May 11, 2006 11:16 ET

Sony of Canada Ltd. Chooses ReadSoft to Automate A/P Processes

NEW ORLEANS, LA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 11, 2006 --SAP user Sony of Canada, the leading consumer electronics manufacturer in the world, has selected ReadSoft for Document Automation of their Accounts Payable (A/P) processes. ReadSoft is rapidly deploying the solution in Toronto, Ontario in Canada to work within the existing SAP enterprise resource planning (ERP) system.

"After an overall analysis, we selected ReadSoft as our vendor of choice for two main reasons," said Wayne Ground, Sony of Canada's Chief Information Officer. "ReadSoft's SAP certification and their completeness of demos made it apparent whose product fit best at Sony of Canada."

As Sony of Canada serves a bellwether for other Sony locations, they are constantly looking for performance enhancements and process improvements. Sony of Canada put together a project for business process improvements within the A/P department in the third quarter of 2005. While learning about the ReadSoft product offering and its developments over time at various US conferences, the vendor selection decision was made shortly thereafter the project was put in place.

"We are proud to have Sony of Canada as another SAP customer," said Bob Fresneda, President of ReadSoft North America. "While SAP customers gain tremendous business process improvements by using the ERP system, there are certain improvements we can do to enhance those efficiencies."

About Sony of Canada:

Established in 1955, Sony of Canada Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of Tokyo, Japan, a world leader in the manufacture and marketing of electronic and computer products for consumer, business, electronics publishing and multimedia applications on a global scale. With headquarters in Toronto, sales offices in Vancouver and Montreal and distribution centers in Coquitlam, British Columbia, and Whitby, Ontario, approximately 1060 employees support 75 Sony stores and a network of more than 3,000 authorized dealers across Canada.

About ReadSoft:

ReadSoft is the global leader in the development and sales of a complete product platform for Document Automation. With thousands of customers on a global basis, ReadSoft supports customers and partners in North America with offices in 7 locations, including the corporate headquarters in New Orleans, LA.

Established in 1991, ReadSoft was first to bring free form technology for invoice processing to market and first to achieve certifications to enterprise resource planning systems such as SAP and Oracle. ReadSoft has become the global technology leader, with subsidiaries in 11 countries and partners in an additional 70. We are proud to have the largest and most innovative development department in the industry, with professional services to assist customers and partners on a global basis. ReadSoft's vision is to free businesses everywhere from manual document handling. For more information please visit

Contact Information

  • For more information, please contact:
    John Challinor II
    APR, General Manager, Advertising & Corporate Communications
    Sony of Canada
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    Bob Fresneda
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    Alayne Pregeant
    Marketing Manager
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