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Browsing the Online Shop on the Apple Watch

00News October, 15

Browsing the Online Shop on the Apple Watch

Ordering using wearable technologies – a first for this new function of the FIS/eSales® Mobile Shop.
Mobile access to information is ubiquitous nowadays and apps are optimised for their use on mobile devices as well as business desktop applications.
Recently, FIS have created an addition to FIS/eSales® - providing a Mobile Shop that many existing FIS users have installed on their own tablets and smartphones. The app is used primarily to place orders with their suppliers or to review documents related to accounts documents such as purchase orders and invoices etc.
Now, FIS has extended the breadth of the technology scope by developing an Apple Watch app as the first wearable device that can be used to browse and order goods.
Only functions corresponding to the size of the Smart Watch will be available to the user. Via "Siri" voice recognition, the user “enters/speaks” a search term and the specific products are retrieved. The user can now browse through goods via their watch, call the desired product (including detail information) and place into the shopping basket.
At the FIS 2015 Innovation Day, this app was presented to our clients for the first time with a promise of a version for Android wearables to follow. This first project of its type demonstrates that the FIS applications can run on the latest devices as a leading developer at the leading edge of mobile technology.
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The Caravan and Motorhome Club accelerate automation levels with Document Options Capture Services and FIS / edc

00News October, 15

The Caravan and Motorhome Club accelerate automation levels with Document Options Capture Services and FIS / edc

The Caravan Club and Motorhome Group have been established for more than a century and offer services and support to their members within the camping community – having close to 200 active sites within the UK.
Within their payables department, the Caravan Club did have issues with payments to suppliers. Increased document automation levels and invoice visibility were essential when processing at both the head office, in East Grinstead, and also at site level – which are managed by wardens.
The Caravan Club were approached by Document Options, an established FIS partner and document capture specialist, who suggested an enhanced invoice scanning service. Using FCI – invoice data reading software, Document Options would not only digitise the invoice but also provide the data-file with the invoice content.
Jon Laws, Financial Controller of The Caravan Club stated, ‘removing the scanning and keying parts of the process and moving them to Document Options – who are equipped with the technology and scanning hardware – proved the best business fit for us. In addition, because FIS are one of SAP’s leading partners – their SAP expertise mitigated any risk with configuration and SAP integration’.
Liz Parish, Head of Accounts Payable added ‘We have already seen a marked increase in automatic booking rates and the reporting functions with FIS / edc ensure we have visibility of outstanding invoices – so we can avoid late payments. The reception of the new system within the business has been excellent’.
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FIS/edc Obtains SAP Certification for SAP ERP under SAP Netweaver and SAP S/4HANA

00News August, 15

FIS/edc Obtains SAP Certification for SAP ERP under SAP Netweaver and SAP S/4HANA

The deeply SAP-integrated FIS / edc solution automates the processing of accounts payable/receivable documents. It has been successfully re-certified by SAP SE as an add-on under SAP Netweaver. FIS/edc also received a certification for utilisation in the in-memory SAP S/4HANA platform. The SAP Integration and Certification Centre (SAP ICC) demonstrates the integration in SAP ERP under SAP HANA and the use of standardized integration technologies for the FIS add-on innovations.
The FIS / edc technology provides a highly efficient method of processing supplier invoices and other accounts documents - an unmatched first time match rates. FIS processes interact with standard SAP processes to provide the most effective method of document processing within SAP ERP.
The document reading software, FIS / fci  offers high recognition rates, processes any kind of inbound media (fax, e-mail, PDF etc.) and can be expanded up to a completely digital inbox for documents such as payment advice notes, vendor statements and sales orders.
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FIS Develops Apps for Approval and Reporting – SAP Fiori

00News July, 15

FIS Develops Apps for Approval and Reporting – SAP Fiori

FIS Information Systems transfers the intuitive use of its FIS / edc (electronic document center) solution to the mobile world. The “mobile approval procedure” app, which is based on the SAP Fiori app standard, has been developed for invoice processing.
The app works with the FIS / edc business logic and provides the user with the responsive and intuitive design of Fiori apps.
SAPUI5 based on HTML5 is a standard design system offered by SAP enabling its partners to create individual Fiori apps to simplify environments for mobile users.
The FIS approval procedure app enables the use of the comprehensive FIS / edc approval request processing functions for with vendor documents for any kind of devices.
When accessing via launchpad, the number of the workflows to be approved is displayed on the app tile with different colours depending on the urgency level. A detail screen displays the header data of the document.
Further apps have been created to provide detailed reports on the FIS / edc for processing rates i.e. as a function of time and company code.