Case Study

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.

"We truly appreciate the APEX Analytix team. They worked well with us to identify opportunitites within our very diverse group of affiliates/subsidiaries."

- Accounts Payable Manager


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Costs are a critical factor in the industrial and manufacturing sector. This company decided to realize savings by downsizing its accounts payable staff and outsourcing the recovery audit function. A data-driven Six Sigma initiative was launched to ensure continuous operational improvements during a time of transition and change.


APEX Analytix helped the company maximize the productivity of its smaller accounts payable team by providing comprehensive support. We delivered recovery audit services to identity and recoup overpayments and a Vendor Risk Analysis to assist in detecting fraud. APEX Analytix FirstStrike® software was used both as an automated recovery audit tool and to deliver continuous, ongoing protection against payment errors.


APEX Analytix produced significant results that have made a positive impact on the company’s bottom line:

  • Prevented more than $20 million in overpayments to date
  • Recovered $4.3 million in past overpayments
  • Provided executives with ready access to reports and performance data to support their Six Sigma initiatives
  • Made recommendations for augmenting internal controls to prevent future disbursement errors
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