Nipendo Named A “Cool Vendor” By Gartner

Vendors Selected for the Gartner “Cool Vendor” Report Are Innovative, Impactful and Intriguing

Burlington, MA – June 3, 2014 – Nipendo, a leading provider of procure-to-pay cloud-based automation platform, today announced its inclusion as a “Cool Vendor” featured in the “Cool Vendors in Integration, 2014” 1 report by Gartner, Inc.
Reports point to market challenges

According to the Gartner report, “Order to cash and procure to pay are very general, core enterprise processes that the B2B industry has been trying to properly automate for nearly four decades.” These challenges are also reflected in an earlier report published by Gartner: “In a large project, if you make 50% of your invoicing traffic electronic in two years,you are doing great.” 2

Nipendo customers defy the odds: over 90% automation and compliance

Companies using the Nipendo Supplier Cloud have demonstrated success that far exceeds industry standards. “By electronically receiving and processing over 90% of our supplier invoices, IAI is putting to practice the idea of the paperless organization,” said Gabi Ben-Shlush, Head of Accounting at Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI).

While electronic invoicing is a good first step, the most significant benefits are derived from automated straight through processing that removes the need for costly and error-prone manual invoice approval and reconciliation. “The Nipendo platform enables us to eliminate close to 100% of all incoming invoices errors, reduce processing time by 80%, and streamline our interactions with the thousands of suppliers we work with,” said David Lugassy from Clalit Health Care, one of the world’s largest HMOs.

IAI’s Ben-Shlush adds: “Nipendo is a true revolution which allows us to improve collaboration with our suppliers, establish efficient and cost-effective supply chain integration, and most importantly, dramatically reduce errors that were caused due to manual interactions along the supply chain.”

Multi-enterprise capabilities are key to scalability

According to Gartner, “Multienterprise grid functionality will enable buyers and sellers to conduct business in entirely new ways, creating new value and opportunity for e-commerce in general.” 3

Nipendo removes the barriers to widespread adoption of electronic communication across the entire supplier ecosystem. With a range of free and low-cost options that fit the needs and budgets of companies of all sizes, connecting to Nipendo’s platform is quick and simple. With no complex customizations, data mapping, or changes to existing business processes, suppliers can onboard and start submitting invoices in hours, instead of the prolonged onboarding process required with competing solutions. Once connected to the Nipendo Supplier Cloud, organizations can electronically communicate and collaborate with all current and future partners with no additional investment, regardless of their ERP system, data requirements, or specific business processes.

About Nipendo

Nipendo’s buyer-supplier collaboration platform empowers organizations around the globe to reach a new level of procure-to-pay automation that is not just paperless but also errorless and effortless, achieving over 90% straight-through processing of supplier transactions directly to their ERP systems. Nipendo enables seamless interoperability with any supplier communication solution—including EDI, supplier network, and e-invoicing—allowing enterprises to leverage their existing implementations and extend fully-automated electronic procurement and invoicing to the entire supplier ecosystem. For more information visit

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[1] Gartner “Cool Vendors in Integration, 2014” by Keith Guttridge, Massimo Pezzini, Paolo Malinverno, Jess Thompson, May 8, 2014.

[2] Gartner “Hype Cycle for Multienterprise Solutions”, Deborah R Wilson, Benoit J. Lheureux and Andrew White, August 28 2013

[3] Gartner “Predicts 2014: Global Procurement Technology Advances Will Drive Billions in Savings” by Deborah R Wilson, Nigel Montgomery, Richard Adams, Magnus Bergfors, November 25, 2013.