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Great River Energy Selects Ascend Software to Improve Their Document Management and Business Automation Solutions for Maximum Efficiency and Savings

May 20, 2014

Brea, CA (PRWEB) May 20, 2014

Great River Energy, a Minnesota-based wholesale electric cooperative, selected Ascend Software's solutions to enhance the organization's Enterprise Content Management and Business Automation. The energy company selected Ascend's SmartTouch Analytical Information Recognition (AIR) and SmartTouch AP Business Automation solution with Mobile Apps Approvals after evaluating all the major Infor Lawson imaging partners.

Great River Energy selected Ascend Software's solutions over competing solutions for multiple reasons. Most notably, Ascend offers real-time transactional integration with Infor Lawson. The solution adapts to a wide range of document types and workflow requirements. In addition, extensive security controls at the document level enable a single ECM repository for all departments, which is beneficial for the energy company that has more than 880 employees at a number of locations and facilities in Minnesota and North Dakota. Other benefits Ascend's solutions provide Great River Energy are configurable, extensive metadata for scanned content, Advanced OCR capabilities, and reporting capabilities. Great River Energy also will use Ascend's Mobile App Approvals, which give approvers the ability to review and approve transactions via native mobile application.

Ascend Software offers many deployment options including on-premise, hosted and SaaS plus best-fit pricing options of traditional purchase, subscription or lease. Visit for more information.

About Great River Energy

Great River Energy is a not-for-profit cooperative which provides wholesale electric service to 28 distribution cooperatives in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Those member cooperatives distribute electricity to approximately 655,000 member accounts--or about 1.7 million people. With $3.7 USD billion in assets, Great River Energy is the second largest electric power supplier in Minnesota and one of the largest generation and transmission cooperatives in the United States. Great River Energy's member cooperatives range from those in the outer-ring suburbs of the Twin Cities to the Arrowhead region of Minnesota to the farmland of southwestern Minnesota. Great River Energy owns and maintains 12 power plants, 4,600 miles of transmission power lines and more than 100 substations. Visit for more information.

About Ascend Software

Since 1997, Ascend Software has developed business process management solutions which provide greater cost savings automation and faster implementation. Ascend's enterprise content management solution was designed from the ground up to archive all types of information (i.e., documents, reports, images and all file types) and in their native format. Additionally, Ascend developed their advanced business automation platform that provides greater automation and is the foundation for their SmartTouch Solutions. Ascend's advanced automation overcomes challenges typically found in workflow solutions and is the reason for their implementation success. Ascend's solutions are implemented in all industries and distributed in Western Europe. Headquartered in Southern California with offices in Northern California, Nevada, Tennessee, Oregon and Illinois. Visit for more information.

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Jacinta Tobin

Ascend Software

Tel. 888-353-7058, ext. 203

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