(PART 2) Automation is No Longer a Question of If – or When; It’s How Fast

7 Steps to Proving the Value of AP Automation for Your Business

Welcome back to part two of this blog series: 7 Steps to Proving the Value of AP Automation for Your Business.

Don’t forget to check out part one here.

Download the interactive PDF to follow along; fill in the blanks with your company’s statistics to help build your business case for automation. 

Step Four 

Let’s talk some more about the accounts payable process.

Here’s an example of a typical AP process:

Receive a paper invoice, route it to AP. Enter information into ERP system. Make copy. File original. Route to approver. Hope it’s approved. Cut check, file invoice. Route to CFO. Sign. Route to Accounting. File. Send check in mail. Breathe.

If your AP process looks anything like that, it’s time to reconsider. How much time does AP spend typing and coding invoice data each month, when they could be doing more important things? Imagine if an AP Automation solution extracted data automatically. How long does an invoice or packing slip sit on someone’s desk, waiting to be filed or routed to someone else? Imagine how much time you and your team could save having your entire AP process available at your fingertips.

Yeah, there’s a lot of time to save with AP automation.

Step Five 

Let’s talk about efficiency. Does your accounting process need any clean up? For example, are there any duplicate vendors that you could clean up to make data coding and processing faster?

Does your business have multiple entities? Would it benefit by using intercompany transactions? Is that even something you’ve considered?

It’s time to start thinking about some spring cleaning.

Check out the customer success story below about how cloud AP automation took one AP team from zero to hero and made them an award-winning team.

Check back for the third and final segment of this blog, as you continue to build your business case for AP automation.