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EInvoicing & Automation

In AP automation - one size does not fit all

Accounts Payable automation solutions come in a variety of shapes and sizes, ranging from raw technology (capture, workflow) to purpose-built solutions, applied to sub-processes or the end-to-end process, including purchasing. During the adoption process, companies typically identify the focus of their automation initiative (what is slow and cumbersome, error-prone, or costly), research vendors of proven technologies, including delivery and support. Once the solution is selected, next is the implementation process, deployed according to organisation’s specifications. Beyond insuring that the solution is appropriate for a modest increase in the volume of invoices processed, there is little focus on how the solution will need to evolve in the future.

Predicting the Future of AP Automation

Guest article by Dermot McCauley, VP BPM & Case Management, Kofax - a Lexmark Company

A modern financial system is the foundation for automation. Complete accounts payable automation solutions are a relatively new product category for financial operations professionals. Advanced technologies such as mobile, social networking, and intelligent dashboards are very slowly being integrated into offerings and adopted by enterprises.

E-invoicing – What's your boiling point?

For some time I’ve argued that what you call something doesn’t necessarily matter – it’s whether you get out of it what you expect, and what you need that’s important. Take making a cup of tea for example – I can put a pan on the hob and wait for the water to boil, or I can flick a switch on a kettle. Both processes are boiling water – one is just e-boiling... which process I follow depends on time, resources and a large helping of common sense.

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