Driscoll Children's Hospital Selects Ascend Software's SmartTouch AP and SmartTouch AIR for a Complete AP Imaging and Business Automation Solution
(PR Web Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Brea, CA (PRWEB) April 22, 2014
Ascend Software announced today that Driscoll Children's Hospital, a tertiary care regional referral center with a medical staff comprised of pediatric specialists in more than 32 medical and 13 surgical specialties offering complex and comprehensive medical and surgical care for children, selected Ascend Software solutions to improve their Accounts Payable department. The 9th largest employer in Corpus Christi selected Ascend's SmartTouch AIR and SmartTouch AP Business Automation solution with Mobile App Approvals after evaluating all the major Infor Lawson imaging vendors. The solutions will give Driscoll a complete AP Imaging & Business Automation system that will improve their controls and provide the hospital with the security they required. The system will be used to image, OCR, extract and recognize AP invoice data, automate the approval process and provide an Enterprise Content Management solution to manage all images and reports.
"Ascend was able to demonstrate not only how robust their Procure-to-Pay scanning solution is, but also how fully integrated it is with the Infor Lawson ERP system," said Jennifer Brooks, Driscoll Children's Hospital - Manager of Health Plan and Business Applications. "Ascend demonstrated various useful 'out-of-the-box' workflows and delved into the customization capabilities which their workflow would provide. With every aspect of their solution overview, auditing was clearly defined and shown to be extracted easily from both the Ascend and Infor Lawson systems. They have been very accommodating to our needs and expectations, while always respecting our time and resources in a very professional manner," concluded Brooks.
Driscoll Children's Hospital selected Ascend because the solution's real-time integration and validation with their ERP is a standard feature and the hospital wanted a flexible solution that is adaptable to a wide range of document types and workflow configurations. Driscoll appreciated the benefits of Ascend's accelerated implementation process and the fact the solution was already pre-configured for integration with their Infor Lawson AP application. They didn't want a heavily customized system that required an extensive amount of time and effort to implement. Additionally, Ascend is able to provide the hospital with flexible AP approval routing, including the ability to employ "ad hoc" routing when needed. The ability to match PO lines with AP invoice line detail was a requirement. Driscoll approvers will be able to review and approve transactions via mobile devices which were also an important consideration in the evaluation process. Other critical requirements Ascend met include the ability to provide extensive security controls at the document level enabling a single ECM repository for all departments, configurable metadata for scanned content and a detailed audit trail.
Ascend Software offers many deployment options including on-premise, hosted and SaaS plus best-fit pricing options of traditional purchase, subscription or lease. Visit http://www.ascendsoftware.com for more information.
About Driscoll Children's Hospital
Driscoll Children's Hospital is a 189-bed pediatric tertiary care center with pediatric specialists representing 32 medical and 13 surgical specialties offering care throughout South Texas, including Corpus Christi, the Rio Grande Valley, Victoria and Laredo. Driscoll is the 9th largest employer in Corpus Christi – employing approximately 1,800 employees and 300 volunteers with 250 doctors on medical staff in more than 30 specialties. Each year, more than 100,000 children receive care through Driscoll, including the 40,000 patients seen at South Texas' first emergency room created specifically for pediatrics. Visit http://www.driscollchildrens.org for more information.
About Ascend Software
Since 1997, Ascend Software has developed business process management solutions which provide greater cost savings automation and faster implementation. Ascend's enterprise content management solution was designed from the ground up to archive all types of information (i.e., documents, reports, images and all file types) and in their native format. Additionally, Ascend developed their advanced business automation platform that provides greater automation and is the foundation for their SmartTouch Solutions. Ascend's advanced automation overcomes challenges typically found in workflow solutions and is the reason for their implementation success. Ascend's solutions are implemented in all industries and distributed in Western Europe. Headquartered in Southern California with offices in Northern California, Nevada, Tennessee, Oregon and Illinois. Visit http://www.ascendsoftware.com for more information.
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