Fireproof Records Celebrates Our Favorite Neighbors

Posted under Fireproof Records by Fireproof on September 27, 2017

National Good Neighbor Day is celebrated annually on September 28. It is a blessing to be part of a community and this day was created to acknowledge and celebrate the importance of a good neighbor. Fireproof Records is lucky to be surrounded by some great businesses. Here are just a few of our favorite neighbors!

Mid-Ohio Food Bank

The Mid-Ohio Food Bank is located just down the road from us here in Grove City, Ohio. This wonderful organization works to provide quick and simple ways for the hungry people in Central Ohio to meet their basic food and nutrition needs. Fireproof Records proudly supports this organization and holds regular food drives during our Shred Days.

Ben Katz and Kaliah Davis pose for a picture during Fireproof’s annual Christmas Party at China Bell.

China Bell

Every office has their go-to Chinese restaurant, but none can compare to our favorite, China Bell. Fireproof Records holds many team banquets here and owner Gary Shyu is a VIP at all of our events. Chef Gary is a true talent in taste and presentation of food. But don’t just take our word on how amazing Gary is; check out his YouTube series and see for yourself!

Mark Riggs stands right on top of where his old command center used to sit.

Pies and Pints

Located in Fireproof’s original headquarters at 1020 North High Street, local favorite Pies and Pints’ Short North location pays homage to our company history. In fact, our old vault doors now serve as tables for the restaurant. And we know just where to look for CFO Mark Riggs when we can’t find him in the office. He can easily be spotted where his old desk was located, which is now the restaurant’s bar.

On this National Good Neighbor Day, take the time to acknowledge the good neighbors in your community. Let them know how you grateful you are to have them around. All of us at Fireproof Records would like to thank our wonderful neighbors in our neighborhood!



Harnessing the Power of Accounts Payable Automation

Posted under Fireproof RecordsurlRecords Management by Fireproof on September 20, 2017

In today’s highly competitive business environment, many organizations are expanding through mergers and acquisitions (M&As). Unfortunately, success comes at a cost. Growth via M&A activity often involves absorbing disparate ERP applications, which, over time, can create significant inefficiencies — particularly in the accounts payable (AP) department. The good news is, AP automation is emerging as an end-to-end solution that forward-thinking organizations can use to eliminate AP-related silos and maximize their market potential.

Why Adding Automation to the Mix Isn’t Counterproductive
For many AP and finance leaders, the idea of automation is appealing but the thought of adding another solution to an already convoluted environment seems counterproductive. However, when you examine the top AP concerns of today’s c-suite members, you’ll find that automation aligns perfectly with their foremost goals. For example:

  1. It boosts staff productivity. According to a recent study by IOFM, “improving employee productivity” was the top concern among c-suite members. Automation addresses this concern by not only drastically reducing low-value manual tasks, but allowing users to manage all AP invoicing activities from the same interface regardless of the back-end ERP — making user training easier and invoice processing faster.
  2. It consolidates workflow and shores up internal controls. In a manual environment, AP departments run the risk of paying inaccurate, fraudulent or duplicated invoices. In automated environment, because the solution interacts with all the ERP systems, invoice data is processed with complete accuracy and security through a single point of control.
  3. It enhances visibility. Effective cash flow management practices can generate real and impactful cash value for a business. Whereas manual invoicing makes it virtually impossible to source, track and analyze the metrics necessary to do this, automation solutions offer them in real-time via customizable dashboards.

How Can You Get Started
Even with the potential productivity and cost benefits that an AP automation system can bring, it can be hard to know where to get started. The below white paper from our partners at Esker is intended to assist AP and finance leaders, along with ERP system administrators, in evaluating their options, simplifying the decision-making process, and getting the absolute most out of their AP automation investment. Learn more and download the white paper today!

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The History of Fireproof

Posted under Fireproof Records by Fireproof on September 15, 2017

Fireproof has a storied history of serving our local community for over 100 years. Although our mission and our story continually evolves, one thing over time has remained constant, our dedication to exemplary customer service.