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5 Reasons to Embrace Automated AP Solutions

February 15, 2024

If you’re bogged down by manual and time-consuming accounts payable processes, it's time to streamline your AP workflow and save time and resources. Automate repetitive tasks, improve accuracy, and enhance vendor relationships with AP automation. Say goodbye to paper-based workflows and hello to greater efficiency and control.


1. Increased Efficiency

Save time and resources by automating repetitive and manual tasks. This can allow employees to focus on more valuable activities, such as developing new business strategies, improving customer experience, and driving growth. Save as much as 80% of the time associated with the typical AP work cycle, allowing you to scale your business instead of your business processes.

2. Reduce Risk of Errors

Manual processes and paper-based workflows can lead to errors, such as incorrect data entry or duplicate payments. Managing manual processes across multiple systems is time-consuming and can be problematic for growing companies, creating the need to hire additional finance headcount to fulfill requirements and potentially correct errors generated by manually entered data. Unfortunately, adding more staff does not usually fix this problem. It can even have an adverse effect by increasing operational costs and maximizing the potential for more human errors to arise. Automating AP processes can help reduce the risk of these errors, improving accuracy and reducing the need for manual reconciliation.

3. Improved Cash Flow Management

Pay vendors on time, avoid late fees, and avoid the risk of damaging vendor relationships due to late payments. Improving vendor payment efficiency can help you save time and money, while also improving your cash flow management.

4. Greater Visibility and Control

Identify and address issues more quickly, manage exceptions, and reduce the risk of fraud. Depending on your choice of automation technology, the solution can even be programmed to find anomalies and unusual activities, which makes it easier to detect and identify fraud. It also helps in reducing the number of legitimate transactions flagged as fraudulent. Even mundane day-to-day tasks can be automated, like PO-matching invoices, onboarding new suppliers, employee reimbursements, and purchase approvals.

5. Team Morale Booster

Manual AP can turn the cheeriest office into a symphony of sighs. Enter automated AP, the morale booster extraordinaire. Free your team from the shackles of tedious tasks and watch as their spirits lift like helium balloons at a birthday party. Happy team, happy finances, happy dance!

So, achieving peak efficiency in your accounts payable process can have a significant impact on your business's bottom line. By integrating an AP automated solution with your accounting system, you can streamline your payment process, reduce manual errors, improve cash flow and your team's morale. Contact us today to take that important first step toward AP automation.

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