Before you can automate, it’s important to get your invoicing house in order. Otherwise, you’ll continue dealing with problematic, poor-quality invoices and won’t truly benefit from the productivity gains and cost savings that automation has to offer.
True AP automation means automation across the entire AP process. Imagine receiving an electronic invoice that is automatically coded and entered into your invoice automation system, and gets routed through an electronic workflow that generates reminders for reviewers and enforces compliance of your policies. Then, your AP staff would just handle the exceptions and have time to focus on other, more strategic activities.