Artificial intelligence (AI) driven process automation services provider Esker has partnered with Pune based Birlasoft to offer its suite of procure-to-pay (P2P) and order-to-cash (O2C) solutions to clients across the world.
Information technology (IT) services company Birlasoft will serve as an implementation partner for Esker’s P2P and O2C solutions. The IT arm of the Indian conglomerate, CK Birla Group, already has partnerships with companies such as enterprise resource planning (ERP) providers such as SAP and Oracle. The Esker suite offering would act like an extension of the ERP, the company said.
“Esker’s fully built-out ERP connectivity suite integrates with SAP, Oracle EBS and JD Edwards and complements Birlasoft’s ERP expertise very well,” Ajit Singh Chawla, global head, digital business unit, Birlasoft said in a statement.
With supply chains coming under pressure due to pandemic related lockdowns across the world, customers are looking for more efficient P2P and O2C workflows, which automate the entire lifecycle-- from purchase or procurement to payments. According to the statement, most of Birlasoft’s customers have requirements around their ERP tools, given the company’s presence in the manufacturing sector.
Birlasoft said that it identified Lyon, France based Esker for the capabilities of the AI driven solution to quickly remove inefficiencies and redundancies in working with new global ERP systems.
Esker’s solutions are utilised by more than 6,000 organisations worldwide. The company’s solution incorporates AI to increase productivity and visibility and decrease risks.
Back in August, the mid-tier IT services firm announced it has partnered with Microsoft to drive its customers’ cloud based digital transformation journeys.
The cloud alliance would allow Birlasoft to use Microsoft Azure to boost its digital offering, while the company would scale its Microsoft cloud business to $100 million by focusing on delivering end-to-end services on Azure and the various Microsoft 365 platforms.