The Top Three Reasons for Accounts Payable Automation
Find out why world-class companies are leveraging accounts payable automation to streamline and secure their AP workflow.
Why Automate Accounts Payable?
With companies processing billions of invoices every year, and many confronting concerns about compliance, data monitoring, and efficiency, more and more businesses are leveraging accounts payable automation solutions to streamline and secure their AP workflow.
Implementing invoice data capture creates minimal disruption, while providing significant benefits to your accounts payable process, including:
Instant ROI. By incorporating digital invoice data capture, you can reduce labor expenditures, printing and mailing overhead, and interest and late fees; without automated accounts payable the cost per invoice is $7.03, while the cost per invoice after automating is $4.53 per invoice — for a savings of 35.6%.
Improved relationships.Invoice data capture normalises inbound formats, so there’s no disruption to supplier processes even for those unequipped for e-invoicing — and greater consistency enhances customer relationships long term.
Greater efficiency. According to Billentis, 20% to 30% of all invoices “have to be treated as exceptions in one form or another,” and inaccurate invoices account for approximately 16% of late payments in the United States, as well as 15% in Western Europe. With invoice data capture you unburden your business from paper processing, reducing human error and enabling your accounting and finance departments to focus on value-add tasks that drive growth and refine decision making.
2. End-to-End Purchase Order Operations
Every purchase should start with a purchase order, and every payment should end with an invoice.
Aggregate data for procurement and accounts payable analysis.
In other words, you achieve greater visibility and control from start to finish, eliminating the onus of paper delivery that often hinders procurement and payment cycles and saving your suppliers and yourself thousands of hours of dispute resolution and thousands of pounds in costs.
3. Advanced Analytics and Improved Compliance
As English author and historian Thoams Fuller once said, “zeal without knowledge is like a fire without light.”
With automated accounts payable line-level and aggregate analytics you can optimise every part of the process, improve contract compliance, strengthen supplier relationships, make better-informed decisions, increase efficiency, save time and improve your bottom line.
Full visibility of 100% of your data, in real time or over time, allows you to be:
Descriptive. Use visualised data to inform your business on facilities, administrative and procurement key performance indicators.
Prescriptive.Ensure everyone in your organisation manages spend, eliminates waste, cuts costs and optimises working capital, all whilst preventing fraud and maintaining compliance.
Predictive. Take advantage of historical data to identify opportunities for improvements and prevent problems before they arise.
Go Digital Today
Automating your accounts payable process provides benefits far beyond rudimentary time savings. And with Total AP from Tungsten Network, you’re 100% digitised from day one, allowing you to accommodate all your suppliers, regardless of size, location or maturity.
Automated Accounts Payable
At Tungsten, we simplify and streamline your entire accounts payable process, from initial receipt of invoices to customer payment submission.