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How did leading global automotive parts supplier Faurecia – which has its equipment in 1 in 3 cars worldwide – automate 80% of its finance processes, with approval workflow the only remaining manual task?

Watch the video to hear Christophe MacGarry, global finance transformation director at Faurecia, explain how the company worked with Redwood to implement a global platform for finance automation. Faurecia is using that platform to support the transformation of its global business shared services (GBS) and improve SAP utilization across all of the countries in which it operates.

The overall goal was to implement end-to-end process automation to boost efficiency, drive down costs, and strengthen internal controls and compliance. “Process optimization is really in the DNA of Faurecia,” says MacGarry.

According to MacGarry, the key is to focus on end-to-end process automation and standardization, not task automation.

“We really think that process standardization is a cornerstone of efficiency and quality,” he explains in the video. “We have many other processes to come, so for us it is really the beginning of a journey.”

He adds that Redwood has been integral to achieving this because its single, central platform is the “best friend of the ERP”. As well as improving the efficiency of Faurecia’s ERP, the finance automation platform also eliminates non-value-added tasks and creates a clear audit trail for compliance.

Watch the video to find out how Faurecia automated 80% of key  finance processes.

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Shak Akhtar

Shak Akhtar, General Manager of Finance Automation at Redwood Software, possesses extensive experience in finance and IT. With an accounting background with IBM and roles at SAP®, BEA and Wolters Kluwer/Tagetik, he brings a wealth of hands-on knowledge as he leads global initiatives in finance automation and record-to-report (R2R), facilitating client-led financial transformation.