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Maillefer took their invoicing into the modern era with Pagero2019-06-04T09:46:18+00:00

Maillefer took their invoicing into the modern era with Pagero

Keeping up with development

Maillefer Extrusion Oy is world leading within production systems and services for the cable industry. Maillefer started to use Pagero’s services at the beginning of 2016.

The company has an impressive history extending back over one hundred years. The story begins with a company that was started by the entrepreneurial couple Maillefer in Switzerland at the beginning of the 20th century, and a Finnish cable factory that was set up at around the same time. These two companies merged in the 1980’s and operated as a subsidiary of Nokia until the year 2000 when Maillefer left the business group.

“Maillefer has succeeded in keeping up with the development over time and is now world-leading in their industry, says Samuli Schönberg, Finance Manager at Maillefer. “Maillefer’s solutions are in high demand especially in developing countries, where the infrastructure is still relatively undeveloped.”

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An impressive history

The company has an impressive history extending back over one hundred years. The story begins with a company that was started by the entrepreneurial couple Maillefer in Switzerland at the beginning of the 20th century, and a Finnish cable factory that was set up at around the same time. These two companies merged in the 1980’s and operated as a subsidiary of Nokia until the year 2000 when Maillefer left the business group.

“Maillefer has succeeded in keeping up with the development over time and is now world-leading in their industry, says Samuli Schönberg, Finance Manager at Maillefer. “Maillefer’s solutions are in high demand especially in developing countries, where the infrastructure is still relatively undeveloped.”

Switching to e-invoicing

”The idea of switching to e-invoicing was formed when Maillefer started to use IFS’ financial system in 2012. At the beginning of 2016, we were able to move our invoice handling into the modern era as well, thanks to Pagero”, says Samuli Schönberg. ”We wanted to digitize the handling of our supplier invoices and therefore looked into what options different service providers could offer us. One of the criteria that we set up was that the service provider should be able to help us on very short notice, since we wanted to be connected immediately.”

“Pagero offers an interface that can be almost readily deployed into IFS’ system. This shows how well the companies work together and made it possible for us to implement their services very quickly.”

IFS and Pagero – compatible partners

”We decided to choose Pagero; whose services were clearly very compatible with IFS financial system. Pagero offers an interface that can be almost readily deployed into IFS’ system. This shows how well the companies work together and made it possible for us to implement their services very quickly. Setting up the connection was easily done and we did not have to learn how to use a completely new system. One could think that it is just marketing when they say that Pagero and IFS work very well together, but it turned out to be true. Even though we were on a tight schedule, we did manage to finish the project in time and the implementation and the end result was just what we were promised. Deciding to engage Pagero’s services was a good choice that we have not regretted one single time.”

Fast and easy implementation

”We had an initial meeting about connecting to Pagero’s network at the beginning of December and were able to start using the services in January. Our suppliers sent us the first e-invoices via Pagero as soon as the beginning of February. This means that we have now had a few months to experience the benefits of e-invoicing”, says Samuli Schönberg when he describes the events at the beginning of the year. “The implementation process was really uncomplicated. And, our suppliers have actively connected to the service and been very happy with the change, which has made me happy as well. The switch from paper invoicing to electronic data transfer has been appreciated by everyone.”

Is it possible to notice a difference after just a few months?

”The difference is truly noticeable already after just a few months. Even though some of our suppliers are small or foreign companies whose opportunities to use e-invoicing can be small, 53 % of all our supplier invoices had become digitized very shortly after the implementation phase was finished in February. In April, the share of digital invoices had increased to 59 % and number still keeps increasing. Our invoice volume amounts to about 20 000 supplier invoices per year, which we used to enter into the system manually. It is much easier now, since more than half of the information is already in the systems”, says Samuli Schönberg.

“There is also an apparent improvement when it comes to data quality. There is no longer any risk of human error, and the fact that the information is now correct makes our business processes more secure.”

The greatest benefits

”E-invoicing has saved us a lot of time, which means that we have been able to reallocate resources to other important parts of our business. There is also an apparent improvement when it comes to data quality. There is no longer any risk of human error, and the fact that the information is now correct makes our business processes more secure.”

”We are very happy about how our partnership with Pagero works. The best thing is Pagero’s excellent customer services. They always answer our questions immediately. They also provide us with a solution to our problem that works right away. This shows that they take our requests seriously. Pagero has shown that they are an excellent choice of service provider that I would highly recommend to other companies”, says Samuli Schönberg.

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About Maillefer Extrusion

Maillefer Extrusion is the global leader in wire, cable, pipe and tube production technologies. The company offers over 50 technologies and widest services portfolio in the industry to cover nearby 20 applications. Maillefer operates globally through several competence centers and regional sales and services centers. Combined with a network of 50 agents worldwide, Maillefer ensures global know-how and best practice, as well as fast and accurate service to their customers.

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