Client Case

Erilia :

Reducing processing time and preparing for 2024

Erilia is an ESH of the Habitat en Région group, the social housing operator of the Caisses d'Epargne and the BPCE Group.

The group is present in 7 regions and currently manages nearly 65,000 housing units. Since March 2021, Erilia is the first social housing player to have obtained the status of a company with a mission.

The project for the total dematerialisation of invoices is part of the ISD's roadmap and meets the upcoming regulatory obligations of 2024. It also fits in perfectly with Erilia's overall objectives.

Interview with Cyrille Vincent, Director of Information Systems at Erilia.

 

What have you set up with Neovacom?

Neovacom has been our historical partner for over ten years now. We use their ESV2 platform on a daily basis to manage all our banking, administrative, technical and accounting data exchanges.

We chose Freedz for our total invoice dematerialisation project.

Freedz is a cloud-based platform for collecting all supplier invoices in electronic format. It automates the reception of invoices and their processing until they are integrated into our accounting management system.

 

What are the overall objectives of Erilia and the accounting/IT departments?

Our project for the total dematerialisation of invoices is part of the IT department's roadmap and meets the forthcoming regulatory obligations of 2024. It also fits in perfectly with Erilia's overall objectives.

As a company with a mission, we are involved in the development of the local economy and are looking to improve our relationships with our suppliers. This involves making the transactional processes of sending and receiving invoices more agile in order to reduce processing and therefore payment times with our partners.

This is why it is necessary to implement reliable and ergonomic tools. Freedz has also responded to this challenge. At Erilia, we want to go paperless. We are taking action to contain our carbon footprint.

 

What has Freedz done for you?

Freedz has saved us time and productivity by optimising the exchange of information both internally and externally, but also reduced processing and archiving costs and the risk of errors.

All this was made possible thanks to the Freedz teams for building the right communications with our suppliers, to explain them how the platform works. Several suppliers have given us very positive feedback on the ergonomics of the platform.

 

What are the next steps in automation/dematerialisation? 

By 2024, we want to connect almost all our suppliers to Freedz.

The Freedz teams are currently working on the management of fund calls with syndication suppliers. We have high expectations of this development to enable us to connect all our suppliers to the platform.

Halpades

Cyrille Vincent

Director of Information Systems, Erilia

Erilia in brief :

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180,000 invoices/year

3750 suppliers

A major player in social housing and real estate development and the first ESH to become a mission company in 2021

127,816 people housed

65,000 homes managed in 307 cities, 7 regions, 37 departments

900+ employees

Euro

387 million turnover in 2020