KAESER Kompressoren

All in One - KAESER digitalizes invoices globally with SEEBURGER E-Invoicing

KAESER KOMPRESSOREN is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of compressed air products and services. Founded in 1919 as a mechanical engineering garage, the company now has two production sites in Germany. With around 5,700 employees, KAESER is one of the innovation leaders in the digitalization of its market and is increasingly driving digital transformation within the company.

KAESER’s requirements for a future-proof SAP®-integrated e-invoicing solution were to support all invoice formats and exchange paths as well as SAP-integrated processing further down the road. Solutions for e-invoicing inbound and outbound were to be developed and expanded step by step.

Even before the introduction of SEEBURGER e-invoicing, KAESER used SEEBURGER’s Purchase-to-Pay (P2P) solution ‘On Premises’ to process all incoming invoices (inbound). This P2P solution, which is integrated into SAP, enables KAESER to digitalize paper-based invoices using OCR and workflow-based post-processing. Additionally, hybrid invoices containing images and data as well as PDF invoices can also be processed in a stable manner. The invoices can be corrected and completed via a uniform post-processing interface for all invoice types. The P2P solution enables the distribution of the worklist and tasks according to various criteria. Workflows for the clarification and clearance of invoices with escalations and representative regulations are integrated. The solution also offers logging and archiving with direct access to objects via detailed list.

KAESER, on the other hand, has so far created and sent 100 percent of more than 14,000 outbound invoices per month in Germany in traditional paper format. In order to avoid the associated time and cost disadvantages and missing receipts, the company planned to send 80 percent of these invoices by e-mail in a standardized format.

For the implementation of the global e-invoicing plans, SEEBURGER is the reliable partner with the e-invoicing service (cloud/hybrid), which meets all company requirements.

KAESER started B2B with the SEEBURGER ZUGFeRD outbound service for Germany. In addition, the B2G solution for Hungary and Italy (FatturaPA incl. B2B) have now been successfully put into operation and tested. The solution for Mexico is currently being adapted and tested.

KAESER plans to use SEEBURGER as a full-service provider for e-invoicing to implement additional B2B hybrid formats and B2G solutions internationally in order to comply with all future EU-wide directives on electronic invoicing and to implement an all-in-one platform.

Industry:
Industrial Machinery & Plant Engineering

Solutions:
Cloud Services
E-Invoicing

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At KAESER, we rely on digitalization in all functional and business areas and rely on reliable and strong partners. SEEBURGER is one of these partners with whom we are tackling the challenges of business integration, especially for e-invoicing.

Dietmar Maurus, Group Manager IT at KAESER Kompressoren SE