Great River Energy, a Minnesota-based wholesale electric cooperative, selected Ascend Software’s solutions to enhance the organization’s Enterprise Content Management and Business Automation. The energy company selected Ascend’s SmartTouch Analytical Information Recognition (AIR) and SmartTouch AP Business Automation solution with Mobile Apps Approvals after evaluating all the major Infor Lawson imaging partners.
Great River Energy selected Ascend Software’s solutions over competing solutions for multiple reasons. Most notably, Ascend offers real-time transactional integration with Infor Lawson. The solution adapts to a wide range of document types and workflow requirements. In addition, extensive security controls at the document level enable a single ECM repository for all departments, which is beneficial for the energy company that has more than 880 employees at a number of locations and facilities in Minnesota and North Dakota. Other benefits Ascend’s solutions provide Great River Energy are configurable, extensive metadata for scanned content, Advanced OCR capabilities, and reporting capabilities. Great River Energy also will use Ascend’s Mobile App Approvals, which give approvers the ability to review and approve transactions via native mobile application.