In a perfect world, all invoices would arrive electronically into an Accounts Payable department, and be processed and posted straight-through, without human operator intervention. Unfortunately, Accounts Payable departments do not operate in a perfect world.
The wide range of channels through which buyers receive invoices is a major contributor to the costs, errors, delays and visibility challenges that have become synonymous with Accounts Payable.
Traditional approaches to invoice automation do not eliminate these issues because they do not fully address the challenges associated with managing multiple invoice delivery channels. Worse, many of these automation approaches come with hefty costs, risks, and burdens on buyers and suppliers.