Esker Signs on as 2013 Strategic Partner with The Institute of Financial Operations

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Document automation solutions provider aims at AP and AR professionals by stepping up level of partnership with membership association

We see cloud-based business applications and services as the way of the future, and it’s important to Esker to continue establishing itself as the leader in this growing field.

Esker, which provides document automation solutions to help organizations eliminate paper and improve business processes, has announced a strategic-level partnership with The Institute of Financial Operations for 2013.

The Institute offers several levels of partnership for sponsors that are committed to the membership association’s core financial operations disciplines — accounts payable, accounts receivable, information management, and data capture — with “strategic” being the highest commitment.

“While we have enjoyed a long-time relationship with Esker, a strategic partnership is a natural fit because both Esker and the IFO are dedicated to serving all four of our key disciplines,” says Jo LaBorde, executive director of The Institute. “Organizations are increasingly turning to automation to improve their processes in this business climate, and we both advocate connecting them with the most innovative tools available today.”

Esker provides end-to-end document automation solutions for organizations of all sizes, either on-site as needed or via the cloud with three models: software-as-a-service (SaaS), platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS). One of Esker’s specialties is automated sales order processing solutions for SAP® systems.

“We see cloud-based business applications and services as the way of the future, and it’s important to Esker to continue establishing itself as the leader in this growing field,” said Steve Smith, U.S. Chief Operating Officer at Esker Americas. “Our strategic-level partnership with The Institute is part of our commitment to helping educate professionals in financial operations about new solutions that will help their departments become even more effective at what they do.”

About The Institute of Financial Operations
The Institute of Financial Operations is a membership-based professional association serving the entire financial operations ecosystem, with a particular focus on the accounts payable and accounts receivable disciplines and the related fields of information management and data capture. The Institute grew out of the merger of four associations: International Accounts Payable Professionals (IAPP), International Accounts Receivable Professionals (IARP), the National Association of Purchasing and Payables (NAPP) and The Association for Work Process Improvement (TAWPI).

Based in Orlando, Fla., The Institute serves as a global voice, chief advocate, recognized authority, acknowledged leader and principal educator for people in financial operations. The Institute has a community of nearly 100,000, which includes 5,000 members, 17,000 customers and an additional 75,000 financial operations professionals.

The Institute’s members have access to benefits and leading-edge resources such as the award-winning Financial Operations Matters magazine, a dynamic re-engineered website, educational and networking events, online educational offerings, certification and certificate programs, career resources, and volunteer opportunities. For more information, visit

About Esker
Esker is the worldwide leader in document process automation solutions. Addressing all types of business processes from accounts payable and accounts receivable to sales order processing and procurement, Esker cloud computing solutions enable companies to automate the reception, processing and sending of any business document with one platform. Esker helps over 80,000 companies across the world to reduce the use of paper and eliminate manual processes while improving their productivity, efficiency and environmental impact. With 36 million euros in sales revenue in 2011, Esker operates in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific with global headquarters in Lyon, France and U.S. headquarters in Madison, Wisconsin. Esker is listed on the NYSE Alternext in Paris (Code ISIN FR0000035818). For more information, visit Follow Esker on Twitter at and join the conversation on the Esker blog at

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