Accounts payable automation’s attractiveness as an investment is well documented. Studies by The Hackett Group, the Institute of Finance and Management, Nucleus Research, Aberdeen Group, the Institute of Financial Operations and many other independent industry experts document broad and substantial cost savings.
In a straightforward example, the Aberdeen Group’s May 2012 report, AP Invoice Management in a Networked Economy, measures efficiency leaders at less than $2 to pay a bill, while the majority pays $6 - $25 or more, indicating available savings of more than $40,000 for every 10,000 invoices annually in most organizations. How can the majority resist the attraction of investing in technology that pays for itself? Creating your own business case for change in how you do AP is a good starting point – there is enough evidence to give you confidence that your case will be compelling.
In addition to the reduction of personnel costs for the capture and entry of invoice data, organizations also benefit from a reduction in duplicate invoices, increased discount capture, and the elimination of late payment penalties. So where should you look when estimating the benefits that can justify your investment in end-to-end AP automation?
Here are some of the common areas that yield the greatest return:
About Vision360 Enterprise and BlueCreek Software: BlueCreek Software is the developer of industry leading accounts payable automation system, Vision360 Enterprise. Vision360 Enterprise provides accounts payable automations services, systems and solutions to leading companies across the United States and Internationally. For more information about our Vision360 Enterprise accounts payable automation solutions please contact us www.Vision360Enterprise.com or call (603) 437-1400.
Vision360 Enterprise Accounts Payable Automation Solution by BlueCreek Software reduces time wasted chasing down paper invoices by automating invoice approvals, eliminating manual data entry, eliminating paper invoices and reducing processing costs.