About DS Smith Plc
DS Smith Plc is a leading provider of corrugated packaging solutions worldwide. They operate across 37 countries and employ over 29,000 people. In order to support their corrugated packaging operations, they have a recycling business that collects used paper and corrugated cardboard, from which their paper manufacturing facilities make the recycled paper used in corrugated packaging.
DS Smith Plc Accounts Payable
DS Smith process c1M invoices per year from 18,000 vendors. They have regional shared services for the UK, Germany, Iberia and North America, and use SAP. Automated Invoice Processing solution comprises the following: –
- Data Capture is delivered via a mix of On Premise OCR and Managed Service
- Automation in SAP is delivered via Process Director, Work Cycle and Reporting.
Automation rates up to 60%.
Comments about working with Cogent Consulting from Thomas Meyer – Group IT – SAP Applications Manager
“DS Smith has worked together with Cogent since 2012 as a partner for projects and business as usual support. Over the years invoice capture services have been added to the service portfolio provided to DS Smith. We are now extending the partnership to other areas like sales order capturing”