Medius and Columbus enter strategic partnership to deliver best-of-breed AP automation to Columbus customers worldwide

Stockholm, 26 March 2019

Medius, a leading global provider of cloud-based AP automation solutions, and Columbus, a global IT services consulting company with more than 2,000 employees, have signed a strategic partnership agreement. As part of this partnership Columbus will sell and deploy the Medius Accounts Payable (AP) automation solution to its customers around the globe.

Columbus and Medius have a longstanding relationship where Columbus has sold Medius to a smaller market segment in selected geographical regions. The new agreement takes the partnership to the next level by increasing the focus on Medius as the preferred accounts payable automation offering to Columbus’ customers worldwide. By leveraging this partnership Columbus’ customers will benefit from higher levels of automation in the accounts payable process, achieve best-in-class process efficiency and greater financial control. 

“Combining the power of the Medius AP automation solution with Columbus’ extensive knowledge in efficient business operations will bring true value to our joint customers,” says Per Åkerberg, CEO at Medius. “Columbus’ position as a trusted advisor for their large customer base in a variety of geographies and segments will help further strengthen Medius’ global footprint. We are looking forward to serving Columbus’ customers with a best-of-breed AP automation solution that is pre-connected to major ERPs and enables true efficiency and control of the entire accounts payable process.” 

“Medius fits perfectly into Columbus’ comprehensive solution and services portfolio, the 9 Doors to Digital Leadership®, providing best-of-breed invoice automation to our customers. The strategic partnership with Medius enables Columbus to further help our customers in their digital transformation by optimizing and streamlining their business processes, thus helping them reach their goals for a growing and profitable business, says Ole Fritze, COO in Columbus. 


About Medius 

Medius is a leading global provider of accounts payable (AP) invoice automation solutions helping companies drive their business forward by providing best-in-class process efficiency and greater financial control. Our cloud solution Medius enables unprecedented level of automated and truly touchless invoice processing, shortened lead times, improved vendor relationships as well as greater control and visibility of financial metrics. 

Over 3,000 customers and 150,000+ unique users worldwide currently leverage Medius’ AP automation solutions. Thanks to advanced invoice matching capabilities, unique process efficiency KPIs and data-driven benchmarks our customers achieve continuous process improvements for performance levels well above industry averages. As such, Medius support the transformation of AP from a traditional, back-office function to a powerful, strategic center of business. 

Founded in 2001, Medius is owned by the global investment firm Marlin Equity Partners. It has over 230 employees and offices in Sweden (HQ), the United States, Australia, Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands and Poland. For more information, please visit 


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About Columbus 

Columbus is a leading global IT service and consultancy with more than 2,000 employees worldwide. Columbus helps ambitious companies transform, maximize and futureproof their business digitally. We are specialized within the industries food, manufacturing, distribution and retail and we have more than 29 years of experience in the industry. Columbus has offices and partners all over the world and we can therefore deliver our solutions and services locally – on a global scale.