Process automation provider expands APAC presence with IBIZ Consulting

11 December 2018 Consultancy.asia

Leading processing automation provider Esker has set out to expand its presence in the APAC region through a partnership with local business advisory IBIZ Consulting.

Boasting over 500 professionals in 13 countries, including Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong, Esker has since its founding as a software vendor in 1985 evolved to become one of the world’s leading companies in the document processing automation domain, adopting technologies such as artificial intelligence and cloud computing to provide order-to-cash (O2C) and purchase-to-pay (P2P) solutions for 6,000-plus customers worldwide.

In a strategic move to expand its presence in the Asia Pacific, the French-headquartered firm has now entered into a partnership with regional business growth consultancy IBIZ Consulting Services, a three-time Microsoft Dynamics Partner of the year with offices in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and China and India in addition to an affiliate in Thailand. According to the agreement, IBIZ will introduce Esker’s solutions to its existing customers in the region.AI solutions firm Esker expands into APAC with IBIZ Consulting“As we continue to develop our international strategy, particularly in high-growth markets like Asia, we look toward trusted partners to help us develop new revenue opportunities,” said Esker CEO Jean-Michel Bérard. “As a specialist in delivering Microsoft business management solutions, IBIZ Consulting Services was the obvious choice for us in terms of a partner. Together we will help companies increase productivity and visibility through business process automation.”

For IBIZ, which counts Qlik among its other technology partners, the agreement will see the consultancy expand its digital process automation offerings. “Our strategic partnership with Esker will enable us to serve our customers better,” said IBIZ group CEO Gunalan Kalairajan. “Esker’s AI-driven purchase-to-pay and order-to-cash solutions complement our solution offerings and help us deliver value-added services to businesses on their digital transformation journey.”

A full subsidiary of US-founded IT systems specialist R Systems International (since its acquisition in 2015), IBIZ was (co-)founded in 1999 by Ramasubramanian Balasubramanian and has since then achieved a range of accolades, including global Microsoft Dynamics’ Inner Circle status – which covers the top 1 percent of its partners – and as a five-time recipient of the Microsoft ERP Partner of The Year award for Singapore.

In addition to enterprise resource planning (ERP), the consultancy provides tailored services in the areas of customer relationship management (CRM), mobile-based distribution management (DMS), business intelligence, portal development, point of sales, e-commerce and cloud services – catering to clients in the retail, warehousing and distribution, manufacturing, and engineering sectors among others.

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