The New Metric: Accounts Payable as a Profit Center

We all know that “profit” and “loss” are the two terms that drive the business world and its metric(s) more than any others. Everything a company does is looked upon with one overriding question: Is it making us money or … Read More

A Flexible Solution: Accounts Payable Automation

One of the primary reasons companies avoid accounts payable automation is the fear of changing to a one-size-fits-all system that they’ll have to adopt. But that’s not the case with high-level AP automation. Every company is unique and every AP … Read More

Dramatic Savings in Processing Time with AP Automation

Studies have shown that companies using AP automation far outperform those that do not in just about every aspect of invoice processing. In fact, when using high-level AP automation, a company’s invoice processing should be reduced from an average of … Read More

Supplier Portal Webinar

Last month, on February 5, 2020, Jon Titel and Scott McKeon of iPayables hosted a brief, informative webinar about supplier, or vendor, portals. iPayables patented their original supplier portal 20 years ago and has continued to update it to give … Read More

How AP Automation Benefits Your Whole Company

In today’s compartmentalized corporate world, we tend to think on a micro level. We focus on our individual function, our sub-role in the greater picture, and leave the larger picture for someone else in the company to worry about. This … Read More

The Return on Investment You Can Expect from AP Automation

One oft-cited objection to taking the plunge with AP automation is cost. This is a legitimate consideration. Like the revamping of other systems within a business, going from paper invoicing to automated requires an upfront investment. And yet, like other … Read More

Automation: What’s in it for an AP Manager?

If you’re an AP manager, you’ve already heard the hue and cry: “Time to automate!” No doubt you’ve been told about the convenience of AP automation compared to paper invoicing systems. You also realize that everything else in business has … Read More

Flexibility and Savings: AP Automation’s Tripartite Advantage

Flexibility and savings are important to your accounts payable department, so it’s important that you understand how automation can get you there. Imagine a triangle. There’s an entity listed at each point. The one at the top is your AP … Read More

The Automated AP Department in the Brand-New Decade

It’s 2020. A new decade and a milestone year for calendar watchers who like to measure progress by decades and centuries. This applies not just to science but to business analysts, which means now is an excellent time to consider … Read More

Control and Productivity Can Be Yours!

The hurrier I go, the behinder I get. – Lewis Carroll. Ever feel like that? The harder you work, the more difficult it is to get the job done? You’re never on top of things, losing control, and always flying … Read More

Process of Improving Accounts Payable

Let’s face it. The accounts payable department has never enjoyed a front-and-center existence. Rather than shining under the spotlight, it played its role quietly, behind the scenes. Of course, this was never deserved. AP has always provided a vital function. … Read More

Fraud Prevention Through AP Automation

Fraud prevention has become a major topic of conversation in recent years due to rising numbers. Much of that fraud has been made possible with the advent of online financial transactions. This is a problem for accounts payable departments considering … Read More

The Value of AP Automation May Surprise You

Traditionally, accounts payable departments were thought to have a single role: receive invoices, validate them and pay them. Then accounts payable automation came along and revolutionized the way invoices are processed. A useful tool to be sure, and yet the … Read More

Improve Your AP Vision in 2020

A new year is upon us, and that means resolutions. This year’s number will be an everyday reminder of what our most important resolution should be: in 2020, we all need to get focused on our vision for the future. … Read More

You’ve Automated Your AP Department. What Next?

Congratulations! You’ve taken the leap and automated your AP department’s invoicing system. This took a lot of careful consideration, after which you realized the benefits AP automation can bring to your company. What now? Now you begin to enjoy the … Read More