Prevent Overpayments and Fraud, Improve P2P Processes, Perform Self-Audits and Make Strategic Decisions with FirstStrike® Software

APEX Analytix FirstStrike is a comprehensive suite of software that helps you protect against overpayments, investigate and prevent fraud, analyze large data stores for new insights, predict results...and more.

Using our innovative APEX Archimedes™ cognitive technologies, standard APIs, and our Secure Open Adapter you can consolidate and analyze previously incompatible information from all your procure-to-pay platforms, commercial or homegrown. No costly or time-consuming integration is required. You get a clear, consolidated view into every aspect of your global operations, from supplier files, invoice and disbursement data to purchase orders, P-card files, employee data and more.

FirstStrike software can be hosted on the APEX Cloud or installed on premise. The choice is yours. In each instance, you’ll have access to highly experienced consultants and to high-impact training – ensuring you get the most out of your FirstStrike investment.

Many companies adopting FirstStrike experience a complete ROI within a single month.

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"Your innovative, prevention-based model using technology has allowed our group to positively impact the company’s bottom line and continually provide value."

– Airlines Managing Director, Global Finance Processes

Groundbreaking Capabilities

  • Use FirstStrike AP controls to proactively prevent overpayments.
  • Identify fraud, uncover employee collusion and determine whether you are doing business with risky suppliers.
  • Make transformative business decisions by turning raw data into actionable insights in seconds.
  • Conduct post-audit analyses.
  • Target the reasons for errors and fix them once and for all – using what you learn to tighten your P2P controls.
  • Monitor operational performance for continuous improvement.
  • Analyze spending to identify strategic sourcing opportunities.
  • Play “what if” to get the greatest working capital impact by comparing inventory turns to payment terms.

With FirstStrike, the Choice Is Yours

We offer five modules with the procure-to-pay controls and analytics you need to support your operations.

Fraud Detect: Prevent fraud, uncover employee collusion and determine whether you are doing business with risky suppliers. Learn More

Reporting and Analytics: Quickly transform large and unwieldy data stores into actionable information. Learn More

Retail Audit: Conduct a self-audit of your retail operations to uncover errors and recapture losses closer to the transaction date. Learn More

Decision Support Applications: Run a “what if” analysis, generate a high-level overview of results or drill-down into supporting details. Learn More

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04.12.18 Product Overview

FirstStrike Controls and Analytics Software

Prevent, Protect, Analyze and Improve Profitability

APEX Analytix FirstStrike® gives you a single, transparent view of your global operations by extracting, consolidating and analyzing information from all your procure-to-pay platforms. You can prevent overpayments, detect fraud, uncover important insights – and more

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FirstStrike Consulting

Drive Improved ROI and New Value Streams

APEX Analytix FirstStrike® has revolutionized the procure-to-pay industry by helping Global 2000 companies protect against overpayments, uncover and investigate fraud, analyze large data stores for insights, predict results, streamline supplier management – and more. Our most successful clients have learned that the best return on their investment happens when they balance the right FirstStrike technology with expert APEX Analytix services.

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Security for APEX Analytix FirstStrike Applications

Comprehensive Protections for Your Most Sensitive Data 

APEX Analytix FirstStrike applications have saved companies billions by identifying duplicate payments, overpayments, missed credits and fraud. When you adopt our software, you can trust that we’ve incorporated the most rigorous countermeasures and controls – supporting your enterprise security strategy and protecting FirstStrike data from unauthorized access.

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08.01.17 White Paper

A How-To Guide for Preventing Procurement and Payment Fraud

Tips for Reducing Risk and Protecting Hard-Earned Profits

Though accounts payable teams have always had to contend with fraud, today’s scams seem to be more sophisticated and more costly than ever before. You may think “it can’t happen in my company,” but you might want to think again!

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01.05.16 Case Study

Uncovering New Value Streams by Turning Large Data Stores into Actionable Information

Global Consumer Products

This innovative, global enterprise produces well-known brands that are an indispensable part of life in more than 175 countries. The company’s accounts payable team uses four ERP systems to process 3.5 million invoices annually, representing an estimated 16.7 billion in spending. Executives decided to develop a single, streamlined list of payment terms to be used worldwide.

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Driving Costs Down and Quality Up Through Outsourced Services and Software

Global Manufacturing & Services

This global industry leader in machinery, rental and logistics provides services in 180 countries and routinely processes millions of payment transactions. The company chose APEX Analytix to deliver recovery audit services and to support quality improvement initiatives that impact its bottom line.

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01.05.16 Case Study

Protecting Disbursements with Technology-Based Controls

Global Financial Services

This second-largest financial services organization in the world serves 200 million customer accounts worldwide. The company turned to APEX Analytix for an end-to-end global framework that would strengthen procure-to-pay process controls and provide continuous, software-based protection.

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Establishing Overpayment and Fraud Controls Across Multiple Systems

Global Holding Company

This private firm owns a diverse group of businesses serving multiple markets – from manufacturing and commodity trading to chemicals and biofuels. With a presence in about 60 countries, it employs more than 100,000 people worldwide. As the company transitioned to a new shared services model for accounts payable, it turned to APEX Analytix for tools to strengthen global disbursement protections.

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Prevent overpayments, identify risk and fraud, improve P2P processes, perform self-audits and make strategic decisions