With multiple sites and more than one distribution entity, Laïta required a simple business solution that would make administration easy.
They wanted to implement an off-the-shelf tool to replace its in-house accounting software solution developed on an AS400. After reviewing offers from several developers, Basware, supported by its integrator Syleg, was selected.
In particular Basware’s accounting-orientated approach and ability to handle complex validation workflows convinced Laïta that Basware could support all their requirements.
Laïta was also impressed by the implementation and deployment proposal the Syleg teams put forward. This came with a clear blueprint for how Laïta's accounting and purchasing systems would be integrated with Basware.
How Laïta reached their invoice processing goals with Basware
The project launched in April 2014 and Basware’s AP Automation solution was implemented progressively. The decision was made to start the project at single site with a low number of supplier invoices processed (8,000 documents annually, two accountants, 40 on-site validators and transversal validators at group level).
Helped by the Syleg teams, Laïta created specific validation workflows for the site and configured the Basware solution accordingly. This was then integrated with the purchasing and packaging management tools on site.
As part of a reorganization, a project of this magnitude really provides structure because it requires the delegation of power to be redefined, and therefore each stakeholder's role to be clarified." Anne Cotten, Accounting Manager, Laïta
With a successful implementation at the single site the platform was then rolled out to the remaining locations across 2015-16. By the end of the deployment Laïta had more than 300 validators and 10 accountants using the system.