Cheer Pack automates Accounts Payable with Astra FastAP™

Cheer Pack, a well-known name in the food packaging industry, has selected Astra FastAP™ for automating its accounts payable processes. With FastAP™, Cheer Pack is able to achieve higher operational efficiencies, while reducing per-invoice processing costs by at least 75%.

“At Cheer Pack, we were looking for a solution to automate accounts payable. We required this solution to be easy to use and be well-integrated with our Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system IFS Applications™. FastAP™ is able to fulfill all of our core requirements and also has a quicker ROI. Most importantly, Astra’s extensive experience in IFS ERP has helped us in achieving a smoother transition from manual processing to FastAP™.” said Michelle Mizzoni, Controller at Cheer Pack.

At Cheer Pack, FastAP™ was implemented in a shorter than normal span of time – within 7 weeks. It includes automation of the accounts payable data-entry process and 3-way matching: matching the price information on the invoice to the price information on the purchase order as well as matching the quantity information on the invoice to the quantity information on the goods receipts for the invoice. In addition, an image of the original invoice is attached for future reference.

“It has always been our goal to provide our best products, services, skills and knowledge to our clients, helping them optimize business processes in a highly competitive business environment. FastAP™ is one such product that digitizes and automates accounts payable processes - resulting in higher efficiencies, lower costs, faster processing time and improved accuracy levels,” said Naren Velu, CEO & President of Astra,Inc.

Astra has been a pioneer in IFS consulting, implementation and support to companies in the United States. It has developed a suite of automation products that are closely integrated with IFS Applications™.  and helps clients realize higher potential of its ERP system and, thereby, higher returns on their investments in technology.

About Cheer Pack

Cheer Pack North America is the leader of spouted pouch packaging in North America, combining convenience and functionality for its customers. Cheer Pack is an integrated manufacturer of injection molded parts, flexible pouches and pouch filling equipment. For more information about Cheer Pack, please visit:

About Astra Inc.

Astra, Inc. was established in 2007 with headquarters in Tucson, Arizona, and offices in Bangalore, India. Astra specializes in enabling companies to leverage the power of their IFS application investments. It provides packaged and custom consulting services related to all aspects of implementing and getting the best use of IFS Applications™ throughout their life cycle. For more information about Astra, please visit:

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