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Bumble Bee Foods

End-to-End Process Automation with OpenText and SAP®

OpenText Solutions for SAP allows Bumble Bee Foods to transform accounting operations

Our invoice processing operations went from 100 percent paper-based to 100 percent non-paper-based and we were able to reduce our total staff from thirteen FTEs to only five. We’ve decreased invoice processing costs by over 50 percent, driven mainly by headcount reduction, but also due to instituting a more automated process that reduces errors.

— Farrah Goldberg, General Accounting Manager, Bumble Bee Foods

Hear how Bumble Bee broke down communication barriers between procurement and AP, moved from paper-based to electronic invoice processing, consolidated operations, and significantly reduced costs

Challenge

• High average time to process invoices
• Decentralized AP operations
• Labor-intensive, paper-based invoice processing
• Lack of visibility or process controls
• Invoice processing costs 65 percent above industry average
• Missing out on supplier discounts

Product(s)

Value

• Reduced invoice processing costs by 50 percent
• Reduced AP processing staff from 13 to 5
• Increased discount capture rate by 80 percent
• Smoother month-end close process
• Increased visibility and more accountability
• Moved from six global processing plants to only two

About

Bumble Bee Foods was founded by a handful of dedicated fishermen in 1899. Today, privately held and headquartered in the United States, Bumble Bee Foods, LLC is North America’s largest branded shelf-stable seafood company, offering a full line of canned and pouched tuna, salmon, sardines, and specialty seafood products marketed in the U.S. under leading brands, including Bumble Bee®, Brunswick®, Snow’s®, and Beach Cliff®, and in Canada under the Clover Leaf® brand.

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