prominent players in the pharmaceutical and
medical equipment industry - including Bayer, Biomnis, Fresenius Medical
Care, MEDRAD and Roche Italia - have chosen Esker solutions to automate the
processing of business documents, and sales orders in particular. With its
expertise, Esker strengthens its position in this market with the release of
its latest white paper - Finding the Cure for Order Processing Pain in the
Life Sciences Industry."

"Healthcare cost controls, tighter regulations, expired
patents and the growth of generic drugs are some of the many constraints that
companies are facing in this industry at a time when they need to cut costs
without compromising on the level of service offered to the patients.
Automating business document processes, and particularly purchase orders,
helps companies reduce their costs," said Emmanuel Olivier, COO of Esker.

Organisations in the pharmaceutical and medical equipment
industry receive thousands of sales orders daily from hospitals, clinics,
pharmacies and doctors who use fax or postal mail to send their purchase
orders. These sales orders must be entered and processed manually. The
disadvantages of this method are no traceability, no quality control
tracking, no priority management, and a higher risk of error.

Esker solutions address this set of issues by automating the
entire purchase order management process and reducing the error rate, which
represents an important challenge for organisations specialised in healthcare
activities. In concrete terms, the solution automates the reception of
purchase orders, routes them according to predefined criteria (customer,
product, geographic area, etc.), captures data, checks their consistency,
integrates them to information systems, archives the documents and provides
traceability and reporting.

Esker releases the white paper "Finding the Cure for Order
Processing Pain in the Life Sciences Industry"

In this new white paper Esker summarises the unique challenges
organisations face when processing sales orders in the medical equipment and
pharmaceutical industry. Based on the experience Esker has gained over the
years through project implementations worldwide, this white paper provides a
strategic outlook on the issues faced, and covers solutions implemented for
industry leaders.

About Esker Esker is a recognised leader in helping
organisations reduce the use of paper, eliminate manual processes and
simplify IT landscapes. With its comprehensive platform, Esker delivers the
benefits of automated document processing as on-demand services (SaaS) and
on-premise solutions. Customers achieve significant operational efficiencies,
cost savings and ROI in as little as three to six months while gaining
visibility and control within order-to-cash and procure-to-pay business
processes ranging from sales order management and accounts receivable to
purchasing and accounts payable. Founded in 1985, Esker operates globally
with more than 80,000 customers and millions of licensed users worldwide.
Esker has global headquarters in Lyon, France and U.S. headquarters in
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