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Food Logistics names Esker for 2021 award for best software and technology providers

MIDDLETON, Wisconsin – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) –Food logistics, the only publication exclusively dedicated to covering product movement in the global cold food supply chain, named Esker, a global cloud platform and leader in AI-driven process automation solutions for functions finance and customer service, to its 2021 Awards for Top Software and Technology Providers, which recognizes providers of software and technology that ensure a safe, efficient and reliable global supply chain for cold food and drink.

“Software developments and emerging technologies are what make the world go round. They’re the ones who move supply chains, even when the world stops. They are the ones who ensure the safety of people, products and plants. They provide traceability, visibility, efficiency and credibility. And this year’s award winners prove that there is no limit to what software and technology can do in the supply chain space, ”said Marina Mayer, editor-in-chief of Food logistics and Supply chain and demand manager.

From bottlenecks at ports to shutting down suppliers for the COVID protocol, cold food and beverage companies across the supply chain have responded with agility and closer collaboration to overcome many challenges in 2021 These tests further show that a business is only as strong as its business ecosystem. . Maintaining strong supplier relationships is critical to customer satisfaction and business results.

“We are delighted to be recognized as a leading technology provider for the sixth consecutive year,” said Steve Smith, US COO of Esker. “Esker strives to strengthen the relationships between companies, their suppliers, customers and employees to enable future growth for all.

Esker is proud to provide document process automation through Provision-to-Pay (P2P) and Bill-to-Pay (I2C) functions to reduce errors and free employees from tedious tasks. Employees then have more time to interact frequently and accurately with vendors in Esker’s P2P suite with its 360-degree view of vendor information. From the vendor’s perspective, the simple registration process and the portal’s self-service features make it easier to do business on multiple occasions.

Contracts, the cornerstone of any business, are no longer siled and ineffective with Esker solutions. Its automation enables contract lifecycle management, expense tracking and notification of renewal dates in the dashboard analysis. Other benefits of Esker P2P automation include efficient invoice processing, quick document accessibility, improved visibility into key Accounts Payable (AP) metrics, and more efficient personnel management.

One of the biggest obstacles to supply chain collaboration is ERP misalignment. In Esker’s 2021 State of Financial Report, 96% of respondents say ERP misalignment is a barrier to their business growth, with almost half (47%) identifying it as a significant obstacle. Esker solutions are independent of ERP and integrate into existing environments. Customers and suppliers can maintain their ERP independence without having to change the way they work.

This year’s award recipients will be featured in Food logistics ” November / December 2021 print edition. Visit for a complete list of top software and technology vendors. Visit to learn more about the others Food logistics ” price.

About food logistics

Food logistics reaches over 26,000 supply chain executives in the global food and beverage industries, including executives in the food sector (growers, producers, manufacturers, wholesalers and grocers) and logistics (transport, warehousing, distribution, software and technology) who share a mutual interest in the operations and business aspects of the global cold food supply chain. Food logistics and sister publication Supply chain and demand manager Also home to the LINK and LINK Educate podcast channels, LINK Live, SCN Summit, and more. Visit for more information.

About Esker

Esker is a global cloud platform designed to unlock strategic value for finance and customer service professionals, and strengthen collaboration between businesses by automating the cash conversion cycle. Esker solutions integrate technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) to increase productivity, improve visibility, reduce the risk of fraud and improve collaboration with customers, suppliers and internally. Esker operates in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia-Pacific with a global headquarters in Lyon, France, and a US headquarters in Madison, Wisconsin. For more information on Esker and its solutions, visit Follow Esker on LinkedIn and join the conversation on the Esker blog at