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Imagine a world without paper invoices. Suppliers key in and upload invoices via the internet. The invoices are automatically matched and routed to the appropriate users for approval. There is no data entry. No supplier phone calls. Invoice processing costs are reduced drastically, resulting in triple digit ROI within six months. That world is not only possible—it exists, with iPayables’ accounts payable automation. iPayables’ AP automation solution allows accounts payable departments to reach more suppliers and receive more invoices electronically than any other accounts payable automation solution.
Put simply, AP Automation is the process of using technology to make your payables processes streamlined and paperless. AP automation eliminates inefficient and repetitive paper processes, while saving time and unnecessary hassle for your AP department. This is possible through intuitive software processes that expedite your accounts payable process. Plus, iPayables’ accounts payable automation solution utilizes recent artificial intelligence advancements to further simplify the process. Accounts payable automation makes your job easier, while increasing your control. This also results in higher visibility and smoother communications between customers and suppliers.
Electronic invoicing (also known as e-invoicing) is free and simple for your suppliers. It is the perfect solution to eliminate paper and to automate payables processing. Your technology group will be relieved to know that supplier onboarding is simple. iPayables takes care of enlisting and supporting your suppliers for you, so that your technology group doesn’t have to. Often, a technical solution for invoice automation involving consultants can seem too costly to implement. With e-invoicing through AP automation, however, the process becomes simplified—without the cost.
iPayables’ accounts payable automation solution makes electronic invoicing easier than ever before, by automating even the most complex invoice processes with high-quality technical solutions and quality service. Our accounts payable automation solutions—comprised of patented automation tools—eliminate paper, from purchasing to reconciliation. In addition to making your job easier, you’re also lessening your economic footprint. benefits to AP Automation include:
AP automation software ensures that the approval and workflow process is streamlined and electronic. Utilizing a top of the line, internally developed combination of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Optical Character Recognition (OCR), as well as invoice digitization, iPayables makes your AP process faster, more efficient, and more convenient. High-level accounts payable automation also eliminates lost invoices, errors, and unauthorized access. This means that, through AP automation, you save time that would otherwise be spent locating invoices, correcting errors, and tracking potential threats. Plus, with the use of a supplier portal, you save time and costs often associated with sending invoices back and forth when corrections are necessary.
On the surface, making the switch to an automated accounts payable department can seem daunting. However, through our state-of-the-art intuitive AP automation software, we provide a fast result—all while saving you time, money, and resources. Although not all accounts payable automation solutions are so straight-forward and user friendly, we at iPayables strive to improve your AP workflow.
No matter how suppliers choose to send their invoices, your department will only ever see them through the online portal for approval. With our issue resolution features, you can flag an invoice if you notice an issue. If you want to ask the supplier a question, you can start the conversation from the portal on the invoice in question. This initiates communication between the you and the supplier. There are two types of issues that can be raised: A dispute, which stops processing of the e-invoice until resolved, and an issue that gives a notification to the individual that there is something that requires their attention, while leaving the invoice itself undisputed.
Every single issue and part of the conversation is permanently recorded in the invoice history, that you or the supplier can review at any time.
By including a free supplier portal as a key component of your accounts payable automation process, you set your department up for greater success, both in the short-run and the long-run. Not only does a supplier portal make the invoicing process easier from start to finish, it also allows for simpler communication between suppliers and purchasing. This takes your accounts payable out of the tedious role of the middleman. In addition, you and suppliers are able to view the invoice at any point in the process—from the time it was created, to after it has been resolved and archived into our system. With AP automation, you will also be able to take advantage of dynamic discounting (or early pay discounts) through the supplier portal. With these, and even more unique features, your department will have ease of access and better relationships with suppliers. AP automation will allow your business to grow and progress in an upward direction—automating your payables processes while still leaving you in control.
One important feature of enterprise-level AP automation is Purchase Order (or “PO”) matching. With PO matching, a purchase order is flipped into an invoice (PO Flip) and the advanced two and three-way match functionality validates the invoice. Electronic purchase order delivery and two/three-way match dramatically reduce the paper and the effort required for these time-consuming tasks. Invoice to PO matching (two-way match) occurs in real time and receiving-to-purchase order matching (three-way match) occurs nightly. Most purchase order invoices are ready to pay the day after the invoice is submitted. PO matching with AP automation leads to incredible opportunities in discount capture.
While there are many AP automation solutions, not all can guarantee easier invoice processing. That leaves the question: Why level-up my current system if the next level seems just as complicated? This is why it’s so important to find the solution that is the right size for your department and company. iPayables’ goal is to make both the invoice processing and invoice payment processing systems easy to access and use for complex, enterprise-level departments and companies.
iPayables also offers support as you transition to online automated invoice payment processing. After the transition has been made, you will start to notice major differences in your department. With enterprise-level AP automation, you will be amazed at how much time will be spent more efficiently, how costs will go down, and the marvel of having greater control and visibility over the invoicing process.
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