The 80/20 Rule of Accounts Payable Invoices That’s Not In Your Favor

How to avoid manual data entry for accounts payable invoices

In most organizations, 80% of invoices arrive in the mail. On paper. Still – in 2017.

Only the lonely 20% arrive in digital format. Oh yeah, most of those are printed too. Yet, we are living in a world of digital transformation. Not if you ask the accounts payable department.

Then, to add pain to an already manual, paper-based process, 73% of the invoice detail needs to be entered manually, every time.

The organizational costs of this type of process include, to name a few:

  • Manual data entry errors
  • Up to 40% of accounting staff time wasted
  • Ultimately, each manual invoice costs approximately $43 to process

By using a document management system to automatically capture invoices and related information at the start of the process, you can reduce your costs significantly – just by going digital.

When you add complete workflow automation, you’ll not only further reduce paper, processing time and errors, your processing costs drop to less than $5 per invoice.

Watch this video for a quick look at the future of accounts payable approval processes. And if you use Microsoft Dynamics GP, the experience will be like you’re in your ERP system.

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For more insight from industry analyst PayStream Advisors on the costs of manual accounting processes, download the 2016 Enterprise Content Management Report.