Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems such as Oracle, JD Edwards, and Lawson have been expertly designed to manage core operational tasks such as budgeting, expense tracking and business performance through various financial modules. With increasing frequency, the complex nature of today's business environment is pushing organizations to seek ways of fine-tuning their ERP systems to better address the nuances of an evolving regulatory environment and an increasingly electronic marketplace.
As such, day-to-day business needs are quickly moving beyond the capabilities of the ERP system alone. Confronting these needs necessitates a certified, strategic partner who can deliver full-featured solutions for ERP environments that address the complexities of today's document output management requirements. For more than 20 years, Bottomline Technologies has leveraged its extensive document output and payments experience to provide organizations with a wide variety of essential, modular components that extend ERP applications for document composition, electronic document capture and digital archiving, and automated document distribution.
Bottomline's Transform Output Center is a powerful, next-generation electronic forms and output management solution for formatting, personalizing and delivering ERP transactional output. A true enterprise-class application, Transform converts standard application output into more attractive, functional and efficient electronic documents, and then intelligently distributes them over a variety of delivery channels including print, fax, email, Web or digital archive.
According to industry analysts, Gartner and IDC, as much as 21 percent of the cost of an ERP roll-out is spent designing and producing documents. Transform automates these processes creating substantial savings through eliminating pre-printed forms and the waste due to obsolescence, automating document and payment distribution, and minimizing the costs associated with handling, storage and related hardware.
Transform also works in conjunction with Bottomline's complete family of Windows-based document process automation solutions, including Create!form, Optio's e.ComIntegrate, and FormScape to ensure backwards-compatibility and the integrity of previously developed forms projects.