Invenio implemented an SAP solution to support the company's fast development
Neopost is a global supplier of business communication solutions, specialising in the optimisation of sending and receiving mail, parcels and emails. They work with both small businesses and large national conglomerates in the private and public sector to provide their custom solutions for any type of mail, volume or postal carrier. In the past, Invenio have done work with Neopost branches in Germany and France before moving on to support the UK branch.
To resolve the payment clearance issues, Invenio’s experts first installed a solution known as a Kofax interface. This interface scans cheques and sends their information directly to SAP via XL for matching against open invoices. In order to push the data across, Invenio used the web service method. To tackle the issues of outdated support, Invenio’s experts manually implemented the appropriate code directly from notes into SAP, which enabled their HR department to run payroll on time and in line with new regulations.
In order to create a smoother process for admin staff, Invenio installed a search address tool called Satori. This allowed staff to simply input postcodes and select from a drop-down menu of addresses, instead of manually adding data. This simple change saved a lot of time on manual data processing and also dramatically reduced the number of errors within data sets. There was also a considerable amount of internal development done in order to bring old practices and processes up to scratch and ensure correct and efficient processes were followed throughout the businesses. This development included:
- Creating the ability to swap equipment automatically when needed
- Adding a billing block onto withdrawal equipment
- Adding town circle material and post mark material to mail, depending on the characteristics of the main mail
In order to cut down the number of invoices produced for the same client, Invenio were also able to implement a single intelligent invoicing system, which doesn’t generate an invoice until all items ordered are ready. This prevents each order element creating its own invoice and makes the process much more streamlined for both the payment reconciliation team and customers.
Since implementing this solution, Neopost have seen significant improvements in their customer service levels, operational costs and the efficiency of their general business practices. The most prominent benefit is that HR is now able to comply with UK legislation in regard to payroll. Employees also saw a dramatic improvement in the amount of time they had to spend on data entry, from imputing customer addresses to creating, changing and deletion of transactions. Neopost also saw:
Fully supported platform
Neopost now has a fully supported platform that can be used to automate more processes in the future, including mixed payments
Improved customer service
Reduced number of customer queries
Increased customer satisfaction
Much lower rates of client dissatisfaction thanks to intelligent ordering and invoicing processes
Decreased amount of reprocessing
Significant reduction in the amount of reprocessing by users
Reduced invoice clearing times
Invoice clearing times reduced from 24 hours to 3
Overall, the automation of various processes has delivered significant time savings to employees across the board. HR are now able to generate valid P60’s for their employees without having to go through SAP, saving a large amount of money.
The expertise of the consultant personnel meant the service has been professional, seamless and transparent – this is absolutely what you want from your SAP support partner. Mike Tonkiss, IT Director, Neopost