Published By: Ephesoft
Published Date: Apr 04, 2018
If you have worked in an Accounts Payable department, you know that the premise of most AP functions is number-driven and data-driven. Invoices come in, they are processed and money goes out. While it may sound easy, the process requires special attention to details, numbers, data entry, approvals and other business processes. Organizations that use innovative, smart document capture solutions now have a simple way to streamline invoicing, improve accuracy and increase productivity.
Today’s increasingly competitive global economy requires businesses to make decisions faster than ever. Businesses need instant insight into the status of their people and processes. But manual, paper-based processes undermine decision-making. Paper makes it difficult for businesses to make smart decisions about their operations and their working capital. Manual processes also are costly and inefficient, create headaches for front-line staff, introduce compliance and security risks, and stymie collaboration with trading partners.
During the past 10 years, organizations have adopted accounts payable (AP) automation technologies at an accelerating pace. Document imaging, data capture, and other solutions are radically transforming the way AP departments work with their traditionally most common medium, paper. At the same time, the promise of electronic transactions is quickly becoming more of a reality, with growth year after year in the number of transactions sent and received electronically.
Accounts payable has been talking about end-to-end integrated automation for at least 40 years. Today, the technology exists, but resources are limited and end-to-end AP automation is still not standard. Some AP departments have automated pieces of the AP process, but an end-to-end solution should include the ability to capture, integrate, measure, process, store, and access information.
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The average organization receives 1,200 invoices every month according to the Institute of Finance & Management. What’s more, between 70 percent and 80 percent of all invoices in the United States are still paper-based. That’s a lot of information to keep track of – and a lot of paper to shuffle around. It’s no surprise, then, that 80 percent of businesses would love to streamline their accounts payable processes. But what stops them from doing so isn’t an overly complex, impossible-to understand process – it’s confusion about the unknown, and fear that automating AP will be time-consuming, difficult, and expensive.
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