Automation is moving up the finance agenda. It’s the No. 1 priority of accounts payable leaders.
Migrating from pen and paper, Excel spreadsheets, and homegrown solutions to a web-based expense management solution enables organizations of all sizes to:
- Reduce costs
- Increase control over expenses
- Strengthen policy compliance
- Improve staff productivity
- Increase visibility and reporting
But automation isn’t always easy… Read More
From Hollywood to healthcare to luxury hotels, artificial intelligence (or AI) is a hot topic!
The impact of AI in invoice data capture may not be as worthy of a science fiction movie or a cover story in a glossy consumer magazine, but the results will be as transformative.
Data capture solutions with AI give the accounts payable departments that are bold enough to adopt the technology a way to finally rid themselves of the repetitive and… Read More
Businesses are asking more of their accounts payable departments.
Accounts payable is expected to transform from a tactical back-office function into a hub of strategic real-time information for better controlling outbound cash flows to:
• Improve working capital
• Mitigating payment fraud
• Strengthening supplier relationships
Meeting this challenge will require accounts payable departments to automate their manual,… Read More
Imagine a future where accounts payable is digital, profitable and strategic.
While this idyllic future for accounts payable may sound far-fetched – particularly to organizations struggling to manually process paper invoices – it is closer than you think. In fact, organizations are making great strides in transforming their accounts payable function, according the results of a new survey conducted by the Institute of… Read More
Businesses are rethinking the way that they operate.
Disruptive competitors, increasing reporting demands, and a tsunami of management, security and regulatory challenges is creating pressure to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of operations.
Businesses are expected to do more with less and run leaner and smarter.
The drive towards business process improvement has big implications for finance organizations and their… Read More
From start to finish, paying suppliers is still manual and paper-intensive process for most businesses, especially those with many banking accounts and distributed ERP applications.
- High costs
- Complexity to change or add banks
- A lack of visibility
- High(er) fraud risks and compliance challenges
- Frustrated stakeholders and suppliers
If these characteristics sound familiar, there is an opportunity to turn this… Read More
What if your AP department could realize a positive ROI and transform itself into a profit center?
Organizations are doing just that by reducing the cost of processing invoices and paying suppliers while earning cash-back rebates on electronic payments and capturing more early-payment discounts.
While this may sound too good to be true, many AP departments have successfully transformed themselves into a profit center,… Read More
Businesses are rethinking their approach to accounts payable. It is no longer enough for accounts payable to pay suppliers on-time. Businesses now expect accounts payable to help drive profits.
But efforts to transform accounts payable from a back-office function – a cost center – and into a profit center are being undermined by manual and semi-automated accounts payable processes that:
- Cost too much
- Take too
If the stubbornly high number of organizations that process invoices in a manual or semi-automated environment has proven anything, it’s that many AP and P2P leaders still struggle to articulate the value of automation and justify the expense and time to senior management.
Many AP and P2P professionals helplessly watch as their automation budgets are slashed, or their automation projects are rejected or postponed.
AP and P2P professionals cite… Read More
Best-in-class Accounts Payable organizations have it all figured out.
Compared to their peers, the Accounts Payable processes at best-in-class organizations:
• Cost less
• Are more accurate
• Take less time
• Provide better visibility
• Result in fewer inquiries from suppliers
What’s the secret of best-in-class accounts payable organizations?
IOFM's latest white paper digs through exclusive benchmark data to uncover the four… Read More