Bredero Shaw, a division of ShawCor Ltd., has chosen Astra’s FastAP for IFS for AP automation

Bredero Shaw has purchased Astra’s AP automation solution designed expressly for the IFS market: ReadSoft’s INVOICES, Astra’s APConnect and IFS Supplier Invoice Workflow. Astra will also provide project management and implementation services.
April 30, 2012 - PRLog -- Bredero Shaw is The Global Leader in Pipe Coating Solutions and the largest division of ShawCor, a CAD $1.2bn global energy services company.  Bredero Shaw will install Astra’s FastAP for IFStm at its Houston site in order to achieve substantial cost and time savings in processing invoices from its worldwide business operations.  Noel Knape, Americas Controller of Bredero Shaw, summarized the principal reasons for purchasing FastAP for IFStm :  “It is anticipated that this software will deliver what we want – significant savings in processing time and cost along with excellent process manageability.  Additionally, we felt it was important to buy a seasoned product from vendors we have confidence in.”

FastAP for IFStm  provides an end-to-end solution for automating the processing of supplier invoices within IFS.  The solution includes INVOICES, the advanced data capture software developed by ReadSoft, a global leader in the AP space.  Astra’s APConnectfor IFS maps and transfers the invoice data and images between INVOICES and the IFS Supplier Invoice Workflow Module (SIWF).  SIWF automates 3-way invoice matching and authorization routing.  FastAP for IFStm management tools include process reporting analytics, in-process invoice visibility, flexible workflows and built-in audit trails.  

“Our intention was to design a solution for AP that was fast, stable and highly manageable,” explained Naren S. Velu, President and CEO of Astra.  “FastAP for IFStm is a business process management (BPM) tool that is powered by automation.  You need both elements to achieve an outstanding ROI.”  

About IFS
IFS is a public company (OMX STO- IFS) founded in 1983 that develops, supplies, and implements IFS Applications™, a component-based extended ERP suite built on SOA technology.  IFS focuses on industries where any of four core processes are strategic:  service & asset management, manufacturing, supply chain and projects.  The company has 2,000 customers and is present in approximately 60 countries with 2,800 employees in total.  Net revenue in 2011 was SKr 2.6 billion. For more information about IFS, please visit:

About Astra
Astra, Inc. was established in 2007 and is headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, with an offshore fulfillment center in Chennai, India.  Astra specializes in enabling companies to leverage the power of their enterprise application investments.   It provides packaged and custom consulting services related to all aspects of implementing and getting the best use of enterprise systems throughout their life cycle.  For more information about Astra, please visit:

For More information, Please Contact:

Naren S. Velu, President & CEO
Tel: (M) 520-971-2714

George Hardy, Vice President – Director Software Marketing & Sales
Tel: (L) 323-522-5519
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