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Things Between Napoleon and SourceDay Are Heating Up

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We recently sat down with Jean Louis Marin, VP of IT & Louise Mayer, ERP Improvement Manager at Napoleon to learn how launching a cloud supplier collaboration platform impacted their business. We were excited to learn that after adopting SourceDay, Napoleon increased their on-time delivery by 35%, decreased invoice errors by 90%, and saved their buyers 1-2 hours a day.

For more than 40 years, Napoleon Products managed supplier pricing, quantity, and lead-time data through email, spreadsheets, and phone calls. However, as the company started to grow, their team struggled to maintain customer satisfaction and avoid product margin erosion. With SourceDay’s PO and AP solution, Napoleon gained the visibility necessary to cost-effectively deliver against the growing demand for Napoleon products.

At the root of Napoleon’s challenges, they needed to transform their purchasing process and automate manual procedures and make their supply chain more reliable. With SourceDay, Napoleon simplified their supplier communication and reduced mismatched AP invoices without having to maintain a supplier portal, go through complicated training, or support revisions.

SourceDay provides us a platform where communication is all orchestrated in one place… It facilitates a lot of the notification and communication processes by letting the users know when they have to take action on things. We see the ability for both users on the procurement side as well as the vendor side to get access to information very easily.”

Jean Louis Marin, VP of IT at Napoleon

Speedy Results

Napoleon went live with SourceDay in April 2018 and soon after noticed an improvement in buyer productivity, increased on-time deliveries, and stopped overpaying suppliers. Production plans became more accurate thanks to SourceDay’s software and Napoleon discovered a drastic increase in their ability to deliver to customers on time.

SourceDay paid for itself in less than 3 months.

Jean Louis Marin, VP of IT at Napoleon

Learn more about Napoleon Products and how adopting SourceDay changed their business.

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Powering Napoleon’s Procurement with SourceDay — VISUAL Focus 2019 Recap

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Over the course of 4 days at VISUAL Focus 2019, we met so many inspirational procurement leaders at breakout sessions, networking events, and at our booth!

But, one of our favorite memories from the event was presenting alongside Napoleon Products in our session, Napoleon & SourceDay: Powering Procurement and AP Automation with Supplier Collaboration.

Napoleon Products ERP Improvement Manager Louise Mayer and SourceDay COO Clint McRee took the stage for a candid conversation on how Napoleon modernized their procurement processes using SourceDay’s PO Collaboration and 3-way invoice matching. Through SourceDay’s centralized platform, they are now able to complete vouchering for thousands of POs and invoices across hundreds of suppliers.

During the session, Louise Mayer described the all-too-common supply chain challenges Napoleon faced.

Napoleon’s Key Challenges

  • 10+ price discrepancies per day that eroded profit margin
  • Manual PO process led to inefficiencies
  • Late customer shipments
  • Expedite fees due to late deliveries
  • Mismatched invoices
  • Late & incomplete deliveries caused by incorrect lead times and quantities

At the root of these challenges were significant inefficiencies in the first mile of their supply chain — supplier collaboration. Napoleon needed to transform their purchasing process and automate manual procedures and make their supply chain more reliable.

With SourceDay, Napoleon has simplified their supplier communication without having to maintain a supplier portal, go through complicated training, and support revisions.

SourceDay paid for itself in less than 3 months…

– Louise Mayer

The SourceDay Approach

With SourceDay, Napoleon is able to see more accurate lead times and quantities so they can keep production plans on target.

By streamlining and error-proofing the acknowledgment process across procurement, accounts payable and vendors, Napoleon is able to improve on-time delivery.

Before SourceDay, inaccurate supplier invoices led to overpayments. With SourceDay, Napoleon can more closely monitor POs and see mismatches where they originate.

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