AP & P2P Automation

In the previous installment of this series, we reviewed the importance of costing each step of an automation initiative, benchmarking other organizations’ implementations for guidance, and remapping… Read More

In the last part of this series, we discussed the importance of assembling a team of people from every single department that touches the P2P process, even those on the periphery, like technology and … Read More

Last time… Read More, we discussed how AP can improve its relationship with procurement by positioning itself as a business partner, ensuring that vendors are not on the SDN list of barred entities, collecting a

In part 3 of this series, we covered the need for aligning AP, Finance and Purchasing before attempting any automation initiative. This necessitates AP taking on a greater leadership role by collectin… Read More

In Part 2 of this series, we discussed how important it is to clean up messy, catch-as-catch-can processes in AP before attempting to automate. Because AP is the last touchpoint in a long chain of pot… Read More

In Part 1 of this series, we began to discuss the pitfalls of AP automation, and why so many organizations struggle with these implementations. The fact is, the difficulty usually comes not through la… Read More

Part 1: Exactly What Is the Problem Here?

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You’ll read about automation as the magic bullet for everything that’s wrong with accounts payable. It’s supposed to speed up processing and save costs,

By Pam Miller, APMD When getting ready to implement a new process or system, we often run the old and new processes or systems in tandem. Sometimes this takes the form of a pilot or a test project and sometimes we run systems in parallel to ensure that if… Read More

AP and P2P professionals may have at least heard of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and may also be familiar with predictions that this new use of sophisticated computer software to automate high-volume, rule-based processes without the need for constant… Read More

By Pam Miller, APMD Many AP departments have become automated—at least partially. That means that some processes are automated, some are probably still manual, and some are in-between (not as manual as they used to be, but still not totally hands off). … Read More

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