Weetabix announce their partnership with Documation for an Accounts Payable Digital Transformation Project.
Weetabix is a food processing company producing three billion Weetabix breakfast biscuits every year from its UK main factory in Kettering. It is the largest producer of breakfast cereals in the UK exporting to over eighty countries and has over one thousand employees.
The team at Weetabix were looking to improve the management and processing of supplier invoices. The goal was an increase in efficiency, lower operating costs, and create a paperless environment. Headed up by the Accounts Payable Manager Liz Coffey who joined Weetabix in 2018, the team began the process of identifying the best accounts payable solution for their requirements. Having a clear vision, and drawing on previous experience, the team sourced several providers who took part in providing case studies, demonstrations, and workshops to ensure that Weetabix chose the perfect partner to help achieve its goals and targets. Following a rigorous process, Documation became the solution of choice.
“Documation’s experience and depth of knowledge was evident, every base had been covered, it has clearly been built by AP Professionals with an understanding of the problems that Accounts Payable face on a daily basis, and the match query solution was a clear winner!”
Liz Coffey, Accounts Payable Manager, Weetabix
The project at Weetabix had some key objectives. The first step towards a more effective future was to get a clear understanding of the manual process to identify areas where an automated solution would add value.
“From the outset Weetabix and Documation have established and maintained a strong working partnership. Weetabix has real commitment for continual process improvement and clear vision for how technology and automation can help fulfil their ongoing technical and strategic requirements. We are already working together on some exciting projects that will put in place future proof business processes.”
Mark Wall Bradfield, Documation
The implementation of the solution followed a rigorous process which included user testing and team training. At Weetabix they continue to “Change for Even Better” and believe that Documation can help them to achieve even more. Weetabix are now embarking on a proof of concept for Statement reconciliation automation. The team at Documation will continue to work closely with the Weetabix finance team to continue reviewing and automating new processes.
For more information on this project download the full case study here or please contact [email protected]