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Accounting and Technology

Today, technology is positioning itself as the driving force in companies' efficiency and productivity, however, not all companies are embracing the rapidly changing accounting industry. Those that are embracing the technological changes are able to remain competitive. As a finance and accounting leader, you need to thoroughly understand the benefits and importance of incorporating AP automation into your accounting department.

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Accounts Payable Technology Plants Virtual Seeds that are Key to Your Company's Future

 

Accounts Payable technology is anything but static. It's a key factor for your business' growth.  Just like a gardener has to take stock of his or her plot, AP teams can and should select technologies that will nourish their business' overall growth.

 

Approaching your accounts payable with that "green thumb" perspective lets you reap more bottom-line benefits than if you just approached them as a bunch of tools. Picking the right accounts payable software can prepare your team for a lush digital future and streamline their purchase-to-pay process, further encouraging their growth.

 

Like a mighty oak, good accounts payable software needs powerful roots to support it as a foundation. Smart technologies that make up AP software help sustain this growth by leveraging artificial intelligence, optical character recognition and robotic process automation to streamline invoice processing.

 

But if AP software is the plant and smart technology is the root, what is the soil? If you want your financial department to grow and prepare for the future, you need a vast ecosystem that can sustain your infrastructure responsibly, and there's nothing more expansive than the cloud. The cloud hosts entire systems with an extra layer of security while providing the automation solution the support it needs to evolve with little to no setbacks.

 

 

Artificial Intelligence in Accounting and Accounts Payable

 

As a finance leader or accounting professional, you may ask, "How do these technologies impact finance functions and workflows?", "What transformations can be predicted?", or " How will this technology shape tomorrow’s finance department?" This article takes a closer look at Artificial Intelligence in accounting and accounts payable automation.

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RPA Accounting is Taking the Robot Out of the Human

 

Organizations will need to embrace robotics process automation (RPA) and other emerging technologies in order to scale gracefully and remain competitive. One way Yooz COO Laurent Charpentier explains that in RPA accounting “Machine learning, AI, and RPA will go beyond invoice routing to take purchase-to-pay process automation to the next level.”

 

RPA is expected to further streamline and improve the financial planning and analysis process over the next several years as adoption becomes more widespread. Around 58% of companies expect RPA to have a significant impact on their FP&A processes over the next two years, according to Finance in the Digital Age, a recent survey conducted by the Genpact Research Institute and analyst firm HFS Research.

 

Robotics Process Automation helps companies scale gracefully and remain competitive. It's becoming more apparent that AI, machine learning, and RPA can help organizations to remain proactive and navigate potential issues and opportunities with greater efficiency instead of just reacting to current trends and facing problems as they come up.

Invoice Scanning OCR Technology in AP Automation Software

 

OCR: Another one of those technical buzzwords that we’re hearing a lot about these days in finance and technology. But what is it? More importantly what isn’t it? How does it even work? And how does it make a difference in the AP workflow? In this blog, we’ll answer all your questions about invoice scanning OCR in AP automation software.

Benefits of Robotic Process Automation in Finance

 

Robots are everywhere these days, from the visible bots zipping around warehouse, servers dodging through restaurants to the invisible, software-based bots working away in the background.


When we look into how businesses are approaching robotic process automation in finance, it's clear that cutting-edge finance and accounting departments are starting to become more open-minded about letting these invisible software-based robots enter their offices. The reason is simple: RPA encourages companies to adapt their processes to the rapidly changing technologies to increase efficiency and productivity.

AP Automation in the Cloud or Down on the Ground?

 

You’ve realized that the only way to keep up with the mounting piles of invoices, reboot the morale of your AP department, and save money for your department and your company, is Accounts Payable automation. This article will help you determine if you should choose AP automation in the cloud (a server hosted in the cloud) or on-premise (application is installed and maintained on the company's internal servers). 

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Fast Learners: Why Finance Automation Software Makes a Difference

 

Have you ever asked how one automates a finance department? Or why, having decided to move forward, you would specifically focus on accounting automation software? The argument for doing so is straightforward. Simply put, smart technologies in finance makes a difference by empowering your team to increase their workload both better and more accurately, lifting overall efficiency and productivity to new levels.

As a result of implementing finance automation software, you will transform an essential back-office function from a cost center into an ongoing strategic asset that provides management with measurable data for the entire organization. Assuming that the saying "you can manage only what you can measure" is true, this means that accounting and technology are the perfect pairing.

Safety and Security in Accounting

 

Accounts payable fraud continues to be an area of concern for businesses, especially with the increased risks now posed by remote and hybrid workplaces. In fact, when market researcher Ardent Partners surveyed the landscape for its annual report “State of ePayables 2021” they discovered that almost 4 out of ten companies had been targeted by a cyber fraud attack in 2020.

When you consider that accountants and other financial institutions – and their financial data – are particularly attractive to cyber criminals, the issue of accounting cyber security is more important than ever.

Using an automated invoice processing system is a state-of-the-art approach to identifying fraud attacks or errors in the Accounts Payable (AP) process. Not only does will it save the business time and money, but the software also identifies duplicates, conflicting information, and other fraud attempts or errors.
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"Artificial intelligence is boosting efficiency and making life easier for thousands of AP professionals today."

- Laurent Charpentier, in the article "Accounts Payable Artificial Intelligence Might Be Your Best Co-Worker"

Accounts Payable Artificial Intelligence Might Be Your Best Co-Worker


Artificial intelligence is boosting efficiency and making life easier for thousands of AP professionals today. But many of these professionals are undoubtedly wondering if sophisticated software might one day put them out of a job or at the very least lead to them having an accounts payable artificial intelligence co-worker.


The fact is, workers today at nearly every level—and across nearly every industry—are worried about the same thing. Robots are waiting on hotel guests in some countries, while algorithms are writing movie scripts, drones are analyzing crop yields, and IBM’s supercomputer is diagnosing disease. And let’s not forget about self-driving cars that are able to detect pedestrians and park themselves (often better than humans do).

Invoice Management Software as a Transformation Solution

 

The benefits of using invoice management software as a transformation tool go far beyond the technical aspect. Not only does cloud-based software streamline the entire AP automation process, but it also promotes mobile or hybrid work, error or fraud reduction, regulatory compliance, and a better employee-centric environment.

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