IU Health La Porte Hospital Selects Ascend Software Business Process Management Solutions for Their Fast Implementation, Infor Lawson Integration and Ability to Meet ROI

The full-service, 227-bed acute care hospital, based in La Porte serving the medical needs of Northwest Indiana, chooses Ascend Software solutions to automate their Accounts Payable department.

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Since 1997, Ascend Software has developed business process management solutions which provide greater cost savings automation and faster implementation.

“IU Health La Porte Hospital has a vision of a much simpler, smoother accounts payable process in our future.” - Steven Timm, CPA, Director Accounting & Payroll, IU Health La Porte Hospital

Brea, CA (PRWEB) May 06, 2014

Ascend Software, a leading provider of business process management solutions, today announced that Indiana University Health La Porte selected Ascend Software solutions because of their proven ability to provide greater automation capabilities, cost savings and fast implementation. The hospital will deploy Ascend’s SmartTouch AP Business Automation solution to automate their Accounts Payable department. Ascend’s BPO Outsource Scanning Services will scan their invoices using the Ascend advance OCR and invoice recognition solution, SmartTouch AIR. Ascend’s Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solution provides IU Health La Porte Hospital with a robust enterprise report and document management solution that is pre-defined for Infor Lawson output and implemented in only days.

While IU Health La Porte Hospital considered all the major Infor Lawson imaging partners, they selected Ascend Software solutions because of their real-time transactional integration and validation with Infor Lawson as a standard feature and their flexible acquisition option fit within the hospital’s budget. Ascend also met La Porte’s ROI requirements on hard cost savings alone. The capacity to integrate with Infor Lawson Asset Management and the ability to process EDI transactions also was important. Additionally, Ascend outsourced imaging will streamline La Porte’s Accounts Payable department by eliminating mail handling, scanning, indexing and validation. Ascend BPO services will simply transmit an invoice image, fully indexed and ready for approval. Upon approval SmartTouch AP will automatically add the invoice transaction into their AP system real-time without the delays associated with the batch process.

“IU Health La Porte Hospital has a vision of a much simpler, smoother accounts payable process in our future,” said Steven Timm, CPA, Director Accounting & Payroll, IU Health La Porte Hospital. “The conversations we had with Ascend along with the product demonstration have proven to us that Ascend understands our Infor Lawson system very well. This is extremely important to the success of our process transformation. We selected Ascend because their product seems to be a perfect fit for what our company needs. With the Ascend product, we feel our department will be able to provide a better service to our management staff at a lower overall cost. We also personally know people that currently use the Ascend product daily and they are very happy with the system and the benefits it provides them,” concluded Timm.

“IU Health La Porte Hospital chose Ascend to automate their Accounts Payable department because our business process solutions can be implemented quickly, offer greater automation, and will save the hospital more money,” said Ascend Software’s Vice President of Sales, Larry Robinett.

Ascend Software offers many deployment options including on-premise, hosted and SaaS plus best-fit pricing options of traditional purchase, subscription or lease. Visit http://www.ascendsoftware.com for more information.

About Indiana University Health La Porte Hospital
Indiana University Health La Porte Hospital is committed to helping patients and their loved ones access the services they need to stay healthy. Their full-service, 227-bed acute care hospital provides Northwest Indiana with an environment of exceptional care and an unsurpassed patient experience. Named among the “Best Hospitals in America” by U.S. News & World Report for 16 consecutive years, Indiana University Health is dedicated to providing a unified standard of preeminent, patient-centered care. A unique partnership with Indiana University School of Medicine – one of the nation’s leading medical schools – gives their highly skilled physicians access to innovative treatments using the latest research and technology. For more information, visit http://iuhealth.org/laporte/.

About Ascend Software
Since 1997, Ascend Software has developed business process management solutions which provide greater cost savings automation and faster implementation. Ascend’s enterprise content management solution was designed from the ground up to archive all types of information (i.e., documents, reports, images and all file types) and in their native format. Additionally, Ascend developed their advanced business automation platform that provides greater automation and is the foundation for their SmartTouch Solutions. Ascend’s advanced automation overcomes challenges typically found in workflow solutions and is the reason for their implementation success. Ascend’s solutions are implemented in all industries and distributed in Western Europe. Headquartered in Southern California with offices in Northern California, Nevada, Tennessee, Oregon and Illinois. Visit http://www.ascendsoftware.com for more information.

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