Many AP professionals dream of a day when their operations will be paperless.
The reality for most AP professionals is closer to a nightmare: operations are overrun with paper invoices that require a significant amount of handling, keying, routing, filing, and retrieval.
Achieving the vision of the paperless office requires organizations to chart a path towards maturity. But you will never achieve maturity processing invoices manually or with scanning and OCR.
AP maturity requires a combination of electronic invoicing (Web 2.0 generation technology) and an inclusive supplier enablement strategy.