Total e Solutions Implements Lockbox interface to System 21 Aurora Financials, for a FTSE listed FMCG market leading manufacturer of convenience foods.

Total e Solutions Implements Lockbox interface to System 21 Aurora Financials, for a FTSE listed FMCG market leading manufacturer of convenience foods.

Our IBMi developed tailored solution offered several benefits to the business to enable it to streamline financial operations, improve cash flow management, and enhance overall efficiency. Some of the project benefits included…

  1. Automated Cash Application

Efficiency: Automates the System 21 Aurora ERP process of applying customer payments to their respective invoices, reducing manual entry and the potential for errors.

Speed: Accelerates the System 21 Aurora ERP cash application process, allowing for faster updates to the accounts receivable.

  1. Improved Accuracy

Error Reduction: Minimizes human errors in the System 21 Aurora ERP payment application process by automating data entry and reconciliation.

Consistency: Ensures consistent System 21 Aurora ERP application of payments across all transactions.

  1. Enhanced Cash Flow Management

Real-Time Updates: Provides real-time System 21 Aurora ERP updates on cash positions, improving visibility into cash flow.

Better Forecasting: Enhances cash flow forecasting by providing accurate and timely payment information.

  1. Streamlined Bank Reconciliation

Simplified Reconciliation: Facilitates easier System 21 Aurora ERP reconciliation of bank statements with the company’s financial records by automatically matching payments with invoices.

Time Savings: Reduces the time spent on reconciling accounts, freeing up resources for other tasks.

  1. Increased Efficiency

Resource Allocation: Frees up staff time from manual processing tasks, allowing them to focus on higher-value activities.

Process Optimization: Streamlines the overall System 21 Aurora ERP accounts receivable process, making it more efficient and effective.


  1. Enhanced Customer Service

Timely Responses: Enables quicker resolution of payment-related queries from customers by having up-to-date payment information readily available.

Accuracy: Reduces the likelihood of disputes by ensuring accurate application of payments.

  1. Data Integration and Reporting

Centralized Data: Integrates payment data seamlessly into the System 21 Aurora ERP system, providing a centralized view of financial transactions.

Comprehensive Reporting: Generates detailed reports on payment trends, outstanding receivables, and cash flow, aiding in better decision-making.

  1. Cost Savings

Operational Costs: Reduces operational costs associated with manual System 21 Aurora ERP processing, errors, and rework.

IT and Maintenance: Lowers IT and maintenance costs by utilizing an integrated system rather than multiple disparate systems.


Implementing a lockbox interface into System 21 Aurora ERP can significantly improve the efficiency and accuracy of financial operations, enhance cash flow management, and provide better service to customers. By automating the cash application process and integrating payment data seamlessly, organizations can achieve greater operational efficiency and cost savings.

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EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) for System 21 Aurora and the IBMi (As400)