Topps Tiles gets off the paper trail with an automated Accounts Payable solution from K3 Retail and Intelligent Capture
Topps Tiles, the UK’s largest tile and wood flooring retailer, will be saving time and money by enabling paper purchase invoices to be converted into electronic images and made instantly available from within their existing Microsoft Navision solution; while at the same time allowing emailed invoices to be automatically captured into the same process, thanks to a joint solution from Intelligent Capture and K3 Retail.
To increase visibility of invoices across the organisation and to improve the efficiency of the Accounts Payable process, Topps will be able to scan incoming paper purchase invoices with the subsequent images being securely stored. This will provide invoice transparency across the organisation with immediate access to the invoice from within the existing Microsoft Navision system at the simple click of a button.
To further automate the Accounts Payable process, the solution will also allow Topps to receive PDF purchase invoices via email direct from suppliers. Once received, the solution will automatically import the purchase invoice into the capture process without the need to print or scan the document.
Both the scanned images and the PDF invoices will be processed via one single solution seamlessly integrated with the Microsoft Navision solution recently selected from K3 Retail to help drive business agility and support an improved customer shopping experience.
Nigel Hickman, IT Director at Topps Tiles, comments: “By using a ‘scan and shred’ strategy, we can use the document and data capture platform to drive back-office process efficiency within Accounts Payable and other areas of the business. K3 introduced Intelligent Capture and the solution proposed met our needs precisely, providing a scalable platform - while at the same time minimising any integration concerns due to the partnership the two organisations have.”
Ilija Ugrinic, Sales and Marketing Director at Intelligent Capture, adds: “From the initial presentations through to defining the solution, it was clear that Topps Tiles had a good understanding of the challenges and could clearly see how we could help enable the Accounts Payable transformation. The addition of Topps Tiles further strengthens our position as the market leader within the retail sector and we look forward to providing the same tangible benefits to Topps Tiles that our other retail customers enjoy.”
John Little, Sales Director at K3, notes: “Topps Tiles has been working with K3 to transform its systems and processes, commissioning new store, back office and warehouse systems in order to get faster and more reliable access to trading information and drive business agility. The retailer selected one of our partner solutions to ensure seamless integration with Microsoft NAV while driving even greater value from the K3 Retail deployment.”
About Topps Tiles
Since opening its first specialist tile centre in Manchester in 1963, Topps Tiles has been offering high quality products at value for money prices sold by friendly, knowledgeable staff.
Topps Tiles PLC is Britain’s biggest tile and wood flooring specialist with over 300 stores throughout the UK and more store openings in the pipeline. Its focus is to inspire home improvement by offering great value products and exceptional levels of service to ensure its customers always return and recommend.
Topps Tiles offers an outstanding range of wall and floor tiles, natural stone, laminate and solid wood flooring and under floor heating, in addition to all the tools, adhesives, grouts, accessories and cleaning products you’ll need for the job.
For more information, visit www.toppstiles.co.uk
About K3 Retail
K3 Retail deliver multi-channel solutions that enable retailers to create joined up shopping experiences for their customers whether they choose to buy on-line, direct, in-store or mobile
Over 18 years’ experience delivering award winning solutions, to more than 160 internationally recognised retail brands, has helped our experienced team of retail consultants develop the most complete range of multi-channel retail solutions available to Microsoft Dynamics AX or NAV users.
As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, member of Microsoft’s Partner Advisory Council for Retail, invited member of Microsoft’s Inner Circle and Presidents Club, we offer a clearly defined roadmap and proven products backed up by Microsoft’s $2billion investment in the Dynamics platform.
Our ability to translate thought leadership and Multi-Channel experience into innovative and effective retail solutions has benefited customers including: Agent Provocateur, American Golf, Beales Department Stores, Booths Supermarkets, Clinton Cards, Dobbies, Dreams, Evans Cycles, GameStop, Gieves & Hawkes, Jigsaw, Kiddicare, Royal Horticultural Society, Ryman’s, Smyths Toys, SpaceNK, Topps Tiles, The White Company and White Stuff.
For more information, please visit www.theretailpeople.com
About Intelligent Capture
Intelligent Capture is a leading document and data capture provider focused on helping organisations drive cost reduction and process improvement within processes such as Accounts Payable. This is achieved through a proven process of understanding and benchmarking current performance, then transforming and automating the current processes to drive cost reduction, incorporating best practices and creating ‘world-class’ performance.
Intelligent Capture combines best practice process knowledge and pedigree to a market-leading software suite, enabling organisations to benefit from a complete range of solutions from paper scanning through to intelligent, template-free data extraction and the ability to receipt purchase invoices irrespective of format (EDI, XML, PDF, email).
Leading organisations pay testimony to the Intelligent Capture solutions and approach, such as Debenhams, Greggs, Screwfix Direct, Bauer Media and Welsh Assembly Government. All have gained benefit from Intelligent Capture award winning solutions while achieving tangible outcomes, automating centralised, de-centralised and Shared Service operations through both on premise and managed service solutions.
For more information, please visit www.intelligentcapture.co.uk