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Infosys BPO and OB10 Announce Strategic Partnership
By: PR Newswire
Nov. 27, 2012 04:02 AM
LONDON, November 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Finance and Accounting Business Process Management Leader Integrates Invoice Automation into its Services
OB10, the e-Invoicing network, today announced a strategic partnership with Infosys BPO, the business process outsourcing subsidiary of Infosys Limited. This partnering of two best-of-breed companies will offer enhanced capabilities to the Finance and Accounting (F&A) business process management and process automation spaces.
The collaboration enables Infosys BPO to extend the next wave of business benefits to its global clients. Invoice processing has traditionally been an area of labour-intensive and high touch point transactional activity within the finance function. OB10's invoice-automation services enable improved productivity, enhanced data quality, payment on time and increased transparency to the purchase-to-pay process.
Anantha Radhakrishnan, Vice President and Unit Head - Global Centers, Business Transformation and Technology Services, Infosys BPO, said, "Our partnership with OB10 will help in further transforming clients' businesses, thus realizing enhanced business value for them. E-Invoicing is a key strategic imperative for clients in the Finance and Accounting space, and this partnership will help deliver higher efficiency and effectiveness to them. This association further validates our position as a trusted transformation partner to our clients."
The combination of best-in-class skills, technology and methodologies from OB10 and Infosys BPO has already had an impact on two large global corporations that are rolling out e-Invoicing to their supplier ecosystems.
"Automation is the natural next step for organisations that have centralised their finance functions," said Luke McKeever, CEO at OB10. "By working closely with Infosys BPO, we are making the transition to electronic invoicing seamless to both customers and their suppliers. Once embedded, their relationships can be strengthened even further with easy access to early payment through dynamic discounting and supply chain finance."
OB10 (http://www.OB10.com), the e-Invoicing network, simplifies and streamlines the complex invoice-to-pay process to enable prompt payment. Operational across Europe, North America and Asia, OB10 can reduce the cost of invoice processing by 60% and deliver an ROI in less than a year.
The OB10 network connects over 120,000 suppliers to large buyers, such as Aviva, Cargill, Deutsche Lufthansa, Nomura, Eli Lilly & Company, General Motors, GlaxoSmithKline, IBM, Kellogg's, Motorola, Tesco, US Federal Government and Whirlpool.
Contact: Sandra Higgison, Head of Global Communications, OB10
About Infosys BPO
Infosys BPO Ltd. (http://www.infosysbpo.com), the Business Process Outsourcing subsidiary of Infosys Limited, was set up in April 2002. Infosys BPO focuses on integrated end-to-end outsourcing and delivers transformational benefits to its clients through reduced costs, ongoing productivity improvements, and process reengineering. Infosys BPO operates in India, the Czech Republic, Poland, Mexico, Brazil, USA, China, the Philippines and Australia, and as on September 30, 2012, employed 24,056 people. It closed FY 2011-12 with revenues of $494.5 million.
About Infosys Ltd.
Infosys partners with global enterprises to drive their innovation-led growth. That's why Forbes ranked Infosys 19th among the top 100 most innovative companies. As a leading provider of next-generation consulting, technology, and outsourcing solutions, Infosys helps clients in more than 30 countries realize their goals. Visit http://www.infosys.com and see how Infosys (NASDAQ: INFY), with its 150,000+ people, is Building Tomorrow's Enterprise® today.
Infosys Safe Harbor
Certain statements in this release concerning our future growth prospects are forward-looking statements, which involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties relating to these statements include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties regarding fluctuations in earnings, fluctuations in foreign exchange rates, our ability to manage growth, intense competition in IT services including those factors which may affect our cost advantage, wage increases in India, our ability to attract and retain highly skilled professionals, time and cost overruns on fixed-price, fixed-time frame contracts, client concentration, restrictions on immigration, industry segment concentration, our ability to manage our international operations, reduced demand for technology in our key focus areas, disruptions in telecommunication networks or system failures, our ability to successfully complete and integrate potential acquisitions, liability for damages on our service contracts, the success of the companies in which Infosys has made strategic investments, withdrawal or expiration of governmental fiscal incentives, political instability and regional conflicts, legal restrictions on raising capital or acquiring companies outside India, and unauthorized use of our intellectual property and general economic conditions affecting our industry. Additional risks that could affect our future operating results are more fully described in our United States Securities and Exchange Commission filings including our Annual Report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012 and on Form 6-K for the quarters ended December 31, 2011, June 30, 2012 and September 30, 2012. These filings are available at http://www.sec.gov. Infosys may, from time to time, make additional written and oral forward-looking statements, including statements contained in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and our reports to shareholders. The company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements that may be made from time to time by or on behalf of the company.
Contact: Neha Iyer, Infosys BPO Ltd.
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