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Five Promising Accounts Payable Trends To Watch Out For in 2023

By November 15, 2022March 18th, 2024No Comments
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Accounts payable is the most complex and tedious of all the branches of accounting. Every aspect of the process flow, from invoice generation to payment processing, requires accuracy and precision. Moreover, any errors in the Accounts Payable process can cost the firm a vast amount of resources and may even lead to financial discrepancies.

Latest technological advancements have led to rapid growth in the Accounts Payable industry. Business Process Outsourcing companies have contributed to the swift advancement of the sector by providing a blend of the latest technology and a well-established framework for companies to carry out their processes.

Here is a deep dive into the key upcoming trends in the Accounts Payable industry to watch out for in 2023. 

Transformation through Data Analytics

Digital transformation primarily helps automate existing processes and use the output data to enhance and optimize other processes. Data analytics is an integral part of the Accounts payable process and is the science of analyzing raw data for extra insights to increase process efficiency.

Data analytics can transform the Account payable industry by serving multiple purposes, such as detecting duplicate payments, unusual supplier data, potential payment frauds, duplicate invoices, abnormal payments or incidents of other risks.

A Rise in Cloud-based Account Payable Solutions

Cloud-based software has transformed almost every industry. Accounts Payable is a complicated process that requires a significant manual intervention which can be simplified and scaled easily using cloud-based account payable solutions. The cloud-based solutions may cater to many tasks providing efficient solutions to the Account Payable process such as simplifying payment processing, offering greater security with minimal investment, streamlining approvals and much more.

The post-Covid era, which has witnessed a surge in remote work trends, is expected to enhance its operations further by using cloud-based solutions leading to more efficient processes. ARDEM cloud-based platform provides an efficient workspace to manage your teams. Additionally, invoice processing is made easier with ARDEM invoice manager, which streamlines Account payables and invoice processing while increasing visibility.

Smooth Integration for Better Collaboration

Accounts Payable automation can be integrated into core functions of the business. This helps maintain visibility and compliance across departments and makes the Account Payable process smooth and efficient. ARDEM Collaboration platform is a cloud-based workspace that caters to diverse customer needs.

Increased implementation of Robotic Process Automation

Increased usage of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) can lead to businesses gaining more efficiency in highly repetitive tasks involved in the Accounts Payable process. Outsourcing companies such as ARDEM can help businesses benefit from the latest technological tools, such as machine learning, artificial intelligence and RPA, to maintain a smooth workflow.  

More Efficient Process Flow

Speed and Efficiency

The Accounts Payable process requires coordination and amicable relationships between different levels of the process flow. The Accounts Payable automation tools have reduced the burden businesses are facing from lack of communication or delayed payments.

Multiple tools for collaboration among the various entities in the Accounts Payable process lead to an efficient process flow giving companies a competitive edge right from sourcing to procurement.  


Accounts Payable is an elaborate process that requires high-level efficiency. Businesses are expected to implement various tools into the process in 2023, such as data analytics, cloud-based solutions, automation etc. to benefit from the more efficient process.

ARDEM provides Business Process Outsourcing and Business Process Automation Services to established companies to help them improve operational Efficiency and Reduce Costs.  For more information please reach out to us  at or call us at 908-359-2600.