The company, which ordered at ROYAL SEAL, sro solutions suggestion , how to reduce the cost of processing large amounts of invoices, does not want to disclose its name. Therefore, we will describe only the implementation of the project without corporate data. The core business of the customer is the operation of retail stores.
The customer operates several retail stores, which are supplied each day with different goods by various suppliers. Not only are the goods different, but they also have different warranty periods, use-by dates etc. Not all the suppliers supply their goods to each store. As the stores are spread across a large territory and our customer prefers a regional approach, it is normal that different stores have different suppliers, even for the same products. When the goods were delivered, the store manager signed the delivery notes and these notes were then sent together with the invoice to the headquarters, where a number of “accountants” copied the goods from the delivery notes into the system then posted them into the accounts. The staff involved in the process behaved more like copying clerks than actual accountants. Therefore, the cost for document logistics and the accounting staff were substantial. The total annual cost was around 4,300,000.00 CZK. a
The aim of our proposed solution was:
The beginning of the process was a very difficult period as the customer mainly wanted “cosmetic” modifications with the objective of achieving much-needed savings, rather than solve the problem “once and for all”. Eventually, we managed to convince the customer to make the changes starting from scratch.
Each store is now equipped with a small scanning stationary unit. The document is scanned, sent electronically to the headquarters and the paper document is filed in the archiving boxes, which are regularly collected and delivered to our (ROYAL SEAL) external registry. Our company extracts all the required information (quantity, type, warranty, price, date, supplier, maturity etc.) from the documents received at headquarters and prepares them for review and processing. The accountants validate the extracted information and conduct their own accounting procedures. The customer was able to reduce the number of employees while the remainder had part of their salary increased because they did not need to copy anything down anymore; the employees are better qualified and perform the work of accountants and are no longer only processing clerks.
The project took place in 2013 and was implemented within three months. The project costs (including HW and SW equipment) were approximately 1,200,000.00 CZK.
From the above figures and practical benefits, it is clear that all the project objectives were met. Not only that – the minimum required saving of less than half a million CZK was significantly exceeded. The customer was, and still is, very happy.
Finally, we would like to share the sweetest reward that we received from the customer’s chief executive when he received the results and announced with a smile in his face:
“That is amazing! I really didn’t expect that!”
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