Major Companies Choose Dolphin’s Process Tracking System to Optimize Accounts Payable Processes in Support of SAP® Solutions

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Several major organizations have recently chosen to implement Dolphin’s Process Tracking System for Accounts Payable, Dolphin PTS-AP, to optimize accounts payable business processes in support of SAP® solutions.

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Dolphin today announced that several major organizations have recently chosen to implement Dolphin’s Process Tracking System for Accounts Payable, Dolphin PTS-AP, to optimize accounts payable business processes in support of SAP® solutions. Additionally, many long-time Dolphin customers are realizing the benefits and increased functionality of an upgrade to the latest version of Dolphin PTS-AP Core, 5.0. Built on the SAP NetWeaver® technology platform, Dolphin PTS AP Core 5.0 has been certified by the SAP Integration and Certification Center (SAP ICC) for integration with the SAP ERP 6.0 application via the ABAP™ 7.0 integration scenario. It delivers greater transparency and visibility to transform business processes, Included is an easy-to-use automated workflow, leveraging the SAP Business Workflow tool, for exception handling, advanced approvals and increased process visibility. Enhanced management reporting provides insight to improve controls, reduce processing cost and optimize cash flow.

Continued economic pressures necessitate ongoing corporate innovation for sustainable cost reduction. In accounts payable environments, this translates to streamlining the invoice-to-pay process by normalizing and reducing data entry, enabling instant access to information across the enterprise, ensuring controls and improving visibility. This helps companies manage cash flows and increase productivity in a cost-efficient manner—without business risk. For companies running SAP solutions, Dolphin leverages SAP tools and applications so customers not only optimize their processes, but do it while supporting compliance mandates and minimizing the impact to their infrastructure.

Among the new customers choosing Dolphin Processing Tracking System for Accounts Payable (PTS-AP) is a manufacturer of phosphates, phosphoric acid, and phosphorus chemicals used in a variety of applications and industries that consolidated processing from multiple plants to one corporate location to improve control, transparency and efficiency in its AP process. A second phase of its project will include the implementation of optical character recognition (OCR) to eliminate manual data entry. Dolphin PTS-AP facilitates “hands-free” processing of invoices and delivers a 360-degree view of the accounts payable process.

The largest manufacturer of motion control products is implementing Dolphin PTS-AP to automate its approval process and deploying Dolphin’s web-based Advanced Approval solution, as many of the approvers are not users of SAP solutions. Dolphin’s dynamic discounting capabilities and a vendor portal for AP, a software as a service solution, will be addressed in a second project phase.

Implementing the SAP Supplier Relationship Management (SAP SRM) application motivated a large multi-national medical information corporation to expand its objectives to optimize Accounts Payable as well. Increasing volumes, the need to do more with less, and demands for transparency to the entire process led it to the Dolphin solution suite. Looking to leverage its implementations of SAP applications, the company selected the Dolphin Process Tracking System for Accounts Payable. The solution is based on the SAP NetWeaver platform, utilizes SAP Business Workflow, and has its own name space in SAP ERP -- /DOL/, . The certified solution provides PTS-AP reports and advanced workflow, allowing users to quickly process and post invoices and credit memos to SAP ERP.

In addition, the last few months have found several existing Dolphin customers in the process of extending the Dolphin footprint by adding new enhancements and upgrading to the latest version of Dolphin PTS-AP. One of them, a large international chemical company, expanded its capabilities by streamlining the administration of EDI invoices, added Dolphin’s web-based Payment Request processing solution, and addressed an ongoing issue of unresolved blocks on invoices by deploying Dolphin’s Block Resolution solution to further optimize its workflow capabilities. The company’s goal is to standardize the capture of electronic invoices via standard EXtensible Mark-up Language (XML) format and, in the process, also enable the Brazilian Nota Fiscal requirement compatibility. With Dolphin PTS-AP, the company can now process invoices from numerous sources and formats, including EDI, with simplified exception handling and complete visibility for the entire life cycle of the invoice. This has created a sustainable cost reduction across the board.

A Fortune 100 manufacturer of global safety, security and energy systems that had previously implemented Dolphin PTS-AP with OCR for a major division, made the solution its corporate standard last quarter, and has started rolling out Dolphin Processing Tracking System for Accounts Payable to its other business units worldwide. Selected capture capabilities include OCR and ingestion of EDI transactions, for which a human-readable image is created. The AP department can now handle the exceptions for invoices regardless of source (EDI, scanned, emailed and faxed) within one tool. Other new features selected are Blocked Invoice Resolution, web-based Payment Request processes, Advanced Approvals and Service Entry and Acceptance, which streamline entry, evaluation and acceptance of service details or timesheets, using the same Dolphin PTS-AP invoice entry process and workflow model.

Another customer, a leader in the design and production of solutions for aerospace and defense, is upgrading to Dolphin PTS-AP and taking the opportunity to add OCR to address the fast-growing number of invoices, reduce errors with line-item matching of invoices and purchase orders, allowing touchless postings, and extending the reach of advanced workflow to include automated purchase order approvals.

Dolphin PTS AP Core 5.0 – SAP Certified as “Powered by SAP NetWeaver”
Dolphin Process Tracking System for Accounts Payable – PTS AP Core 5.0, which has achieved SAP certification as powered by SAP NetWeaver, takes the time and cost out of the AP business process with easy-to-use dashboards that enable visibility into the process, instantly providing real-time information. In addition, robust analytics provide the necessary tools—and information—to better manage cash flow. Dolphin PTS-AP is integrated with the SAP Business Workflow tool and third-party content management solutions, as well as open interfaces to image-capture solutions, such as OCR and e-Invoicing networks. It also leverages an organization’s existing investment in SAP solutions, instead of imposing a new platform on the IT infrastructure.

The latest version of Dolphin Process Tracking System for Accounts Payable, PTS-AP 5.0, includes greater automation for Accounts Payable in the areas of exception and approval management, blocked invoice resolution and payment request processes. Web-based toolsets, including Advanced Approvals and vendor self-service portals with Dolphin’s dynamic discounting capabilities, extend the reach of the solution beyond day-to-day usage. Advanced reporting features can leverage the functionality of the SAP Business Objects™ solution portfolio and enable tracking of invoice volume, status and AP process productivity, all contributing to sustainable and measurable cost-reductions.

Visit Dolphin at the SAPPHIRE® NOW and 2011 ASUG Annual Conference in booth 2226, being held in Orlando, May 15-18.

About Dolphin
Dolphin makes crucial business operations like accounts payable, accounts receivable, order management and data management run better and smarter for organizations using SAP solutions. Focused on improving business performance through Information Lifecycle Management and Business Process Management, Dolphin produces the right solution for each customer, faster, through its leading experience in SAP technologies, and its proven best practices, tools and add-on applications in support of SAP solutions. Dolphin solutions improve business and IT performance, lower total cost of ownership and deliver high return on investment. The company, founded in 1995, has offices in Philadelphia, Penn. and San Jose, Calif.. Dolphin solutions are implemented across North America and around the world. Visit us at, or email contact(at)dolphin-corp(dot)com.


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