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Improve your Accounts Payable Process by doing this

Published on:  
October 20, 2021

A well-designed accounts payable automation system is scalable, growing as your business grows. Harnessing the power of artificial intelligence may help you achieve your invoice automation objectives.

 

Accounts payable processes used to be largely manual, but these days, businesses of all sizes are using automation to streamline tasks while reducing costs and boosting revenue. Automation can also increase visibility, save time, and improve transparency. Here are some suggestions for making the most of your accounts payable automation system:

 

Invest in the right technologies

 

Accounts payable software can be a helpful tool to improve your A/P processes. Modern software solutions are already equipped with artificial intelligence (AI) to understand essential processes and workflows for automation and to create custom business rules for every vendor.

 

Cloud-based processing

 

Automating accounts payable processes is easier with the cloud. Authorized users can easily access the platform anytime and anywhere, even away from the office. The right software solution can reduce human effort and minimize errors, operational risk, and data breaches.

 

Optical character recognition

 

If your business still uses printed or handwritten invoices, consider a convenient solution for entering the data into your digital system. Optical character recognition (OCR) technology is critical for accounts payable automation because it extracts the text from uploaded paper and handwritten invoices and transforms them into a machine-readable format.

 

Data validation

 

Post data extraction completion from invoices, this data needs to be validated. Accounts payable software can do that for you. It will validate invoice entries against a mapping file to identify errors and flag mistakes for manual processing later. Just be sure to get it done by an authorized member of your team.

 

Improving your accounts payable process with automation can ultimately boost your productivity and revenue while improving vendor relationships and all around customer service. The right software solution will ensure data accessibility, better communication, and transparency!

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