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AP Automation: Streamline accounts payable

Still struggling with your accounts payable processes? Discover how AP automation software simplifies accounts payable. Keep track of invoices, eliminate manual work, and prevent fraud, double payment, or late payments to suppliers and vendors.

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What are the benefits of AP automation?

Accounts payable processes are important to managing both your cash flow and your relationship with vendors and suppliers, but they're also one of the most cumbersome and time-consuming tasks in accounting.

This is why so many businesses are automating their accounts payable processes.

Simplifies accounts payable

AP automation software helps organizations stay on top of their cash flow and pay their invoices in an organized, timely manner to minimize cost, human error, and risk. Organizations can free up time and resources, while speeding up the accounts payable process with AP automation software.

Boosts productivity

From keeping track of every supplier agreement to processing hundreds of invoices a day accurately, manual AP processing puts a strain on accounting teams. AP automation software eliminates thousands of hours of manual data entry from your teams' to-do lists, so they can focus on more strategic and cost-saving initiatives.
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Improves cash flow control

Always know where your cash stands. Automated AP software gives you accurate, real-time fund visibility and reporting, so you can stay on top of your supplier agreements and your cash flow. Clear, easy-to-understand reporting can enhance business decision-making, while improving relationships with your vendors and suppliers.

Streamlines approval process

A manual approval process can bring on late fees, unauthorized purchases, missing invoices, and a too-busy, overworked accounting team. Accounts payable software helps businesses of all sizes standardize a secure and seamless process of routing approvals, notifying stakeholders to review and approve, and preventing fraud with built-in permissions.
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AP automation software key features

When it comes to accounts payable process automation, choose software that takes the hard work out of cash flow management. Consider these features when it's time to automate your accounts payable.

Automated invoice capture

Capture receipts, invoices, and expenses with intuitive technology

Vendor management

Stay on top of vendor agreements to pay on time and accurately

Real-time reporting

Get easy access to AP data and improve efficacy and agility

Integrations

Seamlessly connect to your bank, tools, and other systems to save time

Workflow automation

Track, route, and approve with an automated, seamless workflow

AP automation software solutions

Sage's accounts payable solutions are designed to help you become a smarter business and take your organization to the next level.

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Based on past experience with Microsoft GP’s reporting limitations, it was an easy decision to choose Sage Intacct's flexible, reliable reporting and modern accounts payable.

AP automation software FAQs

AP automation software helps streamline and automate the accounts payable processes such as receiving and processing invoices, data entry, approval, and payment.

Accounts payable is how a business processes accounts in the accounting cycle. You may choose to pay bills as soon as they land, but it’s more likely that you'll have a number of bills to pay at different times. By adding them to accounts payable, you can pay them at a date that suits you and your supplier or vendor. Sage accounts payable automation software helps businesses streamline their accounts payable processes through invoice automation, payment remittance, tax calculation, and supplier management for small business accounts payable.

AP automation improves the accuracy of your reports. Automating accounts payable will help you improve the accuracy of financial information, save time on business processes, and free up team members to work on other activities. It can help you keep track of your business spending across multiple companies and keep you up-to-date on your bills to keep suppliers on your side.
The cost of your accounts payable system can vary depending on the features your organization needs.

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