About AGFA-GEVAERT GROUP

The Agfa-Gevaert Group develops, produces and distributes an extensive range of imaging systems, workflow and IT solutions for the printing industry, the healthcare sector, as well as for specific high-tech industries such as printed electronics & renewable energy solutions.

The headquarters are located in Belgium. The largest production and research centers are located in Belgium, the United States, Canada, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Austria, China and Brazil. Agfa is commercially active worldwide through wholly owned sales organizations in more than 40 countries. In 2019, the Agfa-Gevaert Group’s revenue amounted to 2,239 million Euro.

Challenges

Having previously implemented different ERP systems at each of its divisions, Agfa-Gevaert was dealing with a heavy workload; thus, it was driven to find new ways of optimizing their business processes, providing better customer service and reducing operational costs.

Starting with just one of its four business units, operating within the scope of two European countries, Italy and Portugal (both of which have implemented their B2B and B2G e-invoicing regulations in recent months), Agfa-Gevaert decided to partake in the global e-invoicing revolution by joining forces with Comarch

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Solution

From the very beginning, AGFA’s main requirement was to implement one global e-invoicing standard across its various business units with the use of a flexible e-Invoicing platform. The solution had to meet an extensive list of demands, one of which was providing an easy-to-use customer portal for invoice delivery.

Providing a fully integrated suite of advanced e-invoicing services, Comarch helps AGFA send, receive, and archive its invoices in the most cost-effective way. The suite itself has been implemented and integrated with three separate SAP systems. During the implementation phase, Comarch made sure that there was an intuitive, highly practical, and flexible way for AGFA to identify its different business units (and their corresponding countries) within the system.

Soultion
Redesign, streamline and automate the processing of financial documents
Global implementation of Comarch AR Automation
Legally compliant invoice archiving in an electronic repository
Dedicated customer portal to distribute invoices to B2B customers
Integrations with multiple governmental platforms to ensure B2G e-invoicing
Integration with 3 separate SAP systems

Benefits

Remarks

  • "The proactive and reactive approach of the sales and consulting team made a big difference by highlighting Comarch’s strong points. Comarch’s project experience in international collaborations was confirmed by their clients, convincing Agfa of the product and the added value of the perfor[1]mance and services Comarch has to offer."

    GUY BYLEMANS
    Manager, Global Electronic Data Integrations, Agfa-Gevaert

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