However, while this level of efficiency is desired by all, in reality, most AP processes are subject to a large number of bottlenecks that often result in avoidable delays, late payments and penalties incurred for the same.
However, while automated OCR or optical character recognition has brought about a revolution in the standard invoice management process, it’s not enough on its own to carry out a successful accounts payable operation.
Is invoice management taking up most of your accounting department’s time? Do you constantly find yourself having to deal with delayed payments while struggling to clear an ever-increasing invoice processing backlog?
If so, then it’s high time you adopted a smart solution to streamline your processing workflow and outsourced your invoice processing services.
Businesses are relying on outsourcing to provide a more cost-effective and efficient solution for the wide-ranging tasks of Finance and Accounting. For many businesses, finance-related tasks, such as accounts payable, are time-consuming and repetitive. Outsourced Finance and Accounting Processes allow businesses to focus on business growth. Read More
Managing invoice processing can become quite a daunting task especially when a business starts to grow. As a result, it is common for businesses to utilize software such as Concur to help simplify the process and increase visibility. So why do businesses outsource their entire Concur expense management process? While the software helps to centralize the invoicing process, it still requires a good amount of time and effort for staff members to ensure accuracy. Internal resources already swamped with other tasks means the additional effort to balance both quality standards and deadlines can be difficult to maintain. Read More
The average accounts payable workflow is embroiled by a repetitive and time-consuming process. With an automated solution, it allows businesses to better utilize and allocate their resources to maximize business efficiency. Lack of visibility increases the risk of errors and lost invoices which further increases the cost to process an invoice. Accounts payable departments are pressured with the need for real-time data, shorter cycle times, and lower operational costs. So, what are the best practices to automate your accounts payable process? Read More
OCR (Optical Character Recognition) works by converting images of handwritten or printed text into machine-encoded text. This text is made readable by machines and aims to automate data extraction through data capture technology. While this technology is used widely today, it does require some manual effort in order to produce the highest amount of accuracy, especially with utility bill auditing. Depending on the quality of the handwritten or printed text, OCR technology may choose a specific character based on what it determines is the best match. So how well does OCR automate your invoice and utility bill processing? Read More
Your accounts payable department is responsible for handling the flow of your business’ finances. Ensuring that the AP process is accurate and efficient allows you to maximize your ROI and maintain a positive relationship with vendors. As a business grows, the inefficiencies of manually processing invoices in-house quickly become apparent – not only is this a slow process, but it also becomes costly to manage. In this blog post, we identify some of the challenges ap processing such as having an overqualified team manage your accounts payables. Read More